Topics in the News:
budget

Testimony | March 20, 2019 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council's Committee on Education regarding the New York City budget for the coming fiscal year.

Around the UFT | February 7, 2019 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and other union officers gathered at the Corning Tower Observation Deck in Albany on Jan. 28 to discuss the union’s 2019 legislative priorities with state lawmakers.

News stories | February 7, 2019 >>

In his first executive budget proposal since Democrats took control of the state Senate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a $1 billion increase in education spending, for a total $27.7 billion. 


Testimony | February 6, 2019 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Committees on Finance, Ways & Means and Education regarding the proposed fiscal year executive budget.

Testimony | December 18, 2018 >>

The UFT testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the fiscal year 2019-24 capital plan.

News stories | July 5, 2018 >>

The New York City Council passed a city budget on June 14 that increases overall education spending and boosts funding for four UFT education programs and initiatives.

News stories | June 7, 2018 >>

New York City Council members attending the UFT’s May 3 legislative breakfast heard why it’s important to continue supporting five of the UFT’s signature programs: Teacher’s Choice, the Community Learning Schools Initiative, the Positive Learning Collaborative, the BRAVE anti-bullying program and the Dial-a-Teacher homework helpline.

News stories | May 3, 2018 >>

In spite of fiscal threats from the federal government, state lawmakers passed a new budget on March 31 that includes $1 billion in additional funding for schools statewide. New York City public school funding will receive a $334 million share of that increase.

Testimony | March 23, 2018 >>

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committees on Finance and Education regarding the proposed FY 2019 budget.

News stories | March 1, 2018 >>

Testifying in Albany on the governor’s proposed budget on Jan. 31, UFT President Michael Mulgrew called on state lawmakers to boost foundation aid for public schools in the face of fiscal threats from the federal government. 


News stories | February 1, 2018 >>

Saying it will be a “challenging year” as the state confronts a $4.4 billion deficit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 16 called for a 3 percent boost in school aid in his $168 billion executive budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.


News stories | February 1, 2018 >>

With a Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case looming and New York State reeling from a federal tax overhaul, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the union needs political allies more than ever.

Testimony | January 31, 2018 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Finance, Ways and Means and Education committees regarding the proposed FY 2019 executive budget for elementary and secondary education.

Press releases | January 16, 2018 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal.

Union resolutions | December 6, 2017 >>

The UFT will work with its national unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association (NEA), to fight against tax cuts that unfairly target those who need help the most including senior citizens, those who earn the least, children, the poor and the destitute.

News stories | July 6, 2017 >>

Teacher’s Choice received a 63.5 percent increase in the final city budget, passed on June 6, bringing funding for the City Council’s popular program that reimburses educators for out-of-pocket spending on classroom supplies back up to its pre-recession high of more than $20 million.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

The UFT’s legislative breakfast on May 18 provided a forum for union leaders to make the case to 35 City Council members for city funding for the union’s education programs and initiatives.

News stories | June 1, 2017 >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged on April 25 to install air conditioners in every public school classroom by 2022 in a $28.75 million project.

Testimony | May 25, 2017 >>

The UFT submitted testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the FY2018 education expense budget.

News stories | May 4, 2017 >>

Public education in New York will get an additional $1.1 billion in the new state budget, while two UFT-supported provisions from the previous budget remain intact, making it possible for public schools to retain much-needed funds.

User login
Enter the email address you used to sign up at UFT.org.
 
If you don't have a UFT.org profile, please sign up.
Forgot your password?