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Health Benefits

UFT members are entitled to premium-free health insurance.

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UFT members earn pay increases based on experience thanks to the bargaining power of the union.

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A defined-benefit pension will provide guaranteed monthly payments from the day you retire for the rest of your life.

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Through the strength of collective bargaining, the union has negotiated contracts that protect the rights of its members.

UFT TV ad honoring school communities

The UFT has launched a TV ad campaign honoring the work that New York City public school educators, parents and students have done together during the pandemic. The spot, “We Get It,” will run from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16 on broadcast and cable TV and streaming services.



When I became a full-time teacher, my salary did not reflect my prior experience. The UFT helped me file a grievance...

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Leah Clinton
Teacher at PS 161 in Brooklyn

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...

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Joana Colon
Bilingual special education teacher at the Samara Community School in the Bronx

I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in...

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Tricia Donnelly
Pre-K teacher at PS/IS 127 in East Elmhurst, Queens
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