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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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  • 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...
  • We Need to Act Now

    06.15.2016/Political Action
    We need your help NOW to fight several bills in Albany that attack public education and teachers.   The Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference want to push through legislation that strips millions of dollars from New York public schools with a revived...
  • Support you community, Support Public Education

    05.09.2016/Political Action
    Listen to our radio ad here: http://longislandteachers.org/voteyes2016   From May 9th to May 17th LongIslandTeachers.org will be launching a Support your Community, Support Public Ed ad campaign through radio stations, Pandora, social networks, print media and some digital...
  • LI Teachers: Supporting a Parents Choice to Opt Out

    03.27.2016/Political Action
      Listen to our radio ad here: http://longislandteachers.org/optoutFrom March 25th to April 4th LongIslandTeachers.orgwill be launching an Opt Out ad campaign through radio stations, Pandora, social networks with some digital marketing.  Their soon  to be launched landing page...
  • Progress on State Testing

    03.10.2016/Political Action
    Dear NYSUT Member: This is to update you on developments as we continue to press — in partnership with parents —for a complete overhaul of the state’s broken system of testing and evaluations. We are making progress, we are not done, and we will not rest until New York State has...
  • Wear Red for Ed

    03.02.2016/Political Action
    Our public schools and colleges belong to all of us: the students who learn in them, the parents who support them, the educators and staff who work in them and the communities that they anchor. Our public schools need fair and adequate funding. Modify the undemocratic tax cap to...
  • State testing not what’s best for our students

    02.29.2016/Political Action
    This op-ed first appeared in Newsday on Feb. 22.   When it comes to advocating what is best for our students, I try hard to push back but not push buttons. It’s difficult not to push buttons. To date, the U.S. Education Department will not relent on requirements to test...
  • NYSUT sues to defend collective bargaining rights

    01.27.2016/Political Action
    New York State United Teachers today filed suit saying that the State Education Department's actions on Teacher Improvement Plans violate the state's Taylor Law and teachers' collective bargaining rights. The suit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany on behalf of four...
  • Board of Regents Vote for 4-year halt in using student test scores to rate teachers

    12.21.2015/Political Action
    In a triumph against the destructive educational policies of Governor Cuomo, the New York State Board of Regents voted on Monday, December 14 to stop the clock for 4 years on the use of standardized test scores in teacher evaluations. Read more about the Board of Regents vote...
  • Opt-Out Campaign Must Continue

    12.15.2015/Political Action
    This article was written by Alan Singer, a Social Studies Educator at Hofstra Univerity.  The parent and teacher campaign to have children opt-out of high-stakes Common Core aligned testing is remarkably successful. In New York, 20% of students refused to take the high-...

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