Vote “NO” on the UFT Contract!

On Oct. 12th  after school, all UFT delegates & chapter leaders were summoned to an emergency delegate assembly to vote on whether or not to endorse the contract they negotiated for us (click here to learn more about how a UFT contract is negotiated and voted on). As we have for every contract in theContinue reading “Vote “NO” on the UFT Contract!”

Class Size is a Class Issue: school inequality, class size, and the next UFT contract

by Andrew Worthington, UFT Chapter Leader at M298 Pace High School   It has been 50 years since the United Federation of Teachers, representing New York City’s teachers, has had a contract that included reduced class sizes. Since then, there has been a plethora of research conducted that shows the positive impacts of class sizeContinue reading “Class Size is a Class Issue: school inequality, class size, and the next UFT contract”

MORE-UFT Stands With Our Low-Wage Brothers and Sisters: Pass the SWEAT Bill Now!

MORE-UFT stands in support of A628/S579, a bill to help workers collect stolen wages. As educators and school workers in the New York City public school system, we see the devastating impact that long hours and low wages have on our students’ families and their lives. When parents have to work long hours for lowContinue reading “MORE-UFT Stands With Our Low-Wage Brothers and Sisters: Pass the SWEAT Bill Now!”

Join the Action to Save CPE1!

Join CPE1 Parents and Teachers as they fight back against abusive principal Monika Garg. MORE-UFT has attempted to rally our union to stand up for the students, parents, and teachers at Central Park East 1, but UFT leadership (Unity caucus) punted. Now it’s up to the community.  Thursday, April 6th at 4:30pm Central Park East 1Continue reading “Join the Action to Save CPE1!”

We Support Principal Jill Bloomberg

Please take a second to sign this open letter to Chancellor Fariña demanding she stop the railroading of Jill Bloomberg, the principal of Park Slope Collegiate, who had the gall to speak out publicly about racial discrimination her students have been experiencing at the hands of the NYCDOE! Dear Chancellor Fariña, We are parents, staff, students, alumni,Continue reading “We Support Principal Jill Bloomberg”

MORE General Meeting- 3/25/17

Come to the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE-UFT) General Meeting on Saturday, March 25th from 12-3pm.  We will be making plans for ongoing organizing to Save Our Union from the anti-union agenda of the Trump administration, to protect immigrants’ rights in our schools, distribute our regular newsletter, and defend public schools and educators underContinue reading “MORE General Meeting- 3/25/17”

Spring into Action THIS WEEK with MORE!

Wednesday, March 22: Delegate Assembly and Panel for Educational Policy Below find MORE’s Proposed Action Plan for the UFT Delegate Assembly (DA) and Panel for Education Policy (PEP), both of which are happening this Wednesday, March 22. There are two two important issues: Stop the Closing of JHS 145 and Support for the Chapter LeaderContinue reading “Spring into Action THIS WEEK with MORE!”

UFT Members: Save Our Union!

Please consider printing out this two-sided flyer and distributing it to the UFT members in your network. It includes upcoming events to allow your colleagues to plug into the work MORE is doing across the city. It’s time to wake the sleeping giant of the UFT to defend our students, our members, and our schools against Trump,Continue reading “UFT Members: Save Our Union!”

Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political

Looking through the UFT’s guide to the new NYC teacher evaluation system, I find myself wondering how it’s being read by educators coming from schools that vary widely in terms of educator autonomy, pedagogical philosophy and levels of trust between administration and staff. We are being told that our evaluation system will require our fullContinue reading “Teacher Evaluation Deal – It’s Political”