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What to do if you're called to a disciplinary hearing

If you are summoned for an interview for the record that may lead to disciplinary action, you are entitled to union representation or representation by a school system employee. 

What to do if you're called to a disciplinary hearing

If you are summoned for an interview for the record that may lead to disciplinary action, you are entitled to union representation or representation by a school system employee. 

Jeanine Cammarata

Murdered teacher known for patience and dedication to students

Staten Island pre-K teacher Jeanine Cammarata, who was found murdered in April, was patient and sensitive, and she always put her students first, said colleagues.


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Test scores out in eval

The UFT achieved its long-sought goal of eliminating the requirement that student test scores be a factor in the Annual Professional Performance Review process in the state budget approved by the state Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 31.



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Unity urged as anti-union forces contact members

UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned the Delegate Assembly on April 17 that anti-union forces looking to take advantage of the 2018 Supreme Court decision in the Janus case have begun their efforts to weaken New York City public school teachers’ collective power.


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Staten Island nurses approve contract

Members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT at Staten Island University Hospital South on March 29 overwhelmingly ratified a contract that includes their top priorities: an increased nurse-to-patient ratio and preservation of their UFT Healthcare Chapter Benefit Fund benefits.

Boys and Girls HS celebrates a turning point

Boys and Girls HS has turned the corner. The once-troubled Brooklyn school has been taken out of state receivership – a designation for long struggling schools – and out of the city Board of Education’s Renewal Schools program, and it marked the milestone with a celebration in the school gym.


Staff at Jeanine Cammarata’s first school — PS 251 in Flatlands, Brooklyn — atte

A show of purple to spotlight domestic violence

The former colleagues of murdered teacher Jeanine Cammarata want #JusticeforJeanine, as the trending hashtag spells out. But the UFT members at the schools where Cammarata worked also expressed hope her death would shed light on the evil of domestic violence.

American Arbitration Association staff count the UFT election ballots on April 1

Mulgrew re-elected UFT president

UFT members elected Michael Mulgrew to a fourth term as president of the union with 86.2 percent of the votes cast. The American Arbitration Association announced the tally on April 18.

Our next chapter meetings

We always send out an email notifying you of our monthly meetings. We alternate between the Brooklyn borough office at 335 Adams St., and UFT headquarters at 52 Broadway, Manhattan. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Please confirm the meeting time and location before attending.