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Marking our 63rd anniversary
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Students need their educators more than ever, and educators need a contract now. See our infographics, sign our petition and get involved today.
Run with us on June 10
Sign up to participate in the UFT's 10th annual 5K Run/Walk in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Pride Month teaching resources
We compiled these materials to help educators address issues of equality, inclusiveness, mutual understanding and acceptance.
Aetna Medicare Advantage Info Hub
Our hub has the latest information on the new premium-free health care plan for NYC retirees.
Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration 2023
Speech teachers and their students were honored for innovative projects at the 17th annual Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration at UFT headquarters. Their projects were displayed throughout Shanker Hall and presented via video.
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.
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As a union member, you'll have access to valuable benefits and gain a voice in your professional life.
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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