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A safety hotline for chapter leaders

As New York City confronts the Omicron variant, we are counting on school chapter leaders again to relay issues to the UFT by calling the union's new safety hotline when you need support.

400-member contract team to be formed

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told delegates at the Delegate Assembly on Nov. 17 that the union plans to seek extensive member input to help shape priorities for upcoming negotiations on the next contract and health care.

Born ‘leaders’

Three current UFT chapter leaders in District 22 in Brooklyn follow in the footsteps of family members whose dedication and hard work as chapter leaders inspired the next generation.

Kudos to Alaa Yousef, Park Slope Collegiate

Alaa Yousef was elected chapter leader at Park Slope Collegiate in Brooklyn this October, and in her first action in that role, she used the operational issues complaint process to get her members paid for instructional lunch periods. When those...

Trevor Stokes, Midwood HS, Brooklyn

Midwood HS Chapter Leader Trevor Stokes used the leverage of the union’s operational issues complaint process to make sure every classroom and office at his school has an air purifier.

Mulgrew warns DA of more instability

UFT President Michael Mulgrew discussed partial classroom closures, the 3-foot rule and other topics at the October 2021 Delegate Assembly.

Citywide chapter leaders meeting

Two hundred chapter leaders on Sept. 22 returned to Shanker Hall for the first time since the start of the pandemic to attend the annual citywide chapter leaders meeting. Another thousand participated remotely in the event.

Kudos to Thomas Rosa, PS 751, Manhattan

It’s essential for parents of children with disabilities to understand the process of obtaining an Individualized Education Program that meets their child’s needs. That’s why Thomas Rosa, the chapter leader at PS 751, the Manhattan School for Career...

Kudos for meeting pandemic challenges

Andy Pallotta, the president of New York State United Teachers, praised members of the union for their perseverance and commitment to their students, patients and jobs during the pandemic as he opened the 2021 Representative Assembly via Zoom on...

Delegate Assembly approves six resolutions

The Delegate Assembly passed a total of six resolutions during April and May at two regularly scheduled meeting and one special DA.