Testimony & Speeches

This section archives the various testimonies and speeches given by UFT officers and staff members on behalf of the union and city schools.

Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education and Sub-Committee on Non-Public Schools about the Int. 0435 bill mandating special education services reporting.

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education about the essential role played by guidance counselors in our schools.

UFT Vice President for Special Education Carmen Alvarez testified that placing alarms on the exit doors of all elementary schools and all buildings that house District 75 programs, as Int. 0131 calls for, may help in alerting school staff once a child has left the building. But that should just be one piece of an overall plan to protect children who have a tendency to run.

The UFT submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the 2014-15 education expense and capital budgets.

Vice President for Non-Department of Education Members Anne Goldman testified before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare and Committee on Women’s Issues regarding the Administration for Children's Services fiscal year 2014-15 budget.

The UFT submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the 2014-15 education expense budget.

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell testified before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Finance regarding the 2014-15 education capital budget.

UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education on the treatment of LGBT students, families and staff in the New York City public school system.

UFT Vice President for Elementary Education Karen Alford testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education and Committee on Women's Issues to endorse New York City Council Resolution No. 2.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York State Senate and Assembly Joint Committees on Education and Finance about the governor's proposed executive budget.

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