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As a union member, you will have access to valuable benefits and have a voice in your professional life that non-members don’t have.
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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.
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..."
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..."
Our school is moving in the right direction again. But it never would have happened without the union..."
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As a union member, you'll have access to valuable benefits and gain a voice in your professional life.
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You can use the UFT app on your mobile device to access key information and member-only discounts.