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New Teachers

The first five years of teaching are likely to be the most challenging of your career. The UFT is a family of educators, and we welcome you into it with the resources you need to be the kind of teacher that a student will always remember.

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Your union

Learn about the UFT and how it can help you in your new career.

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Your rights

Become familiar with the rights you have on the job as a UFT member.

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Your benefits

Find out about your choice of health plans and your supplemental benefits.

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Your money

Calculate your salary, learn to read your paycheck and provide for your financial future.

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Certification

Get clear, reliable information about certification requirements. 

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Tenure

Having tenure means you can't be terminated without due process. Get information about this important milestone.

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Professional growth

Find out about how your union can help you sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge. 

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Safety and health

Find out about how the UFT's Safety and Health Department protects UFT members from occupational hazards.