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UFT statement on New York City Department of Heath's response of COVID-19

The UFT issued a statement in response to the news that Dez-Ann Romain, the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville, had died of the coronavirus.

UFT offers condolences on the coronavirus-related death of a Brooklyn principal

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a message of condolence regarding the death of Dez-Ann Romain, the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy.

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UFT President Michael Mulgrew on closure of NYC public schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the announcement that New York City public schools will close until at least April 20 in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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UFT urges NYC parents to demand Mayor de Blasio close schools

The UFT sent an email to its public school parent lists urging parents to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio close schools to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Statement by UFT President Michael Mulgrew recommending school closure due to coronavirus

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement recommending to Mayor Bill de Blasio that New York City public schools close to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Statement by UFT President Michael Mulgrew about spread of coronavirus

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said that all options to stop the spread of the coronavirus should now be on the table in light of the troubling reports that the union received about possible new cases in schools. 

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UFT statement on postponing/rescheduling union events due to coronavirus

The UFT announced today that as part of its rescheduling and/or postponement of major union-sponsored gatherings, it would not be taking 1,000 members to Albany on March 16 for the union’s annual Lobby Day.

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UFT statement on New York State coronavirus school closing policy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state's newly released policy on school closings related to the coronavirus.

UFT charter school wins two-year renewal

UFT charter school seeks to become a regular public school

The Board of Trustees of the UFT Charter High School in Brooklyn has voted to bring the school under the supervision of the city’s Department of Education as a regular public school, giving up its charter.

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New state poll shows New Yorkers overwhelmingly favor higher taxes on the wealthy to deal with state budget deficit

A new survey conducted by the national polling firm Hart Research Associates shows that more than 90% of registered voters questioned across New York State are in favor of proposed new taxes on billionaires and ultra-millionaires, along with taxes on high-priced second homes.