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Janus challenge ‘made us stronger’

More than 2,000 New York State United Teachers delegates celebrated the union’s strength in the face of the Supreme Court’s anti-union Janus ruling at the UFT’s state affiliate’s 47th annual Representative Assembly in Albany in early May.

The power of unity

It’s June, and our enemies are coming out of the woodwork with a barrage of misinformation about unions and union membership. There is a lot at stake: Our profession, our public schools and our ability to take care of ourselves and our families.

Health benefits highlight value of UFT membership

Telling the story of why the union matters, Geof Sorkin, the executive director of the UFT Welfare Fund, discussed the “very robust benefit package” that UFT-represented employees have.


Anti-unionists threaten all of us

Today, like never before, our collective bargaining rights, benefits and protections are under fire. Our enemies will spread rumors and misinformation designed to undermine working people. They will pretend to be our friends when their goal is to...

Unity urged as anti-union forces contact members

UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned the Delegate Assembly on April 17 that anti-union forces looking to take advantage of the 2018 Supreme Court decision in the Janus case have begun their efforts to weaken New York City public school teachers’...

Mulgrew praises chapter leaders for helping union thwart threats

UFT is well-positioned to protect its members’ rights and benefits as the 2018–19 school years gets underway, President Michael Mulgrew reported to chapter leaders from across the city at their annual start-of-school meeting on Sept. 20 in Shanker...

The state of the union

We have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure the UFT remains a formidable force, but we have reason to be optimistic.

Mulgrew reacts to Cuomo's directive to Department of Labor on Janus decision

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in support of Gov. Cuomo's directive to the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision.

Anti-labor email barrage targets union members

Teachers and other government workers in New York and neighboring states were deluged with deceptive emails about opting out of their unions immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.

Strength in unity

That’s the power of the union — nothing less than a fully engaged membership taking on an important issue and not giving up.