Tag: UFT

Parents, Teachers Unite Against ‘Super-Spreader’ School Reopenings
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Parents, Teachers Unite Against ‘Super-Spreader’ School Reopenings

New York, NY – The city may have agreed to delay in-person classes for 10 days amid a potential strike from the UFT, but for some parents it’s not enough to ensure the safety of their youngest loved ones. Earlier this month, Tanesha Grant, the former administrator for the Wall of Moms chapter in New…

NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’
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NYC’s Working Class Gives Mayor de Blasio a ‘Wake Up Call’

Brooklyn, NY – This past week should have made it abundantly clear to an increasingly impotent New York City mayor looking to axe 22,000 municipal employees from their jobs and force Public School teachers back into poorly ventilated classrooms in the middle of a pandemic — that he could very well have a genuine working…

Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools
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Coronavirus Fears Stoke Strike Talk; City Decides to Push Back Return to Schools

New York, NY – The MORE Movement, a collective of UFT members, associates of school communities and their allies, held an emergency meeting this past weekend to discuss authorizing a possible teachers strike due to safety concerns surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Over 1,000 people logged…

NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria
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NY Teachers Union and Allies: No School Should Open Amidst Pandemic Unless They Meet Special Criteria

New York, NY – Unions both local and national are supporting the UFT in its stance putting the health of teachers and the students they serve before politics.  UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced this week in a joint press conference with medical experts, elected officials, as well as parent and community representatives, that the more…

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’
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Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Reopen Schools: ‘Doomed from the start?’

New York, NY – In less than a month, teachers and principals are expected back in classrooms now that the infection rate for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has remained at one percent throughout New York State, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in July that students at the city’s more than 700…

Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!
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Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!

Queens, NY – New York is toasting a retired public school teacher who, at 100 years old, has lived through two global pandemics. United Federation of Teachers [UFT] member Luisa Ceci Jacobson celebrated her centennial on May 10, with friends and family forming a cavalcade of cars honking horns and cheering the Italian emigre outside…

Labor Rallies in Support of Universal Retirement Savings Plan
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Labor Rallies in Support of Universal Retirement Savings Plan

Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Ben Kallos received the support of several labor groups this week at City Hall for their universal retirement savings program, which would support private-sector employees who don’t have an IRA plan through their employer.  Intro. 0888 would establish an individual retirement account for these workers at private firms that…

President Trump Needs to Support Gun Control and Repudiate the Rhetoric of Hate
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President Trump Needs to Support Gun Control and Repudiate the Rhetoric of Hate

Three acts of hate-filled violence erupted in the United States in the past week. On Wednesday October 24th, a man with a history of violence murdered two African-Americans at a Kentucky supermarket following a failed attempt to forcibly enter a black church. On Friday October 26th, a Florida man who had railed on social media against…