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FAQs for this school year
Find answers to questions on vaccination, safety protocols, COVID-19 leaves and absences, remote instruction and more.
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..."
Join the union!
As a union member, you'll have access to valuable benefits and gain a voice in your professional life.
On Teacher Union Day each fall, we honor past UFT leaders who inspire us and celebrate current leaders who are helping us forge ahead into the future. This year, the honorees and their families will attend the event in person and other members are invited to participate virtually in the celebration.
More for Members
Get the information and tools you need to do your job as a union representative.