Last day of 2010, etc.

I’m not sure when people e-mail me if they want it to go up on the blog, but I do want to share this from Don Carlisto of the Saranac Lake  TA. “My New Year’s resolution is to work hard at facilitating the implementation of the new APPR regs. Here in the North Country, NYSUT […]

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Last day of 2010!

I just heard from Lee Cutler, who as Secretary-Treasurer assists NYSUT’s locals, watches over NYSUT’s finances and also coordinates the social justice agenda for the union. “The hostile environment to public employees and teachers in particular is behind my resolution to be even more  conscious and aware of the challenges our members face.   I resolve […]

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In the New Year, si se puede!

Just heard from Maria Neira, the union’s vice president who oversees the Division of Research and Educational Services (which means she is NYSUT’s point person to the Board of Regents and in the halls of the State Education Department). She is a member of a wide number of  boards and directs the union’s efforts to raise funds for […]

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New Year’s resolution from a 5-year-old

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I would really like to know what third-graders resolve nowadays. I have lots of youngsters in my life, but no third-graders. I did hear from Nia. She’s a bit young, I think, to fully understand resolutions. But it was refreshing to hear a kindergartner talk about what she wants to do in the New Year. […]

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Keep those resolutions coming!

Just heard from Andy Pallotta. Earlier this month he completed his first year as NYSUT’s Executive Vice President. He guides the union’s political and legislative efforts. “I’ve heard the most common resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight and eat more nutritious meals. I learned in my first year that my  work with NYSUT means […]

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New Year’s resolution for 2011

Just heard from Dick Iannuzzi, NYSUT’s president. He writes: Hoping the New Year brings a greater awareness and respect for  what each individual brings to a relationship–whether on a personal level, business level or in the political arena–there is too much at stake to see what matters as only ourselves. Dick

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Happy Monday, Dec. 27!

Just got done shoveling 8 inches or snow here in Schenectady. We have a rather large driveway so it gave me plenty of time to think about the resolutions I want to make at the end of this week. The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions started with the ancient Babylonians. I started in third […]

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I’ll wait for you. And should I fall behind, wait for me

Ever had one of those days where so many events and information connects? Today is one of those days for me. It really started last night when I watched 60 Minutes and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted public employee unions as the main cause of state budget gaps. I was severely disappointed that no […]

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Woeful budget leaves librarians some – but not all – funding

Trying to follow the budget decisions in the Erie County Legislature is sort of like following a bouncing ball let loose on a six-lane highway.

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Millionaire tax bailout – yippee!

While I’m thrilled that Congress extended unemployment benefits, I’m still in disbelief at the price.

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