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Janus lawsuit

Labor spotlight | January 4, 2018 >>

With working people under attack from Republicans in Washington, D.C., and pervasive anti-labor sentiment, there's no better time to take stock of the benefits you have as a union member — benefits worth fighting to protect.

Research shows | January 4, 2018 >>

The weakening of teachers’ unions in Wisconsin led to a drop in math and science test scores in the state’s already struggling schools, according to new research published by the Social Science Research Network.

News briefs | January 4, 2018 >>

The Trump administration sought to undermine public-sector labor unions with a brief submitted on Dec. 6 in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

News stories | January 4, 2018 >>

The UFT is putting together a membership team at each school or worksite to speak with members and make sure they are aware of what’s at stake in the anti-union Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Editorial cartoons | January 4, 2018 >>
President's perspective | January 4, 2018 >>

We often talk about how the union provides concrete value— the many rights and benefits that we enjoy as UFT members. But you also belong to a community of public school educators and other professionals who are motivated to help others and whose good deeds ripple far beyond the classroom.

Editorials | December 7, 2017 >>

The next challenge we face is the upcoming ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. In the coming months, we’ll need all hands on deck to get the message out about the importance of union membership and the critical difference it makes in our standard of living.

News stories | December 7, 2017 >>

Don’t be surprised if a fellow UFT member comes knocking at your door! UFT members are going door to door to discuss the value of the union in person with every UFT member.

News stories | December 7, 2017 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew thanked the delegates for their work in defeating the constitutional convention. But he warned that another important battle looms.

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 stories | November 2, 2017 >>

“This union was built on people talking face to face,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the Delegate Assembly. And now, he said, these same in-person exchanges are needed to protect the UFT from one of the biggest challenges in its 57-year history: the ramifications of the Janus vs. AFSCME case set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

News stories | November 2, 2017 >>

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that seeks to starve public-sector unions of the funding they need to provide services to members. 

News stories | October 5, 2017 >>

As threats to workers’ rights multiply at the state and federal level, about 600 UFT members marched in the annual Labor Day Parade on Sept. 10 to show their support for the labor movement.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 >>

Find out about our pursuit of pedagogical status, SESIS improvements, how to report salary issues, observation days and more.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 >>

Learn about negotiations with the DOE, hearing screenings and one of our audiologists, who was featured in the New York Teacher.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 >>

Read more about our school counselors questionnaire, Teacher's Choice, PD for counselors, our 14th annual School Counselors Conference and more.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 >>

Read more about professional development for paras, chapter updates via email, our Paraprofessional Festival and Awards Luncheon and career opportunities.

President's perspective | September 7, 2017 >>

Welcome back. We're off to a good start, but there is no denying that we are living in turbulent times.

President's perspective | July 6, 2017 >>

Who would have thought in November that we would be where we are now? We celebrate the conclusion of a successful school year for public school educators, but it didn’t look so great just seven months ago.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 1, 2017 >>

Organize the organized! That’s an old labor saying to remind union leaders that simply signing up individuals as members should not be the end of the process.

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