Our strength is in our UNION
Make every New Yorker count
It's crucial for the 2020 Census count to be as accurate as possible to ensure that New Yorkers receive their fair share of federal dollars and the correct number of representatives in the state and federal governments.
With the state facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit, the union is calling on state legislators to have billionaires pay more in taxes so public schools and other vital services are not gutted to fill the budget gap.
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.