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Press releases | January 22, 2019

The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 23 featuring New York City public school teachers, parents and students and celebrating teachers’ voice in the New York City public school system.

Press releases | January 23, 2019

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state Senate's passing of a bill that eliminates the requirement that state tests be used to evaluate teachers.

News stories | February 7, 2019

In a huge victory for the UFT, both houses of the state Legislature on Jan. 23 voted overwhelmingly to end the requirement that state test scores be used in evaluating teachers in New York State.

News stories | February 7, 2019

With the new Department of Education-UFT contract that increases educators’ professional voice going into effect, it’s only fitting that the union’s latest television ad campaign focuses on that very subject.

News stories | February 7, 2019

The salaries of UFT-represented employees covered by ratified Department of Education-UFT contracts will increase by 2 percent on Feb. 14.

News stories | February 7, 2019

It's wise to be mindful of protecting your possessions and items that belong to your school. Here are some tips for safeguarding valuables.


News stories | February 7, 2019

In his first executive budget proposal since Democrats took control of the state Senate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a $1 billion increase in education spending, for a total $27.7 billion. 


News stories | February 7, 2019

UFT delegates at the Delegate Assembly on Jan. 16 unanimously passed a resolution in support of the striking Los Angeles teachers. 


National education and labor news | February 7, 2019

Nearly a year after their lengthy walkout resulted in better pay, West Virginia public school teachers are back on edge after the introduction of a bill in the West Virginia State Senate in late January to weaken unions and redirect tax revenue from public schools to private and charter school options.

National education and labor news | February 7, 2019

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will face a new level of oversight this year with Democrats taking over the House of Representatives from Republicans who were friendlier to her privatization agenda.

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