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UFT reacts to Chancellor Banks on a remote option

UFT President Michael Mulgrew reacted to Schools Chancellor David Banks' statement about a remote option for city schools.

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UFT on Gov. Hochul's State of the State address

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Hochul's State of the State address.

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UFT on new testing protocols

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement regarding new COVID testing protocols in schools that will take effect in 2022.

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UFT on the selection of David Banks as New York City Schools Chancellor

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Eric Adams' announcement that David Banks would become the next New York City schools chancellor.

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UFT launches TV ad campaign honoring the work of school communities during the pandemic

The UFT is launching a television ad campaign honoring the work that New York City public school educators, parents, and students have done together during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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UFT statement on federal judges allowing vaccine mandate to take effect

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a federal panel's ruling that the DOE could begin enforcing its vaccine mandate.

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UFT on principals' union call for a delay in the implementation of the vaccine mandate

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Mark Cannizzaro's call for the DOE to delay implementation of the vaccine mandate for employees due to staffing issues.

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Statement by Municipal Labor Committee Chair Harry Nespoli on vaccination ruling

Municipal Labor Committee Chair Harry Nespoli issued a statement in response to a judge's decision to lift the temporary restraining order on the city's vaccine mandate for employees.

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UFT on changes to school testing and quarantine policy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that schools would resume weekly COVID testing and that unvaccinated students would no longer automatically quarantine after exposure to a positive case.

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UFT calls on mayor to restore weekly COVID testing

UFT President Michael Mulgrew called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore weekly COVID testing in schools.