Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Video: A Brief History of the UFT from Fiorillo and Lamphere

There were many workshops at the State of the Union conference held in Feb. 2012, an event that can be viewed as the founding of the Movement of Rank and File Educators, though the group was not named until months later.

One workshop was "Democracy in the UFT Past and Present with Michael Fiorillo and Peter Lamphere." Here are 2 videos with their presentations. Michael covered teacher union history up to 1968 and Peter did the post-68 years. The entire 1 hour session with Q and A is here: https://vimeo.com/45094713

On July 12, Michael and I will be doing some more union history as part of the MORE summer series with a focus on the opposition caucuses since 1968 through the roots of MORE (at Lolita Bar on the lower east side at 5PM).



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