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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.

News stories | July 10, 2015 >>

David Kazansky has been elected as a new trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

Secure your future | July 10, 2015 >>

Members who retired between Nov. 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014 have received a lump sum for their retroactive pay raises under our 2014 contract with the Department of Education. The Teachers’ Retirement System is now recalculating the pensions of thousands of UFT members who retired during that time period to ensure that their pensions incorporate these salary raises.

National education and labor news | June 4, 2015 >>

The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously struck down a state pension law that would have rolled back government workers’ benefits to cover the pension system’s enormous $105 billion deficit.

Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

Students from Martin Van Buren HS are making a weekly trek to PS 18 in Queens Village to read, teach and otherwise mentor 4th- and 5th-graders. The program has provided moving stories of what happens when trust is established and connections are made.

Union resolutions | May 20, 2015 >>

The UFT joins with the AFT in calling attention to the current threat to the hugely successful and important Social Security and Medicare programs and stands ready to fight any attempt by the current majority leadership of the House and Senate to reduce these important benefits.

Union resolutions | May 20, 2015 >>

The United Federation of Teachers strongly supports the New York Health Act as a way to improve public health, boost the state’s economy and ensure that the basic right of quality health care is enjoyed by all New Yorkers.

News | May 14, 2015 >>

Two new programs available from EmblemHealth will assist members with diabetes.

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