The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.
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
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
<p>In 2037, when the call goes up again in New York for a statewide Constitutional Convention, where will RVCTA be?The answer lies in you, my union brothers and sisters.In November, our many New York unions became one voice, defeating the constitutional convention by a historical margin of 82%. That vote sent a powerful message that unions are alive and strong.What we saved was nothing less than monumental: the safe basis of public education, a state constitution protected from corporate self-interests, and , for us in RVCTA, our union rights to organize and negotiate collectively.Going forward</p>