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Another 25% lump-sum payment coming in October

Tens of thousands of UFT-represented employees will receive in October the fourth of five lump-sum payments associated with the 2014 DOE-UFT contract. Because UFT members have a union that fights for them, eligible UFT-represented employees are entitled to be compensated for the two 4 percent raises that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to members of some municipal unions in 2009 and 2010 but refused to give to public school educators and other city employees at the time.

UFT welcomes new teachers

UFT welcomes new teachers

The UFT welcomed thousands of new members into the union at the DOE’s New Teacher Week on Aug. 19 - 21.

Guidance on the first two days of the school year

The first day of school for teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors, attendance teachers, nurses, therapists, lab specialists and technicians, school secretaries, psychologists and social workers is Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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UFT to file grievance over summer training

The UFT is filing a union-initiated grievance over the rate of pay for members participating in enVisionmath curriculum training this summer.

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Teacher’s Choice gains regular line

Teacher’s Choice, since it was initiated more than 25 years ago by the UFT, has been funded as a special allocation of the City Council. In a major milestone for the program that reimburses educators for some of their out-of-pocket spending on classroom supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council agreed on June 14 to allocate funds for Teacher’s Choice as part of the annual city budget.

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Albany passes patient protection legislation

In a big victory for the UFT, union-supported legislation curbing hospitals from charging exorbitant fees to out-of-network patients for emergency care passed both houses of the state legislature in June and now needs Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature to become law. 

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UFT borough offices are open for business this summer

The UFT is open for business throughout the summer on a modified schedule.

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17 winners earn DOE advisory role

"You are the best," schools Chancellor Richard Carranza told 17 Big Apple Award winners at the seventh annual awards ceremony at the city Department of Education headquarters in Manhattan on June 11. In addition to their Big Apple honors, the 17 educators will form the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group.

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Making the contract work for us

During the final Delegate Assembly of the school year on June 12, UFT President Michael Mulgrew talked about how the new DOE-UFT contract has given members a greater voice in their workplaces this year.

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Honored for following their ‘passion’

Nine public school teachers were among the honorees at the annual Blackboard Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding educators on June 10 at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan.