2017 – The Year of DOE UFT Accountability? 

Happy New Year! We hope that 2017 brings you much happiness, hope, and health. Unfortunately, it will not be an easy year for public education locally, state-wide, or nationally. The emphasis on testing continues, teacher autonomy continues to be reduced, while paperwork and mandates increase. All this while we sometimes … Read More

Am I problem coded in the DOE’s online system?

It goes by many different names: the ineligible list, red flag, notation, codes, problem code, a block.

These are all strategies the Department of Education’s Office of Personnel Investigations (OPI) uses to control who is “active” or “inactive” in the DOE. Because of the DOE’s centralized bureaucracy and computer … Read More

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

UFT Members Name Administrators in Need of Improvement (ANOI)

by Eric S.

India’s first woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was fond of saying that “there are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the … Read More

What’s new in Member Support?

UPDATE, 9:50PM 6/8/16: Here’s “I’ve Been Discontinued, Now What?” Read and share with everyone you know.

The UFT Solidarity Member Support Committee is happy to announce an article series on dealing with and fighting discontinuance, 3020a, harassment, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for the first article, “I’ve been … Read More

Unity Waters Down Member Support Initiatives, Part 1

This is Part 1 in our series of UFT Unity watering down member support initiatives.

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UFT Solidarity and it’s sister organization, Don’t Tread on Educators (DTOE) have always … Read More

Action Item: Flyering Schools

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