Tuesday, May 19th in front of St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island
Tuesday, May 19th in front of St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island

Tuesday, May 19th in front of St. Joseph...

Tuesday, May 19th in front of St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island

Tuesday, May 19th in front of St. Joseph by the Sea High School on Staten Island

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers
Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic...

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

The Federation of Catholic Teachers is the collective bargaining representative for the lay faculty in 137 elementary schools and 14 high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. We are affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153, AFL-CIO.
Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers
Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic...

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

The Federation of Catholic Teachers is the collective bargaining representative for the lay faculty in 137 elementary schools and 14 high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. We are affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153, AFL-CIO.
Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers
Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic...

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

Welcome to the Federation of Catholic Teachers

The Federation of Catholic Teachers is the collective bargaining representative for the lay faculty in 137 elementary schools and 14 high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. We are affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 153, AFL-CIO.
Breaking News

Dear Parents of Catholic School Children

  • 5 May 2015
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After nearly 20 negotiation sessions spanning over a year, the Federation of Catholic Teachers has decided to strike. We have decided to strike because representatives of the Association of Catholic Schools threatened that if teachers receive wage increases, they would have to close schools. This statement violates the teachers’ rights and we are striking over their violation of the law. This matter has been reported throughout the media and charges have been filed with the appropriate agencies. 

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For Immediate Release:

Teachers to Strike Nine More Catholic Schools This Morning

  • 5 May 2015
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  • Catholic Schools Superintendent McNiff Issues New Illegal Threats to Teachers 

May 5, 2015 – Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of New York will strike nine additional schools today, Tuesday, May 5, because of unfair labor practices by their employer, the Archdiocese of New York’s Association of Catholic Schools (ACS).

For Immediate Release:

Teachers on Strike Today, May 1, to Save Catholic Schools

  • 1 May 2015
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  • FCT Strikes Schools in The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island & Rockland County
May 1, 2015 – Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of New York go on strike at five schools this morning because of unfair labor practices. "It will be a rolling strike with other schools impacted next week and each week thereafter for as long as it takes for our members to be treated fairly," says Julia Pignataro, the President of the Federation of Catholic Teachers (FCT), the union that represents more than 2,600 teachers in the Archdiocese of New York."

2015-2016 Contracts

  • 30 April 2015
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Dear Union Members, 

Per Article VI of the collective bargaining agreement, your employer will be offering you a contract on or before May 1, 2015.  You are to sign and return the contract to your employer on or before May 15, 2015. * 

Do not sign your contract unless it is fully completed.  There should be no blanks.   

  • For full-time teachers, the salary step, degree, years of service and date of original tenure must be complete. The tenure section must say “has” or “has not.”   
  • For part-time teachers, the degree and day(s) worked sections must be completed. 
  • The salary section of both contracts should say TBD (to be determined).
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 - To encourage Christian ideals and principles in dealings among members, students, their parents and all people associated with Catholic schools

- To encourage and promote a climate of excellence to further the moral and intellectual development of our students. 

- To secure improved wages, hours, working conditions and other economic advantages through organization, negotiation and collective bargaining that will raise the standards of the education profession. 

- To unite into one group all teachers, librarians and counselors employed in Catholic schools and to assist and cooperate with other education and labor organizations on matters of mutual concern. 

- To promote cooperation between our members and the Catholic schools at the local and central levels.

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