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June 7, 2018

Union lends support to assaulted UFT nurse

A courageous Federation of Nurses/UFT member faced the former patient who attacked her as he was sentenced on May 4 in State Supreme Court on Staten Island. The nurse's assailant will serve two to four years under the state’s 2010 Violence against Nurses law, which made it a felony to assault an on-duty registered nurse or licensed practical nurse after years of lobbying by the UFT.

City’s ‘gender bias’ blocks paid parental leave

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on April 30 slammed the city’s reluctance to extend paid parental leave to UFT members as “clear gender bias.”

3 percent raise in late June

UFT members employed by the Department of Education will receive a wage increase of 3 percent, effective June 16, in accordance with the UFT-DOE contract ratified in 2014.

Janus threat tops NYSUT RA agenda

Facing the threat of the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME headed the agenda at New York State United Teachers’ annual Representative Assembly on April 27–28. 

Chancellor: It’s about ‘social justice’

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza gave a rousing defense of public education and the unstoppable drive toward equity in his speech at the UFT’s Spring Education Conference.

‘All of us together’ fight for each other

Some 1,600 UFT members came together at the union’s Spring Education Conference to recharge and recommit to making New York City the best urban school system in the nation even as they face a serious threat to their livelihoods from the pending Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME case.

Town hall features Council speaker

In a spirited morning town hall on public education, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for more unrestricted funds to go to schools so classroom educators can decide how that money is spent.

‘You know your profession’

Ten Federation of Nurses/UFT members were recognized for their exceptional union service and excellence in patient care at the fifth annual Nurse Recognition Day on May 14.

Feeling ‘blessed’ — and now honored

Twenty-six members of the UFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter were recognized at the chapter's fifth annual Provider Appreciation Awards on May 1. While it was their night to be recognized, the award winners said their true rewards come from doing their jobs every day.

Fancy footwork

For the fifth year in a row, UFT members laced up their running sneakers and hit the Coney Island boardwalk for the UFT’s 5K Run/Walk on May 5.

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