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Labor Parade 2023

Hundreds of UFT members joined the Labor Parade on Sept. 9 in New York City, marching up Fifth Avenue with their counterparts from other unions across the city. Members marched, rode the UFT float or sat in two double-decker buses along the parade route.

Contract Grade-Ins

UFT members demonstrated through "public grade-ins" across the city on March 30, 2023, that educators deserve respect and autonomy in their next contract. 

Resolution honoring the 60th anniversary of the founding of the UFT

We vow to continue our work to preserve public education, protect workers’ rights and to do our part in solidarity with our fellow workers to strive for a world where all of us share justly in the fruits of our labor, each provided with the means to...

On the button

Bright Horizons Day Care workers in downtown Brooklyn have triumphantly pinned their “Union Proud” buttons back on to celebrate winning a National Labor Relations Board settlement in October that ensures the UFT members "have the right to wear union...

Janus challenge ‘made us stronger’

More than 2,000 New York State United Teachers delegates celebrated the union’s strength in the face of the Supreme Court’s anti-union Janus ruling at the UFT’s state affiliate’s 47th annual Representative Assembly in Albany in early May.

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.

Health benefits highlight value of UFT membership

Telling the story of why the union matters, Geof Sorkin, the executive director of the UFT Welfare Fund, discussed the “very robust benefit package” that UFT-represented employees have.

Anti-unionists threaten all of us

Today, like never before, our collective bargaining rights, benefits and protections are under fire. Our enemies will spread rumors and misinformation designed to undermine working people. They will pretend to be our friends when their goal is to...

Unity urged as anti-union forces contact members

UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned the Delegate Assembly on April 17 that anti-union forces looking to take advantage of the 2018 Supreme Court decision in the Janus case have begun their efforts to weaken New York City public school teachers’...

Mulgrew praises chapter leaders for helping union thwart threats

UFT is well-positioned to protect its members’ rights and benefits as the 2018–19 school years gets underway, President Michael Mulgrew reported to chapter leaders from across the city at their annual start-of-school meeting on Sept. 20 in Shanker...