Info you should know

February 1, 2018

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) spring workshops

The UFT offers required DASA training at UFT headquarters in Manhattan and in the union’s borough offices throughout the school year.

A dental plan for noncovered relatives of UFT members

The UFT’s Direct Access Dental Plan provides access to quality dental care at a discounted rate to UFT members’ family members not covered by the regular UFT dental plan.

Work expenses, UFT dues are tax-deductible

If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct up to $250 of any unreimbursed expenses in 2017 for books, supplies computer equipment and supplementary materials you use in the classroom. Your union dues are also eligible as a miscellaneous deduction.

January 4, 2018

Teacher’s Choice receipts due Jan. 14

Jan. 14 is the deadline for spending Teacher’s Choice funds and submitting receipts for purchases.

November 2, 2017

NYSUT Catastrophe Major Medical Plan bills arrive soon

If you enrolled in the Catastrophe Major Medical Plan sponsored by the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust during the limited-time open-enrollment period in spring 2017, your first bill will be arriving in mid-November.

Nominate an outstanding paraprofessional for an award

Each year, the UFT recognizes outstanding paraprofessionals at the union’s annual Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon.

Donate new winter accessories, coats for homeless students

Help take the chill out of winter for homeless children in New York City’s schools by donating new winter gear in the fourth annual clothing drive organized by the UFT Middle School Division.

New digital newsletter for UFT members

In the Member Update, members will find professional learning opportunities; up-to-date information about salary, evaluation, school safety, health benefits and other relevant topics; and more.

October 5, 2017

Paras cannot be required to supervise lunchrooms

Paraprofessionals, including one-on-one paras, are entitled to a duty-free lunch period.

Donate to hurricane relief efforts

AFT members and public schools affected by hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico need your help.

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