City strikes 5-plus year deal with UFT, includes annual raises and virtual learning program


The city has reached a new tentative five-plus year labor deal with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York City’s public school teacher’s union, Mayor Eric Adams and union boss Michael Mulgrew announced at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

The new contract, which will cover 120,000 municipal employees, follows the negotiating pattern set by the administration’s agreement with District Council 37 (DC37), the city’s largest municipal union, earlier this year, according to the mayor’s office. The contract is retroactive, starting in September 2022, and includes 3% wage increases across its first three years — 2022, 2023 and 2024 — and raises of 3.25% and 3.50% in 2025 and 2026 respectively.