Last updated on March 10th, 2021 at 12:55 pm
These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the United Federation of Teachers Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1960, The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is the labor union that represents most teachers in New York City public schools. As of 2005, there were about 118,000 in-service teachers and 17,000 paraprofessional educators in the union, as well as about 54,000 retired members. According to their about page “The UFT, which represents nearly 200,000 members, is the sole bargaining agent for most of the non-supervisory educators who work in the New York City public schools.”
Funded by / Ownership
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) is funded through union dues.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the UFT advocates for equity for teachers and healthcare workers who are a part of the union. The website primarily publishes news related to union activities. However, they also publish news related to education and general union news such as this Amazon workers hold first union vote.
Editorially, they have a history of endorsing Democratic candidates. In general, all information is factual and editorially left-leaning based on support for unions and Democratic candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the United Federation of Teachers Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/1/2017) Updated (3/10/2021)