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An attempt by four New York City charter schools to subvert the charter cap was thwarted by the New York State Board of Regents.
Members who are eligible to receive the final lump-sum payment connected to the 2014 contract will receive it in a supplemental check on July 22. Supplemental payments may take longer to process, so you may not see the payment in your account or in the payroll portal until later in the day.
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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