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  • Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention

    11.07.2017/Political Action
    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...
  • Teacher Appreciation Night with the LI Ducks

    On Friday, September 8th Long Island Teachers will be sponsoring Back to School Night/Teacher Appreciation Night with the Long Island Ducks. The event will include on field activities, a Long Island Teachers Notebook giveaway and discounted tickets. Below I have included information on how to sign...
  • FPL Update

    I hope you all are enjoying your summer. This happens to be a different working summer for me as I am enjoying my newborn son who entered the world earlier this month! Now I understand how sleep becomes a rare commodity, so forgive for any mistakes made in this message from my exhaustion. As our...
  • Reminder: Fill out the Healthcare Survey Today

    Please take a few minutes to complete the health survey Health Survey (even if you are not ill). Also, please make all efforts to attend the Board of Ed meeting this Wednesday the 26th at the Bellport High School at 7:30 pm to support our members at Frank P Long and please wear your BTA shirts.
  • Fill out the Healthcare Survey Today

    South Country School District will be having an emergency school board meeting very soon, where BTA will be making a presentation about our health benefits. To get a better idea of some of the health related issues that our members face, I have created a quick survey to poll the members.  Since...
  • The Beacon Lite: Hello Summer!

    07.10.2017/General News
    Hello Summer! We are all excited it is here. Time to spend with friends and family. It is a time to rest mentally and physically from another year.   Though it is a time to rejuvenate it is also a time for reflection. As teachers, we constantly reflect on our year. We think of what we did well and...
  • Volunteers needed for Summer Jam

    06.05.2017/General News
    Long Island Teachers are an official sponsor of this year's WBLI Summer Jam.  We will have a table outside of the Jones Beach Theatre where we will be handing out swag and talking to parents about the great work that Teachers do.  Summer Jam will be taking place on Friday June 16th starting at 1 PM...
  • We Need a Local Voice in Albany

    As the year winds down, we would like to keep you up to date with some important events.   First of all, thank you to everyone coming to celebrate  the careers of our retirees on June 1st. There are still plenty of tickets so if you haven't purchased them, please see your senior rep as soon as...
  • School Board Elections Tomorrow

    Tomorrow voters across Long Island will be going to the polls to vote on their school budgets and on their school boards.  I would like to encourage all of our members to get out to the polls and support your communities and support public education by voting for your school budget.  While it is...
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    05.10.2017/General News
    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...
  • The Educated Voter

    05.09.2017/General News
    The Bellport Teacher’s Association proudly endorses the South Country School District’s 2017 Budget and supports the following candidates for the Board of Education: Jack NixI’m inspired to bring a younger perspective to the BOE. Teachers need help to thrive in their creativity. Jack graduated...
  • Vote on your School Budget Tuesday May 16th

    05.04.2017/Political Action
    It’s important that everyone exercise your right to vote in your local school budget election on May 16th. Polls are open from 6 AM until 9 PM.  Support your community and support your schools. Vote Yes May 16th
  • Long Island Duck's Tickets

    05.02.2017/General News
    Long Island Teachers are advertising with the Long Island Ducks, and part of the package is season tickets to all home games. They have 4 seats for each game valued at $12 each. Below is the schedule. Simply just let your Building Rep know which game you want and we will make arrangements to get...
  • Teamsters on Strike in Suffolk. BTA to support them Wednesday

    This week the Teamster delivery drivers at Clare Rose went on strike. Clare Rose delivers Budweiser products to bars and restaurants across Long Island. They went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their pensions. Just a day...
  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass - April 25th

    04.21.2017/General News
    A message from President Wayne White   April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation...
  • Announcement: CMM Plan Open Enrollment Opportunity

    04.21.2017/General News
    Open Enrollment Period: May 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017Coverage Effective Date: January 1, 2018  As you may be aware, the Catastrophe Major Medical (CMM) Plan has been closed to new participants since July 2011. On January 1, 2014, the CMM Plan became self-insured and sponsored by the NYSUT Member...

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