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Press releases | December 17, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's speech outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of 2019.

News | December 7, 2018

In December 2018, the DOE announced that students with verified accessibility needs will receive priority in admissions at fully or partially accessible buildings.

News stories | December 6, 2018

UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the city Department of Education that gives members a compounded 7.7 percent pay raise over 43 months, UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4.

News stories | December 6, 2018

“This event and this room is for everybody,” said a beaming Silverio Pacifico, the instructional coach at the new UFT Teacher Center at PS 211 in the Bronx, as he raised an apple-cider toast to colleagues for their hard work preparing for the Nov. 14 grand opening.

News stories | December 6, 2018

The union faced some of the gravest threats in its history over the past year. At Teacher Union Day, members celebrated how the UFT had emerged stronger than ever because they had banded together to face those challenges.

National education and labor news | December 6, 2018

Voters in Arizona overwhelmingly defeated a ballot proposition on Nov. 6 that would have greatly expanded the state’s school voucher program. 

National education and labor news | December 6, 2018

Parents in Arizona fraudulently spent $700,000 of public money intended to help fund their children’s education during the 2018 fiscal year, according to a report by the state’s attorney general. 

News stories | December 6, 2018

Everybody got into the act at PS 209 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, when it came to raising money to buy coats and other winter clothing items for the annual UFT Thanksgiving Luncheon for homeless students.

National education and labor news | December 6, 2018

Teachers in Los Angeles plan to go on strike in January, barring a last-minute contract settlement. 

News stories | December 6, 2018

The UFT has formed a partnership with the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center and longtime Retired Teachers Chapter legal provider Feldman, Kramer & Monaco to help Department of Education-employed members burdened with student debt find, navigate and apply for federal debt relief or the right debt forgiveness program. The average student loan debt balance for a teacher is $40,000, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

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