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Etched in history

Hundreds of UFT members watched as the names of six lifelong unionists joined those of other UFT giants on the Wall of Honor in the lobby of union headquarters in Manhattan on Nov. 18. The crowd overflowed into Shanker Hall to watch a livestream of...

On the button

Bright Horizons Day Care workers in downtown Brooklyn have triumphantly pinned their “Union Proud” buttons back on to celebrate winning a National Labor Relations Board settlement in October that ensures the UFT members "have the right to wear union...

Katz thanks delegates for UFT support

“I’m just here to say thank you,” Queens District Attorney-elect Melinda Katz told the Delegate Assembly on Nov. 20. “It was obvious the work you did.”

Mulgrew reacts to Bloomberg's candidacy

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the announcement that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination.

No school on Dec. 23

The Department of Education on Sept. 24 amended its 2019–20 school calendar to make Monday, Dec. 23, part of the school holidays. “We are happy this issue has been resolved, and in a way that gives parents, educators and school communities adequate...

UFT wins Regents scoring grievance

An independent arbitrator has ruled in a precedent-setting decision that the Department of Education improperly denied retention rights to a teacher for Regents scoring in June on the grounds that she had not participated in scoring Regents the...

Save our climate

New York City public school students were among millions who took to the streets in more than 150 countries on Sept. 20 for a climate strike, led by young people leaving their classrooms to demand action on the climate crisis that threatens their futures. UFT members met up with the students marching from Foley Square at an after-school rally in Battery Park, where 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the crowd. “The UFT is proud to stand with the activists, including our members, who are fighting to protect our climate from harmful and short-sighted political decisions,” said UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds.

Save our climate

New York City public school students were among millions who took to the streets in more than 150 countries on Sept. 20 for a climate strike, led by young people leaving their classrooms to demand action on the climate crisis that threatens their...

A+ courses can earn you more money

Teachers can now earn their MA+30 salary differential by taking new A+ courses designed specifically to support what teachers do every day in their classrooms. The courses are accessible and affordable.

UFT to form district political teams

UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced at the first Delegate Assembly of the school year on Oct. 16 that the union would like every school district to have a political action team in place to keep friends of public education in office and get...