Editorials

February 7, 2019

Helping NY’s voters
The newly elected Democratic majority in the New York State Senate passed long-stymied electoral reforms on Jan. 14 that will propel our state toward its rightful place as a progressive beacon for the rest of the United States.
On the backs of working people

There are truths about the human cost of the 34-day federal government shutdown that we should remember for a long time to come.

January 3, 2019

Enhancing access

The largest school district in the nation has an unacceptably low number of buildings that are accessible for students with disabilities.

Learning together

The site coordinator at a new UFT Teacher Center in the Bronx recently told the New York Teacher about the time she stepped out of the center soon after it opened and “almost teared up” when she returned to find at least 10 educators helping each other in her absence.

December 6, 2018

A guiding light

It’s no secret that teachers can suffer burnout after years on the job. It’s a stressful profession in which teachers give their all every day. For 30 years, the Peer Intervention Program has been helping teachers get their groove back or make a career change if they decide to do so.

Lifting the debt burden

The UFT has established a partnership with the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center to assist members in applying for federal programs that can help them dig out from their burdensome student debt. It couldn’t happen at a better time.

November 1, 2018

To your health

In case anyone wondered what it’s like to rely on the promises of a corporation instead of the power of a union, consider the case of the Xerox Corporation.

Recognizing paras

Paraprofessionals have been called the backbone of every classroom. Our proposed contract agreement with the city recognizes their contribution to our schools.

October 4, 2018

Standing with PR

The UFT and the AFT are always ready to help when disaster strikes.

Fleeing fossil fuels

Reducing the use of fossil fuels that lead to carbon pollution is one of the most important strategies for rescuing the planet.

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