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 reaffirming our nation's values through a condemnation of Islamophobia March 23, 2016

    The UFT strongly condemns the actions of all those who threaten the national imperative of acceptance of others and UFT members will support and protect the rights of Muslims, as they do all members of religious groups, who are our students, our colleagues and our neighbors.

  • Resolution in support of the Chicago Teachers Union March 23, 2016

    The United Federation of Teachers will stand in unity with this AFT local and any others engaged in the critical struggle to advocate for students and their families, for citizens and their communities, for patients and healthcare, and for our own existence as organized labor.

  • Resolution in opposition to state receivership March 23, 2016

    The UFT strongly opposes receivership and will vigorously challenge attacks on due process, collective bargaining and other fair labor practices that are a consequence of receivership.

  • Resolution in support of the Professional Staff Congress March 23, 2016

    The United Federation of Teachers supports the Professional Staff Congress in trying to get a new contract and that the UFT supports the efforts of CUNY’s university student Senate to stop the almost half-billion in proposed budget cuts.

  • Resolution on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the UFT March 23, 2016

    In keeping with the UFT’s 56-year tradition, we re-commit ourselves to advocating for our members and the children and vulnerable populations whom we serve.

  • Resolution for the mandated enrollment of UFT paraprofessionals in the Teachers' Retirement System February 3, 2016

    The UFT supports state legislation to mandate the enrollment of Paraprofessionals into TRS when they are hired by the NYC Department of Education.

  • Resolution to rescind mandate relief February 3, 2016

    The UFT calls on the New York State Legislature to rescind its 1995 mandate relief. The union also calls on NYS to require that the city's schools adhere to a maximum of five students to one teacher or provider in SETSS and related-service settings, and establish a maximum caseload for SETSS services of 20 students at the elementary level and 25 at the middle and high school levels.

  • Resolution to endorse Debra Penny for election to the Teacher's Retirement Board February 3, 2016

    The UFT endorses Debra Penny for election as a teacher-member of the Teachers' Retirement System Board of the City of New York for a three-year term beginning in 2016.

  • Resolution on out-of-control drug prices January 6, 2016

    The UFT urges Congress to give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, much like Medicaid and the Veterans Administration, to stabilize the market and establish competition among the drug manufacturers.

  • Resolution against terrorist atrocities January 6, 2016

    The UFT stands firmly with all victims of terrorist atrocities throughout the world in declaring these acts for what they are: the work of cowards who do not believe in the principles of a democratic society.

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