Welcome to the Block Institute Chapter

Dear UFT members and colleagues,

Welcome to the UFT's Block Institute Chapter! We are proud to represent about 220 members who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

Our chapter includes teachers, teacher aides, teacher assistants, maintenance staff, group leaders, assistant group leaders and clinicians. Our members have extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In January 2018, our chapter got contracts for its members. The one that covers custodial staff runs through Jan. 31, 2020. The other contract, which covers all the other members, expires on Oct. 31, 2019.

I want to encourage you to attend UFT events, attend UFT courses and take advantage of member discounts. We plan more union activities to show solidarity with each other, our chapter and the UFT, so stay tuned.

If you have any questions, reach out to me at beth4runner@aol.com or Ilene Weinerman, our chapter liaison, at iweinerman@uft.org.


Beth Levy
Block Institute Chapter Leader

Block Institute membersBlock Institute members, all dressed in red, gathered on Oct. 23 to kick off the first day of contract negotiations.

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