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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.

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.

Press releases | February 26, 2018

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the anti-union “Janus” case, New York City public school educators say they are sticking with their union.

Testimony | February 27, 2018

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding oversight of community schools and Renewal Schools and Intro 262, a local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to provide school-level data regarding students receiving special education services.

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

In light of the upcoming contract negotiations between the UFT and the Department of Education, the union has asked its functional chapter members for their priorities to ensure that the UFT negotiating committee is aware of these members’ job-related concerns and issues

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.

News stories | March 1, 2018

Brooklyn Collegiate was pronounced “dead” in early January as one of 14 low-performing schools the Department of Education said it would close this coming June. But the Brooklyn Collegiate community, with the support of the UFT, joined together and convinced the DOE to give the Brownsville high school another chance — at least for another year. 

News stories | March 1, 2018

Testifying in Albany on the governor’s proposed budget on Jan. 31, UFT President Michael Mulgrew called on state lawmakers to boost foundation aid for public schools in the face of fiscal threats from the federal government. 

News stories | March 1, 2018

A "Know Your Rights” coalition led by the UFT and health care advocates — including Nordstrom’s Stuyhealth — came together to raise awareness about 9/11 benefits and compensation.

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