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Bill de Blasio Universal Pre-K press conference Jan. 6, 2014 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Unions On Board With Mayor De Blasio’s Universal Pre-K Plan

Labor leaders said they’ll lobby state lawmakers to OK New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten.

01/06/2014

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

UFT Survey: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Overcrowded Classrooms

UFT president Michael Mulgrew said Cardozo High School in Queens tops the list with 385 overcrowded classes. In all, the survey found 6,313 overcrowded classes, 180 more than last year.

09/26/2013

UFT Endorses Thompson

United Federation Of Teachers Backs Bill Thompson For Mayor

The United Federation of Teachers has endorsed former City Comptroller Bill Thompson as its choice for the next New York City mayor.

06/19/2013

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators endorses Bill Thompson. (credit: CSA NYC)

Thompson Wins Endorsement From City School Principals Union

President Ernest Logan of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said Tuesday that the union’s 16,000 members will do all they can to elect Thompson.

06/18/2013

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City, Teachers’ Union Praise State-Imposed Teacher Evaluation System

The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.

06/02/2013

UFT Mayoral Candidate Forum

Mayoral Candidates Talk Education At Teachers’ Union Forum

Six mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.

05/11/2013

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Rips UFT, Says City Won’t Sign ‘Fraud’ Teacher Evaluation Deal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered stinging criticism of the New York City teacher’s union Tuesday for “dragging their feet and throwing up roadblocks” during negotiations over teacher evaluations.

01/22/2013

Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

Bloomberg, UFT Say No Deal Reached Over Teacher Evaluation Plan

The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/17/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Still No Deal On NYC Teacher Evaluation System Day Ahead Of State Deadline

If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/16/2013

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Clock Counts Down As City, UFT Spar Over Teacher Evaluation System

The clock was ticking this weekend for New York City and the union representing the city’s 75,000 public school teachers to agree on a teacher evaluation system.

01/13/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands alongside Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. (credit: Rich Lamb, WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Offers Explanation For Controversial Remarks Comparing Teacher’s Union To NRA

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take heat for comments he made on his radio show last week.

01/07/2013

UFT lawsuit protest (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Teachers Protest Lawsuit Against Charter Schools In NYC

Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.

05/27/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Funds Campaign-Style Ad Rebutting Foes

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said the ads were a response to $3 million in television and radio advertising by the United Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO. He said the mayor will pay in the “upper six figures” for a week of ads.

03/23/2011

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NYC Teachers, UFT Frustrated With Ruling, DOE Orders

Following Monday’s ruling which allowed performance ratings for NYC school teachers to be released, the United Federation of Teachers sent a memo to members Thursday expressing disagreement and frustration with the decision.

01/14/2011