Join the fight for the contract we deserve
UFT members are currently working under an expired contract for the first time since 2014. But a time when New York City has unprecedented financial reserves, the mayor has called upon his agencies to slash their budgets.
Our 500-member negotiating committee has been meeting since March. The mayor's reluctance to bargain is a slap in the face to all the city workers who helped our city get through the pandemic.
Join the fight to help us win the contract we deserve.
Join the Contract Action Team
As a member of your school’s Contract Action Team, you will work alongside your chapter leader to help organize and promote future school-based actions and activities in support of negotiations and to keep your co-workers informed about where we are in the process.
- Contract bargaining FAQ
Learn more about contract negotiations and how they work.
- Contract negotiations begin
City officials entered Shanker Hall for their first negotiating session with the UFT to face the 500 members of the union’s bargaining committee all dressed in union blue in an impressive display of solidarity and strength.
- Survey to inform contract goals
More than 32,000 UFT members responded to an online survey commissioned by the UFT to gauge their primary bargaining goals as the union prepares to negotiate with Mayor Eric Adams and the city Department of Education on a contract.
Wearing blue for a fair contract
UFT members united in blue on Oct. 13, 2022, in support of a fair DOE-UFT contract.