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
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
Missed the forum on battling corruption and harassment in NYC Education? Catch up here.
UFT Solidarity, New York Healthy Workplace Advocates & All Fact Up Radio Show with Kathy Cole
Contact: Kathy Cole Date: May 14, … Read More
VAM is a SHAM: NYS Judge Tosses Teacher’s VAM
On May 10, 2016, veteran educator, Sheri Lederman, Ed., D., a fourth-grade Long Island teacher, has won a long battle against the New York State Education Department to overturn her biased 2013-2014 VAM (Value Added Model) rating. Mrs. Lederman’s husband, an … Read More
We want to thank you for the amazing outpouring of support. We’ve been inundated with messages showing your ballots filled out in a way that moves towards a stronger union.
However, we understand there is confusion with … Read More
All members should receive their ballot by Tuesday May 10, 2016
DID NOT RECEIVE A BALLOT OR A BALLOT WAS DAMAGED OR TAMPERED WITH?
UFT ballots are out! A lot of ballots. Check here … Read More
Over the past few months, members of our caucus have been busy with leaving our campaign materials in the mailboxes of UFT members including teachers, secretaries, and paras. There are many schools we still need to reach! If your school has not received UFT Solidarity flyers in your mailboxes yet and … Read More
The event is free. The information shared is priceless. Find out more and register here: nycedcorruption.eventbrite.com Read More
UFT Solidarity is committed to defending and supporting members in need. We specialize in educating members on how to fight back. Unfortunately, with a current union leadership that doesn’t put its members first, this leaves members resolving their issues only through legal means. Read More
Like something out of a twisted version of a John Grisham novel, John Dewey High School Principal Kathleen Elvin has been exonerated. The DOE supported her, fired her and while prosecuting her, found evidence supporting her again. Read More
On Wednesday March 23, 2016, after New Action’s Michael Shulman and MORE’s Kit Wainer continued to push the issue, the UFT Election Committee made the undemocratic decision to not give voters the option vote Solidarity. Read More
Parents across New York State are using their smartphone to make a smart decision, REFUSE THE TESTS. By entering a school name, their information and what tests they are refusing their children to take, parents can spend less than a minute to help change a broken system and invalidate these standardized tests. Read More
On March 17, 2016, UFT Solidarity went to P.S. 89 to rally against principal Ralph Martinez. Although there had been publication regarding how Principal Martinez “improved” the overall grade of the school, there was little publication of the offenses that Principal Martinez continues to exercise against teachers and parents. This … Read More
UFT members have concerns. They also have the democratic opportunity to elect a new leadership in May of 2016.
Of the three presidential candidates, Michael Mulgrew (Unity), Jia Lee (MORE) and Francesco Portelos (Solidarity), only UFT Solidarity was interested in answering the members’ questions. Mulgrew and Lee have … Read More
Marie Curie High School first hit our radar as teachers there reached out to UFT Solidarity regarding getting “clobbered” by Danielson 3C – are your students “engaged”?. For example, if one out of 32 students appears to not be engaged, administrators are dealing out negative ratings.
And then Monday’s shocking and most … Read More
UFT Solidarity is a party of educator activists within the United Federation of Teachers. We exist because oftentimes our union does not. This is the case at PS 89 in the Bronx. Read More
UFT Solidarity Caucus Mission Statement
We are committed:
- To advocate for all members and improve our professions
- To provide oversight and support to members harassed and struggling under hostile work conditions
- To expose corruption and abuses that negatively affect member working conditions and therefore our communities
- To … Read More
Petitions for the 2016 United Federation Of Teachers Solidarity Caucus Slate have been officially submitted to the UFT Election Committee.
We can not thank the candidates enough for campaigning and speaking with real UFT Professionals about what UFT professionals envision are the next goals for the UFT.
We can not … Read More