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Your union-provided health benefits

Union members have worked hard to win and defend the many benefits you can read about in this section. You’ll find comprehensive information about health benefits, pension, discounts, member help programs and much more. You’ll also find downloadable copies of the forms you need. It’s one-stop shopping for all your union benefits information.

Union benefits

  • The UFT’s Recreational Activities Department’s Just for Fun program offers group trips and discounts on movie tickets, theme parks, car rentals, and more.
  • As a UFT member, you are entitled to teacher and educator discounts. Many stores and companies offer special discounts to teachers, educators, school-based staff and city employees. Some of these discounts require you to verify your DOE email address; others require valid school or teacher ID. Some of these discounts are only available in stores, not online. Make sure to check with the individual companies if you have questions about how to verify your identity and receive your discount. Teacher and educator benefits
  • UFT members are members of our state affiliate, New York State United Teachers. As NYSUT members, they have access to a variety of endorsed insurance, financial, legal and discount programs through NYSUT Member Benefits. The links below provide details about each item listed. NYSUT member benefits For more information, applications or brochures about any of these endorsed programs and services, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 or visit their website.
  • Through the UFT, all members are also members of the American Federation of Teachers and have access to the AFT’s member benefits. You’ll have to create an account if you do not have an AFT member card. Your local union number for the UFT is 00002. AFT member benefits