“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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
From “Reclaim the Dream” to NYSUT award winners to the recent school budget television ad, they’re all here. More videos to come.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m back after two full days in five Elmira city schools talking with dozens of teachers, parents, students and administrators about what budget cuts mean to them. It’s overwhelming because there is no way to fit everything people said onto the two pages in the May issue of NYSUT United. Good thing NYSUT has a [...]
You might recall this blog post about ALEC from last summer. It was about voting rights being derailed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, from here on referred to as ALEC. In March, Phi Delta Kappan ran an extensive expose on “A Smart ALEC threatens Public Education,” authored by Julie Underwood and Julie F. Mead, [...]