We believe that schools work best when educators are respected and when they are included in program and policy planning. We believe collaboration and communication are most successfully achieved when educators are organized and have the collective power of a union.
As employees of charter schools, we have the right under New York State law to organize and form a union in our schools if we want to. See this page for details on your rights under the law.
Charter school teachers throughout the City have been banding together to join the UFT. Over the course of working with teachers at more than a dozen charter schools, the UFT has developed a strategy which protects and empowers educators who want to form unions at their schools. To find out how to improve teacher voice and organize the union at your own school, the first step is to contact UFT ACTS.