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News stories | June 6, 2019

With the UFT’s support, Farah Louis won the special election on May 14 to fill the New York City Council seat left vacated by Jumaane Williams when he became the city’s public advocate. 

News stories | June 6, 2019

This year, the legal cap was reached. While the charter sector is pushing Albany to raise the cap, public school communities are saying enough is enough.

News stories | June 6, 2019

The UFT has mounted a campaign in Albany this spring to pass legislation that would help rein in spiraling health care costs by barring hospitals from charging outrageous fees for emergency care to out-of-network patients.

Press releases | May 29, 2019

The UFT has endorsed Melinda Katz in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney on June 25.

Press releases | June 5, 2019

A study of the UFT-DOE teacher leadership program released this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) found that it had a positive impact on teacher satisfaction and retention, teacher voice and collaboration, instructional practices, professional development and overall school culture.

News stories | June 6, 2019

The UFT Delegate Assembly on May 22 overwhelmingly voted to endorse Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in the special Democratic primary for Queens district attorney scheduled for June 25.

News stories | June 6, 2019

Telling the story of why the union matters, Geof Sorkin, the executive director of the UFT Welfare Fund, discussed the “very robust benefit package” that UFT-represented employees have.


News stories | June 6, 2019

Hundreds of occupational therapists, physical therapists and educators donned UFT T-shirts on May 13 for the UFT Occupational and Physical Therapists Chapter’s day of solidarity to increase visibility for their chapter and for the work they do.


Press releases | June 10, 2019

A coalition of consumer, labor, health and business groups has launched a television ad campaign demanding Albany pass legislation to protect patients from exorbitant surprise emergency hospital bills. 

Union resolutions | May 22, 2019

The UFT endorse Melinda Katz in her primary election for Queens District Attorney as we believe she will be an equally strong ally in the arena of justice for our members, our schools and our borough.

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