Because we're in this TOGETHER
Our schools need a lifeline
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the U.S. economy. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the federal Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act to be a critical part of the recovery effort. Now it’s time for the U.S. Senate to pass the bill.
The UFT awarded more than $1 million to more than 180 city public high school students and graduate students this year.
Federal funds, now being held up in Washington, are the only possible way New York City will be able to invest in the protective measures and staff required for schools to safely re-open in September — even on a limited basis.
Union Rights and Benefits
UFT members earn pay increases based on experience thanks to the bargaining power of the union.
A defined-benefit pension will provide guaranteed monthly payments from the day you retire for the rest of your life.
It’s very scary to find yourself suddenly without health insurance due to an administrative error. I’m thankful the union was there for me when my family and I needed them..."
The Student Debt Relief Program negotiated with the same loan provider who told me I wasn’t eligible for student loan forgiveness, and they worked a miracle..."
Our school is moving in the right direction again. But it never would have happened without the union..."
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