November Election: Volunteer to support stable school communities & an affordable SF


This election, like our contract fight, hangs in the balance. In a very close race for school board, our efforts to elect Stevon Cook and Shamann Walton can help ensure a pro-student, pro-educator Board of Education. At the same time, progressive champion David Campos is in a dead-heat with his opponent, who just received a check for $350,000 from a local corporate investor.

Join fellow educators, parents, and school supporters to take a stand for stable school communities and a progressive and affordable San Francisco! Let’s do the work to elect candidates that make our schools, students, educators and working families the #1 priority in our City.

  • Help elect Stevon Cook and Shamann Walton to the Board of Education.
  • Elect David Campos to the Assembly.
  • Raise the minimum wage (Yes on J).
  • Stop the speculators (Yes on G).
  • Bring resources into our schools (Yes on C).
  • Re-elect Tom Torlakson as State Superintendent of Schools.

The campaign is now in full swing. VOLUNTEER HERE!

Make sure also to check out the UESF Voter Guide.

UESF Contract Talks

The next round of mediation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 2014. For the latest update, please see the main UESF Negotiations page.

Parent-Educator Town Hall on the Affordability Crisis

Thursday, November 6th – 6:00-8:00 p.m
Buena Vista Horace Mann School
3351 23rd St., San Francisco.

Childcare, refreshments, parking, and translation provided

RSVP here & please share our event page on Facebook!

On Nov. 6, all interested SFUSD parents, educators, and school supporters are invited to take part in a town hall to discuss how we can organize ourselves to build up our communities, as we face a growing economic divide in our City. Join this important discussion as we strategize about how to ensure that there is a place in San Francisco for working families and those who serve them in our public schools.

The forum will be an opportunity for parents, teachers, and community members to connect and organize, and to stand together for stable school communities and a quality public education!

Thanks to all for our October 28th Halloween rally at the Board of Education

Faculty and staff from Cleveland Elementary show their union spirit at our rally.

Over 200 San Francisco teachers and paras rallied before the school board meeting on October 28th to protest lack of movement at the bargaining table with the SFUSD. With rents skyrocketing, and substantial resources now available to the district, teachers and paras are fighting for the chance to live in the communities we serve. Unfortunately, the longer negotiations drag on the more likely educators are forced to make the difficult decision to leave the students they love for higher-paying districts.

Check out and share our photo album on Facebook.


UESF Video: Affordability Crisis Puts San Francisco Schools at Risk

Watch and share this powerful video featuring parents and teachers from Buena Vista Horace Mann School in San Francisco’s Mission District and learn about how the affordability crisis threatens their work to build a strong and stable community where children can grow and thrive.

Please watch and share the video from the UESF Facebook page!

2014 Voter Guide

The following candidates and initiatives have been endorsed by the United Educators of San Francisco:

SFUSD School Board
Shamann Walton
Stevon Cook

SF Assembly District 17
David Campos

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Torlakson

San Francisco Initiatives
Yes on Prop. A
Yes on Prop. C (school funding)
Yes on Prop. D
Yes on Prop. E (soda tax)
Yes on Prop F
Yes on Prop. G (anti-speculation)
Yes on Prop. J (raises minimum wage)
Yes on Prop. K

SF Supervisors
District 2 – Mark Farrell
District 4 – Katy Tang
District 6 – Jane Kim
District 10 – Malia Cohen

Community College Board - Wendy Aragon, Brigitte Davila,Anita Grier, Thea Selby

Assessor Recorder – Carmen Chu

Live outside SF? Check out the CTA Voter Guide.

Ready to join the fight for stable school communities & an affordable San Francisco? Sign up to volunteer here.

Media Alert: Affordability May Prevent San Francisco from Recruiting Top Teachers

ABC 7 News

October  8, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten and two teachers from Buena Vista Horace Mann speak up about how the affordability crisis in San Francisco could impact the SFUSD’s ability to recruit teachers.

For more media coverage, see UESF’s main media roundup page.


Help Maintain Stable School Communities in the SFUSD!

Longfellow Elementary teacher Cynthia Hauck is among the many UESF members who have helped reach out to parents to support stable school communities.

Please support San Francisco educators and our fight to stay in the city we love!


The affordability crisis in SF is hitting our students and their families hard. Because of this our school communities are more important than ever as sources of stability in our students’ lives. But as teachers and paras are getting forced out of San Francisco, too many are choosing to leave the district and it is getting harder to recruit and retain new educators. This is destabilizing our schools and ultimately hurting our students’ chance at success.

The teachers and paras of the United Educators of San Francisco are grateful for the opportunity to serve the children of our great City, we ask only for a wage that gives us a fighting chance to live in the communities we serve.

Please take a moment to send a letter to SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza and the members of the Board of Education to support our schools, our students, and our educators by signing this petition. Thank you for your support!