The UFT/DOE Bronx Plan is a step in the right direction, but it is not the whole story. Genuine collaboration between chapter leaders and administrators, not just the appearance of it, will be key to creating schools New York’s students, parents, and teachers deserve.
Throughout the entire rushed process of ratifying this contract deal, the UFT leadership has insisted that there are no givebacks and that the process is transparent and open. However, the contract MOA clearly states that the raises are contingent on the union’s acceptance of an agreement between the city and the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC),Continue reading “What, Exactly, are the Healthcare Givebacks in our New Contract Deal?”
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 6:30-8:30 P.M. Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E. Third St. New York, New York $10 at the door, proceeds to benefit MORE
by Harris Lirtzman, former deputy New York State comptroller from 2003 to 2007 and also a New York City special education teacher who was fired for blowing the whistle in 2011. Few people attempt to explore the intricacies of the City’s budget and the operations of the Department of Education. Fewer people return to tell the story.Continue reading “The City Budget and Labor Contract Negotiations”
One exciting and quick way to support MORE’s work is by asking your school’s UFT chapter to vote on endorsing our petition for a moratorium on the new “Advance” teacher evaluation system. We’re all fed up with “Advance,” and all the teachers I’ve talked to wish the UFT was doing more to oppose this system andContinue reading “Take a Chapter Vote to Endorse the Moratorium!”
Whether or not your children took the state tests, please join a rally in front of Tweed on FRIDAY 4/26 at 4pm to protest the ways that high-stakes testing is robbing our children of a decent education! BRING THE KIDS! RALLY CLEANING UP the MESS of HIGH STAKES TESTING and Putting Back the ‘PUBLIC’ inContinue reading “Protest HIGH STAKES TESTING and Putting Back the ‘PUBLIC’ in Public Education”
Jullie Cavanagh Speech at “The Schools New York’s Children Deserve” from Grassroots Education Movement on Vimeo. Sunday April 14th 2013
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 brothersContinue reading “President Mulgrew: Come Defend Your Record”