With the New York metropolitan area the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, we want to inform you about the health benefits that in-service UFT members with EmblemHealth coverage, whether GHI or HIP, have.
The DOE employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing guidance to high school seniors to offering physical and occupational therapy to special needs children. They are organized into what the UFT calls functional chapters because what unites the members in each group is their function.
Bronx Engineering and Technical Academy Chapter Leader Yvonne Reasen used the new expedited resolution process for operational issues, negotiated as part of the 2018 DOE-UFT contract, to get the basic instructional supplies desperately needed by science teachers at her school.
Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways. These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.