Sowing the seeds of activism

PAC coordinator brings students along as political interns North Syracuse EA member Phil Cleary, a NYSUT regional political action coordinator, always marks the holiday season with a legislative breakfast prior to the January opening of the state legislative session. The region’s NYSUT political posse did it again last Saturday with a union-catered breakfast that included […]

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Utica-area unionists make waves for ‘Strides’


The Riveredge conference hotel sits right on the water in Alexandria Bay, a long stone’s throw across the St. Lawrence Seaway from Boldt Castle. The largest tanker sliding by on its way from Cleveland, Detroit or Duluth to the North Atlantic never made waves like the ones that rocked the hotel’s dining room Saturday night. […]

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Cuomo’s tax cuts for millionaires don’t add up


NYSUT joined dozens of the state’s leading progressive advocacy groups, unions, community-based organizations and faith leaders this week to demand that the state Legislature reject proposals to provide $1.1 billion in tax breaks to millionaires and Wall Street banks. To do so would simply exacerbate income inequality in New York, which bears the widest gap […]

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