Friday, May 10, 2013

MORE Weekly Update #53: Join us at MORE's last general meeting of the 2012-13 school year!

Note the important thing about this update. Number 53. Over a year of weekly updates. In all my 43 years of activism in union politics, one thing I would have wished for was some kind of consistent communication device. Peter Lamphere has been a MORE hero in making sure this happens every single week, rain or shine - or 3 month trips to Vietnam last year when he was making sure I got it out in some way while he was gone. So when people like to talk about victories it goes way beyond elections into little things like this. My goal is to establish a print edition, not weekly but as a quarterly. If it doesn't happen assume I spent the time at the beach.

Oh, and MORE is meeting tomorrow, which it has done in a general meeting every month since February 2012 -- other than last summer (when MORE held 4 summer events). That's -- let me see now -- excuse me, I have to take off my shoes -- 14 months. So all youse guys who only worry about elections every 3 years think deeper.

And by the way, ICE, which is still around, not as a caucus but as a group of people who have a lot to talk about, is meeting today to -- well, talk about stuff. Actually, MORE has so much on its plate, the 3 hour monthly meetings can't cover it all. So ICE affords some space to explore issues, most importantly, in a diner with great rice pudding loaded with whip cream.

Celebrate MORE's election campaign at our last general meeting of 2012-13!
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Movement of Rank & File Educators

Weekly Update #53 - May 9th, 2013


General Meeting
Sat., May 11, 12-3PM
224 W. 29th St., 14th Fl.

Labor Notes Troublemakers School
Sat., May 18, 9AM-4PM
Health Professions HS
345 E. 15th St.

Join us at MORE's last general meeting of the 2012-13 school year!

Saturday May 11, 2013

  • Vote in caucus leadership elections
  • Develop strategies for advancing our vision of public schools and fighting for a contract that ensures better working/learning conditions
  • Select key issues and brainstorm mobilization methods
  • Form summer events committees (summer forums, family picnics, end-of-school-year celebration)
Noon to 3:00 PM
224 West 29th St (btwn 7th and 8th Aves.)
14th Floor

RSVP on Facebook

The steering committee will vote on important caucus issues before bringing them to the general membership for further discussion and final voting.

The steering committee election will take place tomorrow at our May 11 general meeting and via email over the subsequent week.

Only MORE members may vote, so please join today.


We Need a New Contract! Rally at City Hall

Every single public sector worker in New York City is without a current contract.
On Wednesday, June 12, join other city unions rally to fight for a better contract for all!

Click here for directions.

Watch UFT Mayoral Candidates at the UFT Spring Education Conference

Before MORE's last general meeting of the year, hear where the candidates stand.

Saturday, May 11 @ 8:30 AM
New York Hilton Hotel
1335 6th Ave.
New York City, NY

Training for Activists

Register for the school
Read the flyer

Join MORE chapter leaders and activists at the Labor Notes Troublemakers School for important training on 
  • Beating Apathy
  • Running for Union Office
  • Assertive Grievance Handling
  • Roots of the Public Sector Budget Crisis
  • Community Alliance-Building Done Right
  • Contract Campaigns That Win
Saturday, May 18
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The High School for Health Professions and Human Services
345 E 15th St., Manhattan
(between 1st and 2nd Ave.)

1 comment:

  1. Kudos to Peter,Norm and to Mike for keeping us informed and up to date. Also, any time I have a question or concern, I always get an immediate answer... no bureaucracy. Thank you all for a great first year in MORE! Onward.



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