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January 3, 2019

State lawmakers attend UFT forum

The UFT welcomed newly elected and veteran state lawmakers to a breakfast forum on Dec. 18 to educate them about three union-backed education initiatives that need funding in the upcoming state budget: the UFT Teacher Center, UFT Community Learning Schools and the Positive Learning Collaborative.

UFT functional chapters

The Department of Education employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing occupational therapy to adapting computers for special needs children. Here is how the UFT represents them.

Mulgrew urges reps to use power in new contract

Although the new UFT contract doesn’t officially take effect until Feb. 14, UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged those attending the Delegate Assembly on Dec. 12 to start the utilizing the part of the agreement that gives new authority to chapter leaders to prod principals to address operational issues at their schools.


Showing support for Charter/Spectrum workers

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined more than 1,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 workers and their supporters at a rally outside Charter/Spectrum’s corporate offices on 23rd Street in Manhattan on Dec. 5.

Bronx Global charter joins UFT

Employees at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, a charter school, voted unanimously on Nov. 26 to join the UFT.


Staten Island staff uses teamwork to save lives

Teamwork often comes into play when UFT members are doing their jobs — and sometimes, as it did at lunchtime on Nov. 7 at the Richard H. Hungerford School, a District 75 school in Stapleton, Staten Island, it can save a life.

State initiative lands city schools $383M for tech

New York City schools will receive another $383 million for new technology and needed improvements in the coming year, thanks to the Smart Schools Bond Act, a UFT-backed measure approved by voters in 2014.

Union seeks update on AC work

Now that the city has expedited its plan to provide all schools with air conditioning, the UFT wants the details for its members.


December 21, 2018

2019 UFT Election Notice

December 6, 2018

New contract ratified overwhelmingly

UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the city Department of Education that gives members a compounded 7.7 percent pay raise over 43 months, UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4.

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