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Press releases | July 18, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of Gov. Cuomo's directive to the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision.

News | July 11, 2018

The Murphy Institute for Worker Education Leap to Teacher program offers free preparation workshops for New York State teacher certification exams.

News | July 11, 2018

Teachers and other government workers in New York and neighboring states were deluged with deceptive emails about opting out of their unions immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.

News stories | July 5, 2018

All UFT offices will be on a summer schedule from Monday, July 2, through Friday, Aug. 31.

News stories | July 5, 2018

The UFT and its state affiliate, New York State United Teachers, won their battle to maintain rigorous certification standards for teachers when a New York State Supreme Court justice on June 19 struck down less stringent regulations established last October by the State University of New York. The union victory was a setback for the charter school lobby, which had pushed for the new rules.

News briefs | July 5, 2018

Puerto Rico’s plan to close 265 public schools has hit a roadblock after a judge on June 11 ordered that the island stop the closure of at least nine schools.

News briefs | July 5, 2018

The Washington Supreme Court ruled on June 7 that the state has at last complied with a court-ordered mandate to fully fund its education system by September of this year, ending a decade-long case known as the McCleary lawsuit.

News briefs | July 5, 2018

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revealed on June 5 that her commission to study school safety, established in the wake of this year’s series of school shootings, will not study the issue of guns.

News briefs | July 5, 2018

President Donald Trump upended a generation of protections for federal employees, signing executive orders on May 29 making it easier to fire workers for poor performance, limiting the time employees can be paid for union work and directing federal agencies to negotiate tougher contracts with workers’ unions.

News briefs | July 5, 2018

North Carolina legislators released a budget on May 28 that included a modest salary increase for teachers after a one-day teacher walkout shut down the state’s public schools on May 16.

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