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Teachers union seeks arbitration orders to reduce chronically oversize classes

The United Federation of Teachers began an expedited process of contract arbitration to force the city Department of Education to lower class sizes in five schools that have a history of forcing children to try to learn in overcrowded classrooms.

Mulgrew reacts to APPR bill

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the state Senate's passing of a bill that eliminates the requirement that state tests be used to evaluate teachers.

UFT launches new TV ad campaign with “Voice” spot

The UFT launched a television ad campaign on Jan. 23 featuring New York City public school teachers, parents and students and celebrating teachers’ voice in the New York City public school system.

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UFT sees gains in workers and dues payers

The United Federation of Teachers saw an increase in both the total numbers of workers represented and in the number dues payers in the 12 months that ended July 31, 2018, according to its annual filing with the United States Department of Labor.

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Mulgrew reacts to Cuomo's 2019 agenda

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's speech outlining his agenda for the first 100 days of 2019.

UFT members overwhelmingly ratify contract

Members of the United Federation of Teachers ratified a new contract that gives members a 7.7 percent pay raise over the 43-month pact.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew on a week of hate-filled violence

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a week of hate-filled violence across the nation.

Mulgrew responds to District 15 diversity plan

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the news that Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza approved a diversity plan on Sept. 20, 2018 to increase middle school diversity in Brooklyn’s District 15 after a year-long community-driven process and proposal.

Bronx teacher named New York’s 2019 Teacher of the Year by the state Board of Regents

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the naming of Alhassan Susso of International Community HS in the South Bronx as the 2019 New York State Teacher of the YEar.

Mulgrew reacts to renewal of NYC's speed camera program

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order resurrecting New York City's speed camera program just in time for the school year.