Union Resolutions

The UFT’s Delegate Assembly, the union’s largest decision-making body, debates and passes resolutions defining the union’s position on many issues. This section archives those resolutions.

The United Federation of Teachers’ Delegate Assembly authorizes the Executive Board to consider, make or modify endorsements that will be recommended to NYSUT during the summer in order to have a timely impact on any such campaigns.

The United Federation of Teachers will work with the new administration to return to an equitable parking system, where spaces are not pre-allocated, and the UFT will push to have this improvement in working conditions in place as soon as possible and will publicize the appeals process for additional spaces.

The UFT reaffirms its support for defined-benefit pension plans and rejects efforts to increase reliance on defined-contribution plans as the primary means for retirement income.

The UFT will support the growing movement in favor of a $15.00 minimum wage and lobby our members in Congress to also promote and endorse this commitment.

The UFT stands with U.S. postal workers in their effort to preserve for our country both decent union jobs and affordable, accountable public services.

The UFT stands in solidarity with the UPS drivers in Queens and pledges to help them in their fight to retain their jobs and to ensure fairness and decent treatment by their employer.

The UFT supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 and will work to support its passage in Congress.

In recognition of the fact that May Day is also known as International Workers' Day and has significance to the labor movement, the UFT will fully support and participate in the May Day 2014 Labor Rights, Immigrant Rights and Jobs for All rally.

The UFT calls upon the New York State Department of Education to ensure that the NYSAA is revised so that it better accounts for the cognitive and functional level of students and ensure that the challenges of the NYSAA assessment do not unfairly penalize teachers through the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) process.

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.

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