Because we're in this TOGETHER
FAQs for this school year
Find answers to questions on vaccination, safety protocols, COVID-19 leaves and absences, remote instruction and more.
The UFT and the principals union are sounding the alarm that the city has no plan to deal with staffing shortages certain to be triggered by the vaccine mandate.
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.
When I became a full-time teacher, my salary did not reflect my prior experience. The UFT helped me file a grievance..."
I was able to reduce my student loan debt by $17,500 with help from the UFT. It’s a very nice glimmer in this dark time..."
I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in..."
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