UFT Elections 2019 – Where does UFT Solidarity Stand on the Issues?



  1. Reduce class size and improve teacher-pupil ratios
  2. Remove test scores and reform the teacher evaluations
  3. Support tenure protections and pensions
  4. Put an end to the over testing of our students and forcing teachers to “teach to the test”
  5. Stop school co-locations
  6. Support schools, don’t close them
  7. Value the experience of veteran teachers and stop using their salaries against them
  8. Hold School administration accountable when they ignore and violate the contract
  9. Bring back democracy in our union. District representatives should be elected by schools, not appointed
  10. Reverse the trend of disappearing vocational and CTE programs
  11. Stop using school aides as secretaries when we have many capable UFT secretaries available
  12. Bring back teacher autonomy. Your class is your class
  13. Build stronger chapters and community school networks
  14. Create a more impartial Panel for Educational Policy
  15. Consolidate small schools. Reverse the Bloomberg breakdown of large schools
  16. Empower Chapter Leaders and Delegates and improve union involvement
  17. Better support for our paraprofessional members
  18. Expand community schools initiatives
  19. Protecting the rights of childcare workers and ensuring a living wage for them
  20. Improve the working conditions of our private sector nurses


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  3. Congrats, keep up the good work.

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