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 UFT endorses the above solidarity statement of the Workers’ Economy conference in Mexico City and will send copies of this resolution to the relevant authorities in Mexico and the United States, as well as to the faculty and students of the Ayotzinapa Teachers College.

The UFT will continue to work with both the PFT and the American Federation of Teachers to call for a restoration of school funding in Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania, an end to the state’s attacks on educators and a commitment to repair the harm done to the city’s schools, students, families and teachers.

On this anniversary of the 1960 strike, we pay tribute to our founders and other members who through courage, loyalty, dedication and painstaking work made it possible for us to proclaim proudly today our membership in the United Federation of Teachers.

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.

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