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Mulgrew urges chapter leaders to get safety training

UFT President Michael Mulgrew reminded the Delegate Assembly on March 20 that the new citywide safety standards called for in the DOE-UFT contract are in effect and he urged chapter leaders who hadn’t gotten the necessary training to do so as soon as possible.

Fun to spare

More than 250 high school educators from across Queens turned out at Whitestone Lanes in Flushing on March 15 for a night of talking shop and having fun at the bowling lanes.

New contract gives more voice — so use it!

The state of the union — as in the United Federation of Teachers — is good, UFT President Michael Mulgrew reported to the Delegate Assembly on Feb. 13.

Members urged to nominate Debra Penny for TRS board

The UFT leadership is urging members to sign nominating petitions to re-elect UFT Treasurer Debra Penny to a new three-year term as a trustee on the Teachers’ Retirement System board.


Final bargaining unit ratifies revised contract

Members of the lone bargaining unit to vote down the Department of Education-UFT contract last fall ratified a revised agreement on Jan. 31, allowing them to receive their February salary increases with all other UFT-represented employees who work for the DOE.


Teacher voice the focus of UFT TV ad

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.

2% pay increase on Feb. 14

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

Mulgrew urges reps to use power in new contract

Although the new UFT contract doesn’t officially take effect until Feb. 14, UFT President Michael Mulgrew urged those attending the Delegate Assembly on Dec. 12 to start the utilizing the part of the agreement that gives new authority to chapter leaders to prod principals to address operational issues at their schools.


Staten Island staff uses teamwork to save lives

Teamwork often comes into play when UFT members are doing their jobs — and sometimes, as it did at lunchtime on Nov. 7 at the Richard H. Hungerford School, a District 75 school in Stapleton, Staten Island, it can save a life.

New Retiree Luncheon

Tiffany Bui-Rothman just got back from Warsaw, Poland, and Venice, Italy.
 

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