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UFT 2024 city legislative priorities

Read the UFT's 2024 policy recommendations for New York City.

‘Follow the law’

The UFT has accused Mayor Adams and the city Department of Education of trying to sabotage the implementation of the state law lowering class size in New York City public schools.
The state has significantly increased aid for city schools to finance...

A powerful Lobby Day

About 900 educators, along with 100 public school parents, made the three-hour trek by bus to Albany for UFT Lobby Day on March 11 to urge lawmakers to fix Tier 6 of the pension system, overhaul mayoral control of city schools and increase state...

UFT Lobby Day 2024

Nearly 1,000 educators, parents and advocates traveled on buses to attend the UFT’s annual Lobby Day in Albany. They asked state lawmakers to add more checks and balances to mayoral control of New York City public schools, fix Tier 6 of the pension system, require the city to follow the state's class size law and increase state foundation aid for New York City.

UFT Lobby Day

Every March, hundreds of UFT members board buses and head to Albany to advocate for our legislative priorities and share their experiences with state representatives. Learn more about Lobby Day and how you can get involved.

Three pension bills signed in December

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law three state bills in December that incrementally improved UFT members’ pension benefits.

Union presents legislative priorities to state lawmakers

UFT President Michael Mulgrew and other union officers gathered at the Corning Tower Observation Deck in Albany on Jan. 29 to make the case for the union’s 2024 legislative priorities with state lawmakers. “We have a lot of challenges, as always, in...

Defend children’s right to shelter

Mayor Eric Adams has introduced a new policy to limit families with children to a 60-day stay in shelters. Sign this petition calling on the mayor to reverse this policy before it creates chaos in our schools and harms families who are the most in...

‘Not the time for budget cuts’

In a terrible blow to New York City public schools still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Adams plans to make three successive 5% cuts to education funding between December and June.

It’s time to ‘Fix Tier Six’

The UFT is launching a Fix Tier Six campaign in an effort to improve the pension benefits of its more than 50,000 members who have joined the New York City pension system since April 2012.