Feel Good Friday: Feeling good by doing good

They make strides, they cut their hair, they make videos, they clean up highways and, of course, they sell baked goods. They also cough up cash to dress down. They help rebuild flood-ravaged areas. They give scholarships. They buy school supplies for their students and classrooms. They are the hundreds of thousands of NYSUT members [...]

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Fight Back Friday: Help Sandy victims

To just get a glimpse of the physical, financial and emotional challenges Superstorm Sandy caused to a few of NYSUT’s members, read the December issue of The Word, the newsletter of the Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College. Here’s a link to it online. You’ll read about: Michael Berrell, who, what he didn’t lose to [...]

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NYSUT delivers to hungry storm victims on Coney Island

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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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Flood response update

Thanks for understanding that current events have kept us from updating the continued great reaction to the needs in flood-affected areas. Since our last update, and October 31 update, here’s the activity we’ve heard of: Led by Gina Valenze of the UFT, the Habitat For Humanity Club and UFT members at the Queens High School [...]

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VIDEO: In Schoharie, volunteers rebuild a community ravaged by flood

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Raw FlipCam and iPhone video documenting union volunteers hard at work rebuilding a community ravaged by flooding.

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Galway Teaching Advising

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That’s Bill Brooks back. Brooks is a Galway TA member. His wife Carrie is a Schoharie TA member. Bill was one of the many connections that brought a busload of Galway volunteers for the STAY effort. Field trips were cut from the budget, so the Galway TA, led by Carrie Herron, passed the hat and [...]

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Home Depot gives credit to STAY effort

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Craig Daniel manages the Amsterdam Home Depot. He and Schenectady manager Attilio Tebbano led a crew of Home Depot workers who volunteered to show people who had never installed insulation before, how to wield utility knives and staple guns safely.  The Schoharie TA was able to purchase nearly $30,000 worth of insulation for much less [...]

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What a union proud weekend!

Not sure how the weather has been where you are, but this will be the first rain-free weekend in the Capital District since Sept. 17-18. Better yet, a whole cadre of NYSUT locals are doing good this weekend. We’ve got unions from all over. Here’s a list so far: Not sure whether to list alphabetically [...]

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