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NYC Council endorsement resolution

The UFT announced endorsements of 25 New York City Council candidates in this year's citywide local elections.

Resolution to reduce United States maternal mortality rates

The United Federation of Teachers calls upon healthcare organizations to offer ongoing resources, education and professional development for those providing reproductive care in effort to decrease maternal mortality rates

Resolution on the New York City budget for Fiscal Year 2023

The UFT will urge the DOE to allocate funding to schools to allow them to restore critical programs and positions eliminated during FY2023, maintain or supplement current staffing levels at schools and to help them reach the smaller class size caps that are mandated by the new state law.

Resolution in Support of the Writers Guild of America Strike

The United Federation of Teachers fully supports the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America West in their decision to call a strike and their ongoing efforts to secure a fair and equitable deal for their members.

Resolution in opposition to Governor Hochul's 2023 charter school proposal

The UFT strongly urges the Legislature to oppose the Governor’s proposal to increase the number of charter schools in the city and will continue to fight for fairness and equity for all New York City schools.

Resolution on mobilizing UFT members for action during the week of Earth Day, April 22, 2023

The UFT encourages its members to participate in the National Week of Earth Day Action by organizing creative actions and events in support of green school improvements, the teaching of climate change, environmental justice and sustainability.