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Holiday Wellness

The holidays are a time that most people anticipate and enjoy — but some people have a more complicated relationship with the season. Even when you look forward to the holidays, they can be stressful. The key to enjoying the holidays is to know your own feelings and plan accordingly. 

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Health benefits open enrollment period is active

The annual open enrollment/transfer period for both in-service employees and retirees is Nov. 1 - Nov. 30. During this period, active DOE employees and retirees may transfer from their current health plan to any other plan for which they are eligible.

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Battle to preserve premium-free health care

UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned at the Oct. 12 Delegate Assembly that the UFT and its fellow unions are entering a fierce battle to protect their premium-free health care. 

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Landmark law to lower city class sizes

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Sept. 8 signed into law landmark legislation that will lower class sizes in New York City by a third over the next six years, closing a decades-long gap in class sizes between the city and the rest of the state.

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UFT goes all-in for Hochul

The UFT is focusing its get-out-the-vote efforts for the Nov. 8 election on securing a full term for Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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NYU Langone nurses win short-staffing arbitration

The Federation of Nurses/UFT reached a ground-breaking arbitration settlement agreement on short-staffing with NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn that for the first time required the hospital to pay nurses for working short-staffed.