Be part of our movement

By Anne Goldman As the United Federation of Teachers’ first-ever vice president for non-DOE members, I am proud to represent our members in charter schools throughout the city. In this role, I have had the opportunity to meet many of … Continue reading

The importance of paid sick days

No one should have to go to work while sick. Whether you’re a nurse, a child care provider, a charter school teacher or any other worker, working while sick is bad for you, your family, your colleagues and those you … Continue reading

UFT Teacher Center workshop for charter school educators

Join us on Saturday, May 17 for Collaboration and Engagement in the Common Core Classroom: English Language Learners, a workshop developed and delivered by UFT Teacher Center. This course focuses on the application of the Common Core Learning Standards to support … Continue reading

Bronx Community Charter staff gain greater voice in new contract

By Rob Callaghan Last winter, educators at the Bronx Community Charter School organized a UFT chapter, citing the need for teachers’ voices in the school’s operation. This February, they unanimously ratified their first collective-bargaining agreement, which features teacher-led committees. “This … Continue reading

Merrick Academy members OK 17-month pact

By Rob Callaghan UFT-represented educators at Merrick Academy Charter School on Feb. 24 approved a new contract with better health care and stronger due-process protections. The 30 teachers and teacher assistants at the K-6 charter school in Queens Village ratified … Continue reading