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Press releases | September 20, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza approved a diversity plan on Sept. 20, 2018 to increase middle school diversity in Brooklyn’s District 15 after a year-long community-driven process and proposal.

Press releases | September 18, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the naming of Alhassan Susso of International Community HS in the South Bronx as the 2019 New York State Teacher of the YEar.

Press releases | August 27, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order resurrecting New York City's speed camera program just in time for the school year.

Press releases | August 23, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a report that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering allowing states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.

Press releases | August 16, 2018

The UFT issued a statement in response to an IBO analysis of the costs of paid parental leave.

Press releases | July 18, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of Gov. Cuomo's directive to the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision.

Press releases | June 27, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of the Municipal Labor Committee's agreement with the city of New York to save approximately $1.1 billion in employee health care costs over the next three years.

Press releases | June 27, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Janus ruling against labor unions.

Press releases | June 21, 2018

The UFT celebrates the opening of a OneSight vision center at PS 188 in Coney Island, a UFT Community Learning School. 

Press releases | June 20, 2018

Mayor de Blasio and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew today announced an agreement to provide paid parental leave for thousands of UFT-represented New York City employees.

Press releases | June 19, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a judge's ruling striking down a regulation that would have allowed charter schools to certify their own teachers.

Press releases | April 13, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Working Families Party's endorsement of Cynthia Nixon in her bid for governor.

Press releases | March 28, 2018

Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, issued a statement in response to the appellate division's decision to allow an anti-tenure lawsuit to proceed.

Press releases | March 14, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the student walkouts in many New York City public schools in response to gun violence.

Press releases | March 5, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's selection of Richard Carranza, the Houston schools chief, as the DOE's new chancellor.

Press releases | March 1, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Alberto Carvalho would not accept the position of New York City schools chancellor as previously announced.

Press releases | March 1, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Panel for Educational Policy vote against closing PS/MS 42 and MS 53 in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Press releases | February 28, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the selection of Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho as the new New York City Department of Education schools chancellor.

Press releases | February 26, 2018

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the anti-union “Janus” case, New York City public school educators say they are sticking with their union.

Press releases | February 22, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a response to President Donald J. Trump's suggestion that some teachers should be trained in weaponry and issued concealed-carry permits for school campuses.

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