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Press releases | April 13, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Working Families Party's endorsement of Cynthia Nixon in her bid for governor.

News | April 12, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on April 12 that helps New York’s public-employee unions recruit and retain members and reduces the number of services these unions, including the UFT, are obligated to provide to workers who do not pay to support those services.

News | April 12, 2018

In spite of fiscal threats from the federal government, state lawmakers passed a new budget on March 31 that includes nearly $900 million in additional funding for schools statewide. New York City public school funding will receive a $334 million share of that increase.

News | April 10, 2018

The DOE has released its 2018-19 school year calendar.

News stories | April 5, 2018

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8 was “Press for Progress,” and UFT members did just that by wearing purple — the color traditionally associated with International Women’s Day — in support of the UFT’s campaign for paid parental leave. 


News stories | April 5, 2018

In the wake of a new federal tax policy that hurts New York State, the UFT sent more than 1,100 members and public school parents to Albany on March 19 to talk face-to-face with state lawmakers about the need to protect New York City public schools from Washington, D.C.

News stories | April 5, 2018

Middle school educators embraced their roles as “mentors, counselors, parents and advisors” at the UFT's 5th annual Middle School Conference held at union headquarters on March 3.

News stories | April 5, 2018

Richard Carranza, the Houston schools superintendent and a strong advocate of public schools, was selected by Mayor Bill de Blasio on March 5 to be the next New York City schools chancellor.

News stories | April 5, 2018

It was not yet dawn on Saturday, March 24, when 38 students at Martin Van Buren HS in Queens Village boarded a bus bound for Washington, D.C.

News briefs | April 5, 2018

Global education corporation Pearson will sell off its K–12 curriculum business in the United States.

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