Monday, May 12, 2014

UFT Contract: MORE Talks Business While Unity Goes Into Hiding

Since the Unity slugs aren't willing to hold a conversation about the contract, MORE is going to do so. Which would you rather attend? A one-way filibuster at a Unity/UFT sponsored borough meeting - while your school is getting a visitor from the UFT who will also filibuster in your school while leaving a few minutes for you to ask questions - or a MORE event?

Really, you should check out some of the Unity troll comments sprinkled throughout this blog about how we should be democratic and let the members decide - I laughed so hard I fell off my stool - yes, like the UFT, I have a stool at the table - but it's my table.

By the way, I too had to sign a loyalty oath - to my wife - that I won't spill the beer again when falling off a stool while laughing at Unity slug comments.

MORE Update: MORE - Get Informed on the Contract / Get Connected at a Happy Hour Event Near You!
... and come out for the Take Back Our Schools rally on May 17!
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May 12, 2014
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Come to a MORE Happy Hour this week to discuss the contract proposal, get your questions answered, and pick up Vote NO flyers.

Don't forget to download and print the flyer from the website and distribute to your coworkers and other schools.

Queens (Districts 30, 24)
Thursday, May 15th
Studio Square
35-33 36th St. (QNS)
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South Bronx
Friday, May 16
Wish 37
37 Bruckner Blvd. (BX)

Inwood/West Bronx
Friday, May 16
Inwood Local
4957 Broadway (b/w 207th St. and Isham)

Bay Ridge (Districts 20, 21, 22)
Friday, May 16
Harp Bar
7710 3rd Ave. (BK)
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Park Slope and Sunset Park (District 15)
Friday, May 23
Freddys Bar and Backroom
627 5th Ave. (BK)
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Lower Manhattan (Districts 1, 2)
*Book reading, signing, and discussion of Dante's Inferno: Ten Years in the New York Public School Gulag
Wednesday, May 14
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Man)
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Join us on May 17, 2014
to Take Back our Schools
2:00pm, City Hall Park

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On Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 pm, thousands will join Diane Ravitch, Carol Burris, Leonie Haimson, Brian Jones to fight to preserve and protect public education. Save Our Schools is proud to partner with MORE, NYSAPE, BATs, CTS, and other advocacy groups in calling for community activists, parents, educators, and lawmakers to join together and march in support of a developmentally appropriate and equitably funded public education free from the influence of corporate reform and high stakes testing.


Pre-Rally Brunch and Sign-Making Party
Saturday, May 17
Megan Moskop's house in Upper Manhattan (near City College)
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Post-Rally Happy Hour
Saturday, May 17
4:00-7:00pm (near City Hall Park)
Educators and concerned citizens! Come relax after the big rally, meet and chat with other activists, and check out Jacobin Magazine's new Class Action: An Activist Teacher's Handbook. 
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Copies of the handbook will be available- we recommend using them as an organizing tool.

SchoolBook: Here's Why NYC Teachers Should Reject Labor Contract (Julie Cavanaugh)

The Nation: Should New York Teachers Reject De Blasio's Proposed Contract? (Michelle Chen)

MORE Caucus: The Contract We Do Not Deserve

A Report: Why Vote No

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Davonte's Inferno

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Wednesday, May 14
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are teachers' allowed to distribute MORE's vote no flyers to the mail boxes of their colleagues?