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A Union of Professionals

A union of professionals

Marking our 62nd anniversary

Wearing blue for a fair contract

Join the UFT's contract teach-in

On Monday, Jan. 30, chapters across the city will discuss the power of our contract and develop an action plan as part of the fight for a new contract we all deserve.

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

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

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



When I became a full-time teacher, my salary did not reflect my prior experience. The UFT helped me file a grievance...

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Leah Clinton
Teacher at PS 161 in Brooklyn

I am so happy and relieved that UFT’s Student Debt Relief Program helped me get $62,865 in loans waived...

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Shalca Nelson
3K and pre-K instructional coordinator in Brooklyn

I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in...

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Tricia Donnelly
Pre-K teacher at PS/IS 127 in East Elmhurst, Queens
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New Members

We welcome you into the UFT family with resources and support.

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You can use the UFT app on your mobile device to access key information and member-only discounts.