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October 5, 2017

On the front line of patient care

Advocating on behalf of its members, Federation of Nurses/UFT has been able to modify the patient-care surveys to reflect real work situations.

September 7, 2017

Supporting our new teachers

It’s not easy being a new teacher. There’s so much to learn and navigate. That’s why the UFT has an array of programs to support new teachers as they begin this challenging and rewarding career.

July 6, 2017

Changing school climate

I was proud to speak at a recent budget testimony about a vital education program that the UFT supports: the Positive Learning Collaborative.

June 1, 2017

Standing with our immigrant students

Federal immigration agents visited PS 58 in Maspeth, Queens, on May 11 in search of a 4th-grade student.

May 4, 2017

What is an American?

What is the definition of “American”? According to Merriam-Webster, an American is “a native or inhabitant of any of the United States.” Unfortunately, too many residents of this country do not define “American” this way.

April 6, 2017

‘Consent education’ can’t be neglected

Our young adults deserve safe and healthy environments within their schools and within their relationships. Raising awareness and educating our students about consent become critical if we are to combat sexual violence.

March 2, 2017

CTE power to the rescue

LIC HS's culinary arts program is an example of how Career and Technical Education programs keep students engaged and interested in school and prepare them for high-skill, high-wage careers and life after high school.

February 2, 2017

Union must step up to protect workers

The new year brings new concerns as right-to-work laws and other anti-worker measures spread across the nation and the threats to our members’ rights multiply.

January 5, 2017

Educating our homeless students

With homelessness at records high in NYC, public school educators are finding creative ways to help students in need without making them feel marginalized.

December 1, 2016

Speaking everyone’s language

The UFT held its first-ever conference focused on teaching English language learners on Oct. 29, but judging from the enthusiasm of the overflow crowd of nearly 800 educators, I am certain it will not be the last.

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