MORE Takes a Stand in the NYSUT Elections

In April, the New York State Teachers Union (NYSUT-the state association of teachers unions that the UFT is part of) will be having elections. Since UFT/Unity has a great deal of power in NYSUT, MORE was asked by statewide activists in the Port Jefferson Teachers Association to get involved. We are excited to announce that […]

January DA Report- Cuomo Endorsement Not Ruled Out

By James Eterno Chapter Leader Jamaica High School Our monthly UFT Delegate Assembly Report   DA REPORT: UNITY DECLINES TO RULE OUT A CUOMO ENDORSEMENT Michael Bloomberg, the anti-public education mayor, has left office after twelve years where he almost destroyed our public schools.  An anti-public education, anti-worker governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, is up for reelection later […]

MORE Calls on the UFT Leadership to Follow the Rules

Dictionary definition of debate: To discuss a question by considering opposed arguments. UFT Delegate Assemblies are awash in a sea of undemocratic procedures. One of the most egregious has been the abuse of the rules that govern debate. The leadership and its UNITY Caucus supporters have 100 minutes to present their case plus a 10-minute […]

UFT Said Not To Evaluate On Test Scores

Lisa North Teacher/Delegate PS 3 Brooklyn As s member of the  2007 UFT Task Force on Testing, I find it unconscionable that our current UFT leadership has agreed to an evaluation system that uses test scores to evaluate teachers when their own 2007 Task Force  on testing states clearly,”Do not use student test scores to […]

Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy

By Kit Wainer Teacher/Chapter Leader Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate The UFT leadership’s strategy for winning us a fair contract crashed and burned on September 10. Although we have been working under an expired contract since October 2009 UFT President Michael Mulgrew has refused to lead us in the kind […]

UFT/AFT Leadership: Friend or Foe Series

The following will be part of a series of posts based on our summer series forum that was presented on Thursday 7/25/2013. The purpose was to share the various perspectives on how we, an opposition caucus,  views Unity, the dominant party in power of the UFT? As potential partner, foe or something in between? There […]

“THEY Should Leave”: Why I Joined MORE

By Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher & UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn   I think it was when Bill Thompson walked through the doors of the UFT Delegate Assembly, seconds after we rubber-stamped the Executive Board’s recommendation that the union endorse him for mayor. They had stopped even pretending we had a voice. […]