Around the UFT

July 5, 2018

Fitting sendoff for chapter leader

School secretaries have many responsibilities. But for Mona Gonzalez, who is stepping down as chapter leader, the job will always be about relationships. “The relationships and memories will last a lifetime,” she said after accepting the Annette Carlucci Celebration of Life Award at the union’s 32nd annual School Secretaries of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 2.


We will always ‘watch out for each other’

History and politics topped the menu for the record crowd of 570 retirees attending the 55th annual UFT Retired Teachers Chapter Luncheon on May 29 at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan.


National Puerto Rican Day Parade

It’s a tradition for many UFT members to join the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to celebrate their heritage but the devastation by Hurricane Maria in September gave this year’s celebration on June 10 added significance.

UFT Players’ 20th Anniversary Celebration

More than 80 UFT members, retirees, family and friends took part in the UFT Players' 20th Anniversary Celebration on June 1 at union headquarters.

UFT Pride Committee scholarship brunch

Council member Daniel Dromm, a former teacher and the current chair of the City Council’s Finance Committee received the Vanguard Award, the UFT Pride Committee’s highest honor, at its inaugural Daniel Dromm Scholarship Brunch on June 2.

‘Being there whenever there’s a problem’

The first UFT School Counselors Recognition Ceremony on June 12 at the union’s Brooklyn borough office honored 18 school counselors for the critical role they play in the lives of many of the city’s more than one million students. 


Bronx HS District and Pathways to Graduation Scholarship/Recognition Awards

Thirty-one Bronx high school seniors will begin their freshman year of college in September with laptops and printers presented to them at the second annual Bronx High School District and Pathways to Graduation Recognition Awards ceremony held at the UFT’s Bronx borough office on June 19.

District 12 Scholarship Committee Breakfast

Nearly 200 people turned out for the District 12 UFT Scholarship Committee’s first breakfast fundraiser on May 29 at the UFT’s Bronx borough office, where honorees included students, educators and school staff.

Speech Improvement Chapter retrospective

A retrospective of the UFT’s Speech Improvement Chapter, which was founded in 1991, was a highlight of a May 30 event that drew more than 100 members of the chapter, past and present, to UFT headquarters.

June 7, 2018

Mural gives students ‘voice’

There’s a new mural outside 751M in the East Village that staff members say captures the diversity, individuality and love of the nearly 60 students who created it.

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