Whether it’s opposing budget cuts or school closings, working with community partners or organizing to make sure special ed students get the services they’re entitled to, the union is fighting for our children, our schools and our members. Find out here about the current campaigns and initiatives in which we are involved.
  • Teacher's Choice Helps
    Campaign | May 13, 2016

    The average New York City public school teacher spends $500 out of pocket on school supplies each year. That’s why we are making another big push this year to increase Teacher’s Choice funding in the city budget. Join our fight!

  • Support Hillary Clinton for President
    Campaign | April 5, 2016

    Find out how to get out the vote in support of Hillary Clinton, the AFT's endorsed candidate for president.

  • Tell Senate Republicans: Do Your Job
    Campaign | April 1, 2016

    The next Supreme Court justice will be critical in our fight against enemies who want to undermine working people and the middle class. We need to send a message to the Republicans in the U.S. Senate: Do your job and give Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee, a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote.

  • Union Loud and Proud
    Campaign | March 16, 2016

    Tens of millions of public employees like you were the target of Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit was the culmination of a decades-long effort by this country’s powerful right wing to strip public-sector employees of the pay, working conditions and benefits that unions have fought for and won over the years.

  • Sign up for text messaging
    Campaign | September 28, 2015

    Sign up to receive text messages from the UFT.

  • Celebrate the passion and promise in our public schools
    Campaign | September 22, 2015

    As New York City public school teachers, we believe in public education and its power to transform children, families and neighborhoods.

  • Join the Union!
    Campaign | September 3, 2015

    As a union member, you will have access to valuable benefits and have a voice in your professional life that non-members don’t have.

  • UFT Disaster Relief Fund
    Fundraising | August 22, 2012

    The UFT Disaster Relief Fund has helped members who have been personally affected by disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and has contributed to the relief effort in places that have been afflicted by natural disasters, including Haiti and the Philippines. Please consider making a donation.

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