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Topics in the News:
News stories | October 4, 2018 >>
UFT is well-positioned to protect its members’ rights and benefits as the 2018–19 school years gets underway, President Michael Mulgrew reported to chapter leaders from across the city at their annual start-of-school meeting on Sept. 20 in Shanker Hall.
News stories | September 6, 2018 >>
Teachers and other government workers in New York and neighboring states were deluged with deceptive emails about opting out of their unions immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.
President's perspective | September 6, 2018 >>
We have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure the UFT remains a formidable force, but we have reason to be optimistic.
Press releases | July 18, 2018 >>
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of Gov. Cuomo's directive to the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision.
President's perspective | July 5, 2018 >>
That’s the power of the union — nothing less than a fully engaged membership taking on an important issue and not giving up.
News stories | July 5, 2018 >>
The conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 ruled against public sector unions nationwide in a decision that will make it more difficult for them to raise the funds necessary to support and advocate for the employees they represent.
Labor spotlight | July 5, 2018 >>
The plaintiff in the anti-union Supreme Court case known as Janus v. AFSCME was Mark Janus, a child support specialist for the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services. But Janus wasn’t fighting alone. The case against the union representing Illinois state workers has been bankrolled by anti-union billionaires.
News | June 27, 2018 >>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on June 27, the day of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Janus case, to prevent anti-worker groups from obtaining the personal information, including phone numbers and addresses, of government employees including teachers.
Op-Eds | June 27, 2018 >>
The finding in the Janus case will make it more difficult for unions to gather the resources they need to defend the interests of workers and their families. But our union will remain strong, and we will not be silenced.
Press releases | June 27, 2018 >>
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Janus ruling against labor unions.
With the U.S. Supreme Court possibly days away from issuing a ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged chapter leaders and delegates at the May 16 Delegate Assembly to make sure members in their chapters understand what is at stake for them in the case.
Facing the threat of the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME headed the agenda at New York State United Teachers’ annual Representative Assembly on April 27–28.
Some 1,600 UFT members came together at the union’s Spring Education Conference to recharge and recommit to making New York City the best urban school system in the nation even as they face a serious threat to their livelihoods from the pending Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME case.
The public face of the federal lawsuit attacking unions — Illinois child support specialist Mark Janus — owes his own job to a union.
News stories | May 3, 2018 >>
Before a packed house of labor leaders and union members at UFT headquarters, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on April 12 protecting New York’s public sector unions, including the UFT, from providing costly services to workers who do not pay to support those services.
Labor spotlight | May 3, 2018 >>
With a U.S. Supreme Court decision due in June in the anti-union Janus v. AFSCME case, UFT members should brace for a campaign by right-wing forces looking to degrade the value of union membership, UFT President Michael Mulgrew recently told union delegates.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26 heard spirited arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case, a lawsuit aimed at starving public-employee unions, including the UFT, of the funding they need to provide services to and advocate for workers.
AFT Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas told her story, about what Wisconsin public school educators gave up when they lost collective bargaining rights, at a series of meetings with classroom teachers, UFT staff and press and at a packed Delegate Assembly during a recent two-day visit.
Thousands of UFT members at schools across the city wore the color on Valentine’s Day to show their love for their union.