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News stories | September 6, 2018

Teachers and other government workers in New York and neighboring states were deluged with deceptive emails about opting out of their unions immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.

News stories | September 6, 2018

The UFT, through its state affiliate NYSUT, has endorsed Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James for state attorney general in New York’s Democratic Primary election on Thursday, Sept. 13.


News stories | September 6, 2018

Hundreds of new teachers will start their school year with up to 50 free books apiece for their classroom, courtesy of the UFT’s book giveaway on Aug. 11.

News stories | September 6, 2018

UFT members planning to have children were excited about the new paid parental leave policy and reassured about what it would mean for their families.

News stories | September 6, 2018

The UFT extended a welcoming hand to new hires in August as it launched an enrollment drive in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case in June.


News stories | September 6, 2018

The UFT in July squashed an attempt by about 120 religious schools in New York City to remove 239 members of the union's Nonpublic Schools Chapter who work in the schools and replace them with cheaper, less qualified third-party vendors. But the city DOE, the local education agency that decides how the money is spent, decided not to eliminate or reduce the number of DOE employees in those jobs for at least another year.


News | September 18, 2018

Alhassan Susso, a history teacher at International Community HS in Mott Haven in the Bronx, was named the 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year.

News | September 12, 2018

More than 1,200 exuberant UFT members turned out in force to show union strength and pride at the city’s Labor Day Parade. 

News | September 4, 2018

Speed cameras are coming back online to ward off dangerous drivers near New York City schools in time for the start of school.

News stories | September 6, 2018

A Federation of Nurses/UFT member — bolstered by colleagues and other union members gathered in solidarity — stood up in state Supreme Court on Staten Island on Aug. 14 and bravely described how an assault by a patient has changed her life.

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