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Weekly Update #87
February 24, 2014
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High Stake Testing Committee
testing@morecaucusnyc.org

NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, March 8, 12-3pm
YaYa Network
224 w. 29th St. 14th Fl.

Steering Committee
Conference Call TONIGHT
Monday, February 24, 8pm
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Membership Committee
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Contract Committee
contract@morecaucusnyc.org

Chapter Organizing Committee
Chapter Activist Training
Thursday, February 27, 5:00pm
TWU Local 100 Offices
195 Montague St., 3rd Fl., Rm. C
Brooklyn
chapters@morecaucusnyc.org

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Join us at the MORE Happy Hour!



Friday, February 28, 2014
4:00-6:00pm
The Heights Tavern
3910 Broadway (at 164th St.)

Our contract, now expired for four and a half years, is being negotiated with the de Blasio administration. MORE is fighting for improvements in our working conditions and our students' learning conditions, such as lower class sizes and full retroactive pay raises. 

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Organize your chapter!
Overwhelmed by the challenges of organizing in your school?  Want to share ideas with other dedicated, creative chapter leaders and activists? 

Come to a workshop on organizing your members to create a more active, involved union chapter.  Discuss organizing challenges with other chapter leaders and strategize creative solutions to build teacher and para power in your school!

RSVP to a LABOR NOTES TROUBLEMAKERS ORGANIZING WORKSHOP
 

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New Date
Thursday, February 27, 5:00pm
TWU Local 100 Offices 195 Montague St., Brooklyn
3rd Fl., Rm C


Please share widely with your friends, PTAs, SLTs, parent lists, teachers!
Come to the next MORE General Meeting
RSVP on Facebook
Saturday, March 8th
12-3 at The Ya Ya Network
(between 7th & 8th ave. on the 14th floor)


Coffee, soft drinks, and light snacks to be served - HAPPY HOUR TO FOLLOW!
 
FORUM: 
Fair pay for city workers!

Please forward the flyer far and wide and RSVP on FB.
 
Join rank and file city employees for a discussion about how we can fight for the retroactive pay raises that municipal workers are owed.
 
6:00 PM
Thursday, March 6
NYSNA Offices 
131 w. 33rd St, 4th fl.
 
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Speakers include: 
  • Jacqueline Gilbert, RN, New York Nurses Association
  • Marcus McArthur, Movement of Rank and File Educators, UFT*
  • Tony Lackhan, Local 1549*, DC37*
Over 1,000 city workers have signed a letter, published in the Chief-Leader newspaper, demanding that our unions prioritize retroactive pay.

Bring your coworkers and ideas about to organize to keep the pressure on the Municipal Labor Committee and other labor leaders!  There will be a full discussion about how to spread the word in our workplaces.



 
*Organization listed for identification purposes only. 
 
Sponsored by NYSNA, MORE, ACS Coalition of Union Members, 99 Pickets
 
Want to get involved?
Activists coming out of the conference are building a speakers bureau to visit schools and inform parents and teachers - email testing@morecaucusnyc.org to volunteer or request a speaker.



Check Out Our Contract and Common Core Toolkits at MORECaucusNYC.org!


View our contract flowchart.

Check out our
flyer on The Contract NYC Educators Deserve.

Read Part 2 of Kit Wainer's "Some Lessons on Previous Contract Struggles" (click here for Part 1).

Read the Port Jefferson Teachers Association's article on MORE's work.


MORE Member Harry Lirtzman, former high school special education math teacher and former deputy state comptroller, speaks out about the bloated and wasteful DOE budget on Schoolbook.org, in a follow-up to his piece for MORE on the UFT contract negotiations.

Read other recent posts:

CHANGE THE NY REGENTS BOARD!


Click here to join our allies in NYSAPE in contacting
elected officials to demand Regents members who will support the opt-out movement and oppose the Common Core!

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