Functional chapters are so named because what unites these student-support professionals is their function. Their common bond is the job performed rather than a worksite or a school. The chapters were formed to allow these UFT members with common issues and concerns to have a voice. Meet their chapter leaders.
Kathleen Taylor is an American Sign Language interpreter for the city Department of Education, providing interpreting services for students, staff and parents at meetings and events such as parent-teacher conferences and suspension hearings.
The union’s LearnUFT courses provide low-cost professional development and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours for UFT members.