UFT Chapter Leader Weekly 10.15.17

Wear pink to the Delegate Assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 19

Photo of the Week

COLOR ME PINK: After marching around the school, students at PS 235 in Flatbush formed a ribbon in their schoolyard today to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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UFT Chapter Leader Weekly 10.07.16

In a welcome change, the DOE this week released a plan to give school leaders an incentive to hire teachers in the ATR pool. Read More

UFT Chapter Leader Weekly 09.30.16

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UFT Chapter Leader Weekly 09.23.16

Parents and educators across the nation are organizing a Day of Action on Oct. 6 to demand adequate funding for public schools. Many states are defunding public education; in New York State, Albany continues to owe schools billions of dollars of school aid as a result of the settlement of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit. Read More

New Contact Page for DOE School Support

For every staff member and parent who needs the contact information, click here uftsolidarity.org/bfsc and you will be linked to a page where you enter the school’s code and all the contacts appear. Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly 09.16.16

Notify the UFT about paperwork issues… Read More

UFT Executive Board to Vote on Solidarity’s UFT Election Complaints

Before the 2016 UFT election results were announced, UFT Solidarity launched seven official election complaints with the UFT Executive Board. After the results were furnished, and after additional information was collected from members and the election committee, another nine election complaints were filed. Over the summer, the UFT leadership responded … Read More

UFT Solidarity Council Elections – Voting Ends Today 9/14/06, Midnight


UFT Solidarity amps it up for 2016-2017 school year.

Although communication within our group continued, and we responded to dozens and dozens of UFT members who needed support, we did take a little vacation this summer. However, … Read More

Opt Out Online Site Now Keeps Count by School

Last testing season over 13,000 parents, across NYS, used www.optthemout.com to easily refuse standardized testing for their children.

Out of those 13,000 parents, who emailed refusal letters, … Read More

Summer Educator Support Day July 27th -PEP


It’s summer and most are on vacation, but we need to set the tone for the next school year. Things are not getting better. Please try … Read More

UFT Solidarity Launches 16 Official Election Complaints.

Are there missing votes? Did deceased UFT members vote in this past election? Who bought ballots from members? Why so many secrets? Read More

Is your program for next year not what you wanted?

Grieving a bad program could make the difference between a great or bad school year. Read More

Former Deputy Chancellor Shows How Easy It Is To Fix Grades/School

It seems as though former Bloomberg/Klein era Deputy Chancellor Santiago Taveras can show us how to easily fix a school (and grades). Read More

Connecting and Organizing Targeted ATRs

UFT Solidarity receives many complaints about ATR Field Supervisors who allegedly engage in more harassment and bullying than they do supportive acts. It is tough as it is to be uprooted from your school and sent on random rotation around your borough. You are assigned out … Read More

Am I problem coded in the DOE’s online system?

It goes by many different names: the ineligible list, red flag, notation, codes, problem code, a block.

These are all strategies the Department of Education’s Office of Personnel Investigations (OPI) uses to control who is “active” or “inactive” in the DOE. Because of the DOE’s centralized bureaucracy and computer … Read More

List of Committee Members That Are Reviewing PreK-12 NYS Standards


The NYS Education Department has put together a committee of parents and teachers to review each of the learning standards from PreK to 12th grade.

According to their site http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia writes:

This spring, the next phase of review began with the formation of the … Read More

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

by Eric S.

India’s first woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was fond of saying that “there are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the … Read More

What’s new in Member Support?

UPDATE, 9:50PM 6/8/16: Here’s “I’ve Been Discontinued, Now What?” Read and share with everyone you know.

The UFT Solidarity Member Support Committee is happy to announce an article series on dealing with and fighting discontinuance, 3020a, harassment, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for the first article, “I’ve been … Read More

Issues involving principal still loom at P.S. 89 • Bronx Times

Look at the number of teachers one principal has pushed out and ask yourselves “Where’s the Bronx UFT?”



Moving Forward After UFT Election 


The results are in, and for those of us in opposition very little went as we had hoped. Voter turnout for the 2016 … Read More

UFT Election 2016 Live

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Starting the morning of May 26, 2016, we will be live updating this article to keep everyone updated on what’s happening with the UFT election … Read More

UFT Waters Down the Healthy Workplace Endorsement

In a bittersweet victory, the UFT delegate assembly voted unanimously on April 20 to support a watered down endorsement of the NY Healthy Workplace Bill. The Healthy Workplace Bill would give an employee of any organization the right to sue an employer or coworker who has evidenced a pattern of repeated verbal or physical … Read More

See What You Missed at the NYC Education Empowerment Forum

Missed the forum on battling corruption and harassment in NYC Education? Catch up here.

Click here to go directly to the NY Educators Empowerment Conference Archives of slideshows, handouts, and additional resources.

On May 14, 2016, UFT Solidarity, NY Healthy Workplace Advocates and All Fact Up’s Kathy ColeRead More