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News stories | May 5, 2016 >>

If you are retiring, you must maintain your UFT membership as a retiree in order to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs and services.


Feature stories | March 3, 2016 >>

Everyone who works hard should have a dignified nd secure retirement. And yet the average U.S. worker, without the backing of a union, faces great uncertainty.

News stories | March 3, 2016 >>

The UFT leadership is urging members to sign nominating petitions to elect UFT Staten Island Borough Representative Debra Penny to a three-year term as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

Info you should know | March 3, 2016 >>

The deadlines for submitting an application via SOLAS for a study sabbatical for the 2016–17 school year is March 17.

News stories | March 3, 2016 >>

“As part of our last collective-bargaining agreement, we agreed to achieve health care savings,” said UFT Welfare Fund Executive Director Arthur Pepper. “By collaboratively working with the city, we have been able to preserve access to quality health care while meeting our savings obligation.”


News | February 4, 2016 >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to provide six weeks of paid parental leave to the city’s 20,000 nonunion, managerial employees was welcome news to the city’s labor leaders and advocates of enlightened labor policies but it came with a cost: the Mayor’s Office unilaterally canceled a 2017 raise of 0.47 percent for some managers and reduced the number of leave days for its longest-serving city employees.

Q & A on the issues | February 4, 2016 >>

To fulfill obligations connected to the Affordable Care Act, the UFT Welfare Fund is required to send IRS Form to all members covered by the Fund.

Secure your future | February 4, 2016 >>

With tax documents arriving in the mail and while finances are on the brain, it’s a good time to review a valuable resource you should take advantage of: the Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

Around the UFT | February 4, 2016 >>

Early detection of breast cancer through annual mammograms beginning at age 40 and self-examination is still the best defense against the disease.

Union resolutions | February 3, 2016 >>

The UFT supports state legislation to mandate the enrollment of Paraprofessionals into TRS when they are hired by the NYC Department of Education.

Secure your future | January 7, 2016 >>

In-service members can sleep well at night knowing that the union has your back if you are seriously injured on the job or suffer a debilitating medical or emotional disability.

Info you should know | January 7, 2016 >>

The Welfare Fund has contacted members whose dependents were missing Social Security numbers in its records and asked them to provide the missing information. 


Union resolutions | January 6, 2016 >>

The UFT urges Congress to give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, much like Medicaid and the Veterans Administration, to stabilize the market and establish competition among the drug manufacturers.

Press releases | December 22, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that non-union city employees will be offered six weeks' paid parental leave beginning in 2016.

Union resolutions | December 16, 2015 >>

The UFT supports policy measure to increase affordable housing in New York City including strengthening state laws to protect tenants and supporting Mayor de Blasio's plan to create 200,000 new units of low- and middle-income affordable housing by 2024.

National education and labor news | November 5, 2015 >>

One of the Teamsters’ largest pension funds, the decades-old Central States Pension Fund, has told more than 400,000 workers and retirees that it must slash their benefits, in some cases by 50 percent or more.

News stories | September 10, 2015 >>

Are you covered by a New York City health benefits plan but also covered by the non-city health insurance plan of your parent, spouse or domestic partner, or through other employment? The city has just tripled the cash incentive payments it will offer people in this situation for waiving their New York City health benefits plan coverage.

Secure your future | September 10, 2015 >>

With the start of a new school year, we are excited to bring you information you need to secure your future.

News stories | September 10, 2015 >>

Teachers will receive $122 in Teacher's Choice this school year, thanks to a 62 percent boost in the program's funding by the City Council after a big social media and member-lobbying campaign by the UFT to show City Council members the direct impact that Teacher’s Choice has on classroom learning.


News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

UFT members who live in New York State and are interested in cutting their electric bills while also helping the environment can participate in a UFT Member Benefits-endorsed solar program.

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