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Union never quit on Census push

The UFT has been working tirelessly all year with its members and with public school families to try to boost New York City’s participation in the U.S. Census.

Change we need

In less than two months we’ll have the chance to put the country back on the right track. There’s never been a clearer choice. Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be a vote for good government, public schools and working families.

Here’s how to vote in Election 2020

It’s election season, and the UFT has all the information you need to make sure your voice is heard.

Union members get free legal plan

There is now another reason it pays to be a UFT member. The union has negotiated a free legal service plan for members only. The program gives UFT members access to an attorney who can answer legal questions, write letters on their behalf, review...

How to vote in the June 23 primary election

To make sure New Yorkers stay safe during the upcoming June 23 primary while encouraging participation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently ordered changes to the voting process. To check the spread of the coronavirus, all registered voters may apply for an...

Resolution in support of the UFT endorsing Darma Diaz in her primary election for New York City Council

The UFT endorses Darma Diaz in her primary election for New York City Council District 37 as we believe she will be a strong ally for working people, our schools and our community.  

Resolution in support of the UFT endorsing Erik Bottcher in his primary election for City Council

The UFT endorses Erik Bottcher in his primary election for New York City Council District 3 as we believe he will be a strong ally for working people, our schools and our community.

‘The building blocks of organizing’

About 30 District 75 members learned how to organize their colleagues to get politically active and advocate for their interests as workers at a political action workshop at union headquarters on Feb. 25.

Learning to educate New Yorkers

UFT members pledged to help ensure New Yorkers all are counted in the 2020 Census during six teach-ins at schools throughout District 2 in Manhattan on Feb. 11, a citywide day of action to educate New Yorkers about the Census.

AFT OKs 3 to endorse for prez

The American Federation of Teachers is encouraging its state and local affiliates and its members to support one of three Democratic candidates for president: former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders or Senator Elizabeth Warren.