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Press releases | April 18, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew won his fourth term as the union’s president, according to results tabulated by the American Arbitration Association. Mulgrew, the Unity Caucus candidate, received 38,591 votes, or 86.2 percent of the votes cast.

Press releases | April 18, 2019

The UFT has endorsed Farah Louis to fill the 45th district City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Jumaane Williams.

News | April 16, 2019

Here are some helpful instructions on how to register online for the 2019 Spring Education Conference.

National education and labor news | April 4, 2019

The American Federation of Teachers is approaching the 2020 presidential primary with a new endorsement procedure. The union faced criticism for its early endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2015, which left some of its members feeling left out of the selection process.

National education and labor news | April 4, 2019

A federal judge ruled on March 7 that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ effort to delay a statute requiring states to remedy a racial gap in special education was illegal.

National education and labor news | April 4, 2019

The Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2020, released on March 11, includes a $7.1 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Education. This is the third time the White House has sought to slash education funding. Though Congress has largely ignored the administration’s previous attempts at deep cuts and is expected to rebuff these proposals as well, the document demonstrates the administration’s commitment to the privatization agenda of Betsy DeVos, its education secretary.

News stories | April 4, 2019

At Forest Hills HS in Queens, Chapter Leader Adam Bergstein and his members have passed a vote of no confidence against their principal.

News stories | April 4, 2019

More than 1,000 UFT members and guests — including James Geigel, his immigrant grandparents Angelina and Modesto Hernandez and his mother Nitza Hernandez — all paras or paras who became teachers — packed the New York Hilton's Grand Ballroom to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chapter.

News stories | April 4, 2019

A substantial increase in state funding for New York City public schools topped the agenda for the more than a thousand UFT members and public school parents who traveled to Albany on March 18 to meet with their state representatives for the UFT’s annual Lobby Day.

News stories | April 4, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew made the case for more funding for school programs that directly aid students in budget testimony on March 20 before the City Council Education Committee. At the same time, he asked the Council members to make sure state funds are not derailed or swallowed up the city’s education bureaucracy.

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