Chapter Leader Weekly Update, September 8th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Start the year off on the right foot

Welcome back to another school year! It’s important to start the school year off with the basic elements in place to ensure that your members have a voice in your school community and that you … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 23rd, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Nominate your school or a UFT member for a #PublicSchoolProud award

When U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos condemned public schools as “failing,” school communities across the city united in a campaign to show her the incredible teaching and learning that takes place every day in our … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 16th

This Week’s Focus

Apply for the UFT Chapter Advocate Program

Chapter leaders who would like extra support building their school chapters may apply to the UFT Chapter Advocate Program. A chapter advocate works in collaboration with your district rep to support you and your members in creating … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, June 2nd 2017

This Week’s Focus

Share a short clip of your school’s graduation

As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes school vouchers as an alternative to “failing” public schools, it’s time to remind the public that New York City public schools have a record-high graduation rate. That’s why we are … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, May 26th 2017

This Week’s Focus

Send a letter to DeVos protesting her cruel education budget

The Trump-DeVos budget unveiled on May 23 is cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools. The Trump-DeVos budget slashes federal spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, class-size reduction and career and technical education, … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, April 21st, 2017

This Week’s Focus

In state budget, public schools gain $1.1 billion and millionaire’s tax is extended

The state budget agreement passed on April 9 included a $1.1 billion increase in statewide school aid. The budget also extends for two years the so-called millionaire’s tax, preserving up to $4.5 … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly, March 24th 2017

This Week’s Focus

City sets policy to protect immigrant students

With a federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants spreading fear among New York City’s immigrant communities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 21 that schools will bar entry to immigration agents unless they have a warrant signed … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, February 10th 2017

This Week’s Focus

UFT delegates vote to endorse de Blasio for re-election

UFT delegates voted overwhelmingly on Feb. 8 to support Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election in November. UFT President Michael Mulgrew cited the mayor’s accomplishments over the past three years and said that he would be an important … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, February 3rd, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Needed: One more Republican senator to vote “no”

The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a final confirmation vote on Betsy DeVos on Monday or Tuesday. Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — announced on Feb. 1 that they will … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, January 27th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Show your love for public schools on Valentine’s Day

What better occasion to show your love for public schools than on Valentine’s Day? We’re asking chapter leaders to organize an event or celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to show how and why you love your school. Read More