Union Resolutions

Our union’s elected governing body debates and passes resolutions defining the union’s position on many issues. This section archives the resolutions passed by the UFT Delegate Assembly.

The UFT supports the proposed legislation known as Avonte’s Law, which would supplement funding for a federal program to give parents of autistic children access to tracking devices and training.

The UFT calls on leaders of the Chicago Public Schools to rescind their threats of punishment against the teachers who joined parents in boycotting the ISAT.

The UFT strongly supports the vigorous efforts of our colleagues in the California Federation of Teachers and the California Teachers Association in defending against the deceitful and dangerous claims of a lawsuit now being heard in a California court which seeks to overturn the state’s laws granting teachers due process and seniority rights.

The UFT commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and honors its significance to our country’s history through the UFT’s continuing fight for racial, social and economic justice in our schools, our city and our country.

The UFT acknowledges and celebrates this 54th anniversary of our union's founding, and honors the officers and members whose sacrifice over the years have kept the union strong in the face of adversity and made it a model of effective and progressive unionism for all those we serve.

The UFT calls on the DOE to immediately use all lab specialists now in excess and to hire more lab specialists in order that every secondary school in the city has a lab specialist. It also calls on the DOE to ensure that all science teachers and other relevant staff receive lab-safety training.

The UFT calls on all of its members to commit to strong participation in this effort to win a just agreement and urges members to educate fellow members about the important issues at stake in the new contract, including for fair pay, good working conditions and professional treatment on the job.

The United Federation of Teachers will work to win state approval for a city tax increase to expand prekindergarten to tens of thousands more children in the city.

The UFT will work with the AFT and the PFT to fight school closures in Philadelphia and call for a restoration of education cuts.

The United Federation of Teachers calls on the state and city to work quickly on enacting meaningful and concrete changes that ensure New York City has the fair, efficient and reliable election system that its residents need and deserve.

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