Joe LoVerde


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Brooklyn high school wins another chance

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. 

Mulgrew: Allies needed more than ever

With a Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case looming and New York State reeling from a federal tax overhaul, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the union needs political allies more than ever.

Membership teams form at schools, worksites

The UFT is putting together a membership team at each school or worksite to speak with members and make sure they are aware of what’s at stake in the anti-union Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cogen winner no joke to UFT foes

In presenting the Charles Cogen Award to just-retired UFT Welfare Fund Director Arthur Pepper, UFT President Michael Mulgrew said, “We still have our health care without a premium. And we’re able to give every single person whatever prescription drugs they need, only because of the work of Artie Pepper.”

Shifting gears to battle Janus

UFT President Michael Mulgrew thanked the delegates for their work in defeating the constitutional convention. But he warned that another important battle looms.

Door-knocking campaign planned in anticipation of Janus ruling

“This union was built on people talking face to face,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the Delegate Assembly. And now, he said, these same in-person exchanges are needed to protect the UFT from one of the biggest challenges in its 57-year history: the ramifications of the Janus vs. AFSCME case set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

UFT salutes history in the making

UFT members in partnership with their union are making a difference — while also making history — in public schools across the city. That’s the message of the UFT’s latest TV ad.

Cherished UFT leader Bob Astrowsky dies

Bob Astrowsky, one of the UFT’s most beloved leaders whose service to the union spanned more than 50 years, died on Sept. 3 after a long battle with several medical issues. He was 76.

Paperwork process gets job done

The data proves it: The UFT’s new paperwork reduction reporting form gets results.

Holding superintendents accountable gets results

A superintendent is working attentively with the UFT after the Department of Education took to heart the management issues that the union raised, UFT President Michael Mulgrew reported to the Delegate Assembly on June 14.

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