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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.

News stories | March 1, 2018

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.

Op-Eds | March 19, 2018

The thousands of New York City students who walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to honor those murdered in the Parkland, Florida mass-shooting didn’t ask for Kevlar vests or gun-toting teachers. They do want adults to do the hard work to make their schools safe — to stand up to the national gun lobby, but also to arm staff with knowledge, such as how to create safe school environments, and to train them in how to recognize and de-escalate potentially violent situations.

News stories | March 1, 2018

The UFT leadership is asking all union members to sign nominating petitions to reelect David Kazansky to a second three-year term as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.

Press releases | February 22, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a response to President Donald J. Trump's suggestion that some teachers should be trained in weaponry and issued concealed-carry permits for school campuses.

News | March 7, 2018

Richard Carranza, the Houston schools superintendent and a strong advocate of public schools, was selected by Mayor Bill de Blasio on March 5 to be the next New York City schools chancellor.

News | March 14, 2018
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News stories | March 1, 2018

Dozens of CTE educators were recognized on Feb. 15 for teaching 21st-century skills and preparing students for college and careers.

Press releases | February 21, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement supporting student advocates of the movement for stronger gun legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

News | March 6, 2018

Due to the snowstorm, some UFT events scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 have been canceled.

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