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Welcome to On the Record with Michael Mulgrew, a podcast series featuring UFT President Michael Mulgrew discussing the issues of the day with special guests. Topics include the UFT’s Student Debt Relief Program, the Bronx Collaborative Schools Plan, paid parental leave and teacher evaluation.

The full series of "On the Record with Michael Mulgrew" podcasts is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud

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Season 3, Episode 4 -

In this episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew outlines the union's five-point plan to use more than $1 billion in new federal COVID-19 relief funds to help New York City public school students overcome the pandemic’s impact on their academic and social-emotional health. Mulgrew is joined by three city educators.


Previous episodes

Season 3, Episode 3 -

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joins UFT President Michael Mulgrew at a recent UFT virtual Town Hall to talk about the new administration, flipping the U.S. Senate and how to leverage this change to provide public schools the resources they need to deal with the trauma of the pandemic.

Season 3, Episode 2 -

In the latest episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins UFT Vice President for Education Mary Vaccaro and Manhattan high school teacher Dominique Cistac to talk about the challenges of remote learning. This is part of an ongoing conversation about how to improve remote learning for both students and educators.

Season 3, Episode 1 -

In this episode of “On the Record,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins AFT President Randi Weingarten and UFT Retired Teachers Chapter Leader Tom Murphy to discuss the role public school educators are playing in this year’s elections and how educators are sick of lip service and are demanding that their elected leaders support public education and respect the work they do.

Season 2, Episode 11 -

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins two of the union’s Albert Shanker Scholarship winners to talk about their experiences with remote learning, their future plans and social activism during the pandemic.

Season 2, Episode 10 -

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joins U.S. Senator Charles Schumer to discuss what educators can do to help get the federal HEROES Act passed into law. This vital legislation, which must pass the U.S. Senate, would provide $1 trillion for vital state and local services, including $100 billion for public schools, at a time when the pandemic has blown a large hole in state and local budgets nationwide.