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Political Action Updates

BTA understands the importance of being politically active. Our Union’s involvement in Legislative Issues and Political Action Committees is vital if we intend to succeed in our constant battle for the good paying jobs that our members deserve. When our members participate in Labor Walks, lobby days or simply gather together at town hall meetings, we create the foundation along with strong relationships that are essential in lobbying for important legislation.

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  • 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
  • Union Dues are now Tax Deductible

    04.19.2017/Political Action
    In a first step to counteracting attacks on union membership by right-to-work forces, the Enacted Budget includes provisions to authorize the deduction of union dues from state income taxes. While not a dollar-for-dollar reduction, the new deduction will reduce taxable income by...
  • No, in November!

    03.06.2017/Political Action
    Are you R.E.A.D.Y. to vote in November? Can you say that you are R.E.A.D.Y.? Registered to Vote Educated on the Issues Activated to Mobilize Determined to fight unYielding in our efforts to save public education   On November 7, 2017 there will be a vote held to decide if the...
  • Newsday: Long Islanders boo, cheer Betsy DeVos' confirmation

    02.08.2017/Political Action
    Public school educators and teacher unions on Long Island and at the state level largely denounced Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Tuesday as the nation’s secretary of education, while supporters of school choice celebrated and claimed victory. That the matter required a...
  • Post-Election Message

    11.18.2016/Political Action
    Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton understood working families have been left behind by a changing economy, punctuated by the last recession, and that anger is reflected in the results. While Hillary Clinton seems on track to win the popular vote, more people in more states...
  • Long Island Teachers: Support the Candidates Who Support Public Education

    11.06.2016/Political Action
    Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at Long Island Teachers want to encourage you to get out to the polls and support...
  • NYSUT 2016 Endorsements

    11.04.2016/Political Action
    Click here to download, print and bring to the polls.
  • NYSUT Phone Banks

    10.17.2016/Political Action
    We need volunteers for the phone banks for elections on Wednesday, October 26. Just to let you know We are calling only NYSUT members Yes it is still effective to call our members Volunteers do not need to stay the whole time or all come on the same day We are only calling...
  • Long Island Teachers: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    10.17.2016/Political Action
    Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at Long Island Teachers want to encourage you to get out to the polls and support...
  • Get Out and Vote For Phil Ramos

    09.13.2016/Political Action
    I hope those in our K-12 locals are having a successful start to the school year.  Regarding the Democratic primary on September 13th, NYSUT has endorsed incumbent Assemblyman Phil Ramos in the 6th Assembly district, which mainly encompasses Brentwood, Central Islip and North...
  • AFT delegates call for ESSA Action

    08.16.2016/Political Action
    AFT convention delegates overwhelmingly approved a major resolution on July 19 that is designed to help turn the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act into a constructive reality for schools-one that resets the test-and-punish climate that for too long has burdened students...
  • NYSUT Local Endorsements

    08.16.2016/Political Action
    New York State United Teachers today announced endorsements in races for Congress and the state Legislature, backing candidates who have championed public education, health care and workers' rights. After two full days of productive debate and deliberation by members of the...

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