Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary of the UFT

I have been a guidance counselor for ten years. I have always believed in the power and promise of public education, a promise gone unfulfilled for so many. Every student has a right to education but the type of education received depends on whether teachers, students and parents have ownership over their schools. I became […]

Candidate Statement: John Antush, MORE nominee for Vice President of High Schools

I’m proud to be a UFT member, but we should not sit back and depend on top UFT officials or Mayor De Blasio to resolve problems that affect us as educators. As UFT rank-and-file members, and as working people, we have to organize from the bottom-up for the conditions that would make safe, culturally-relevant, meaningful […]

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 size […]

NYC Social Justice Curriculum Fair

Saturday, October 29 at 9 AM – 4:30 PM City-As-School, 16 Clarkson St, New York, New York 10014 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! JOIN US for the NYC Social Justice Curriculum Fair on October 29th hosted by the Movement and Rank File Educators. We are eager to bring together educators from across the city to share curriculum, come […]

The March for Justice and Unity

This is MORE’s statement on the march with the Eric Garner’s family sponsored by the UFT Last week the UFT announced sponsorship and support for A March for Unity and Justice.  The march, with Eric Garner’s family at the helm, is billed as a coming together and a call for transparency and accountability in the […]

For Deion

This is a personal statement by a member of MORE. It may or may not represent the official view of the MORE caucus. By Julie Cavanagh Teacher/Chapter Leader P.S.15k One year ago I received a phone call from a former student. After a few exchanged pleasantries he interrupted me to say, “Deion is dead”.  My […]

“Davonte’s Inferno” Reading to Benefit MORE

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

Stop and Reverse the Disappearing of Black and Latino Educators in NYC

Stop and Reverse the Disappearing of Black and Latino Educators in NYC Public Meeting Notice  Join us to move NYC teacher diversity on to the Public Agenda this spring through Diversity committee presentations to the new Chancellor and Mayor. Speak out at Panel for Educational Policy. Outreach to educators, parents and students. Information table at […]

City Workers From Across Unions Met and Mobilized Around Campaign for Fair Pay

NEW YORK: Over 75 rank and file union members gathered on Thursday (3/7/2014) night to mobilize against Those rank and file workers have already garnered over 1,000 signatures on a letter demanding that union leaders prioritize retroactive pay.  Furthermore, they urge Mayor de Blasio to stay true to his campaign promise of “ending the tale […]

Solidarity with St. Paul Teachers!

Teachers in St. Paul, MN are preparing for a strike authorization vote on February 24th. The union is holding informational meetings in the lead up to the vote. If the strike is authorized, the union is required to give 10 days notice before calling a strike. The strength and unity of the membership was evident on […]