Info you should know

May 2, 2019

NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs

Are you planning to retire soon from active employment? If so, you’ll need to maintain your UFT membership as a retiree to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs and services.


April 4, 2019

Make health plan changes in April

There will be a special health benefits transfer period for in-service New York City employees only during the full month of April 2019.

March 7, 2019

UFT dues can only be deducted from state taxes now

Under the new federal tax law, union dues and other miscellaneous itemized deductions are no longer permitted. 
But union members in the New York State may deduct their union dues from their state income taxes if they itemize deductions on their state taxes.


January 3, 2019

Jan. 18 deadline to submit Teacher’s Choice form

The deadline for spending your Teacher’s Choice funds is Jan. 13.

Paras and lunchroom duties

Paraprofessionals, including one-on-one paras, are entitled to a duty-free lunch period. Lunchroom supervision may not be assigned to paras.

December 6, 2018

Teacher’s Choice funds must be spent by Jan. 13

The deadline for spending your Teacher’s Choice funds is Jan. 13.

October 4, 2018

Nominate a colleague for the 2018 paraprofessional awards

Paraprofessionals are core members of every school community, and this year is the kickoff of the 50th anniversary of the UFT’s Paraprofessionals Chapter. To recognize paras and this special anniversary, UFT members are encouraged to honor a paraprofessional who has made outstanding contributions to their school, community and union. 

Dial-A-Teacher phone lines open

Tell your students: If they need homework help, the UFT’s award-winning Dial-A-Teacher service is open for business. The help line, beginning its 38th year, assists students and parents struggling with homework assignments from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday to Thursday when school is in session.

City pays incentive for waiving city health benefits

Are you covered by a New York City health benefits plan but also covered by the non-city health insurance plan of your parent, spouse or domestic partner, or through other employment?

New ID procedures at UFT offices

A new procedure has been established for UFT members who visit UFT headquarters in Manhattan or one of the union’s borough offices.


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