POSTPONED- Association for Union Democracy Conference: Impediments to Running for Union Office

This event has been postponed 

UFT Solidarity may have lost the 2016 UFT elections, but we haven’t stopped fighting for a more democratic union, that actually supports its members (and not leaderships’ pockets). We launched 16 election complaints that the UFT leadership obviously denied. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), … Read More

The UFT’s NY Teacher is Devoid of Real Stories of our Members’ Issues

If you were not a member of the UFT, but still read the NY Teacher, you would think that everything is fine and dandy for UFT members on a local level.

There are keywords that will not show up in searches for news on the UFT’s website.

For example try … Read More

Remove All Negative Observation Reports Older Than 3 Years Starting Today.

As most of you know, Article 21 of the contract allows you to remove negative material from your file after three years. Last week, UFT Solidarity member Francesco Portelos discussed “Spring Cleaning” your school personnel file on educatorfightsback.org

We are at the point that three years have passed since teachers … Read More

2017 -2018 NYC Public Schools’ Calendar

UFT Solidarity General Meeting March 8, 2017

Despite the uncertainties surrounding potential changes to education coming from the national forum, we have to continue to support our members locally. Please join us … Read More

Legislators Sign Joint Statement in Support of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Did Yours?

If you are an advocate for public education, and have been following the news surrounding the nomination and confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, then you probably know why this letter is a problem.

Spoiler Alert: NY Senator Majority Leader  John Flanagan was one of … Read More

Side by Side Comparison of the Office of Special Commissioner’s DOE Statistics

In a perfect system of accountability, one would see something, say something, that something would be investigated and then rectified. Unfortunately, we are not in a perfect system. We see here from SCI’s own stats that most somethings are not investigated. Sure we can understand that there are some unwarranted and … Read More

Retired UFT Teacher Fact Checks Chancellor Fariña’s Letter to NY Post

Chancellor Fariña responded to a NY Post Editorial, about schools failing, with the letter below. 


While UFT Solidarity doesn’t categorizes our schools … Read More

The NYCDOE’s Continuous Underhanded Attacks Against Retired Educators

Retired teachers have been contacting us shocked and disappointed that they cannot go back. They contact the union and are told “There’s nothing we can do, this is the DOE’s policy.” Read More

UFT and DOE Announce Updated Evaluation Agreement for 2016-2017

SPOILER ALERT: Highly Effective rated teachers still need a minimum of three observations a year. Teachers in Finland have no mandatory observations. Read More