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UFT on educators testing positive for COVID-19

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to news that educators in two schools had tested positive for COVID-19.

UFT on school closings due to ventilation concerns

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the DOE's announcement that 21 schools would remain closed as of Sept. 8 due to ventilation concerns in their buildings.

UFT fact sheet on school opening agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, all New York City public school buildings will remain closed to students until Sept. 21, while final safety arrangements are completed, including the assignment of a school nurse to every building, ventilation checks and the presence of sufficient protective and cleaning supplies.

UFT Executive Board authorizes further negotiation; strike authorization vote possible tomorrow over safe reopening of schools

The Executive Board of the United Federation of Teachers Monday night unanimously approved a resolution instructing the union’s leadership to continue negotiating with the city with the intention of bringing to the union’s Delegate Assembly tomorrow either: a school reopening plan that meets the safety criteria set forth by independent medical experts, or, if negotiations fail, a strike authorization vote.

UFT on blended/remote learning

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on the DOE-UFT agreement on blended learning.

UFT on mayor's call for outdoor classrooms

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that New York City public schools will be allowed to submit plans for outdoor classrooms.

Teachers union, medical experts, elected officials, and parent and community groups: Individual schools deemed unsafe must remain closed

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, joined by medical experts, elected officials, and parent and community representatives, announced today a sweeping program of safety reviews, testing protocols and other features designed to protect the health of students and staff in reopening school buildings.

UFT on city's pledge to have a nurse in every school building

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge that every school building would have a nurse.

UFT on the need to delay reopening of school buildings

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators' call to delay the start of in-person learning.

UFT on blended learning survey

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the results of the DOE's blended learning survey, which indicate that 74% of New York City students opted into the blended learning model.