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How ranked-choice voting works

For primary and special elections in New York City, instead of choosing one candidate, voters can now rank up to five candidates in order of preference.

Kazansky reelected to TRS board

David Kazansky has been re-elected to serve his third three-year term as one of three teacher trustees on the board of the Teachers’ Retirement System.



Expanded summer learning program

Summer Rising, the city’s free summer school program that is open to all New York City students in grades K-12 —including students with disabilities — will feature a mix of academics, arts, recreation and social-emotional support programs as a bridge...

Special delivery

The UFT recently has been facilitating the delivery of paper paychecks to members who have had trouble receiving them from the city since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...

Early retirement incentive off table

Despite all the UFT’s efforts, City Hall refused to offer an early retirement incentive for any DOE employees this year.

Cost-effective grad courses offered this summer

The UFT has formed a partnership with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies to offer a new series of graduate courses for UFT members beginning this summer.

Planning life after high school

New UFT-Department of Education program offers one hour of free college and career counseling to high school juniors and seniors after school and on weekends.

UFT joins unions in campaign to take schools solar

Imagine a New York City public school system that no longer relies on carbon-based fuel to generate power. The UFT has seized the chance to make that vision a reality, given the promise of billions of dollars of new federal funding to combat climate...

UFT sticking with Scott

UFT members have been working the phones and leafleting on street corners on behalf of Scott Stringer since the UFT Delegate Assembly endorsed him for New York City mayor in the June 22 Democratic Primary.