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News stories | April 7, 2016 >>

UFT members are asked to support Jaime Williams and Yuh-Line Niou for the state Assembly in the special election on Tuesday, April 19, the same day as the state’s presidential primary. Niou will be running in lower Manhattan’s 65th Assembly District for the position formerly held by Sheldon Silver.

President's perspective | April 7, 2016 >>

When New Yorkers vote in the presidential primary on April 19, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

National education and labor news | April 7, 2016 >>

The AFL-CIO has launched a massive campaign to inform voters of the perils of a Trump presidency for working people and unions.

News stories | April 7, 2016 >>

At the March 23 Delegate Assembly, UFT President Michael Mulgrew called for volunteers to work on behalf of Hillary Clinton in light of the increasing probability of a Clinton-Trump battle this fall.
“It’s now at the point that we know what’s in the best interest of the union,” Mulgrew said.

Editorials | February 4, 2016 >>

The 2016 presidential campaign already feels like it has gone on forever. But now is not the time to tune out or bail out. Among other things, the party that controls the White House in 2017 will almost certainly play a role in determining the balance of power on the U.S. Supreme Court for years to come.

Editorials | December 3, 2015 >>

The 2016 presidential campaign debates have been among the most watched programming on television. That’s something to celebrate: An engaged electorate is good for democracy.

News stories | December 3, 2015 >>

The UFT’s four endorsed candidates claimed victory with the help of UFT members who cast ballots in the Nov. 3 special elections where every vote mattered since turnout was low.

News stories | November 5, 2015 >>

The UFT is calling on its members to vote for four candidates it endorsed in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections.

News stories | September 10, 2015 >>

The UFT is supporting the candidacy of Barry Grodenchik in a special election on Sept. 10 to fill a vacant City Council seat in Queens’ District 23. 

News stories | August 6, 2015 >>

It may be summer, but educators are already looking ahead to the 2016 election.

Union resolutions | June 10, 2015 >>

The United Federation of Teachers’ Delegate Assembly authorizes the Executive Board to consider, make or modify endorsements during the summer.

National education and labor news | December 4, 2014 >>

Voters in states and cities across the country cast ballots on Nov. 4 in favor of higher minimum wages and guaranteed paid sick days.

News stories | December 4, 2014 >>

Republican candidates gained a clear majority in the New York State Senate in the midterm elections on Nov. 4, despite the best efforts of the UFT and other unions and progressive organizations to elect candidates more supportive of public schools and working people.

Editorials | December 4, 2014 >>

Nearly three out of four registered voters in New York State stayed home on Election Day. Turnout — or the lack of turnout — has consequences. We are now left with a state Senate obligated to financiers who support unfettered expansion of charter schools.

News stories | December 4, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the Delegate Assembly on Nov. 18 that the midterm elections earlier in November had put many statehouses firmly in the hands of conservative governors and legislators whose agenda would inflict harm on public schools, unions and working Americans.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members called fellow union members in the suburbs and upstate at union phone banks and a day of door-knocking in the Hudson Valley was planned for Nov. 1 as the fight to decide which party controls the state Senate came down to a handful of competitive races, all outside New York City.

News | October 29, 2014 >>

The UFT is urging members to vote yes on Proposal 3 concerning the New York Bonds for School Technology Act, which would enable the state to sell up to $2 billion in bonds.

News stories | October 2, 2014 >>

The UFT-endorsed candidates — from seasoned hands to newcomers — won big in the Sept. 9 primary races.

Editorial cartoons | December 18, 2013 >>
Union resolutions | December 11, 2013 >>

The United Federation of Teachers calls on the state and city to work quickly on enacting meaningful and concrete changes that ensure New York City has the fair, efficient and reliable election system that its residents need and deserve.

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