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Suzanne Popadin

UFT staff reporter

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‘The pillars that support the school’

Keep calm and counsel on. T-shirts given out at the UFT’s 14th annual School Counselors Conference on March 10 at union headquarters in Manhattan bore those words because that’s what school counselors do, School Counselors Chapter Leader Rosemarie Thompson told the more than 200 members gathered in Shanker Hall.

PEP convinced not to ax two Queens schools

There is strength in organizing. One Queens community proved that on March 1, when the Panel for Educational Policy rejected the Department of Education’s plan to shut two Far Rockaway schools.


Trump deregulation efforts hurt workers

Government regulations protect workers by ensuring safe workplaces and fair wages and by preserving their right to join a union. President Trump is determined to deregulate.

UFT helps raise awareness of 9/11 benefits, compensation

A "Know Your Rights” coalition led by the UFT and health care advocates — including Nordstrom’s Stuyhealth — came together to raise awareness about 9/11 benefits and compensation.


Education reaching new heights — and CTE leads the way

Dozens of CTE educators were recognized on Feb. 15 for teaching 21st-century skills and preparing students for college and careers.

Work begins on next contract priorities

More than 300 UFT members packed Shanker Hall at union headquarters in Manhattan on Jan. 10 for the first meeting of the negotiating committee that will shape the union’s priorities for its next contract with the city.


Tragedy to triumph

She was named after Wonder Woman, a fictional comic book superhero. Thirty-four years later, Diana Wright needed the strength and resilience of a superhero to turn the tables on a tragedy.


Educators step up for their students

Hundreds of families in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, had a chance to stock up on new clothes thanks to a trio of hard-working educators at IS 220 and Primary, an online kids clothing company.

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.

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