ALBANY, N.Y. Oct. 11, 2018 — New York State United Teachers today congratulated the United Federation of Teachers, its largest local affiliate, on reaching a tentative agreement with New York City on a new contract.
“Strong unions deliver for their members,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “There’s no doubt about the UFT’s power in successfully advocating for higher pay, affordable health insurance and better conditions for teaching and learning. This tentative agreement says clearly, ‘It pays to be a union member.’ On behalf of NYSUT’s officers and all its members, I congratulate President Mulgrew and the UFT leadership on reaching this tentative agreement, which recognizes the incredible job educators do on behalf of the city’s students and public schools.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.