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Oversize classes down, thanks to new procedures in teachers' contract

A new procedure negotiated by the United Federation of Teachers has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of oversize classes in the schools.

Joe Biden to speak at Teacher Union Day

The United Federation of Teachers, as part of its national union’s presidential endorsement process, will host Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at the UFT’s annual Teacher Union Day on Oct. 20 in New York City.

Newark scraps teacher merit-pay scheme

The union representing Newark teachers announced a five-year deal with its school district on Aug. 13 that eliminates merit-based bonuses and allows low-rated teachers to earn pay increases. The changes overturn key elements of a controversial 2012...

UFT contract guru Lucille Swaim dies

Lucille Swaim, the coordinator of negotiations for every UFT contract from the first one in 1962 until her retirement in 2015, died on July 1 at the age of 87.

Calling the UFT just became easier

Your union is busy — but never too busy to hear from its members. That’s why the UFT this summer opened its new contact center, so UFT members can get accurate information quickly and efficiently about their union rights and benefits.

Grievance filed over training $$

The UFT filed a union-initiated grievance over the rate of pay for members who participated in curriculum training this summer for enVisionmath.

3 functional chapters elect new leaders

Three of the UFT's functional chapters recently elected new chapter leaders.

AFT, UFT educators hit wall in border visit

A group, led by AFT President Randi Weingarten and UFT/AFT Vice President Evelyn DeJesus, scheduled tour to check on the educational services being provided to the migrant children were met by armed border patrol agents when they refused to leave...

Parents can opt in to protect children's privacy

New York City parents can now protect their personal information from charter schools seeking to poach children from the public schools they attend.

City kids’ state test scores go up again

New York City public school students improved their performance on state math and English tests for grades 3 through 8 for the sixth year in a row, according to 2019 test scores released by the state Education Department on Aug. 22.