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UFT Press Office
All inquiries from press organizations should be directed to Richard Riley, 212-598-9220.
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.
NAACP seeks to join unions’ lawsuit against SUNY charter certification regulations as NYSED files its own
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.
Press releases | January 16, 2018
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal.
Press releases | January 3, 2018
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.
Press releases | December 21, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to news of Department of Education Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña's retirement.
Press releases | December 20, 2017
Children at PS 192 in Manhattan will have access next fall to a variety of new academic, health and social service programs as the school becomes the 29th to join the UFT's Community Learning Schools Initiative.
Press releases | December 18, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the selection process to replace the staff in schools that are closing.
Teachers union sues to prevent weakening of teacher certification standards for charter school instructors
Press releases | October 12, 2017
UFT representatives filed suit in Manhattan State Supreme Court today to prevent the Charter Schools Committee of the State University of New York from creating a new and less rigorous set of certification standards for some of the state’s charter schools.
Press releases | October 11, 2017
The UFT testified before the SUNY Charter Schools Committee in response to the committee's approval of a proposal that would allow some charters to create their own, in-house teacher certification programs.
Press releases | October 10, 2017
With the new school year underway, the UFT launched on Oct. 10 a television ad campaign celebrating teachers and the accomplishments of the New York City public school system.
Press releases | August 21, 2017
The recent Department of Education announcement about assigning teachers from the ATR pool to schools on a more permanent basis has awakened the usual opposition from the "school reform" crowd. Here is a Q&A designed to provide accurate information to those who have questions about the issue.
Press releases | August 11, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb's criticism of New York State Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
Press releases | August 1, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a profile of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in New York magazine.
Press releases | July 26, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew sent a letter to the Charter School Committee opposing its proposal to lower certification standards for charter school teachers.
Press releases | July 26, 2017
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to several newspaper editorials attacking members of the Absent Teacher Reserve.