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Suzanne Popadin

UFT staff reporter

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Paras get due process, extra $$ compensation

The tentative DOE-UFT contract announced on Oct. 11 features important improvements for paraprofessionals, including job protections like due process rights similar to those of teachers.

Fountain flows with UFT’s help

With the UFT’s help, a problem at the International HS at Prospect Heights is now water under the bridge and a state-of-the-art water station is making a big splash.

Trump torments federal workers

Federal workers are in the president’s crosshairs. 
Right before Labor Day, and just days after a judge foiled Donald Trump’s attempt to hurt those workers and their unions through executive orders, Trump fired back with a plan to cancel their scheduled pay raise.


City makes the grade

For the third straight year, New York City made more headway than the rest of the state on achieving proficiency in math and ELA for grades 3 through 8, according to test scores released by the state Education Department on Sept. 26.

The power of words

Students from Manhattan's Maxine Greene HS for Imagination and Inquiry brought history to life through the words of minorities, the working poor, immigrants, rebels and dissenters, at a Lincoln Center performance that capped their two-year AP government project called Voice's of a People's History of the United States.

Anti-labor email barrage targets union members

Teachers and other government workers in New York and neighboring states were deluged with deceptive emails about opting out of their unions immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.

UFT members have assaulted nurse’s back

A Federation of Nurses/UFT member — bolstered by colleagues and other union members gathered in solidarity — stood up in state Supreme Court on Staten Island on Aug. 14 and bravely described how an assault by a patient has changed her life.

Meeting heroes

PS 204 staff invite local veterans, service men and women and police and firefighters to be part of the school’s Veterans Appreciation Day tradition, and many return year after year.

Rockin’ the Runway

At Teachers Rock the Runway at union headquarters on May 31, student designers from programs at Maxwell, the HS of Art & Design and the HS of Fashion Industries presented their creations, designed for all body types at a fashion show organized by the union.

Union-hating billionaires bankrolled case

The plaintiff in the anti-union Supreme Court case known as Janus v. AFSCME was Mark Janus, a child support specialist for the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services. But Janus wasn’t fighting alone. 
The case against the union representing Illinois state workers has been bankrolled by anti-union billionaires.


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