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Recovering ‘what was lost’

Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT’s homework help line that offers K–12 students free assistance from city Department of Education teachers in all school subjects in seven languages, is back for its 41st year.

Go Pink Day

Because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic in the 2020-21 school year, participating in “Go Pink Day” this year was a hopeful return to a cherished tradition for many UFT members across the city.

DA votes to endorse Eric Adams for mayor

The UFT is backing Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor and other candidates for citywide and borough offices and City Council in the Nov. 2 general election in New York City.

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.

Landmark settlement in student debt lawsuit

Public servants, including public school educators and nurses, may be on their way to a reduction or elimination of their crushing burden of debt thanks to a landmark settlement announced Oct. 13 between the U.S. Department of Education and the...

Door to door for safety

UFT members went door to door in August to speak with parents about their hopes and concerns about the full reopening of New York City schools for in-person instruction.

Retiree Health Care Committee relays member questions

The RTC's volunteer Retiree Health Care Committee has been busy since its inception studying, evaluating and then explaining for members the premium-free health plan for retirees adopted in July by the Municipal Labor Committee.

New health plan for Medicare-eligible retirees

Following months of painstaking negotiations, the Municipal Labor Committee voted on July 14 to approve a new group health care plan for all Medicare-eligible New York City retirees that allows the municipal unions to address the rising cost of...

Shower of thanks

UFT members and other frontline workers were showered with confetti on July 7 at a “Hometown Heroes” parade celebrating them for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the largest ticker-tape parades in New York City history