A Contract for Collaboration with the DOE

The general thrust of this tentative agreement (TA)  is to move from enforcing members’ rights and toward greater collaboration with management. Part of this is the large number of joint UFT – DOE committees it sets up. Two of these joint UFT – DOE committees are being set up to formulate “standards,” which are very […]

What Happens if We Vote it Down?

“What happens if we vote it down?” “What will happen if we don’t approve the contract?” People ask and want to know the answer.  Whatever happens, experience says it won’t be the “doom and gloom” scenario that UFT leaders threaten it will be. In fall, 1995, UFT leaders unveiled a tentative agreement with no raises […]

What happens if we reject this contract?

by Peter Lamphere, member of the UFT Negotiating Committee [Click here for a one-page PDF version of this article to distribute to your coworkers] One of the key questions facing rank and file UFT members at this moment is what happens if we decide to reject the contract proposal from Mayor de Blasio and our leadership.  Few educators […]

Organize the No Vote Against this Contract

Saturday, May 10 12:00 – 3:00pm Ya-Ya Network 224 W. 29th St., 14th Fl. Come to a meeting with UFT Chapter Leaders and Contract Committee members to hear a breakdown of the proposal, ask questions, and organize against the proposed contract in our schools. Join us in fighting for The Contract NYC Educators Deserve! RSVP […]