What does UFT Solidarity want?
Simply put, those who founded, and are joining, the Solidarity Caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), want to build a stronger union. A union that is the backbone and muscle of its membership. A large majority of UFT members are educators, and the stakes are very high. The mission of UFT Solidarity Caucus, utilizing the talents, skills, advanced education, training, experience, political savvy and technological expertise, social media access, and the effective strength of our collective voices, minds, and desire for justice and integrity in our schools, is to take back the power that has been given away to those who continue to attack our profession, our members, and our public education system.
What is a caucus?
UFT Solidarity Caucus is a political body within the United Federation of Teachers. Currently, the UFT is led by Michael Mulgrew who is a member of the Unity Caucus. Francesco Portelos, Lydia Howrilka, and several other Solidarity members ran in the 2016 and 2019 UFT Elections.
What do I call your group anyway?
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There are other political caucuses within the UFT. Most of these caucuses have acronymed names. We are different, so we decided that we’d be called UFT SOLIDARITY CAUCUS. You can call us Solidarity for short. We used the UFT prefix to remind everyone that we are a part of the union and we want to strengthen it together.
What are some free services UFT Solidarity provides to all members?
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Who is involved in UFT Solidarity?
UFT members who want more democratic schools and unions!
UFT Solidarity members are dedicated to improving the lives of their students and the communities they serve! Many serve as Delegates, Chapter Leaders, mentor teachers, Model Teachers, Peer Collaborative Teachers, and Master Teachers.
UFT Solidarity Caucus since its founding does not endorse or oppose political candidates in elections. We advance those educational issues that align with our mission of member support, while avoiding the divisiveness of partisan politics. We understand that certain politicians may support the same policies as ours, but no one politician’s focus is limited to educational issues alone, and so we leave the broader decision of voting up to the members themselves.