I’m happy to report we were incommunicado

NYSUT’s Communications staff loves the challenge and excitement of being able to get news and photos up on our website quickly, especially at major events, so it sounds counterintuitive for me to say that I’m happy that we hit a cone of silence for many hours Saturday at the march. That’s actually good news, because […]

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We’re back! And we’ve earned our 15 minutes of fame


NYSUT’s Famous Bus 118 from Albany (more about its fame in a minute) made it back to the Capital Region some time about 1 a.m. today. I say “about” because, after pushing both my cell phone and laptop to the limits of their battery power, I was left without a precise way to determine the […]

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Filled with renewed hope, marchers head home


Supporters of public education and workers’ rights clambered back onto NYSUT buses about 4:30 on Saturday afternoon from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Time to go home. Time to lift weary feet from the pavement around the mall at the Lincoln Memorial and find a seat, rest up on the long ride home to Long […]

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Eyes on the fries

She’s been in line for about 30 minutes, and closing in on the food stand. “I do see someone walking by with french fries. I’m seeing it go by. I’m hungry,” said Jeanne Claire Cotnoir. “I had to find something to eat.” She said there were two food booths on either side of the reflecting […]

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Presidents in the city of presidents


UFT President Michael Mulgrew (left) and NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi on the mall today.

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Today in Washington, people are standing up for each other

For Long Island teacher Tim Southerton, today’s rally is worthy because being surrounded by crowds of working class people is helping him shake off the feeling of being the target. “In the past year and a half, we’ve become the scapegoat for everything that’s bad in the economy,” said the Sayville TA president. “There’s so […]

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The wait for Superman is over


“Stop searching for a Superman,” the sign reads.  “WE ARE HERE! Public school teachers!” Get the facts on the new documentary Waiting for Superman and learn how unions are taking the lead in education reform and advancing excellence in the professions at www.aft.org/notwaiting.

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More voices from the One Nation rally

Voices from activists at the One Nation rally, as told to NYSUT reporter Clarisse Banks, who is on the ground in Washington today. Blondell Light of the NAACP, who traveled with UFT members: We’re here because we still want to hold elected officials accountable. We still need affordable housing and jobs, and the promise of […]

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Video: From Washington, Iannuzzi sends a shout out to leaders back home

Live from the One Nation march in Washington, NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi sends greetings to leaders attending conferences back home in New York state. “We know the training you guys are doing back there will help us carry our mission going forward,” says Iannuzzi. School Related Professionals (SRP) Leadership Conference Greetings Utica Regional Leadership Conference […]

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A voice from the podium resonates with activists on the ground


One Nation speaker Ed Schultz of The Ed Show on MSNBC was talking about how the rally is a “defining moment in America,” and it’s time to bring jobs back to America because workers cannot continue to “sacrifice for those at the top all the time.” That’s when Jeanne Claire Cotnoir of Briar Cliff picked […]

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