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Press releases | June 21, 2018

The UFT celebrates the opening of a OneSight vision center at PS 188 in Coney Island, a UFT Community Learning School. 

News | June 20, 2018

After months of intense negotiations and a public campaign by UFT members, the union and the Department of Education have reached an agreement that will provide paid parental leave for UFT members.

Union resolutions | June 20, 2018

The United Federation of Teachers fully supports the terms of its newly won paid parental leave benefit.

News | June 20, 2018

On June 20, 2018, the UFT and the DOE announced a new policy providing paid parental leave for UFT members employed by the DOE. Here are answers to some questions about the new policy.

Press releases | June 20, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew today announced an agreement to provide paid parental leave for thousands of UFT-represented New York City employees.

Press releases | June 19, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a judge's ruling striking down a regulation that would have allowed charter schools to certify their own teachers.

News | June 11, 2018

Download the presentations from the UFT's Safety and Health trainings on June 7, 2018. 

News stories | June 7, 2018

New York City Council members attending the UFT’s May 3 legislative breakfast heard why it’s important to continue supporting five of the UFT’s signature programs: Teacher’s Choice, the Community Learning Schools Initiative, the Positive Learning Collaborative, the BRAVE anti-bullying program and the Dial-a-Teacher homework helpline.

News briefs | June 7, 2018

The Illinois state Board of Education on May 16 assumed far-reaching authority over special education in Chicago’s public schools. 

News briefs | June 7, 2018

North Carolina experienced the largest organized political action by teachers in the state’s history on May 16 as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job to rally in the state capital for higher wages and education funding. The event shut down public schools for more than 1 million students.

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