United Federation of Teachers approves 5-year contract with the city


The United Federation Teachers approved a new contract for New York City public school teachers on Monday, July 10. The contract takes effect immediately and is in place until Nov. 28, 2027.

UFT members ratified the five-year contract by a 74.6% margin. The UFT issued 115,840 ballots and 95,725 votes were cast, making this the largest number of votes in UFT history. 

The new contract covers around 115,000 full-time New York City Department of Education teachers and more than 5,000 part-time employees.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said in a statement that the new agreement addresses major changes sought by the union’s negotiation team, comprised of 500 UFT members.

“The contract increases pay, increases educators’ control over their workday, and decreases the non-educational, irrelevant paperwork demands,” Mulgrew said.

The new contract will raise UFT members’ salaries by 17.6% to 20.4% through 2027, including retroactive pay, annual bonuses, and annual raises. The contract provides annual raises specifically of 3% for the next two years, 3.25% in 2025, and 3.5% in 2026.