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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VIDEO: AFT highlights the state of the union

This video, which kicked off the AFT convention in Detroit this morning, highlights the past two years of AFT championing democracy, economic opportunity and high quality public services for students, families and communities.

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Come on, rise up for workers’ rights July 24 #RiseUpNY


“Workers Rising: A Day of Action” will be held in Union Square in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 24 to make some noise about change needed for low wage earners.

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Support Con Ed workers

An astute NYSUT member sent us an email last night reminding us that it’s important for all unionists to care about what’s happening in New York City, where about 8,500 Consolidated Edison workers have been locked out of their jobs since the contract with the utility company expired on June 30. We are all brothers […]

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Stumping to dump Walker


When seven NYSUT staff members joined more than 40 other teacher union staff and local leaders in a hotel room in Racine, Wisc., the marching orders were simple: knock on 16,239 doors and get loyal Democrats, union members and signers of the petition to recall anti-union Gov. Scott Walker to the polls on Tuesday. For […]

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Best in all the land

Congratulations to Martin Messner, president of the Schoharie Teachers Association, and Joe Satriano, a retiree of the Roslyn Teachers Association, for being named 2012 Everyday Heroes by the American Federation of Teachers. By clicking on that link you can read their stories, and also the stories of four others who won from locals across America. […]

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Have you seen the videos from the RA’s opening session?

From “Reclaim the Dream” to NYSUT award winners to the recent school budget television ad, they’re all here. More videos to come.

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Celebrating our schools

Next week a number of Long Island locals, most of them in Nassau county, are coordinating a number of events to draw attention to the great work of students and teachers in their schools. From April 29 through May 5, members will hand out information bulletins, make phone calls, and sponsor sports nights as well […]

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Friday fight for funding fairness

Above are photos from El-Wise and video I grabbed from Friday’s event in Rotterdam (New York, not the Netherlands). Here’s a link to the Daily Gazette coverage, although you must be a subscriber to read the entire article. Here’s a link to an MSNBC report about the rally, which they should cite their source is […]

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‘We’re teaching for excellence’

Sometimes you just have to toot your own horn. Especially to send up some music against the constant drumbeat of those wishing to downgrade public education.

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