Running for a NYSUT Union Position April 5, 2014

It’s pretty surreal to go from missing union meetings during my probationary years to becoming UFT Chapter Leader and now running for a NY State United Teachers (NYSUT) position this April.

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Running for At-Large Director of NYSUT ED 24,25: “During my first years of teaching I missed almost every union meeting. Im a good teacher, why do I need the union I naively thought. After I raised concerns, I was targeted, removed from my teaching position, and exiled. I realized the importance of unions, and I ran and won the school chapter leader position from exile. As a member of the MORE Caucus in NYC, I have been mobilizing and supporting my school and other educators who read about my fight. My goal is to use my knowledge, leadership skills, and out-of-the-box thinking at the state level now.”


Please also see my fellow NYC candidates running against the UFT Unity Revive slate:

About Francesco Portelos

Parent and Educator fighting for the student and the teacher.
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  1. Joshua Gutterman

    Good luck!

  2. How did your slate do at the elections

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