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Make every New Yorker count

It's crucial for the 2020 Census count to be as accurate as possible to ensure that New Yorkers receive their fair share of federal dollars and the correct number of representatives in the state and federal governments.

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Union Rights and Benefits

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Health Benefits

UFT members are entitled to premium-free health insurance.

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Salary

UFT members earn pay increases based on experience thanks to the bargaining power of the union.

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Pension

A defined-benefit pension will provide guaranteed monthly payments from the day you retire for the rest of your life.

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Contracts

Through the strength of collective bargaining, the union has negotiated contracts that protect the rights of its members.


#UnionProud

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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...

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Alyson Macaluso
Alyson Macaluso
Teacher at PS 255 in Queens
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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...

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Katelyn Bean
Katelyn Bean
Speech improvement teacher at PS 889 in Brooklyn
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Our school is moving in the right direction again. But it never would have happened without the union...

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Kathy Lafontant
Kathy Lafontant
Chapter leader at It Takes a Village Academy in Brooklyn
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