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Op-Eds | August 15, 2017

Why is the charter lobby pushing a watered-down “instant“ license that would be worthless at any traditional public school and would undermine years of efforts to ensure that teachers are trained and treated as professionals? Because charters don’t want to invest in their teachers.

News stories | August 3, 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew blasted the state’s proposal to allow charter schools in effect to certify their own teachers with scant requirements or proof of professional expertise.

News stories | August 3, 2017

Educators who are ready to begin purchasing materials and supplies for the upcoming school year will have significantly more spending money thanks to a hard-fought increase in City Council funding for Teacher’s Choice.

Union resolutions | August 3, 2017

The UFT supports IBEW Local 3 members in their quest for a fair contract with Charter/Spectrum.

News stories | August 3, 2017

The UFT is seeking an injunction from the National Labor Relations Board against the Charter HS for Law and Social Justice in the Bronx after the school fired 11 of its 15 UFT-represented employees, including the entire UFT bargaining committee, in the middle of negotiations for a first contract.

Press releases | August 1, 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a profile of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in New York magazine.

Press releases | July 26, 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to the Charter School Committee opposing its proposal to lower certification standards for charter school teachers.

Press releases | July 26, 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to several newspaper editorials attacking members of the Absent Teacher Reserve.

News stories | July 6, 2017

There is reason for optimism about the future knowing it will be in the hands of the students who won Albert Shanker college scholarships presented at the awards ceremony on May 23.

News stories | July 6, 2017

The data proves it: The UFT’s new paperwork reduction reporting form gets results.


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