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UFT supports universal free lunch for all students

The United Federation of Teachers took part in a rally on City Hall steps Monday, May 15, 2017, in support of universal free lunch for all New York City students.

Mulgrew responds to state budget delay

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to news that state lawmakers had still not come to agreement on a final budget deal.

UFT endorses Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election

The Delegate Assembly of the United Federation of Teachers today voted to endorse Mayor Bill de Blasio in his re-election race this fall.

Mulgrew reacts to confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

UFT accuses KIPP Academy of violating federal law

The United Federation of Teachers has accused the leadership of KIPP Academy Charter School in the Bronx of violating federal labor law by actively encouraging employees to decertify the UFT as their collective bargaining representative.

Potential Trump voucher scheme could cost New York City schools half a billion dollars a year in federal support for poor students

More than 700,000 students in more than 1,200 New York City schools — including large high schools in all five boroughs — would face higher class sizes, have fewer teachers and lose after-school academic and enrichment programs if President-elect Trump makes good on a campaign promise to pull billions of federal dollars away from public schools to pay for private vouchers, a UFT analysis has found.

Mulgrew on Gov. Cuomo's free college tuition proposal

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of Gov. Cuomo's tuition scholarship proposal, which would offer free tuition at state colleges to middle- and low-income New Yorkers.
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Agreement on new teacher and principal evaluations in the 2016-17 school year

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, and CSA Executive Vice President Mark Cannizzaro announced an agreement on new teacher and principal evaluations starting in the 2016–17 school year.

Agreement on new teacher and principal evaluations in the 2016-17 school year

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, and CSA Executive Vice President Mark Cannizzaro announced an agreement on new teacher and principal evaluations starting in the 2016–17 school year. 

UFT responds to new DOE data on suspensions

UFT President Michael Mulgrew responded to a DOE report showing that student suspensions have declined in the past five years.