UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the election of Evelyn DeJesus, the UFT's vice president for education, as the executive vice president for the AFT.
A coalition of consumer, labor, health and business groups has launched a television ad campaign demanding Albany pass legislation to protect patients from exorbitant surprise emergency hospital bills.
A study of the UFT-DOE teacher leadership program released this week by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Institute for Educational Planning (UNESCO-IIEP) found that it had a positive impact on teacher satisfaction and retention, teacher voice and collaboration, instructional practices, professional development and overall school culture.
UFT analysis reveals 50,000 charter seats now approved but not filled; union calls for freeze on charter expansions
Rather than raise the existing charter cap, legislators should halt planned growth; then hold charters accountable for admission and discipline policies and how they spend public dollars.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined a group of New York City parent leaders in calling on DOE Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio to end the DOE's practice of sharing student information with charter schools.
The UFT has endorsed Farah Louis to fill the 45th district City Council seat in Brooklyn vacated by Jumaane Williams.