Tuesday, May 8, 2012

M.O.R.E - Movement of Rank and File Educators Weekly Update #6 - 05.07.12

The process of putting a new caucus together with people from many different groups plus independents has been a rigorous one, to say the least. Paying attention to true democratic principles while trying to put in place a foundation that will allow the organization to function effectively has been a long but fruitful process. Everyone has been invited to take part in this open process through open monthly meetings since February. Membership is open to all people not affiliated with Unity Caucus. Here is a chance to get involved with the work of transforming the UFT through one of the MORE committees.

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Greetings Movement of Rank and File Educators!

All out for our membership meeting on Saturday, May 12 at Noon at the CUNY Graduate Center  - Room 5414 (New Location! 365 5th Ave @ 34th St, 6 to 33rd, B/D/F/M/N/R to Herald Square).  Also, there is an important demonstration against teacher harassment on Tuesday, and a discussion of our election efforts on Friday (see below).  Save the date for an end of year meeting/celebration on June 16.

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Proposed Agenda for May 12th:
  1. Introduction     12:00-12:20   
  2. Name/slogan 12:20-12:35 (See below; reply with suggestions)
  3. Committee reports 12:35-12:55   
  4. Actions/DA 12:55-1:40   
  5. Membership Drive: 1:40-2:10
  6. Principles of Unity 2:10-2:40 (See below; reply with suggestions)   
  7. Wrap-up  2:40-2:45

Suggestions for the main “tag lines” or “slogans” to go with our name are below, as well as our draft Principles of Unity and specific amendments; please send amendments with specific wording to this email address by Wednesday, May 9th.

Meetings are organized by an open planning committee, which would love to have your input and voice.  Click here to join and get details on the planning committee, or reply to this email.

Also, Tuesday, May 8 at 4pm -  Demonstration against political harassment of teachers at Clara Barton High School (901 Classon Ave. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin, S to Botanic, Q/B to Prospect), for bringing students to the AFLCIO “One Nation” Rally in Washington in 2010.  

Upcoming Committee Meetings: Elections:
Friday, May 11th, 4 PM
Skylight Diner (34th St. at 9th Ave., SW corner - 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34th St.)

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