A thank you letter

Dear readers: After a phone interview with Emily Morse about the loss of her home in early November, I emailed her the rough draft of the article that appears on page 14 of NYSUT United’s December issue. Here is the letter she sent  in reply: Dear Betsy, Yes, it is true there is no going […]

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Make holidays different this year

For your holiday shopping, remember to check out this handy site for the union label. It’s a handy list of union-made products to guide you. Remember: Many brands sell both union-made and non-union products. Do your best to check the source. But how about really making the holidays different this year? Thanks Tim Southerton, for forwarding […]

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It’s what they do

While in Binghamton to cover the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, of course I also wanted to find out about how people were coping with flooding. Broome County has estimated at least 5,500 people were displaced. Displaced can mean the home is gone, or it can mean you just can’t live there until the […]

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Adopt-a-School: Locals Helping Locals


NYSUT’s “Adopt-a-School” program helps union locals to help each other in times of crisis with in-kind donations. Our growing listing of districts in need in the wake of recent flooding appears below. Update 12/26 Holiday giving continues Update 12/8 Donations continue Update 11/22 Flood victims still getting what they need. Update 10/31: Great needs provoke […]

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From New York’s Capitol to Wisconsin’s


“We support Wisconsin!” shouted crowds of unionists gathered outside the CSEA building in downtown Albany, hoisting signs from their various unions. Warm spirits for Wisconsin’s struggling brothers and sisters were in full force  at the rally late Friday afternoon, supported by members of unions from throughout the Capital Region, including NYSUT, CSEA, PEF, SEIU 1199, […]

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Getting the message out

Teachers, nurses and other public employees are vital to the state’s middle class. A group of union leaders met with The Journal News to make that point. Click on the video next to the article to see NYSUT’s Carl Korn. You know, if unions are such bad things, why would New York state’s 1,300 judges […]

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