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  • Thanksgiving Luncheon for Homeless Students 2018 14 hours ago

    About 200 students took part in a day of fun activities and a luncheon, and also left with brand new winter coats and accessories, at the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Homeless Students run by the UFT Middle Schools Division and co-sponsored by the Municipal Credit Union.

  • Mulgrew visits PS 48, the Bronx 3 days ago

    The library was packed with members from PS 48, the Joseph R. Drake School in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, as they met on Nov. 15 with UFT President Michael Mulgrew to discuss the new contract, particularly the elements of the new Bronx Plan, and other issues.

  • On the Record with Michael Mulgrew - Episode 6: Teacher Evaluation with Trisha Arnold 3 days ago

    The new DOE-UFT contract reduces the number of observations for the vast majority of teachers. In this episode of On the Record with Michael Mulgrew, the UFT president talks with PS 204K Chapter Leader and member of the contract negotiating team Trisha Arnold about the changes to the teacher evaluation system and how they will benefit teachers

  • Queens Parent Conference 2018 3 days ago

    About 300 Queens parents, grandparents and education activists gathered for the union’s annual fall conference to exchange resources and learn how to become leaders in their schools.

  • Meet the President for Districts 8 and 12 3 days ago

    Some 150 teachers from Districts 8 and 12 gathered at the UFT Bronx headquarters for a Meet the President event with Michael Mulgrew.

  • Staten Island Parent Conference 2018 4 days ago

    Parents, grandparents and guardians gathered at IS 2 in Staten Island on Nov. 10 for breakfast, exhibits and workshops on navigating the education system, resources for students with special needs, the new learning standards in math and English, and other topics.

  • Apply to be recognized as a 50-, 60- or 70-year member 4 days ago

    If you have been a UFT union member for 50, 60 or 70 years including child care leave, you might be eligible for the UFT 50-, 60- or 70-Year Membership and Service Award.

  • Foreign Language Conference 2018 4 days ago

    More than 200 participants attended a wide variety of workshops at the annual professional development conference of the New York City Association of Foreign Language Teachers/UFT and the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers — titled Celebrating Cultural Relevance in our LOTE Classrooms — on Nov. 3 at union headquarters in Manhattan.

  • UFT podcasts 6 days ago
  • UFT members overwhelmingly ratify early contract 1 week ago

    UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the city Department of Education that gives members a compounded 7.7 percent pay raise over 43 months, UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4.

  • Turning peril into power 1 week ago

    The union faced some of the gravest threats in its history over the past year. At Teacher Union Day, members celebrated how the UFT had emerged stronger than ever because they had banded together to face those challenges.

  • UFT campaign helps unseat state Senator Golden 1 week ago

    With UFT volunteers helping power his way to victory, Andrew Gounardes on Nov. 6 defeated Republican incumbent Marty Golden to represent the 22nd New York Senate District in southern Brooklyn, opening the door for Democrats to gain control of the state Senate.

  • UFT door-knocking teams recognized 1 week ago

    UFT members visited the homes of thousands of UFT members last winter to have one-on-one conversations with their peers about the value of their union rights and benefits and what was at stake in the Janus case before the U.S. Supreme Court. “We need to stay united and it was important that we stand for each other,” said Jacqueline Baker, an early childhood educator and one of those who received the Backer/Scheintaub Award at Teacher Union Day. “I wanted them to get that message.”

  • NYS Teacher of the Year Alhassan Susso 1 week ago

    Bronx teacher Alhassan Susso, the winner of the Audrey Chasen Award at Teacher Union Day, talks about his approach to teaching. "At the core of teaching is relationships,” says Susso. “Because it’s really difficult to be able to teach somebody if you really don’t know their story. Because in order to influence someone to learn, you first have to know what influences them.”

  • #UnionProud schools win Kolodny Awards 1 week ago

    Hear members from the schools that won Jules Kolodny Awards at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4 talk about why the union matters to them. “When I hear the phrase union proud, I think how powerful it is when we join together for a common purpose,” said PS 108 Chapter Leader Amanda Walsh, one of the honorees.

  • Carmen Alvarez accepts the Cogen Award 1 week ago

    Carmen Alvarez, the longtime vice president for special education, gave these remarks upon accepting the Charles Cogen Award, the union’s highest honor for a member, on Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4.

  • Our paid parental leave victory 1 week ago

    The UFT members who spearheaded the union’s successful paid parental leave campaign tell the story of their fight. They received David Wittes Awards at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 4.

  • Teacher Union Day 2018 2 weeks ago

    More than 1,400 UFT members, their family members and students, and friends of the union —attended the union’s annual celebration of the UFT’s founding and the union members who through their activism and dedication are keeping the union strong. The four-hour event featured the presentation of awards and a stirring speech from NYS Teacher of the Year Alhassan Susso.

  • Bronx UFT Parent Summit 2018 2 weeks ago

    Bronx parents gathered for a day of informative workshops, networking and exhibits at the UFT’s Bronx borough office on Nov. 3.

  • UFT members overwhelmingly ratify contract 2 weeks ago

    Members of the United Federation of Teachers ratified a new contract that gives members a 7.7 percent pay raise over the 43-month pact.

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