Former NYSUT counsel receives national award

Bernard Ashe

Bernard Ashe, who served as NYSUT’s general counsel from 1972-1996, has been honored by the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section with its 2017 Arvid Anderson award. The award recognizes Ashe’s outstanding contributions to the development of labor law in the public sector. “Bernard really did so much to shape the union’s Office of […]

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Purveyor of poverty to run NYU Bookstore

stephen rechner

(Editor’s note: New York University has never been known as being worker friendly. And no one knows that better than Steve Rechner (pictured), president of the union of Clerial, Administrative & Technical Staff and a member of the NYSUT Board of Directors, representing private colleges. Rechner holds nothing back in the current issue of UCATS […]

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Retiree support key to Pellegrino win

If Mel Stern hasn’t returned your phone call or answered your email in a few months, don’t take it personally. As an active member of NYSUT’s Suffolk County Political Action Committee, Stern and his fellow PAC members had their hands full helping Baldwin Teachers Association member Christine Pellegrino, a Democrat, pull off a David-and-Goliath-sized win […]

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