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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.
Q & A on the issues | March 1, 2018 >>
This Q&A gives you the information you need to know about the Janus case before the Supreme Court and its ramifications for UFT members.
President's perspective | March 1, 2018 >>
Kim’s story of what happened to teachers in Wisconsin after the Republican governor gutted collective bargaining rights for public employees is a wake-up call to anyone thinking “it can’t happen here.”
Press releases | February 26, 2018 >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the anti-union “Janus” case, New York City public school educators say they are sticking with their union.
News stories | February 1, 2018 >>
Gloria Winograd goes out on cold winter evenings to knock on doors of fellow UFT members. Her mission: To alert them that their rights and benefits are endangered by the Janus v. AFSCME case, now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
News stories | February 1, 2018 >>
The UFT is organizing membership teams in every school so the union will be in a stronger position to protect member rights and benefits when the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Janus v. AFSCME case.
President's perspective | February 1, 2018 >>
The anti-union propaganda machine is already preparing ads for the post-Janus world urging workers to “give yourself a raise” and stop paying dues. We need to educate members to see through this ploy — you can’t get something for nothing.
Education nation | February 1, 2018 >>
As public employee unions brace for a ruling in the anti-union Janus v. AFSCME case before the U.S. Supreme Court, a cautionary tale is unfolding in Wisconsin.
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.