Q & A on the issues

March 7, 2019

School safety

School safety is a prerequisite for teaching and learning. Here are answers to some of the most common questions that school-based UFT members ask.

February 7, 2019

Talking with children about cancer

The UFT Welfare Fund has expanded its relationship with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to offer New York City public school professionals access to Talking with Children about Cancer, a program designed to help adults communicate with children who have a loved one in their life with cancer.

January 3, 2019

Fulfilling your CTLE requirements

In 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted standards that require certain teachers and paraprofessionals to collect and track professional learning credits called Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. The following Q&A will help you learn more about how to fulfill your CTLE requirements.

September 6, 2018

Paid Parental Leave Q&A

Thanks to the hard work of thousands of UFT members during a lengthy public campaign, the UFT is the first public-sector union in New York City to secure paid parental leave for the workers it represents. This new benefit is on top of the maternity leave benefits that birth mothers already had. This Q&A provides important nuts-and-bolts information for UFT-represented workers interested in taking a paid parental leave.

May 3, 2018

What you need to know about transferring schools

If you want a new opportunity, wish to be closer to home or have been placed in excess, the Open Market Transfer Plan gives you the chance to apply for a position at another school.

March 1, 2018

What you need to know about the Janus case

This Q&A gives you the information you need to know about the Janus case before the Supreme Court and its ramifications for UFT members.

January 5, 2017

Why voters should reject a constitutional convention

On Nov. 7, 2017, New York voters will be asked to weigh in on a question of vital importance: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” The answer is NO!

November 14, 2016

Q&A on the Memorandum of Agreement between the DOE and the UFT on Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services

See questions and answers on the Nov. 18, 2016 memorandum of agreement between the DOE and the UFT on SESIS issues and Medicaid reimbursement for speech and language services.

February 4, 2016

Why the UFT Welfare Fund is sending covered members IRS Form 1095B

To fulfill obligations connected to the Affordable Care Act, the UFT Welfare Fund is required to send IRS Form to all members covered by the Fund.

January 25, 2016

Special Education Frequently Asked Questions

The UFT, the DOE and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators crafted this FAQ to help with special education issues.

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