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3 functional chapters elect new leaders

Three of the UFT's functional chapters recently elected new chapter leaders.

Yvonne Reasen

Kudos to Yvonne Reasen, Bronx Engineering and Technical Academy

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.

UFT functional chapter leaders - 2019

UFT functional chapters

The Department of Education employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from providing occupational therapy to adapting computers for special needs children. Here is how the UFT represents them.

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Empowering educators

The overriding theme of the proposed DOE-UFT contract agreement is empowering educators to fight for the working conditions they need to do their jobs.

What you need to know about functional chapters

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.

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New school parking procedures

Effective May 18, 2017, every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laboratory Specialists

Lab Specialists Training - January 2016

Here are PDFs of the presentation and handouts from the January 2016 lab specialists training.

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2015-16 lab specialists chapter meetings

Here is a schedule of chapter meetings for lab specialists for the 2015-16 school year.

Sharon Kletzkin

Lab Specialists Chapter Newsletter - Fall 2015

Keep an eye out for email updates about our annual safety training for lab specialists in January. It’s important that we maintain our skills, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in our field. It’s also important to attend chapter meetings. It gives you a chance to have input into the union’s agenda.

Members ratify historic 9-year contract

UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a groundbreaking nine-year contract with the Department of Education on June 3. The contract passed with more than 77 percent of the roughly 90,000 votes, which were counted by the independent American Arbitration Association.