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News | September 18, 2014 >>

The UFT joined public school parents, advocates and elected officials on the steps of City Hall on Sept. 18 to put the state on notice: the $2.5 billion that it owes the city’s public schools from the 2007 settlement of a landmark school-funding lawsuit is past due.

News | September 10, 2014 >>

All of the union’s preferred state Senate candidates were victorious, indicating a strong hand for the Democrats as they head toward the November elections.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

The scores of New York City students increased modestly in both math and English language arts on the latest state tests, released on Aug. 14, as the students became more familiar with the Common Core Learning Standards and their teachers worked hard with what materials and training they eventually got.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

The UFT is supporting a large slate of candidates in the 2014 elections for the New York Assembly and Senate and the U.S. Congress through its state affliliate, NYSUT. Among the 98 endorsed candidates who represent parts of New York City are five women vying for open seats in the Assembly.

News stories | September 4, 2014 >>

For teachers who receive a rating of Ineffective under the new evaluation system, there is a new process in place to appeal the rating.

News briefs | September 4, 2014 >>

The National Labor Relations Board said on July 29 that McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations perpetrated by its franchise operators in a ruling that could upend fast food labor practices and give a dramatic boost to ongoing unionization efforts.

News briefs | September 4, 2014 >>

The embattled Metropolitan Opera settled the last of three outstanding contracts with its largest unions on Aug. 20, clearing the final major hurdle for its season to begin on time in September.

News briefs | September 4, 2014 >>

The scandal-plagued United Neighborhood Organization will cease to operate its 16 Chicago charter schools at the end of the 2014–15 school year.

News briefs | September 4, 2014 >>

Starting this September, all students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of family income, courtesy of a federal program.

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