Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout

By Kit Wainer- Teacher & UFT Chapter Leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate 2013 MORE UFT Executive Board Candidate The results of the 2013 UFT election revealed a startling fact: Just 18% of eligible active employees (20,728 of 115,050)  decided to vote.  On June 19th the UFT Delegate Assembly […]

Cavanagh Defends Her Record and Asks Mulgrew to Debate His

By Julie Cavanagh Wow. While having breakfast with my husband and almost nine month old son (who is finally on the mend after more than a week of a fever ranging 102-104 every day, during the same time my best friend’s 18 month old daughter was in the hospital, who by the way, is also a teacher […]

President Mulgrew: Come Defend Your Record

The MORE caucus has requested several times, through several means that there be an open debate between our UFT presidential candidate Julie Cavanagh and Michael Mulgrew who represents the Unity/New Action caucuses. Repeatedly Mulgrew and his caucuses have ignored our invitations. This constant denial to debate should be of concern to all our union brothers […]

DOES MICHAEL MULGREW BELIEVE THAT OUR TEACHERS’ WORKING CONDITIONS ARE OUR STUDENTS’ LEARNING CONDITIONS?

Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. This has been MORE’s stance since our inception. We understand that there is a relationship between the erosion of our rights as workers and the erosion of quality education in our city over the past 10 years. A few days ago, on the UFT website, Michael Mulgrew used […]

Post-Mortem: The Non-Deal Between the UFT and DOE

The passing of the January 17 deadline for a new evaluation agreement is not an ending but a beginning. Now the DOE will work overtime to spin doctor the failure to reach an agreement on new teacher evaluations, mandated by New York State’s version of Race to the Top, as the fault of Michael Mulgrew […]