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Marking our 62nd anniversary
Asian American and Pacific Islander teaching resources
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we have compiled high-quality classroom resources to help teachers explore and celebrate these diverse cultures with their students.
2022 Spring Education Conference
The UFT’s annual Spring Education Conference on May 21, which attracted more than a thousand union members, featured a panel discussion led by city educators, workshops on building resilience and teaching multilingual learners, an exhibit fair showcasing the work of career and technical education students, speeches from top city and state officials and a keynote address by UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
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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Wear orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day to show your support for banning assault weapons, life-saving gun safety measures and safe and protected schools.
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