74.6% of its members ratified a new five-year contract, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced on July 10. More than 95,000 ballots were returned. UFT President Michael Mulgrew said that pay increases, increases in educators’ control over their workday, and decreases in the amount of certain paperwork demands were in the contract. Over the five years, UFT members’ salaries will rise by a range of 17.58% to 20.42%, among other wins.

Read the full story by Michael Gannon for the Queens Chronicle, published July 13, 2023, here:


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