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Topics in the News:
Know your rights | July 5, 2018 >>
Under Measures of Teacher Practice, teachers engage in a cycle of observation, feedback and reflection with their principal or other evaluator. Here are some things you should know about this component of your rating.
News stories | May 3, 2018 >>
City Council Education Committee Chair Mark Treyger called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to negotiate a fair paid parental leave policy for New York City public school educators at a press conference on the steps of City Hall on April 24.
Q & A on the issues | May 3, 2018 >>
If you want a new opportunity, wish to be closer to home or have been placed in excess, the Open Market Transfer Plan gives you the chance to apply for a position at another school.
New teacher articles | April 5, 2018 >>
Gaining tenure is an important milestone for new teachers. There are many steps you can take to prepare for your tenure decision.
Press releases | March 28, 2018 >>
Adam Ross, the UFT's general counsel, issued a statement in response to the appellate division's decision to allow an anti-tenure lawsuit to proceed.
Union resolutions | March 28, 2018 >>
The UFT will continue to fight to get the Campaign for Fiscal Equity monies dispersed to NYC schools.
News stories | March 1, 2018 >>
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.
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.
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.
Know your rights | February 1, 2018 >>
The union contract empowers us as educators to do our jobs well. It includes articles and rights whose sole aim is to ensure that we have the resources, support and structures in place so that we can do our best to educate our students. It gives us an important voice in the workplace and a mechanism for addressing problems that arise.
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.
Editorials | February 1, 2018 >>
What would life be like if your union disappeared?
Feature stories | January 4, 2018 >>
Alessandra Giuffre takes her students on a magical journey from PS 140 in the Bronx to the world of words, reading them the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and immersing them in wizardry and wonder.
News stories | January 4, 2018 >>
Tenure rights of New York teachers were the focus of heated arguments in a Brooklyn courtroom on Nov. 30 as lawyers for the UFT and other unions pressed a state appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit attacking those fundamental safeguards.
News stories | November 2, 2017 >>
The number of oversize classes in New York City public schools continued to trend downward this year, according to the UFT’s annual data. On the 10th day of school this year, there were 2, 181 oversize classes in 411 schools, compared to 2,525 classes in 465 schools on the 10th day last year.
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 >>
Staff at the UFT Certification Department helps members navigate the certification process and rescues applications that are endangered because of bureaucratic oversights and other reasons.
National education and labor news | October 5, 2017 >>
A lawsuit challenging teacher tenure law in Minnesota was defeated on Sept. 5 as a state court of appeals panel upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the case.
Know your rights | October 5, 2017 >>
Among the many meaningful rights and professional protections that your contract provides is time carved out each day for teachers to do professional work.