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UFT vaccine program takes off ‘with flying colors’

By the sixth day of the UFT program to accelerate distribution of the vaccine to its members, 8,000 members had been matched with a health care provider with available vaccine.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination this week

The following email was sent on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to UFT-represented registered nurses at NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn from UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman.

Biden picks Connecticut educator as education secretary

Miguel Cardona, a career educator and the Connecticut state education commissioner, is President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for U.S. education secretary. The nomination on Dec. 22 fulfills Biden's campaign promise to select an educator to lead the U.S. Department of Education. "Miguel Cardona is the right choice," said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.

UFT wins contract as child care network provider

The UFT has won a city contract as a network provider to coordinate the work of home-based family child care providers. The new network expands the union’s advocacy on behalf of these workers.

LearnUFT courses remain remote through school year

The union’s LearnUFT courses provide low-cost professional development and Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours for UFT members.

Trader Joe’s workers: Company skimping on safety

Study finds that Black, Latino and poor students are hurt the most by COVID-19.

Suit: California not providing equal ed during pandemic

A recent lawsuit alleges that the state of California is not providing equal education during the pandemic.

COVID hurts Black, Latino and poor students most

Study finds that Black, Latino and poor students are hurt the most by COVID-19.

UFT steps up for city communities

The UFT and its members step up to help communities hurt by the pandemic by helping deliver food to those in need and by donating coats to children in shelters.

Huge education benefits expected under Biden

With President-elect Joe Biden and the soon-to-be first lady, teacher Jill Biden, in the White House, sweeping changes in U.S. education policy may be on the horizon.