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Albert Shanker College Scholarships

UFT awards nearly 200 Shanker scholarships

The United Federation of Teachers will award Albert Shanker college scholarships to nearly 200 public high school seniors at a ceremony at UFT headquarters Tuesday.

Class Size profile round

UFT on passage of small class size legislation

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the passage of class size legislation in Albany.

Our kids need smaller class sizes

UFT reacts to proposed Albany legislation

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued statements in response to two pieces of legislation in Albany, one on governance of NYC public schools and one proposing to lower class sizes.

UFT Elections

Michael Mulgrew re-elected UFT president with two-thirds of the vote

UFT President Michael Mulgrew has won his fifth term as the union’s president. Mulgrew, the Unity Caucus candidate, received 66.3 percent of the votes counted, while his closest competitor, United For Change candidate Camille Eterno, received 33.6 percent.

Teacher Garfield Reid of JHS 123 in the Bronx gets vaccinated

UFT reacts to change in vaccine mandate for athletes and performers

A UFT spokesperson issued a statement in response to Mayor Adams' announcement that he was rolling back the COVID vaccine mandate for athletes and performers.

Blue hexagon with symbol of a book reading UFT Teacher Center

Helping Teachers Help Students

Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, highlights the crucial role UFT Teacher Centers have played both historically and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and petitions Albany legislators to increase state funding for this essential program that greatly benefits New York City teachers and students. 

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NYC Teachers' Retirement Fund to divest Russian holdings

The trustees of the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System have voted to “prudently divest” from Russian securities “to ensure the long-term stability of our pension system.”

Several UFT teachers holding signs that say "Stop charter expansion"

Unions, parents sue SUNY over New York City charter school cap-busting scheme

New York city and state teachers unions, joined by parents, have filed a lawsuit against SUNY and its Charter Schools Institute to block the creation of a new charter high school in New York City that would illegally pierce the state cap on new charters in the city.

Image shows three teachers seated in a classroom, wearing masks and looking toward a screen

Mulgrew on optional mask policy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Eric Adams' announcement that masks would become optional for students over age 5 in schools effective March 7, 2022.

UFT on Medicare Advantage Plus Plan ruling

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to a judge's ruling on the Medicare Advantage Plus plan.