History Timeline

1960
United Federation of Teachers formed in New York City

1960
UFT, led by Albert Shanker, strikes New York City schools

1965
New York State Teachers Association (NEA) excludes administrators from membership

1967
New York State Legislature passes Taylor Law

1971
Shanker elected president of United Teachers of New York (AFT)

1971
Shanker and NYSTA President Thomas Hobart enter into merger talks

1972
Merger agreement signed, creating New York State United Teachers. Hobart elected president and Shanker elected executive vice president

1974
Shanker elected president of American Federation of Teachers

1976
NYSUT disaffiliates from National Education Association

2005
Hobart retires, succeeded by Richard Iannuzzi

2006
NYSUT merges with NEA/New York

2014
Karen Magee elected NYSUT president

2017
Andrew Pallotta elected NYSUT president


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