"For the 150,000 members of the United Federation of Teachers,
paper forms, phone calls and hours spent standing in line are no
longer current events; instead, they are consigned to the history
"Made up of current and retired New York City public school
teachers and the largest union local in the world, the UFT is the
sole bargaining agent for most of the nonsupervisory educators that
work in the New York City public school system..."