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Ready, set, recharge!

Educators and other professionals can benefit from taking time to reflect, release tension and recharge. Summer is a great time to slow down and reset, but don’t wait for summer for self-care!

UFT offices are open this summer

The UFT will be open to serve members on a modified schedule throughout the summer.

Student Debt Relief Program

Everything you need to know about the UFT's Student Debt Relief Program and the status of federal student-debt forgiveness.

Member-only discounts

UFT members can save money by taking advantage of discounts on merchandise and services that the union has negotiated on their behalf.

Summertime fun

Whether you are traveling far from home or staying nearby, there are many delights to be had and many ways to enjoy the summer season.

Grow into your own

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, the present moment is the best time to reassess what you want, what’s important to you and what you hope to achieve.

Daily meditation

Meditation can lower your stress level, reduce anxiety and depression, increase your ability to concentrate and bring a sense of calm and purpose to your life.

Planning for retirement

The most common retirement date by far for UFT members is July 1 because it coincides with the end of the school year. If you’re planning a July 1 retirement, you should have already begun to prepare. Fortunately, the UFT has done much of the heavy...

Paid parental leave

The UFT in 2018 was the first municipal union in New York City to secure paid parental leave for its members. Parents of any gender may be eligible to take paid parental leave following the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child under...

Cumulative Absence Reserve

Cumulative Absence Reserve (CAR) is the formal name for the bank of “sick days” earned by UFT-represented employees who work for the city Department of Education (DOE). All full-time, school-based UFT members may earn up to 10 CAR days for the full...