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Contract 2018: Paraprofessional due process

Paraprofessionals will no longer be suspended without pay for long periods without due process while their cases are being investigated.

Contract 2018: Functional chapter working conditions

The contract contains a number of provisions for members of functional chapters.

Contract at a glance

Our proposed contract agreement with the DOE, which was announced on Oct. 11, 2018, recognizes your hard work and dedication and empowers us to improve the teaching and learning conditions in our schools.

Contract 2018: Wages

This 43-month contract provides a 2 percent salary increase on Feb. 14, 2019, followed by an increase of 2.5 percent on May 14, 2020, and 3 percent on May 14, 2021.

Contract 2018: Grievance

This contract contains several new ways to resolve grievances more quickly.

Contract Q&A Webcast with Michael Mulgrew

UFT President Michael Mulgrew answered questions from members about the proposed contract in this hour-long webcast, which was streamed live on May 19, the day that ballots began to arrive in schools and homes.

The contract becomes a tool for school reform

From the earliest days of the UFT, presidents Charles Cogen and Al Shanker knew that educators could be a powerful tool for reform. Educators knew first-hand the problems that their students faced, and they encouraged educators to come up with...