Why I’m Voting No- from a Young, Untenured Teacher

Each of the proposed contract changes sells out new teachers. First, and most obviously, the new two-tired healthcare system.  Obviously, any two-tired system flies in the face of solidarity.  It began with the pension, is now leaking into healthcare, what’s next?  Differing salary schedules based on start date? It’s deplorable that we could do theContinue reading “Why I’m Voting No- from a Young, Untenured Teacher”

Solidarity with Oaxaca’s Teachers

The Movement of Rank and File Educators is proud to welcome fellow educators from Oaxaca, Mexico to New York City. The Oaxacan teachers union has been at the center of a broad-based movement for educational and social justice in Mexico.  Last year Oaxaca was the center of violent clashes and police repression as teachers mobilizedContinue reading “Solidarity with Oaxaca’s Teachers”

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”

PJSTA Passes Reso in Support of SEA; Launches Solidarity Campaign

MORE-UFT supports the efforts of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association and other unions to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sister educators on strike in Seattle. MORE-UFT chapters are showing support in their own ways. Below is the resolution passed by the PJSTA: At today’s Representative Council meeting the PJSTA’s governing body passedContinue reading “PJSTA Passes Reso in Support of SEA; Launches Solidarity Campaign”

MORE members take action against over-testing!

New York City public school students in grades 3-8 are currently taking the controversial New York State (NYS) Common Core tests.   MORE opposes the administration of these corporate-created high-stakes exams, and we stand in support of parents who are refusing to have their child(ren) take the test, and in support of those teachers who areContinue reading “MORE members take action against over-testing!”

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 taleContinue reading “City Workers From Across Unions Met and Mobilized Around Campaign for Fair Pay”

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 onContinue reading “Solidarity with St. Paul Teachers!”