Caught Red-handed Stacking the Deck at the UFT Delegate Assembly

Delegates to last month’s assembly were treated to two long-winded motions (550 words in total) from the floor.  Each of these were for unobjectionable causes (Provider Appreciation Day and Nurse Appreciation day).  One was submitted by a member of the executive board (Tammi Miller) who has two other opportunities each month to place resolutions onContinue reading “Caught Red-handed Stacking the Deck at the UFT Delegate Assembly”

MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA

MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly Last night’s Delegate Assembly of the United Federation of Teachers interrupted politics as usual in NYC. Rank and file delegates voted down UFT leaders recommendations for candidates for City Comptroller, Manhattan District Attorney, Brooklyn borough president, and 2 other offices, in a rare rebuke to UFTContinue reading “MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA”

We Need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) Protections in the UFT

          More Questions than Answers: We need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) protections in the UFT  UFT rank and filers are now faced with an impasse with leadership about their TDA (Transparency, Democracy and Accountability) during the current COVID 19 pandemic. Rank and filers reported to numerous Chapter Leaders that they need protections via aContinue reading “We Need Transparency, Democracy and Accountability (TDA) Protections in the UFT”

Nov. Delegate Assembly Report

November 2014 UFT Delegate Assembly Report A resolution calling for the UFT to support the cause of students in Mexico who have “disappeared” and one calling for Time Magazine to apologize for their teacher bashing cover were passed at the November Delegate Assembly yesterday. The Mexican students had disappeared and were probably tortured and murdered.  Abe LevineContinue reading “Nov. Delegate Assembly Report”

DA Report: Tenure, Contract, and More Interruptions

by James Eterno, Chapter Leader, Jamaica High School [The following is a compilation of two different reports, originally posted at the ICE blog, about Wednesday’s DA] President’s Report California President Michael Mulgrew opened the June Delegate Assembly by talking about California.  He said the decision of the judge to get rid of tenure and seniorityContinue reading “DA Report: Tenure, Contract, and More Interruptions”