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New York City Council leaders introduced a bill that would limit classroom capacity as a public health measure to ensure better ventilation and reduce the possibility of viral spread.
Ventilation Safety in Schools
Wondering how much you need to open your classroom window? What is the temperature supposed to be in a school building during the winter? Do the vents in your room even do anything? UFT industrial hygienists answer these and other ventilation safety questions in this short video.
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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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