Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4:30-6:30 PM
SUNY Potsdam: Knowles Conference Center
23 Barrington Dr., Potsdam, NY 13676
This summit is hosted by United University Professions (Potsdam Chapter) and NYSUT.
NYSUT is hosting a series...
Her nickname is “Donna McGrievance.”
It’s an apt moniker for Brentwood’s Donna McStay, whose many actions to protect the health and safety of her peers have earned her NYSUT’s “Unsung Hero” award.
McStay, a sixth-grade English and science teacher at South Middle School, is executive vice president of the Brentwood Teachers Association, where she chairs the Grievance Committee. Earlier this month, she was honored at NYSUT’s biennial Health and Safety Conference, at which she told her colleagues from throughout the state: “We are a team!”
In Brentwood, union building...
With a dais busting with high-profile union presidents and officers, emcee Anthony Harmon turned the tables and introduced the audience, calling them “the biggest, baddest trade unionists this side of the Mississippi River!”
Harmon, staff director for the United Federation of Teachers, was talking about the hundreds of grassroots volunteer members of the UFT who came to Albany Monday to share their front-line storiesof conditions in New York City classrooms with state lawmakers.
After a quick lunch and an uplifting briefing with leaders, the lobbyists-for-a-day set out to push for the state to fund what they know works —...
ALBANY, N.Y. March 18, 2019 — New York State United Teachers reminded New Yorkers on Monday to just how “sweet” union membership is, announcing the launch of the second annual" Our Voice, Our Values, Our Brackets" challenge taking place during March Madness.
The “Sweet Sixteen” event coincides with the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. It offers people an opportunity to vote for their favorite benefits offered by strong unions and tell their own stories about how their union improves their lives.
“Even after the Janus decision, wealthy union busters have had their bubble burst by...
This opinion piece for Women's History Month by NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
During Women’s History Month last year, I reflected on the strength of women in America, from my grandmother, a postwar GE radio assembler, to the women who have demanded respect and equal treatment as part of the Women’s Marches.
This year, I’m struck by the strides women in America have made yet again — and the work still left to be done.
We’ve set new records for the number of women in Congress and state legislatures,...