May 3, 2018

The power of the UFT

Unlike the authors of “What a difference the UFT makes” [April 5], the New York City public school system was the only school system in which I taught. However, prior to teaching, I spent 25 years working in private industry.

Observations about the recent walkouts

Most of these poorly paid teachers who are involved in the recent walkouts live in red states. 

April 5, 2018

Janus in context

Regarding “Bracing for Janus” [March 1]: Given the probability of an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling that will threaten the funding structure of the UFT and other unions, it’s essential that our members understand not only the need for solidarity but also the larger historical perspective.

DeVos’ ‘60 minutes’ debacle

Thank you, Lesley Stahl and “60 Minutes,” for finally putting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on national TV and validating what teachers have been saying about her incompetence.

Union Proud

I thank our union for a job well done. I remember lunch duty, hall duty, little to no preps — union proud!

Says Wisconsin workers should share blame

I read the story about Wisconsin [“Fighting back after losing it all," March 1]. At some point, abused laborers need to own up to their share of the blame.

March 1, 2018

Never again

Let’s see each school represented at the March for our Lives on March 24, whether it be in New York City or Washington, D.C.

February 1, 2018

Functional chapters are valued

Thank you for bringing to light functional chapters.

Remembering ‘Miss Wald’

In “History in their own backyard” [Jan.4], a caption mistakenly identifies Lillian Wald as a social worker. She was a graduate of the New York Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1891 and saw a need for nursing services to help poor immigrant families living on the Lower East Side.

The benefit of our union

Unions are here to help us.

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