A list of the most commonly asked questions.
A school's chapter leader and chapter consultation committee has the right to review as well as to provide input into spending decisions. The principal is also required to share school budgetary information with their faculty. To learn more about reading budgets and finding your school's budget online, visit the UFT's budget tutorial online: https://www.uft.org/sites/default/files/attachments/reading-budgets-tutorial.pdf.
NYSUT offers a legal services plan that covers wills and a variety of other services, which UFT members are eligible to join. For more information and how to enroll, visit the NYSUT website at: https://memberbenefits.nysut.org/program-service/legal-and-financial/legal-service-plan.
UFT Chapter Leaders receive an annual stipend of $6 per member they represent. They also have an opportunity to receive additional funds, based on a points system, if they are more active participants in union matters and meetings.
Contact the UFT membership department in writing, either by emailing email@example.com, or by sending a written request to the UFT Membership Department, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.
Contact the UFT membership department in writing, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a written request to the UFT Membership Department, 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.
Please send an email to Joe LoVerde, Editor of New York Teacher at email@example.com. Please include the best phone number where we will be able to reach you.
Any advertising questions should be directed to Jackie Gottlieb. She can be reached at 212-598-7735 or via email at JGottlieb@uft.org.
The UFT's Political Action Department is active in a wide variety of political battles across the city in support of New York’s children and schools. Our Political Action Coordinators (PAC) are key players in this work.
· Day to day borough activities
· City Council and state legislation
· Volunteer work
· Phone banking
· School Budgets: Participatory budgeting through City Council/ Capitol Funding
· Lobby Day
· District lobbying for State and City legislatures goes through the PAC
· At all times, UFT members and staff must notify their PAC that a politician is coming to their school building
PACs can help with:
· Speakers for school events
· Turkeys and other donations
· Support for school fairs
· COPE and Voter Registration
For more information or to get involved in political action, contact the Political Action Department at 212-598-7747. You can also reach your borough’s political action coordinator using the information below:
Borough Political Action Coordinators:
- Brooklyn: Elizabeth Perez and Vanecia Wilson, 718-852-4900, ext. 12-6903
- Bronx: Margaret Borrelli, 718-379-6200, ext. 15-6047
- Manhattan: Briget Rein, 212-598-6836
- Queens: Dermot Smyth, 718-275-4400, ext. 13-5640
- Staten Island: Donna Coppola, 718-605-1400, ext. 204
For further information about the UFT's Political Action Department, see the UFT website at: https://www.uft.org/get-involved/uft-political-action.