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News stories | December 7, 2017 >>

New Yorkers had their say, and they said no — resoundingly — to a state constitutional convention on Nov. 8. “The Vote NO campaign was a case study in how engaged and informed union members can mobilize to protect their rights and benefits,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

In the crucial weeks before Election Day, the UFT and its members stepped into high gear to spread the word about why New Yorkers should vote “no” on holding a state constitutional convention.

President's perspective | November 2, 2017 >>

Our opponents want to take away your rights and benefits by weakening the union. They are now arguing in the courts that non-members should not be required to pay fair-share or agency fees to cover their portion of costs associated with collective bargaining and union services. 

News | October 26, 2017 >>

With the Nov. 7 election fast approaching, we are asking you to join a labor walk organized by the state AFL-CIO to knock on fellow union members' doors in a massive canvassing operation across New York City to tell New Yorkers to turn over their ballots and vote NO on Proposal #1.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

The Nov. 7 ballot will ask New York voters if the state should hold a convention to rewrite its constitution. Take this quiz and test your knowledge about Proposal #1.

Editorial cartoons | October 5, 2017 >>

News | October 5, 2017 >>

At PS 178 in Inwood, it was all hands on deck to raise the alarm about the threat posed by the Nov. 7 ballot referendum for a constitutional convention.

President's perspective | October 5, 2017 >>

A proposal rife with consequences for UFT members and their families is on the ballot on Nov. 7: whether or not to hold a constitutional convention in the state of New York. You must vote NO and tell your friends, family members and colleagues to do the same. 

Secure your future | October 5, 2017 >>

On the proposal on the constitutional convention on the Nov. 7 ballot, we’re asking you to vote NO.

Editorial cartoons | September 7, 2017 >>
News stories | September 7, 2017 >>

New Yorkers entering the voting booth on Nov. 7 will face a choice on the back of their ballots: whether or not to allow a costly and open-ended state constitutional convention to rewrite the state’s highest law, putting public-employee pensions and other cherished rights and benefits at risk.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 >>

With the constitutional convention looming, now is the time for us to practice what we taught. It is vital that we get the message out about how important a NO vote is for retirees.

News stories | May 4, 2017 >>

Educators, parents and colleagues from a neighboring school gathered in the school library at the Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on April 4 to send postcards alerting New Yorkers to vote no to a state constitutional convention when it comes before them on the November ballot.

Secure your future | March 2, 2017 >>

Every 20 years, New York State holds a referendum that asks voters if they want to hold a convention to revise or amend the state’s constitution. When the question appears on the ballot on Nov. 7, we are asking you to vote “no,” and here’s why.

President's perspective | January 5, 2017 >>

New York voters will be asked in November 2017 if they want to hold a constitutional convention to revise our state constitution. What’s at stake? Everything. The rights now enshrined in the constitution will all be fair game.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 5, 2017 >>

Of the many dark clouds we will face this coming year, one that affects you and me directly is the prospect of a New York State Constitutional Convention.

Q & A on the issues | January 5, 2017 >>

On Nov. 7, 2017, New York voters will be asked to weigh in on a question of vital importance: “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” The answer is NO!

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