UFT Solidarity Calls Out Inadequate Testing and Tracing in City Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2021 Contacts:  Lydia Howrilka (917) 705-5699 Quinn Zannoni solidaritycaucus@gmail.com NEW YORK: UFT Solidarity’s membership has declared no-confidence in the City’s handling of the COVID pandemic as evidenced by inadequate testing and tracing happening in elementary and District 75 schools. UFT Solidarity has been collecting anecdotal… Read More

Notes from Meeting on Mayoral Control with Teachers of NYC and Local Community Leaders

Notes on 12/30/20 zoom conference regarding ending mayoral control, strengthening parent, student, and community empowerment, and reestablishing elected community school boards.  Lots of interesting issues were brought up. The zoom was led by Kim Watkins a public school parent who is running for Manhattan Borough President. The zoom conference was… Read More

Save the LTW Program!

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Richard Carranza, Executive Superintendent Tim Lisante, Superintendent Paul Rotondo: We represent a group of transfer school educators and educators who have worked with at-risk populations across New York City. We demand that the City of New York, the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Post-Secondary… Read More

October 27th – Citywide Academic High School Meeting

View Online Your Rights   Your Benefits   Your Union Team High School Join our remote Oct. 27 citywide academic high school meeting Dear Jay, Please join our remote academic high school meeting. This citywide meeting is an excellent opportunity to discuss common challenges and issues academic high schools face this extraordinary year. Also, we want to hear about successes… Read More

LIVE BLOGGING FROM OCTOBER VIRTUAL DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

http://iceuftblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/live-blogging-from-october-virtual.html?m=1 Moment of silence for Elizabeth Languilli and Edie Shanker (wife of Al Shanker) who both passed away. President’s Report Only school system that had mandatory testing until state designated certain other districts to test. Pushed back the opening of school twice because we weren’t ready. DOE guidance on how… Read More

REBUTTAL TO NY POST EDITORIAL ON THE CITY’S DEBT TO THE TEACHERS OF NYC

By Daniel R. Leopold This is a response to the editorial at https://nypost.com/2020/10/11/de-blasios-fiscal-savings-a-loss-to-taxpayers-a-gift-to-teachers-union/amp#aoh=16025025151986&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s This article makes it sound like the UFT are vultures looking to pick at the remains of a barely fiscally alive city. That is not the truth. No, to understand the truth you must not only look… Read More

Retro 2020: Blatant Disregard from the Mayor, the City, and the Poor UFT Leadership That Made it Possible

I was a newly elected chapter leader in 2014, and I remember having to tell members in my building over and over that the retro pay agreement is better than not getting what Bloomberg denied us, but it is really nothing to celebrate either. We worked without a contract from… Read More