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Suzanne Popadin

UFT staff reporter

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The union advantage

With working people under attack from Republicans in Washington, D.C., and pervasive anti-labor sentiment, there's no better time to take stock of the benefits you have as a union member — benefits worth fighting to protect.

She teaches by example

Immigrant students at the International HS for Health Sciences in Queens can relate to visual arts teacher Gehan Habashy, who was born and raised in Egypt.

Iowa teachers choose to keep their union

Iowa teachers, defying a hostile political climate, are reaffirming their belief in organized labor and voting to maintain their union representation in the face of new collective bargaining laws that have stripped their rights.


We always have ‘each other’

The UFT has your back. 
That was the common thread running through the Teacher Union Day celebration on Nov. 5 as everyone from President Michael Mulgrew to honoree Elizabeth Perez to first-year teacher Mariah Claudio shared the same sentiment.


We always have 'each other'

The UFT has your back. That was the common thread running through the Teacher Union Day celebration on Nov. 5.

Unions come through for Puerto Rico

At least 3 million people are still without electricity, at least a million are still without drinking water and at least 49 are dead.

A helping hand amid Harvey’s destruction

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Bryan Platt, a Federation of Nurses/UFT member who works as an operating room nurse at Staten Island University Hospital South, was among those who stepped up to assist.

Schoolyard friendship a lifesaver

No one could have known that a chance meeting a decade ago in the schoolyard at PS 45 on Staten Island would one day save a life.

Gearing up for life

Students at the Brooklyn hub of Pathways to Graduation gear up for job opportunities or to enjoy a hands-on hobby in the Earn-A-Bike bicycle repair program.

She brings the world to her classroom

It’s all about “kids having access to experiences, whether I do it through being a teacher or being a program director at a museum or being a Girl Scout leader,” says Leslie Martinez, who is starting her third year as a teacher at Manhattan’s Humanities Prep Academy.

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