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News stories | June 6, 2019 >>

With the UFT’s support, Farah Louis won the special election on May 14 to fill the New York City Council seat left vacated by Jumaane Williams when he became the city’s public advocate. 

Editorials | June 6, 2019 >>

More than 30 of the 51 New York City Council seats — a common entry point into elected office — will open up in 2021 because of term limits. It’s an opportunity to elect more public school educators and other UFT-represented professionals to elected office.

News stories | June 6, 2019 >>

The UFT Delegate Assembly on May 22 overwhelmingly voted to endorse Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the special Democratic primary for Queens district attorney scheduled for June 25.

Around the UFT | June 6, 2019 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew exhorted women in the union to run for elected office at the morning town hall at the Spring Education Conference.

Press releases | May 29, 2019 >>

The UFT has endorsed Melinda Katz in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney on June 25.

Press releases | May 29, 2019 >>

The UFT has endorsed Michael McMahon in the election for Staten Island district attorney.

Union resolutions | May 22, 2019 >>

The UFT endorse Melinda Katz in her primary election for Queens District Attorney as we believe she will be an equally strong ally in the arena of justice for our members, our schools and our borough.

Union resolutions | May 22, 2019 >>

The UFT endorse Michael McMahon in his re-election for Staten Island District Attorney as we believe he will continue to be a strong ally in the arena of justice for our members, our schools and our borough.

Press releases | April 18, 2019 >>

The UFT has endorsed Farah Louis to fill the 45th district City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Jumaane Williams.

Around the UFT | February 7, 2019 >>

The next big challenge for the UFT and the nonprofit Eleanor’s Legacy is to make sure “the New York City Council accurately represents the 4 million women and girls who live in the city,” said Brette McSweeney, the executive director of Eleanor’s Legacy, at a pre-Women’s March breakfast forum on Jan. 19.

Editorials | February 7, 2019 >>
The newly elected Democratic majority in the New York State Senate passed long-stymied electoral reforms on Jan. 14 that will propel our state toward its rightful place as a progressive beacon for the rest of the United States.
Around the UFT | February 7, 2019 >>

With the special election for New York City Public Advocate set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, nine of the candidates vying for the post attended a UFT forum at the union’s Brooklyn borough office on Jan. 10 in the last in a series of four town halls around the city.

Union resolutions | January 16, 2019 >>

The UFT endorses reforms to expand voting rights in New York State, including the establishment of early voting, automatic voter registration, flexibility to change party affiliation, the permanent restoration of voting rights to parolees, the consolidation of party primaries, same-day voter registration, well-designed ballots and working voting machines.

Around the UFT | January 3, 2019 >>

UFT members packed public advocate town halls at the union’s Queens borough office on Dec. 13 and at union headquarters on Dec. 18 to meet and ask questions of the candidates vying to succeed Leticia James as the New York City public advocate.

News stories | December 6, 2018 >>

With UFT volunteers helping power his way to victory, Andrew Gounardes on Nov. 6 defeated Republican incumbent Marty Golden to represent the 22nd New York Senate District in southern Brooklyn, opening the door for Democrats to gain control of the state Senate.

News stories | November 1, 2018 >>

The UFT has thrown its full support behind Andrew Gounardes, who's running on the Democratic line to unseat State Senator Marty Golden, who represents the 22nd New York Senate District in southern Brooklyn.

News stories | October 4, 2018 >>

UFT-supported candidate Letitia “Tish” James won the Democratic nomination for state attorney general on Sept. 13, setting her up to make history as the first black woman to hold statewide office in New York should she win the general election in November.


Press releases | April 13, 2018 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Working Families Party's endorsement of Cynthia Nixon in her bid for governor.

National education and labor news | October 5, 2017 >>

A New York-based pro-charter group was hit with a massive financial penalty for illegally hiding its donors’ identities.

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

UFT-backed candidate Francisco Moya won the Democratic Primary on Sept. 12 in the contest for the open seat on the New York City Council for the 21st District in Corona and Elmhurst, Queens. Citywide, UFT-backed candidates claimed victory in 13 out of the 16 contested Council races where the union made an endorsement.

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