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What happened on Dec. 8, 2009?

The UFT’s Member Assistance Program was launched on Dec. 8, 2009. 

First Strike 1960

What happened on Nov. 7, 1960?

The newly formed United Federation of Teachers was demanding collective bargaining rights and Superintendent of Schools John Theobald’s response was that he did not bargain with his own family.

Rose Ann Cimino of PS 132 in Brooklyn

What happened on Aug. 31, 2014?

When nearly 4,000 paraprofessionals were threatened with termination in the spring of 2009 for failing to meet certification requirements, the UFT went into high gear to save their jobs.