Avenue S 2015-18 Collective Agreement Between the United Federation of Teachers, Local 2, AFT, NYSUT, AFL-CIO and United Cerebral Palsy of NYC Avenue S. The UFT was founded on March 16, 1960 and has grown rapidly. On November 7, 1960, the union organized a major strike. The strike largely failed because of its main objectives, but it won some concessions and attracted a lot of public attention from the union. After much more negotiations the UFT was selected in December 1961 as a collective organization for all teachers of the city. On this page, you will find collective agreements for each of the sites of the ADAPT Network, formerly known as the UCP of NYC Chapter. While the four CBAs run for the same period, from June 30, 2015 to June 29, 2018, you must read the contract for your specific site. Contracts describe your rights, wages, health care and dental care and pension plan. On Friday, June 24, 2011, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, City Council spokeswoman Christine Quinn and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that an agreement had been reached to prevent the dismissal of 4,100 teachers in New York City.   The agreement came six months after Mayor Bloomberg notified 21,000 layoffs.  The union had opposed all layoffs through a strategy of leaflets, marches and rallies including a march on Wall Street on May 12, 2011 with 20,000 participants.
   The court also requested a halt to the Schulko sites.    . According to UFT Ministry of Labour records since 2005, when membership classifications were first declared, approximately 32% of union members are considered retirees, with voting rights in the union. UFT contracts also cover certain non-members known as agency fee payers, who have accounted for about 1% of union membership since 2005.  In 2013, 59,444 sleepers and 2,675 non-members paid agency fees, compared to 124,145 « active » members.  The UFT strongly supports reducing class sizes for all subjects and classes in New York City public schools. During the UFT election campaign in the spring of 2013, President Michael Mulgrew (Unity) rejected repeated requests for debate on his opponent Julie Cavanagh (PLUS).  The UFT opposes teacher compensation and has opted for seniority pay, but in November 2007 joined Mayor Bloomberg, who approved a voluntary incentive program for high-needs schools. The union does not support the proposed reform of the liFO law on the basis of seniority. In July 2007, Weingarten collaborated with Mayor Bloomberg to support a modified performance payment program with school bonuses and additional bonuses for some teachers.
 In June 2011, The New York City Parents Union filed its own complaint to prevent co-locations and school closures: « Despite inconsistent and uncertain results, the DOE continues to push public school parents into a private school system where many charters do worse than public schools, even though they do not serve their fair proportion of students with special needs and English learners. »  Prior to the June 2011 trial, groups of parents held a press conference to thank the NAACP for fighting on behalf of all children and for insisting on fairness and justice.  Two former New York teachers` unions, Teachers Union, founded in 1916, and Teachers Guild, founded in 1935, were unable to find broad registration or support.