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Students pose with a teacher in costume

Camaraderie and coats for children in need

"Good job!" Ilyana Frias told a 5-year-old kindergartener from PS 92 in Harlem as he worked at a craft table during the UFT’s Thanksgiving Luncheon for children in need on Nov. 19 at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Shelvy Young-Abrams

Recognizing 53 years of fighting for paras

"If you're a paraprofessional, please stand up," UFT President Michael Mulgrew said to the crowd at Teacher Union Day on Nov. 6. As scores of paraprofessionals stood to thunderous applause, he turned to Shelvy Young-Abrams, their just-retired chapter leader, on the stage beside him.

Four people pose for a photo and one is holding an award.

Building on the past to face the challenges ahead

UFT members showed up in force for Teacher Union Day on Nov. 6 to recognize their colleagues' dedication to the union and to unite in solidarity to face the battles ahead.

Invitational Golf Outing

Invitational Golf Outing

The UFT’s Invitational Golf Outing on Oct. 10 at Silver Lake Golf Course on Staten Island was a driving success, raising more than $82,000 for the UFT Disaster Relief Fund.

Staffers at PS 45 on Staten Island wear pink in memory of Denise Budde, a prekindergarten teacher and chapter leader who died of breast cancer in 2019.

Pink is for support and remembrance

UFT members across the city were proud to wear pink on “Pink Day,” Oct. 12, the second Wednesday in October, to raise awareness about breast cancer, celebrate survivors and remember colleagues lost to the disease.

Teachers holding up a banner

One stride at a time

UFT members in all five boroughs and on Long Island participated in this year’s American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks on three separate weekends in October, raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer research, advocacy and patient services.