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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.


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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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Now that the union is fighting for my financial security, I feel empowered...

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Kelly Finlaw
Kelly Finlaw
Art teacher at IS 528 in Manhattan
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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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