Notes from UFT Delegate Assembly, November 8th, 2017

This is a summary of the DA from November 8th, which had a celebratory tone after the overwhelming victory of the No on Prop 1 campaign which could have negatively affected teachers’ pensions and right. Please note that the discussion below does not imply agreement by UFT Solidarity’s council or … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, November 3rd 2017

This Week’s Focus

Flip your ballot and vote NO on Prop #1 on Election Day

Because there are no hotly contested races at the top of the ticket this year, we anticipate that overall voter turnout will be low on Election Day. That’s why it’s essential that … Read More

Vote No On Proposition 1, Tuesday November 7th!

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Why should every NY State resident vote no?

By now, anyone who follows NY State politics knows that the Constitution requires a yes or no vote on the possibility of holding a constitutional convention every 20 years. On … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, October 20th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Call members to remind them to vote NO on the constitutional convention

On Nov. 7, New York State voters will vote on a ballot referendum proposing a constitutional convention to amend the state’s constitution. It’s up to us to make sure they understand why … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, FRIDAY THE 13TH of October

This Week’s Focus

UFT files lawsuit to stop charter certification shortcut

The UFT and NYSUT filed a lawsuit on Oct. 12 to prevent the weakening of teacher certification standards after the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee voted the previous day to allow some charter … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, September 29th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Lump-sum payment coming in October paycheck

Because you have a union that fights for you, all UFT members now on payroll who worked for the Department of Education between 2009 and 2017 are being compensated for the two 4 percent raises that former … Read More

Chapter Leader Meeting at UFT Headquarters, Notes and Info, 9/27/17

Here is pertinent information from the opening meeting for chapter leaders, held at 52 Broadway on September 27th, 2017. Please note that this is just a record of what was said and does not imply agreement by the UFT Solidarity Causus, especially on the matter of the new evaluation system.

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Chapter Leader Weekly Update, September 8th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Start the year off on the right foot

Welcome back to another school year! It’s important to start the school year off with the basic elements in place to ensure that your members have a voice in your school community and that you … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 23rd, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Nominate your school or a UFT member for a #PublicSchoolProud award

When U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemned public schools as “failing,” school communities across the city united in a campaign to show her the incredible teaching and learning that takes place every day in our … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 16th

This Week’s Focus

Apply for the UFT Chapter Advocate Program

Chapter leaders who would like extra support building their school chapters may apply to the UFT Chapter Advocate Program. A chapter advocate works in collaboration with your district rep to support you and your members in creating … Read More