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DA votes to endorse Eric Adams for mayor Election Day endorsements

The UFT is backing Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor and other candidates for citywide and borough offices and City Council in the Nov. 2 general election in New York City.

Mulgrew gives his report at the Delegate Assembly

Mulgrew warns DA of more instability

UFT President Michael Mulgrew discussed partial classroom closures, the 3-foot rule and other topics at the October 2021 Delegate Assembly.

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Citywide chapter leaders meeting

Two hundred chapter leaders on Sept. 22 returned to Shanker Hall for the first time since the start of the pandemic to attend the annual citywide chapter leaders meeting. Another thousand participated remotely in the event.

Randi Weingarten

Landmark settlement in student debt lawsuit

Public servants, including public school educators and nurses, may be on their way to a reduction or elimination of their crushing burden of debt thanks to a landmark settlement announced Oct. 13 between the U.S. Department of Education and the American Federation of Teachers, which filed a lawsuit in July 2019 alleging mismanagement of the Public Service Loan Foregiveness Program. 


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Brooklyn Parent Newsletter - October 2021

This is the October 2021 issue of the Brooklyn parent newsletter.

Maria Francisco

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month ends on Oct. 15. To mark the occasion, I've enjoyed reflecting on the incredible contributions Latino activists have made to our UFT parent and caregiver family. I want to share with you a little information about two such parent leaders, Cassandra Carlo and Maria Francisco.

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Queens Parent Newsletter - October 2021

This is the October 2021 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.

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UFT, principals union warn of looming staffing shortages

The UFT and the principals union are sounding the alarm that the city has no plan to deal with the looming staffing shortage certain to be triggered by the vaccine mandate.

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Bronx Parent Newsletter - September 2021

This is the September 2021 issue of the Bronx parent newsletter.

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Queens Parent Newsletter - September 2021

This is the September 2021 issue of the Queens parent newsletter.