Press Releases

UFT Press Office

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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.

Press releases | February 21, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement supporting student advocates of the movement for stronger gun legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Press releases | February 15, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to reports that a Bronx principal prohibited teachers from teaching lessons about Black History Month.

Press releases | February 9, 2018

The New York state NAACP sought to join a lawsuit filed by city and state teachers unions to prevent the Charter Schools Committee of the State University of New York from implementing its less rigorous certification standards for some of the state’s charter schools.

Press releases | January 31, 2018

UFT members who work at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York have ratified a new two-year contract.

Press releases | January 30, 2018

Finding arguments put forth by KIPP Academy to be “without merit,” the United States Court of Appeals today rejected an attempt by KIPP to use the federal court to avoid arbitrating a contract dispute with the United Federation of Teachers.

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