Written and edited by Norm Scott:
EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
Join Me Wedseday, July 16, at MORE UFT/Caucus History Event
Come on down - and watch me fall asleep while presenting. I even told UFT co-founder George Altomare to come to this when I ran into him in the men's room at the AFT convention - there was a brief look of panic on his face - --- I had zippered up so it wasn't THAT.
On Wednesday July 16th 2014
we are hosting a summer series panel and open discussion on the history
of groups that have competed for power and influence within the UFT. We
will also examine the implications for MORE. More event Information here
are readings and video lectures from union/UFT historians on the
background of the founding of UFT and Unity caucus, the ruling party of
Democracy & Politics in the UFT, 1976 Edition
and Politics in the UFT is being reprinted in its original with no
changes in order to provide a snapshot of the state of the UFT and
education circa 1976 and how one opposition group approached these
issues.Thanks to Vera Pavone, Ira Goldfine and Norm Scott for creating
an online version of the pamphlet they produced almost 40 years ago.
we have a series of videos about the history of our union, it’s
founding, some discussions on past caucuses and dissident groups, and
the relationship between non-Unity activists and the union leadership.
Historical roots of the UFT presented by Michael Fiorillo and Peter Lamphere at the State of the Union conference (Feb. 4. 2012).
the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE) for Summer Series 2014.
Discussions exploring the past, present and future of teacher unionism.
All are welcome!
The Dark Horse
17 Murray St. NYC
Near City Hall, Chambers St, WTC
Who Runs the UFT? Why Are There Alternatives? A Historical Perspective 1960-2014
UFT formed in 1960 as a merger of several organizations. By 1964 the
Unity caucus emerged as the ruling party of the UFT, which they remain
to this day. Throughout the union’s history various dissident groups and
caucuses have contested this dominance. At different times these groups
merged, ran joint slates, or disbanded. We will discuss why these
groups formed and their differing visions and strategies. How is MORE
related to this history? What can we learn from it?
Other Summer Series Events
Life Under the New UFT Contract
Lessons from the Chicago Teachers’ Union- Featuring Guest Speakers from Chicago
UFT 101: Why Does Our Teachers' Union Matter?