Tax cap and rally potpourri

So many meetings today! Much to catch up on. The New York Times editorial against the proposed tax cap is posted under the latest. Here’s a report that shows who else advocates against the cap. Here’s some analysis that is most interesting, although I don’t like referring to students as lab rats. Some good news. […]

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Canton rally video and photos

Canton Ohio and Canton N.Y. might be separated by 500 miles, but they were linked Saturday. Workers rallied in both states for their rights. Here’s a link to a video created of the NYSUT-sponsored event and here’s what’s up on our Flickr page. And then here’s a link to the coverage of the Ohio event. Working […]

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It can happen here

Yesterday’s Syracuse Post-Standard has this amazing story by Marnie Eisenstadt about the sweatshop conditions endured by 19 workers at our state fair. Yes, our state fair here in central New York. Workers promised $10.71 an hour and paid $1. Workers forced to work hour after hour with no break. Of course they weren’t paid enough […]

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Workers’ rights (get your video here)

It’s the video everybody wants. It combines video from Wisconsin with some of the rallies here in New York. The music is Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now.”

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Help wanted


Loraine Rubin of the Nassau BOCES teachers union saw a political cartoon that she wanted to share. She made hundreds of copies to pass out today. She may run out, so here’s a summary, even though it pains me to tell you it features a new department for the state of Wisconsin: Workforce Degradation. There […]

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A message from “the oldest intern in the world”


Retiree Sheila Goldberg got a hearty laugh from the crowd at the NYSUT Local and Retiree Council Presidents Conference when she described herself as “the oldest intern in the world.” (Goldberg is interning as VOTE-COPE coordinator in Nassau County.) Goldberg, an indefatigable fund-raiser for multiple union causes, then segued into a serious topic. Because deep-pocket […]

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Here’s some views outside of education

Coming from Swedish stock that includes Lutheran ministers, why would I send you to a Catholic Diocese website? Because I love sharing information on those who are supporting workers’ rights. Bishops across the country responded to Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki who had issued a Feb. 11 statement that “hard times do no nullify the moral […]

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MLK III on why “We Are One” events are so important

Hundreds of events happened Monday under the “We Are One” banner to support workers rights. Read why his son thinks Martin Luther King Jr. would be supporting public employees today. “We Are One” is about all the attacks against collective bargaining, which started in Wisconsin. On Tuesday there are two elections which could tell us […]

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Facts and figures will help this fight

News of what districts will now do with less than before fill newspapers and newscasts — the layoffs, the program eliminations, the sports, opportunities lost and dreams deferred. NYSUT United keeps publishing facts and figures. There are, unfortunately, so many cuts to keep track of. Did we get yours? Let us know. E-mail or comment on […]

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Get on the bus for April 9

Good news for those in the mid-Hudson Valley who want to come to the April 9th rally in Times Square to support workers’ rights. The Onteora Teachers Association is offering a way to get there. The bus will leave the NYSUT regional office in Kingston at 8:30 a.m. It will stop at the New Paltz […]

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