United Federation of Teachers

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Kids From Across Tri-State Area Bring Energy, Excitement To World Cup Championship Parade

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said he U.S. women’s soccer team exhibits a great work ethic and competitive spirit that can inspire student athletes — especially girls.

07/10/2015

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Teachers’ Union: NYS Should Put Brakes On Plans For More Charter Schools

The union said there are 2,500 vacant seats in New York City’s charters schools. That’s why it wants to put the brakes on plans for more.

05/26/2015

Teachers, parents and students gather outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office to protest his education reform plan. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parents, Teachers Line Up To Protest Cuomo’s Education Reform Plan

The bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.

03/28/2015

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Teachers’ Union Blasts Plan To Increase Cap On Number Of N.Y. State Charter Schools

The head of the United Federation of Teachers spoke out Thursday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to add more charter schools.

01/29/2015

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks at The Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 Benefit at the Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Seeks Opinion On Tenure, Caps On Charter Schools

Gov. Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.

12/19/2014

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NYC Ordered To Hire More High School Librarians

New York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.

09/23/2014

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United Federation Of Teachers Seeks To Fight Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure

The United Federation of Teachers on Tuesday asked to become a defendant in a New York City lawsuit challenging job protections for teachers.

07/22/2014

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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

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Teachers, Lawmakers Call For Change To Admissions To NYC’s Most Elite Public Schools

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said Monday that the current system is unfair to minority students who deserve to attend Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and five other specialized high schools.

06/09/2014

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UFT Pleased About New Teachers’ Contract

The UFT said around 90,000 votes had been cast, with more than 77 percent of those approving the contact.

06/04/2014

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Teachers’ Union Votes In Favor Of New Contract With New York City

New York City public school teachers voted Tuesday to approve a new contract with the city.

06/03/2014

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UFT Delegates Agree To Put New Teachers Contract Up For Rank And File Vote

The nine-year contract includes back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of teachers’ salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018.

05/07/2014

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NYC, Teachers Union Announce Preliminary 9-Year Contract Deal

Teachers will receive back pay equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries and a series of additional small raises through 2018, according to the nine-year contract.

05/01/2014

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The Overcrowded Classroom

Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?

03/27/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Farina Face Backlash After Keeping NYC Public Schools Open During Storm

Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.

02/13/2014

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