Friday, May 30, 2014

MORE Weekly Update: 3 Happy Hours Today, Info on Observing Contract Vote Count

The busy bees at MORE - important info on observing the contract vote count on Monday and Tuesday -- Ellen Fox and I will be there both days -- Monday they open the school packages and envelopes and Tuesday they count.

At first Leroy Barr told us only each caucus could have one observer. MORE objected - we felt all teachers should have the right to observe- though with the caveat - DO NOT TAKE A SICK DAY FOR THIS - AS YOU CAN BE BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES.

Leroy came back with: AAA has room for 15 observers and if there are more they will rotate people in for 10 minute periods.   See the MORE website for details

I'm told that the major way there could be chicanery would be at the school level by Unity CLs who might play around. I heard from one experienced CL:

"We need to see the ballots pulled out of each school's big envelope and make sure each envelope has the same amount of ballot envelopes as signatures on the staff sheet.  These numbers can easily be off but the instructions were clear." The implication is that a few sure-bet NO Votes could be disappeared. I imagine that not enough people would do this to make a major difference. But if it should be 60-40 or more, then questions would be raised.



Come to a MORE Happy Hour to discuss the upcoming contract vote and next steps for building a rank-and-file opposition in your local area... 

 

Join MORE Today! IMPORTANT EVENTS

Happy Hours

District 1 & 2 Happy Hour
Friday, May 30
4:00-6:00pm
Local 138
138 Ludlow St.
(Back room is reserved)

Uptown Happy Hour 4
Friday, May 30
4:00-6:00pm
Coogan's NYC
4015 Broadway

Bronx District 8 Happy Hour
Friday, May 30
4:00-6:00pm
Jimmy's Cafe Restaurant
905 White Plains Rd. (BX)

Next General Meeting
Saturday, June 7, 12-3pm
YaYa Network
224 W. 29th St, 14th Floor


LOWER MANHATTAN:

District 1 & 2 Happy Hour

Friday, May 30 (4-6pm)
Local 138
138 Ludlow, between Rivington & Stanton
(F, J, M to Delancey)
Back room is reserved
UPPER MANHATTAN:

Friday, May 30
4-6pm
Coogan's NYC
4015 Broadway

BRONX:


Friday, May 30
4-6pm
Jimmy's Cafe Restaurant
905 White Plains Rd.
(Parking available across the street)
Parkchester station (6)

 

NEXT GENERAL MEETING:

Saturday, June 7, 12-3pm
YaYa Network
224 W. 29th St, 14th Floor


Reportbacks from different areas of activism
Assessing our work this spring
MORE's priorities for the summer/next year

Contract Ratification Vote Now Open to any UFT Member...

Thanks to MORE's efforts, the count of contract ratification vote is now open, with some limitations, to any UFT member who is available to observe. See the MORE website for details

Vote NO! 

Inform yourself about the contract proposal
Here are PDFs you can print and distribute for your colleagues:

Tentative Agreement Fact Sheet
Vote No Flyer
Retro delayed is retro denied (Eterno)
Why the wait is not over (Cavanagh)
What happens if we vote it down? (Lamphere)
 
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