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Voice of UFT DAs, Rashid Ali Mathus, dies

Rashid Ali Mathus, known to UFT members and delegates for his work moderating the union’s Town Hall and Delegate Assembly meetings, died on May 7, 2022, at age 40.

Delegates decry deadly school shooting

Americans were still reeling on May 25, a day after the carnage in Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old brandishing automatic weapons shot and killed 19 elementary school children and two of their teachers. And emotions were still raw among the union...

COVID monitoring, testing to continue

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the Delegate Assembly on March 23 that while members should not let down their guard regarding COVID-19 protocols, the situation continues to improve.

Hochul state budget plan ‘best I’ve seen’

UFT President Michael Mulgrew lauded Gov. Kathy Hochul’s state budget proposal, telling the Delegate Assembly on Jan. 19 that “the starting place for the budget is the best I have ever seen since I’ve been president.”

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.

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.

8 endorsements approved by DA

A resolution to endorse eight candidates for elected office was among three resolutions approved by the Delegate Assembly at a remote meeting on March 24.

DA endorses 21 candidates

The UFT’s Delegate Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to endorse 21 candidates for elective office during its virtual meeting on Jan. 13.

DA approves 4 resolutions

The Delegate Assembly overwhelmingly approved four resolutions at its Nov. 18 meeting, which took place via conference call.

Delegate meetings go remote

The March and April Delegate Assembly meetings took place in unusual formats because of the coronavirus pandemic.