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Saturday, January 25, 2020

EVENT: What Should Our Role Be in the RCSD?

From cuts and school closings to whatever else the powers-that-be have up their sleeves, people who work in the Rochester City School District have no idea what is actually going on.  Join the members of RORE (Rochester Organization of Rank & File Educators) for a discussion. What should OUR role be in all of this?  

*Find out the latest.
*Propose solutions.

All rank & file members and elected officials of RTA, RAP, & BENTE are invited to participate.  

Saturday, February 1st, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Metro Justice Community Room
1115 E.Main Street, Door 7
Rochester, NY 14609

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Webinar: What Is A Union Caucus?

Recently, RORE participated in a webinar in order to learn what a union caucus is and one could support the rank and file members of the Rochester Teachers Association. We recorded the webinar so that you can educate yourself as well. Get some popcorn and watch the whole thing. Then feel free to offer constructive comments and questions here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Statement of Purpose

Everyone participating in RORE is a proud union member (RTA, BENTE, RAP). RORE is NOT interested in union busting. We all believe in the importance of unions and the labor movement. A UNION is a legal entity, required by law to represent and serve all members. It is not required to be democratic, except in a very narrow and formalistic way. A CAUCUS (such as RORE) is an informal, voluntary grouping of people with shared values and vision, whose goal is to move the union in a certain direction. No one is required to join and the caucus is not required to include everyone... it's a space for people who are with the program of RANK AND FILE Unionism: bottom-up, activist, progressive. Those who are in disagreement with this purpose or unwilling to see the validity in such a group are not in any way obligated to be a part of it. Please know that regardless of ideologies, RORE will fight FOR you, WITH you, and BESIDE you for the absolute best district our students deserve.