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News briefs | May 4, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill blocking local governments in the state from making project labor agreements, which require contractors working on public projects to use union labor.

News briefs | May 4, 2017

A new law in New Mexico prohibits schools from publicly identifying or stigmatizing students whose parents don’t pay their cafeteria bills.

News briefs | May 4, 2017

Arizona has enacted a law allowing all public school students in the state to receive public funding to attend private and parochial schools.

News briefs | May 4, 2017

New Mexico’s governor, Susana Martinez, has vetoed all funding for public higher education in the state budget for the coming fiscal year.

News briefs | May 4, 2017

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has withdrawn a series of Obama-era policies designed to strengthen protections for student loan borrowers.

News stories | May 4, 2017

In the new state budget agreement, unions lobbied for and won a provision that will allow private- and public-sector union members to deduct the cost of their union dues from their New York State taxes. Most UFT members who itemize deductions on their federal and state tax returns will save $140 if they are city residents and $85 if they live elsewhere in New York State.

News stories | May 4, 2017

Educators, parents and colleagues from a neighboring school gathered in the school library at the Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on April 4 to send postcards alerting New Yorkers to vote no to a state constitutional convention when it comes before them on the November ballot.

News stories | May 4, 2017

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said it’s time to once again ramp up the union’s #PublicSchoolProud campaign to combat the bad news and actions that continue to come from Washington, D.C.


News stories | May 4, 2017

The salaries of UFT members employed by the DOE increased effective May 1 as part of the 2014 contract.

News stories | May 4, 2017

With public education at risk from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ privatization agenda, more than 800 UFT members and public school parents journeyed to Albany to call on state lawmakers to protect and support New York City public schools.

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