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Pulling through together

UFT members have confronted the biggest personal and professional challenges in more than a generation, and have met them with integrity.

Funding our future

The UFT is once again marshalling its forces to ensure we get a state budget that protects public education in New York City.

Why the U.S. Census matters

We have a major challenge ahead of us this spring: Making sure every New Yorker is counted in this year’s U.S. Census.

Mulgrew visits John Dewey HS, Brooklyn

UFT President Michael Mulgrew met with educators at John Dewey HS in Gravesend, Brooklyn, to update them on political and educational news and to learn about the school’s innovative programs.

2019 Meet the President for District 75

District 75 educators from around the city gathered at an upper Manhattan restaurant on Dec. 10 to celebrate the holidays and meet with UFT President Michael Mulgrew to discuss their issues and concerns.

The power of collective action

The Red for Ed movement continues to be a rallying cry for teachers around the country who are fed up with underfunded schools and low wages. We in New York City set the standard for public school educators about what it is possible to gain when you...

Building on our strengths

Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed a restful summer break and you’re re-energized for the year ahead. As always, we’re here to help you meet the challenges and opportunities that present themselves every September. Please extend yourself to the new...

Understanding bias and how it affects us

We all carry biases and can benefit from a better understanding of how they affect our relationships with others, personally and professionally.

The power of unity

It’s June, and our enemies are coming out of the woodwork with a barrage of misinformation about unions and union membership. There is a lot at stake: Our profession, our public schools and our ability to take care of ourselves and our families.


Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, has led the union’s efforts to transform education in New York City and to secure the rights to jobs, justice and freedom for all New Yorkers.