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President's Message Updates

  • The Union Advantage

    I would like to bring to your attention a few key issues. As many of you know, in February the Supreme Court heard a case, Janus v. AFSCME, that could really hurt unions. The goal of the case is to defund public sector unions like ours by allowing teachers to continue to get the...
  • Preparing for Janus

    As we enter the the spring, we are going to experience some major changes in our profession. This month has already been a topsy turvy ride with the tragedy that has occurred in Florida to incidences of discipline in our own district to the hearing of such an important Supreme...
  • Have a Joyous Holiday Season BTA

    A message from President Wayne White    The Holidays are one of the greatest times of the year. When you get to spend much deserved time off with loved ones opening gifts during Hanukkah or on Christmas morning. Please find a moment to slow down, sit back and take it in. This is...
  • Happy Thanksgiving Bellport

    We are now entering into the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent...
  • Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention

    On Tuesday, November 7, voters from across New York State will head to the polls to decide whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. The BTA, along with many other unions throughout the state, is asking all of our members to go to the polls and Vote No. A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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