UFT Elections Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

UFT Elections Frequently Asked Questions Why does the UFT have elections? Federal labor law requires union elections- LMRDA Title IV: “Every local labor organization shall elect its officers not less often than once every three years.” UFT is required to adhere to federal labor law. Why should I vote? The UFT needs an active membershipContinue reading “UFT Elections Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)”

Statement of Solidarity for the Community of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico: Stop the Disposal of Coal Ash and Preserve the Health of the Community

The Movement of Rank and File Educators stand in solidarity with the people’s fight for environmental justice in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico. The Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (FMPR), a teachers’ union of Puerto Rico, is decrying the injustice occurring in the Peñuelas community with the unapproved disposal of coal ashes in Peñuelas Valley Landfill. TheContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity for the Community of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico: Stop the Disposal of Coal Ash and Preserve the Health of the Community”

September 2016 Chapter Leader Meeting–Anything I Say Will Be Blogged in 15 Minutes

Mulgrew lets us know we are crazy for being CLs, and refers to school opening as “smooth.” Says budget is not so bad, and principals are lying if they say it is. Primaries—poor turnout, but hedge funders always back candidates. This time they had a new group with a new name, with the same peopleContinue reading “September 2016 Chapter Leader Meeting–Anything I Say Will Be Blogged in 15 Minutes”

Vote MORE/New Action this May (Michelle)

Starting May 5th, look for your UFT election ballot in the mail from the American Arbitration Association. Mark the box for the MORE/New Action slate and mail it back before May 25th to cast a vote for an active, member-driven union willing to stand up for the schools NYC deserves. tiny.cc/joinMORE

Join MORE to Say “No” to Success Academy This Thursday!

This Thursday, January 8th, there will be a Public Hearing on Success Academy in District 1 at P.S.20 Anna Silver School, located a 166 Essex Street in lower Manhattan.  We need to let our voices be heard! Join us in telling Success Academy CEOs and decision-makers that It is not acceptable for our public schoolsContinue reading “Join MORE to Say “No” to Success Academy This Thursday!”

Distribute MORE’s Latest Newsletter!

Check out this year’s first edition of our newsletter, MORE Issues! This issue focuses on the attack on teacher tenure, the launching of the teacher diversity petition, and plight of discontinued teachers.  Contributions from chapter leaders Jia Lee and Patrick Walsh, student Primi Akhtar, and parent Karen Sprowal. MORE Issues – Vol 2, Issue 1 – FallContinue reading “Distribute MORE’s Latest Newsletter!”

UFT 101: Why Does Our Teachers Union Matter?

Our last summer series event of 2014 is Wednesday 8/20/14 Dark Horse Pub 17 Murray St NYC Facebook invite here   UFT 101: Why Does Our Teachers’ Union Matter? Are you entering the teaching profession or new to NYC schools? Are you wondering what the teacher union is all about and what it means toContinue reading “UFT 101: Why Does Our Teachers Union Matter?”

In Support of Tenure

The attacks on tenure today have nothing to do with improving teaching and learning. They are designed to undermine teachers’ unions with the goal of silencing educators’ voices.  We firmly believe that in order for public education to succeed, teachers must have tenure, a protection that allows educators to stand with parents, for children.  Continue reading “In Support of Tenure”

The New MORE Steering Committee Nominees

Congratulations for those who have accepted nominations for the new MORE Steering Committee which takes office for a 6 month term starting on August 1.    The current steering committee has proposed, that rather than having an election to choose 9 out of these 11 (or 10?) qualified candidates, that we simply accept all ofContinue reading “The New MORE Steering Committee Nominees”