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Who Put Public Education First

Driving Change

We are at a critical moment for our city, state and nation. We are calling on elected officials to protect public education. Learn more about our priorities and add your voice to the chorus demanding teachers, students, schools and communities be protected.

Taking Action in Albany

Persuading lawmakers to oppose the governor’s proposal to substantially increase the number of charter schools operating in New York City topped the agenda for the nearly 900 UFT members and public school parents who...

'Teach Ins" Prepare Educators for Contract Fight

UFT members are prepared to fight for the contract they deserve. That was the message resonating as educators gathered in their schools for “teach-ins” led by members of each school’s Contract Action Team (CAT).

Under new bill, NYC will lower class sizes

After months of hesitation, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will lower class sizes in every grade in New York City over the next six years. Teachers’ unions and their supporters are heralding her action, but opposition to the bill remains strong.
The past two years have proven that New York City is home to some of the most skilled and hard-working educators in the country. Not only should they be saluted for their dedication and resilience, but they should be respected for their expertise.

Michael Mulgrew

President, United Federation of Teachers

Driving the Charge for Madam Speaker of the City Council

Driving the Charge for Madam Speaker of the City Council

Education is the foundation of our society, and women make up the majority of its workforce. New York City made history by electing a Council where women will be the new majority, and educators helped make this happen. The next logical step is for the City Council to select a woman as Speaker. Ensuring women are a part of policymaking in New York is paramount to achieving progress for public education and a more just city.
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