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Two UFT members win City Council elections

Two UFT members will sit on the New York City Council in January 2022: Rita Joseph and Eric Dinowitz.

UFT members, parents fight for classroom occupancy limits

Thousands of UFT members and parents came together this fall to press the City Council to pass groundbreaking legislation that would reduce class sizes in city public schools by a quarter to a third. The union gathered nearly 40,000 signatures in...

Calling in the vote in New Jersey

RTC members from New Jersey made calls to more than 3,000 UFT members, both retirees and in-service members, to help get out the vote for Gov. Phil Murphy in the governor's race on Nov. 2.

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.

Resolution urging the City Council to select a woman to be the next City Council Speaker

The union will urge all Council members to select a woman for City Council Speaker when the new Council convenes in January 2022.

Resolution on UFT endorsement for mayor, city comptroller, public advocate and boroughwide offices

At the recommendation of the union’s political action team, the UFT endorses Eric Adams for the New York City mayor, Brad Lander for New York City comptroller, and Jumaane Williams for New York City public advocate; and the UFT endorses Mark Levine...

Resolution on UFT endorsement for City Council offices

The UFT endorses 48 candidates to represent their respective districts as City Council members for the 2022-23 two-year term.

I’ll ‘dismantle’ DOE bureaucracy Stringer

The UFT’s endorsed candidate for New York City mayor, Scott Stringer, spoke about his plans to reallocate money to the school system during the union’s annual Spring Education Conference on May 15.

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.

UFT pushes for money for smaller class sizes and intervention teams

The UFT championed its five-point plan for New York City public schools during negotiations over the city budget due on June 30, advocating for federal COVID-19 relief funds to be used to help public school students recover from the pandemic.