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The Federation of Catholic Teachers has improved salary, medical and pension benefits for the teachers of the Archdiocese of New York for over 30 years.  

Join us in fighting for the future of Catholic education!

If you have any questions about the FCT and the benefits of union membership, please visit our Member Benefits page or email us at 

To see if your school is a member school, please click here

All lay teachers in member schools are eligible for union membership, regardless of full-time or part-time status. Teachers' aides and administrative workers are not eligible. Lay teachers who were hired after September 1, 1999 and choose NOT to join the union are required to pay an Agency Fee which is equal in amount to the union dues, as per Article XXVI of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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