What the DOE can do to vocal and veteran teachers. It can happen to you.

Vocal Veteran teacher This can happen to you. Stay strong! Continue reading

UFT Union Corruption. Where’s the money going Who Cares

The DOE has a $27 billion dollar budget. There is a lot of room for that money to go missing here and there. I certainly wrote enough about how it’s done on this blog. Part of that $27 billion goes to UFT members in the form of salaries. They in turn pay union dues and some of it goes for political action (COPE). But then what Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Fighting Corruption in Our School System. Forum May 14th.

Four years ago today was the last time I taught at IS 49. I was exiled for exposing corruption. Here I am, four years later, running for UFT President and running a conference on corruption in our schools. When it came to fight or flight, I chose FIGHT! Continue reading

Association for Union Democracy Finds Solidarity a “New Kind of Opposition in the UFT”

Last fall,UFT Solidarity caucus members met with Association forUnion Democracy founder Herman Benson. We were asking him manyquestions regarding the upcoming UFT elections and he invited us to his home in Queens to speak in person. Herman is 100 years old and has trouble hearing. I attended his 100th birthday… Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: When the DOE grasped at straws and had me arrested 2 years ago.

Hard to believe that two years ago today I was sitting in a holding cell when no crime was event l even committed. Here in this country. Here in this city. Done by a hypocritical school system that puts an American flag in front of every classroom. Continue reading

UFT Investigation Closed…I Think. The Battle for UFT Nurses Continues.

Last Wednesday I was finally called and asked to come in and answer to the investigation. I was supposed to go in tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. However, I did not know what the allegations were… Continue reading

What Grassroots Campaigning Looks Like – UFT 2016

How’s UFT Solidarity’s campaign going It’s actually going better than we could have imagined. The picture above is a quick collage we put together from pictures UFT members have sent us at their schools and even district offices across the city. UFT members are upset, disgruntled and getting activated and… Continue reading

UFT Leadership Takes Steps to Expel Mulgrew Challenger from Union Before Election

The Executive Board by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its members present shall have the power to expel, or to suspend for a term not exceeding one year, Continue reading

The 2016 UFT Election Campaign Continues – Visiting Schools Via Webcam

Recently UFT Solidarity, began getting requests from chapter leaders to come speak at their school. Now I, and almost all the other UFT Solidarity candidates are actively working. This makes visiting schools during school time almost impossible. But it is 2015, so we have made arrangements with staff to have virtual visits like the one below. Continue reading

Mayor and School’s Chancellor Call it Counseling, We Call it Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying Awareness week ends tomorrow, but workplace bullying continues and escalates in the New York City Department of Education. I know I don’t write on this blog as often as I used to. There are many reasons for that. Aside from trying to be a better husband and father,… Continue reading

There is hope in the system – Myra S. Barnes IS 24 Staten Island

Last Friday I finished my “temporary” assignment at Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24 in Staten Island, NY. I have been there since January 20, 2015as Iwas originally placed there to cover an Earth Science teacher’s maternity leave for a few weeks. The teacher wound up takingthe rest of the… Continue reading

“Issues at Your School” – An email no NYC principal wants to receive

Turning the tables. That’s what progressive caucusUFT Solidaritybegan to do when members contact us that theyareunder warrantless attack. For almost a decade NYC DOE administrators had unfettered power to destroy careers. Problem with a teacher who grieves contractual violations or want to get rid of a pesky chapter leader No… Continue reading