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Thank you for all you do!

As the school year draws to a close, all of us at NYSUT want to thank you for your tremendous dedication. It’s been a challenging year — but through it all, you've stood strong and persevered. Over and over, you've shown how public schools are the place where students, parents and educators come together as a community.

U.S. Supreme Court hands down landmark cases

This week, the Supreme Court handed down multiple decisions that will touch the lives of millions of Americans. Earlier this week, in Carson v. Makin, the court laid the groundwork that states must provide publ


Union wins APPR reprieve

Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday signed a bill suspending, for an additional year, the Annual Professional Performance Review process. Advanced through grassroots advocacy from NYSUT members and lobbying by union legislative staff, the bill recently passed both the state Senate and the Assembly.

“As we come to the end of another school year that has been anything but normal, we welcome the governor’s decision to suspend the APPR process for another year,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We will continue working with the legislature and the governor to address the APPR


RA 2022 celebrates 50 years, and plans for future

“We stand on the shoulders of giants!” said President Andy Pallotta in his address to more than 1,300 delegates as he kicked off the 50th annual NYSUT Representative Assembly at the Albany Capital Center. It was a weekend for delegates to celebrate the history and look to the future. Attendees acted on dozens of resolutions to set a course for action, including a move to support Ukraine in its struggle against the Russian invasion. Gov. Hochul, Comptroller DiNapoli, AG Tish James and more special guests inspired the gathering. Go to


Livestream program commemorates Black History Month

NYSUT’s Many Threads, One Fabric social justice initiative presented an online event this week to mark Black History Month. Hosted by Secretary-Treasurer Philippe Abraham, it focused on the unique struggles underrepresented groups face with regard to mental health and wellness in the United States. Other highlights included award presentations to BHM honorees, testimonials from NYSUT members and artistic expressions from students and community partners.

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RC-23 Holiday Trip to New York City-December 13th 2018

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a possible guided tour. Enjoy the seasonal decorations and shopping. While you are there, don’t miss the Neapolitan Christmas Tree!

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet luncheon including wine, beer and soda at Pasta Lovers, 142 West 49th Street. 


Onto Rockefeller Center to visit the Christmas Tree and the Sound and Light Show at Saks 5th Avenue. While you are there take some time to visit the iconic Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and do some holiday shopping.

Proceed to our last stop, Bryant Park to view the tree


Save the Date … Wednesday, October 17 at the Woodbury Country Club for the Annual NYSUT Regional Conference. In the very important election year candidate seeking your vote will be in attendance. Come and let them hear your voices.


We knew this moment was coming.

Wealthy special interests have been fighting for years to undercut unions and roll back the benefits earned by working families. Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus vs. AFSCME shows how far they are willing to go to attack working families. Anti-union forces think they can seize this opportunity to convince our members to abandon our union in an effort to diminish their voice in the workplace and weaken their strength at the bargaining table.

We are going to prove them wrong.

NYSUT fights to protect the collective bargaining rights that help secure higher


On May 18, 2018 the Long Island Chapter of NYSARA held its Spring Conference at the NYSUT Office in Hauppauge. Chapter President, Stan Bergman opened the meeting with a welcome to an audience of members of the many union locals from Long Island.  He then introduced seven potential candidates for the New York Primary hoping to unseat Congressman Lee Zeldin from NY’s 1st Congressional District and Congressman Peter King from NY’s 2nd Congressional District. 


In no special order, the speakers were Kate Browning, Elaine DiMasi, Perry Gershon, David Pechefsky and Vivian Viloria-Fisher opposing Lee


Call for Artists — The Long Island Museum announces an open call to artists & artisans for the 2017 Holiday Celebration Gala & Silent Auction.

This annual event raises funds to support museum initiatives such as education programs, exhibitions and LIMarts activities. To promote the vast talent and diversity of the arts on Long Island, this year’s Gala will, once again, feature a special selection of original artwork and hand-crafted works from Long Island artists and artisans. Space is limited and entries will be selected by a panel of museum and LIMarts representatives. The Holiday


Here’s your chance for a 1 1⁄2 hour guided walking tour that explores the past, present, and future of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Learn about the historic and modern architecture, the Nobel legacy, and the advanced cancer, neuroscience, and plant research taking place at the lab each day. Knowledgeable tour guides include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Reservations are required at least 7 days in advance. There is a non-refundable tour fee of $5 per person that can be paid on arrival. Cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to Cold