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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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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Making Strides: a personal tale

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This was first posted Aug. 15 but a glitch removed it. Carolyn Williams is many things. A leader in her church and a constant advocate for public education, in NYSUT circles, she’s one of the staffers in the union’s Research and Educational Services. Last year she was one of the 150,000 women in the Albany […]

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First steps for 2012 Making Strides

Yes, it’s still summer but folks at the American Cancer Society are already thinking about fall as they host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfasts across the state this month. NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira oversees NYSUT’s partnership with the American Cancer. She notes that, while union members across the state have long supported […]

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Why We Walk: ‘Regina’s Rebels’


I know Regina McCormack is a good teacher at the Arbor Hill Elementary School because Tenayah Williams tells me so. “She’s my favorite teacher,” she says shyly. This is a Sunday. A day of no school. And two years since having Mrs. McCormack as her teacher, the youngster came out to support her Arbor Hill […]

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