UFT President Michael Mulgrew on the DOE's draft class size reduction plan
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement regarding the publication of the Department of Education's draft of their plan to address the class size benchmarks in New York City public schools as mandated by state law.
UFT statement on the Adams’ administration placing asylum seekers in school gymnasiums
UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement regarding the city's decision to house asylum seekers in New York City public school gymnasiums.
Parents, educators, UFT launch court action to block co-location of two Success Academy charters with Queens and Brooklyn public schools
Parents, a teacher, and the UFT filed a lawsuit in Manhattan State Supreme Court charging that the New York City Department of Education violated state education law and its own regulations when it sought to co-locate two Success Academy charter schools into Queens and Brooklyn public schools without providing an in-depth analysis of how these co-locations would affect the students already in those public schools.
UFT statement on arbitrator's decision on new Medicare Advantage program
An independent arbitrator has ordered the city to negotiate a new Medicare Advantage program with the Aetna insurance company in the next 25 days.
Overview of NYC employee/retiree health care
In the last 20 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national hospital costs have tripled, and other medical charges have more than doubled, far outpacing increases in average family income.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Gov. Hochul signing small class size legislation
For decades, New York City parents and teachers have been fighting for lower class sizes. We now have something to celebrate. Governor Hochul has signed the Legislature’s bill that lowers class sizes across New York City. UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement.