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Members surveyed on contract priorities

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

What you need to know about functional chapters

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

Administrative ed officers and analysts ratify first contract

Administrative education officers and analysts on Dec. 7 overwhelmingly ratified their first collective-bargaining agreement with the city Department of Education.

‘Advocacy for each patient’ is what counts

The importance of nurses as advocates for their patients and their profession was a prominent theme of the 37nd annual Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT held on Nov. 18 and 19.

Mulgrew: Proceed with caution on SBOs

UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged delegates at the May 18 Delegate Assembly to review their school’s needs from a global perspective when considering school-based options for the coming school year.


At conference, learning what it takes to be BRAVE

David Kazansky, the founder of the UFT's anti-bullying campaign, was the surprise honoree at the annual Be BRAVE Against Bullying Conference on May 6.

Mulgrew to delegates: We must take the White House

At the monthly Delegate Assembly on the afternoon following the New York State presidential primaries on April 19, UFT President Michael Mulgrew thanked the many UFT members who volunteered for the union’s Hillary Clinton campaign, but then he quickly turned his focus to the battle ahead in November.


UFT ‘powerful because of you’

Hundreds of supporters cheered and applauded as the UFT paid tribute to outstanding high school educators, union activists and school communities at the union’s second annual Academic High School Awards Recognition Ceremony on April 15.


Clinton’s pledge to educators: ‘I will have your backs’

Hillary Clinton, a surprise guest at NYSUT’s Representative Assembly on April 8, promised the nearly 1,800 delegates that they “will have a partner in the White House” if she is elected president of the United States.

Mulgrew: Time to start working for Hillary

At the March 23 Delegate Assembly, UFT President Michael Mulgrew called for volunteers to work on behalf of Hillary Clinton in light of the increasing probability of a Clinton-Trump battle this fall.
“It’s now at the point that we know what’s in the best interest of the union,” Mulgrew said.

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