Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Right to Distribute MORE Lit in Mail Boxes

MORE needs your help. Remember. Unity has access to every school, even if the chapter leader refuses to be errand boys and girls and hand out Unity lit. They just send in the district reps. Know this: note the heavy duty comments on the MORE blog, the first time in memory where Unity has bothered to respond on this level. They are concerned that if MORE gets a serious vote total Unity will lose their air of invincibility. For those teachers with access to all sides at least they can make a choice. If they hear only one voice then they have no choice.

If you intend to hand out literature for the elections in other schools download and print this to show to anyone who gives you a problem. This is good until April 25. NOTE: ONLY DO IN OTHER SCHOOLS ON NON-SCHOOL TIME. Lunch hour is up to interpretation, so be careful. They are asking to be sent names of people who violate the working time provisions.

If you have a problem get in get in touch with Kit (see his letter below).

Here is the direct link to download:

To: MORE leafleters
From: Kit Wainer: MORE Election Committee
Re: Leafleting in the school mailboxes

Thank you for helping MORE get the word out about our 2013 election campaign!
As you place our election leaflets in the mailboxes within schools there are a few things you should know.
  1. You have the right to place union literature in the mailboxes within your school or within any other school, as long as you don’t do it while you are on duty. You can do it before or after school, or during your lunch period.
  2. When going to other schools make sure to sign in with security (bring photo ID), go to the office where the mailboxes are, and introduce yourself to the secretary. Show the secretary, or any administrator who asks, the Department of Education memorandum which allows you to place election literature in the mailboxes.
  3. Do not agree to leave the stack with the secretary, the UFT chapter leader, or anyone else. You have a right to put them directly in the mailboxes.
  4. Do not get into fights or arguments! Speak confidently but not aggressively. Getting into a battle will do you no good. If after you have shown everyone the Department of Education memorandum they still won’t let you leaflet, contact Kit Wainer ( Kit will contact the UFT and the UFT will get the Department of Education to tell the principal to let you in. You will then be allowed to return on another day.

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