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2010 New Teacher Handbook: With topics ranging from your salary to your professional growth to where to go for help, this handbook will provide answers to many of your questions, information about enhancing your professional and economical status, and help in making sense of what can often be a complex system. This handbook was not updated for the 2012-13 school year.
Parents & Community
Finding your way and finding your voice in the New York City school system: A short guide for parents. The UFT put together this resource booklet to help parents navigate the New York City school system and be informed advocates for their child’s education.
21 Reasons to Join the Retired Teachers Chapter: Thirteenth Edition. Includes the essential New Retiree Checklist.
Reflections in Poetry and Prose: Our yearly collection of published writings by UFT retirees.
New York Teacher Health Benefits Supplement: This special UFT Welfare Fund section was published as a supplement to the Sept. 27, 2012 issue of New York Teacher.
Safety & Health
Guidelines for Addressing the Needs of Students in the Aftermath of Trauma: The following document is a joint effort of the UFT and the Department of Education and is designed to help you and your students in the immediate aftermath of a major tragedy like that which we experienced on September 11, 2001.
Health & Safety for the Paraprofessional: A useful guide to help paraprofessionals in the New York City public school system keep themselves healthy and safe.
Safe: Not Sorry!: How not to be a crime victim in New York City.
Viral Hepatitis: The United Federation of Teachers prepared this pamphlet to answer questions asked by school staff who are concerned about catching hepatitis from their students or fellow staff members.
Occasional Per Diem Secretary's Handbook: The work you do as an occasional per diem substitute secretary is very important to students, faculty and colleagues. But despite the key role you play, you might find the process of actually getting a job to be complicated and often frustrating. Don’t despair. The union continues to work to simplify the process, and we’re here to help.
United Federation of Teachers: 50 Years: A PDF version of the limited edition book produced for the UFT's 50th anniversary in 2010. [This image-heavy file is relatively large (21 MB).]
Sandy Feldman: In Her Own Words: A memorial booklet produced by the UFT and AFT.
Governance 101: A comparison of the 2002 and 2009 school governance laws.