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Press releases | June 10, 2019

A coalition of consumer, labor, health and business groups has launched a television ad campaign demanding Albany pass legislation to protect patients from exorbitant surprise emergency hospital bills. 

Press releases | June 5, 2019

A study of the UFT-DOE teacher leadership program released this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) found that it had a positive impact on teacher satisfaction and retention, teacher voice and collaboration, instructional practices, professional development and overall school culture.

Press releases | May 29, 2019

The UFT has endorsed Melinda Katz in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney on June 25.

Press releases | May 29, 2019

The UFT has endorsed Michael McMahon in the election for Staten Island district attorney.

Press releases | May 3, 2019

Rather than raise the existing charter cap, legislators should halt planned growth; then hold charters accountable for admission and discipline policies and how they spend public dollars.

Press releases | May 1, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined a group of New York City parent leaders in calling on DOE Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio to end the DOE's practice of sharing student information with charter schools.

Press releases | April 18, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew won his fourth term as the union’s president, according to results tabulated by the American Arbitration Association. Mulgrew, the Unity Caucus candidate, received 38,591 votes, or 86.2 percent of the votes cast.

Press releases | April 18, 2019

The UFT has endorsed Farah Louis to fill the 45th district City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Jumaane Williams.

Press releases | February 13, 2019

The United Federation of Teachers began an expedited process of contract arbitration to force the city Department of Education to lower class sizes in five schools that have a history of forcing children to try to learn in overcrowded classrooms.

Press releases | January 23, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state Senate's passing of a bill that eliminates the requirement that state tests be used to evaluate teachers.

Press releases | January 22, 2019

The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 23 featuring New York City public school teachers, parents and students and celebrating teachers’ voice in the New York City public school system.

Press releases | December 27, 2018

The United Federation of Teachers saw an increase in both the total numbers of workers represented and in the number dues payers in the 12 months that ended July 31, 2018, according to its annual filing with the United States Department of Labor.

Press releases | December 17, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's speech outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of 2019.

Press releases | November 4, 2018

Members of the United Federation of Teachers ratified a new contract that gives members a 7.7 percent pay raise over the 43-month pact.

Press releases | October 28, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a week of hate-filled violence across the nation.

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.

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