Where Do My UFT Dues Go?
Members’ dues pay for the full array of services that your union provides to support you and your career — everything from creating educational support services to negotiating and enforcing the contract; to working on regulations at the city, state and federal levels; to providing you with professional and social activities.
Membership in the UFT is voluntary, but virtually all employees eligible to join the UFT do so because they understand that standing together with their colleagues brings them strength.
Under state law, those who choose not to join are nevertheless covered by all of the contract’s provisions, including the salary schedule.
Only dues-paying UFT members in good standing can vote on proposed contracts and in UFT elections at the school, functional and citywide levels. Among the member-only programs and services are UFT pension workshops and consultations, the Member Assistance Program, the Student Debt Relief Program, UFT discounts and LearnUFT.
If you are not yet a member, use our online union enrollment form. If you have any questions or concerns, please see your school or functional chapter leader or call the UFT at one of the following numbers: