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UFT reacts to threat of layoffs

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that he would plan to lay off up to 22,000 city workers.

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UFT celebrates Albert Shanker Scholarship Award winners

In spite of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) has recognized more than 180 students from New York City’s public high schools and presented each with a $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarship.

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UFT virtual field trip for 1,000 New York City students

Students from more than 150 New York City middle and high schools will learn emotional coping skills through music during a virtual field trip, “Let’s Talk About It."

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NYSUT-UFT joint statement on passage of criminal justice reform package

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta and UFT President Michael Mulgrew released a joint statement of support on June 9 regarding passage of state criminal justice reform legislation in Albany.

 

 

 

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Mulgrew reacts to Gov. Cuomo's plan to "reimagine" schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Cuomo's calling on the Gates Foundation to bring together "experts" and provide "expert" advice as needed as New York State works out how to re-open school buildings and "re-imagine" education.

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UFT responds to Cuomo's decision on school closings

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the governor's decision that school buildings in New York State will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

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UFT launches radio ad

The UFT launched a radio ad campaign on April 30, 2020, to raise awareness that school buildings should not re-open unless there are aggressive testing protocols and procedures in place to ensure the safety and the health of students, educators, staff and families.

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Mulgrew statement on New York City executive budget

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed $827 million cuts to education in his executive budget.

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UFT statement on keeping school buildings closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued statements on the closing of school buildings for the remainder of the school year.

UFT statement on the death of Brooklyn teacher Sandra Santos-Vizcaino

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, a third-grade teacher at PS 9 in Brooklyn, had died from complications of the coronavirus.