Jeffrey Povalitis, the UFT's Director of Safety & Health, submitted testimony before the New York City Council Health Committee’s Oversight Hearing on protecting New Yorkers from heat and air quality emergencies.
Karen Alford, UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools, submitted testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Women and Gender Equity on establishing an office of child care to oversee free child care for all city residents.
Testimony on the role of artificial intelligence, emerging technology and computer instruction in city schools
Janella Hinds, UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools, and Leo Gordon, UFT Vice President for Career and Technical High Schools, submitted testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Education and Technology on developing policies and practices around the role of emerging technologies in our schools.
UFT Secretary LeRoy Barr submitted testimony to the City Council Committee on Finance regarding the New York City executive budget.
Testimony regarding school policies related to discipline and and suspension and proposed state legislation
UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT member Jennifer Rosario, a bilingual social worker covering five Brooklyn high schools, testified on the need for the state to make sure resources reach the schools as part of any changes to state discipline codes.