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.

  • Resolution of solidarity with the Asociacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico and the AMPR-Local Sinidcal June 14, 2017

    The UFT stands in solidarity with the AFT and Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, the AMPR-Local Sindical and other trade unions to find solutions that advance our shared values of safeguarding public education and workers’ rights through collective bargaining.

  • Resolution regarding the Janus v. AFSCME case May 10, 2017

    In order to strengthen its connection to rank and file members and convince them to stay “Union Loud and Proud,” the UFT will redouble its efforts to train members in how to enforce our contract, teach members how to be organizers in their schools, and support all chapters in these bottom-up efforts.

  • Resolution for initiative on voter registration April 19, 2017

    The United Federation of Teachers will embark on a voter-registration drives for eligible New York City High School students and others eligible to vote in New York City; the UFT will seek to work with our community and civil rights partners to increase voter education, registration and participation; the UFT will educate, assist and empower those in New York City who are not eligible to vote on matters regarding individual rights and safety as well as roles and responsibilities of active citizen engagement.

  • Resolution in support of health care for all April 19, 2017

    The UFT calls for improving the health care safety net, including protecting and improving Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

  • Resolution to support JHS 145 March 22, 2017

    The UFT will continue to take a public stance against the closing of JHS 145.

  • Resolution in support of juvenile justice reform in New York State March 22, 2017

    The United Federation of Teachers will work with coalition partners, community groups and our membership to raise the age at which adolescents are sentenced as adults in New York State to 18.

  • Resolution in support of immigrant new Yorkers March 22, 2017

    The UFT will continue to work with the DOE and the City of New York to inform, assist, and protect immigrant families.

  • Resolution on grading Regents examinations in our home schools March 22, 2017

    The UFT will continue to advocate to end the policy of distributive scoring of Regents exams.

  • Resolution on the 57th anniversary of the UFT March 22, 2017

    We, the current members of the UFT, say to all those who came before us “thank you” for yesterday’s efforts which enable us today to proudly celebrate our 57th anniversary knowing that the UFT has made a remarkable contribution to public education, to unionism and to millions of people’s lives.

  • Resolution endorsing Tom Brown for re-election to the New York City Teachers' Retirement Board February 8, 2017

    The UFT endorse Thomas M. Brown for re-election as a Teacher- Member of the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the City of New York for a three-year term beginning in 2017.

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