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District 75: Information about parental leave during the Chapter 683 Summer Program

If you have worked the Chapter 683 program for the past two years, we want to make you aware of an agreement regarding paid parental leave for those of you who are having a child, adopting a child or caring for a new foster child during or immediately prior to the program. You may now choose to take advantage of paid parental leave during the Chapter 683 program, or you may wait to take paid parental leave until the school year begins — but you must make that decision right away. Please inform the DOE and UFT of your intention by Friday, June 17, 2022.

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Negotiating committee meets

The UFT’s 500-member negotiating committee convened on March 30 to lay the groundwork for talks with the city and the Department of Education on a new wage contract to replace the agreement that will expire on Sept. 13.

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UFT raises optical, hearing aid benefits

The UFT enhanced its Welfare Fund optical benefit and hearing aid benefit for in-service members and retirees on March 1.

Help Ukrainian educators

Help Ukrainian educators

UFT members who have been horrified by the devastation and death caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can help the embattled nation’s educators by contributing to the UFT Disaster Relief Fund.

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TRS to divest Russian holdings

The trustees of the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System voted on March 7 to divest its holdings in Russian securities in protest of the war against Ukraine launched by Vladimir Putin. “We have to stand up for justice,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew following the vote. 

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Health care coup for Staten Island nurses

Staten Island University Hospital South nurses represented by the Federation of Nurses/UFT on March 27 ratified a three-year contract that provides three annual raises of 3% each, a $1,000 ratification bonus and, most significant, moves nurses hired over the last five years out of the Northwell Health Network and into the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit Fund.

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NYU Langone nurses’ contract spotlights staffing shortage

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn on Feb. 24 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that provides solid salary increases while making inroads in addressing the universal problem of staffing shortages.

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AFT affiliates with college professor organization

In a deal that promises to accelerate labor organizing on campuses, the governing councils of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers in March agreed to a formal affiliation that would unite nearly 316,000 academic employees.

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Amazon workers on Staten Island unionize

Minneapolis educators approved a new contract nearly three weeks after going on strike for higher wages, smaller class sizes, protections for educators of color and mental health support.

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Minneapolis educators approve contract to end strike

Minneapolis educators approved a new contract nearly three weeks after going on strike for higher wages, smaller class sizes, protections for educators of color and mental health support.