New Member Checklist
Your choice to embark on this career shows so much about your character and determination, and our city is lucky to have you. Use this checklist to help you get started.
Join our 195,000-member-strong family and know that you have the power of a strong union behind you.
You should receive a card with your six-digit UFT member ID number in the mail 45-60 days after you enroll.
Although you are covered from your first day of work, you must enroll in a city health plan within 30 days of your first day on payroll.
Your prescription, dental and vision benefits are provided by the UFT Welfare Fund.
You may be eligible to apply for a salary differential to increase your pay.
Create a UFT website account to access searchable contracts, your supplemental health benefits and more.
After you enroll in the union and create an account on UFT.org, you can access the UFT Member Hub for information about benefits and other important resources.