In our first post on the theme of professional unionism, we talked about the ways in which the UFT, with Unity leadership, had worked to improve the teaching profession and the quality of the education we deliver, and to engage in educational innovation and build collaborative cultures in schools.
The full name of our union is “United Federation of Teachers: A Union of Professionals.
Teachers of color are role models of academic success for our students, and they bring to the classroom a practical and firsthand knowledge of the challenges our students face.
Three in every four New York City public school students live in poverty, and one in every ten experience homelessness each year.
The UFT has many amazing LGBTQ educators in our ranks.