Around the UFT

December 6, 2018

New Retiree Luncheon

Tiffany Bui-Rothman just got back from Warsaw, Poland, and Venice, Italy.

UFT parent conferences

Kasandra Charles took a friend, a new public school parent, to a UFT parent conference in Queens on Nov. 10. It was “the best way to introduce her to the school system,” Charles said. The ninth annual Queens parent conference, and the union conferences for parents held in the other four boroughs this fall, all had warm and welcoming atmospheres and a wealth of information.

Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference

“How are we going to translate today’s learning and our collective power into making a difference on behalf of the people we serve?” asked Anne Goldman, the UFT’s vice president for non-DOE members, at the 2018 Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT on Nov. 16.


Thanksgiving Luncheon for homeless students

Jackie Herman, the chapter leader at IS 98 in Brooklyn, has volunteered every year at the Thanksgiving Luncheon that the UFT Middle School Division hosts with the Coalition for the Homeless since it was first held five years ago. But the event never ceases to pull at her heartstrings.

Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series seminar

Dr. Shelly Latte-Naor of Memorial Sloan Kettering led a UFT Welfare Fund Medical Learning Series seminar on mindfulness. “Our mind wanders,” and research has found that causes unhappiness. “Sometimes you have to ask, ‘Where is your mind now?’ Mindfulness allows us to pause and see what’s actually in front of us,” she said.

NYC Association of Foreign Language Teachers/UFT conference

Some 200 teachers on Nov. 3 attended “Celebrating Cultural Relevance in our Languages Other than English Classroom,” the 21st annual professional development conference of the New York City Association of Foreign Language Teachers/UFT and the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

District 12 new member meet-and-greet

New educators in the Bronx’s District 12 had the opportunity to meet each other and their UFT representatives at a meet-and-greet on Oct. 29 at the UFT’s Bronx borough office.

School Psychologist Appreciation Day

The union’s third annual School Psychologist Appreciation Day on Nov. 20 drew more than 150 school psychologists to UFT headquarters for a day of exhibits and presentations.

November 1, 2018

Pink attitudes to beat breast cancer

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, UFT members across the city wore pink to their schools to pay tribute to lost loved ones, honor survivors and celebrate their commitment to fighting for a cure.

Celebrating diversity, supporting educators

More than 500 educators attended "cELLebration," the third annual UFT Conference on Effective Instruction for English Language Learners.

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