Posts belonging to Category NYSUT

The NYSUT Representative Assembly – 2014

This past weekend, April 4-6, the 42nd Annual NYSUT Representative Assembly (RA) was held in New York City. The “RA” is the yearly opportunity for all the NYSUT affiliated local delegates to gather together to discuss issues, propose resolutions for adoption and NYSUT action and to vote in the leadership elections. Over 2300 delegates from […]

Complacency Is Not an Option

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s idea of “systemness,” especially as she defined it in her 2012 State of the University address, sounds good in theory. “Systemness,” she said, “is the coordination of multiple components [within a system] that, when working together, create a network of activity that is more powerful than any action of individual parts […]

Political Action Report on February 12th’s ED19 Monthly Meeting

Stephanie Sapiie and I, Dawn Smith, are your Political Action Co-Chairs. As such, we attend many meetings during the year.  Our goal is to keep you informed of the matters covered during these meetings. On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, I attended the monthly ED19 meeting which lasted a little over two hours. The NYSUT Board […]

NYSUT Action Alert: Urge Albany to support fair taxation and education funding!

Our budget problems here at NCC stem in large part from state cuts that need to be reversed. NYSUT lobbies on our behalf in favor of higher education funding. Those lobbyists need our support in calling for a fair system of taxation to support proper funding of public education. From NYSUT on December 5, 2011: […]

Want to help? Here’s something you can do right now!

Many members have expressed frustration about the brutal impact of recent budget cuts. This NYSUT Action Alert raises the alarm about an ill-conceived tax cap that would result in further devastating cuts. Please read and then take action today: Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders are preparing to pass the most devastating tax cap in the […]

Educate Realtors: Tax Caps Hurt Schools

We recently hosted a workshop on taking back the narrative. Claudia Schacter-DeChabert, our NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist led the training. Here’s an opportunity to put some of those skills to work. In response to a new advertising campaign launched by the New York State Association of Realtors to build support for a property tax cap, […]

And Now For Something Completely Different: A Bit Of Good News!

On Thursday, April 7, elementary, secondary and higher education faculty came together with health care workers and school related professionals for the NYSUT Representative Assembly. This is the yearly gathering where the 600,000 member state-wide union’s agenda is set for the coming year. It is also an opportunity for rousing speeches, sobering assessments, and joyful […]

Take it to the streets! Monday, April 4 and Saturday, April 9

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and across the country the We Are One coalition is demonstrating against the attacks on worker rights, the cuts to public services, and the undermining of the middle class. Check out to find an event in your community. If you prefer […]

NCCFT Members Join Thousands at NYSUT Nassau County Rally

The NYSUT Nassau County Educate New York State Rally at Hofstra University on Thursday, March 24 brought 2800 colleagues from around Long Island to listen to an inspiring slate of educators, parents, grandparents, union leaders and politicians speak about the importance of public education and about their support for education funding. It was a colorful, […]

NYSUT and UUP Rally to Protest Budget Cuts

Hundreds of NYSUT members and supporters rallied at the Capitol in Albany on Friday to protest a proposed $100 million budget cut — 10 percent — to the State University of New York. Faculty and staff — members of United University Professions — as well as students, other NYSUT members and parents chanted and waved […]