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Marking our 63rd anniversary
Fight for a fair contract
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The fight against charter co-locations
Catch up with the latest episode of the “On the Record with Michael Mulgrew” podcast, focusing on the successful community campaign to stop charter co-locations inside two public school buildings in southeast Queens.
Programs and professional activities
The provisions in the DOE-UFT contract regarding teaching programs and professional activity assignments give teachers a voice while providing an objective selection process.
Aetna Medicare Advantage Info Hub
The Municipal Labor Committee voted to approve the premium-free Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO plan for city retirees on March 9. Regularly check our Aetna plan info hub for up-to-date information and resources.
Paraprofessionals Festival & Awards Luncheon 2023
Paraprofessionals from across New York City celebrated colleagues’ achievements, learned new skills at workshops and enjoyed games and self-care activities at a carnival during the 2023 Paraprofessionals Festival & Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown on March 25.
Union Rights and Benefits
UFT members are entitled to premium-free health insurance.
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.
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..."
I am so happy and relieved that UFT’s Student Debt Relief Program helped me get $62,865 in loans waived..."
I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in..."
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Coronavirus Info Hub
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Get the information and tools you need to do your job as a union representative.
We welcome you into the UFT family with resources and support.
Resources to help you teach and inspire your students.
Download the UFT app
You can use the UFT app on your mobile device to access key information and member-only discounts.