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The State of the UNION Conference, Saturday, February 4, 2012

The State of the UNION Conference
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
@ The Graduate Center for Worker Education
Public Education is under attack!
Stand Up, Fight back!
As educators we are strongest when our voices are united.
That is what a UNION is for.
The UNION makes us strong.
For far too long the leadership of our union, the United Federation of Teachers,
along with the national American Federation of Teachers, have been silent, thrown up minimal defenses too little too late, and have even collaborated in the assault on our profession, our students and their families.
Come meet other UFT members who want a new kind of union.
It’s time to re-image our teachers’ union.
Workshops include:
UFT 101: Introduction to the UFT
Organizing 101: parents and teachers working together–a vision for a community oriented teacher union with Leonie Haimson, Class size Matters
The UFT past and present
Social Movement Unionism? With Lois Weiner, Editor of The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers and their Unions
What happened to Brown vs. Board of Education:
re-segregation of our schools with Brian Jones and Sam Anderson
High stakes testing with activists from Grassroots Education Movement
Tenure – A Job for Life??
What’s the 1% want with our schools? (Privatization 101)
Mayoral Control vs. A People’s Board of Education with
Coalition for Public Education
Building your chapter: how do you organize at the school level? With long time UFT chapter leaders and activists.
Federal, State and local policy and our schools
What does democracy in our union look like?
Strategy and Tactics: Lessons fro Occupy Wall Street for our movement
With activist from Occupy the DOE
Register today for the
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
25 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC

Please register online for the State of the Union Conference:

Find us on Facebook: State of the Union
$10 pre-registration
$15 at the door.  Registration Fees will be used to cover expenses
Scholarships available, please email
For childcare services at the conference please email Peter Lamphere no later than Jan. 29th at
The time is NOW


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