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UFT on NYC schools going remote

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that New York City public schools would resume full-time remote instruction on Nov. 19, 2020.

Real Estate Developer Tishman Speyer Lends its Technical Expertise in Citywide Effort to Improve Air Ventilation in Schools

Tishman Speyer Working with UFT, DOE and SCA to Improve Ventilation Systems and Sources MERV-13 Filters for New York City's Public Schools

UFT on City Hall's decision to reduce the opportunities for parents to opt-in to blended learning

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to City Hall's announcement that families would have only one opportunity to opt back into blended learning.

UFT asks arbitrator to overturn city decision to withhold deferred wages

The UFT announced that it would go to arbitration over the city's announcement that it would not disburse the final lump-sum payment from the 2014 contract. 

UFT on additional COVID testing for NYC schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Cuomo's announcement regarding increased COVID-19 testing in schools.

UFT on proposed closing of schools in COVID-19 hotspot areas

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that schools in nine Brooklyn and Queens ZIP codes with high rates of coronavirus infection would close.

Mulgrew on the first day of school

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement on the reopening of elementary schools and the uptick in positive coronavirus cases in the city.

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.