Here’s how you get to Carnegie Hall (updated)

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A good underdog story sells. Underdog stories are about a person or group working against all odds to make it to the big time in sports, business, the movies, the circus, or to win a battle or true love, or to graduate medical school, or even high school. So here’s news of the Hancock Select […]

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Honor helpers (updated)

Relief Effort on Staten Island

Feb. 4. Thanks to the UFT. After reading this, someone knew of this picture taken of Tim Grady. The Workforce Development Institute has paired with the state AFL-CIO to document the union members, workers and volunteers who helped relief efforts of Super Storm Sandy. Here’s a link filled with information. They are collecting photos of […]

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Dashing through the toys

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Santa had some help this year, thanks to the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body and especially the Mount Vernon Federation of Teachers. Here’s a pic of, from left, Manuel Molina, 32BJ SEIU, Carene Domato of MVFT, Linda Lesnewski, UWUA 1-2  and Mike Carriere, IUPAT DC 9 getting ready to donate to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in […]

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NYSUT delivers to hungry storm victims on Coney Island

A Coney Island church sent out an “SOS: We have hungry people in need” and NYSUTs response was swift. NYSUT Mid-Hudson Regional Staff Director Ann Harrison arranged for the immediate delivery of truckloads of food donated from the mid-Hudson region to a church-run soup kitchen on Staten Island. Harrison thanked the NYSUT officers for expediting […]

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‘The receipt is in my heart’

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That’s a picture of NYSUT’s lobby. And that’s after NYSUT has already sent tons of food, cleaning materials and much-needed supplies to hurricane-impacted communities on Long Island and in New York City. Yesterday, NYSUT delivered food to a soup kitchen on Coney Island and, today, the truck left with a collection of supplies to the Tarrytown […]

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Helping hands, by the busload

Relief Effort on Staten Island

Schoharie TA members know how to return a favor. They, along with other NYSUT members from as far away as Glens Falls, boarded a bus early Saturday bound for Staten Island to help colleagues there clean up their homes after Superstorm Sandy wiped out their neighborhoods. It was a little more than a year ago […]

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Bocce for $$$

In these tough economic times, even $10 can make the difference between a classroom of students getting materials, or a family being able to eat over the weekend. The United Way raises funds for local, non-profit human service agencies and for initiatives that advance education, income, health and people’s ability to meet basic needs. My […]

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Together we make strides (updated)

That’s the beginning of pictures from Albany’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Sunday’s walk felt like homecoming. You know you’ll see people you haven’t seen in awhile. So there’s Terri Martin and Stacy Van Cott or Regina McCormack all coming up to say hi at the NYSUT booth. Click on their names to read one […]

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Make Strides this weekend

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It’s a natural reaction to cringe, even a little, at mammograms. Even the word itself seems uncomfortable, a lot of letters all crammed together, much like the action of having one. The majority of NYSUT members are women and they know exactly what I mean. Beverly Engel hopes to change that. “Mammograms save lives. It […]

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Fight Back Friday: Tell it like it is!

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Facts matter. Tonight, hundreds are expected to rally in Alexandra Bay to support American workers. Starting at 5 p.m. at the village’s downtown pavillion, hundreds will express support for American jobs. NYSUT members will speak out about the economic plans that will help the middle class and working families. Congratulations to the Yonkers Federation of […]

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