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News stories | June 7, 2018

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on April 30 slammed the city’s reluctance to extend paid parental leave to UFT members as “clear gender bias.”

News stories | June 7, 2018

New York City Council members attending the UFT’s May 3 legislative breakfast heard why it’s important to continue supporting five of the UFT’s signature programs: Teacher’s Choice, the Community Learning Schools Initiative, the Positive Learning Collaborative, the BRAVE anti-bullying program and the Dial-a-Teacher homework helpline.

News stories | June 7, 2018

With the U.S. Supreme Court possibly days away from issuing a ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged chapter leaders and delegates at the May 16 Delegate Assembly to make sure members in their chapters understand what is at stake for them in the case.

News stories | June 7, 2018

A bill to uncouple standardized test scores from teacher evaluations and delete them from students’ permanent records may be close to being approved by state lawmakers.

News stories | June 7, 2018

UFT members employed by the Department of Education will receive a wage increase of 3 percent, effective June 16, in accordance with the UFT-DOE contract ratified in 2014.

News stories | June 7, 2018

A courageous Federation of Nurses/UFT member faced the former patient who attacked her as he was sentenced on May 4 in State Supreme Court on Staten Island. The nurse's assailant will serve two to four years under the state’s 2010 Violence against Nurses law, which made it a felony to assault an on-duty registered nurse or licensed practical nurse after years of lobbying by the UFT.

News stories | June 7, 2018

The public face of the federal lawsuit attacking unions — Illinois child support specialist Mark Janus — owes his own job to a union.

News stories | June 7, 2018

Facing the threat of the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME headed the agenda at New York State United Teachers’ annual Representative Assembly on April 27–28. 


News stories | June 7, 2018

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza gave a rousing defense of public education and the unstoppable drive toward equity in his speech at the UFT’s Spring Education Conference.

News stories | June 7, 2018

There was something for everyone at the Spring Education Conference’s bustling exhibit hall where members filled shopping bags with vendors’ giveaways and marveled at the accomplishments of the career and technical education high school students demonstrating their skills.

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