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