Info you should know

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.

UFT Welcome Center opens at 52 Broadway

When UFT members arrive at union headquarters, the union wants them to feel welcome and wants them to receive top-notch service from their first interaction with the UFT. That’s why the UFT opened a Welcome Center in the lobby of 52 Broadway on Sept. 5.

Phone lines open for Dial-A-Teacher

The staff at Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT’s long-running homework help line, bring help and encouragement to students and parents struggling with homework assignments from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday to Thursday when school is in session.

September 7, 2017

Theft-prevention tips

The NYPD School Safety Division has specific recommendations on how you can reduce the risk of theft of both personal items and school property.

July 6, 2017

More coverage for opioid treatment drugs

Following a new state mandate, EmblemHealth and the other New York City employee health plans will now cover members for medicines used to treat substance-use disorders, including medicines usually prescribed for opioid addiction and dependence.

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