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    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Fundraiser for Puerto Rico


      Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

      When: September 27, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Where: Campus Center Ballroom, SUNY Albany Uptown Campus

      It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and unfortunately, many residents are still in need.

      Join the Capital District Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (CD LCLAA) in collaboration with the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund to hear from individuals who participated in relief efforts, while raising money for needed school supplies for students in Puerto Rico.

      While the event is free to the public, we are asking attendees to make a monetary donation to support the purchase of supplies.

      • Check-In 5PM- 6PM
      • Panel: Puerto Rico Relief Efforts and Experience 6:00PM-7:30PM
      • Networking and Social Hour 7:30PM- 9:00PM

      Registration: Email CDLCLAA@gmail.com to register for the event.

    • Fresh off primary victories, NYSUT backs candidates who speak for working people

      ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 14, 2018 — New York State United Teachers today endorsed six candidates for state Senate who will be champions for public education and labor, while giving new voice to the hopes and dreams of working people.

      NYSUT’s Board of Directors, meeting in Albany this weekend, voted to endorse former New York City Comptroller John Liu in the 11th Senate District; former union organizer Jessica Ramos in the 13th Senate District; activist Julia Salazar in the 18th Senate District; former New York City Councilman and education activist Robert Jackson in the 31st Senate District; former Hillary Clinton staffer Alessandra Biaggi in the 34th Senate District, and educator and environmentalist Rachel May in the 53rd Senate District.

      “Ordinary working people came out in force to vote in the primaries. They delivered a loud and clear message to Albany: It’s time for the people who teach in our schools; keep our streets safe; and who care deeply about runaway college debt, affordable housing, decent health care for all and the environment to have a real voice in New York State,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “These progressive candidates are the real deal. They represent the coming wave of fighters for public education and organized labor. Today, we are proud to endorse the candidates of working people and will work hard to ensure they are victorious in November.”

      NYSUT had previously endorsed a host of successful candidates in Thursday’s Senate primary voting, including Zellnor Myrie in the 20th Senate District, Andrew Gounardes in the 22nd Senate District and Jennifer Metzger in the 42nd Senate District.

      NYSUT also endorsed Taylor Raynor for the 18th Assembly District, Catalina Cruz in the 39th Assembly District and Jonathan Jacobson in the 104th Assembly District.

      New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

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    Stand Up For What All Kids Need







    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget for 2015-2016 lays out a punishing anti-public education agenda that attacks teachers and hurts students.

    Rather than provide what all kids need, the governor is pushing a Billionaires' Agenda that would decimate the state's public schools. His "my-way-or-the-highway" budget would:

    • hold school aid increases hostage;
    • woefully underfund the state's K-12 and higher education systems;
    • more than double the weight of standardized tests;
    • make permanent an undemocratic tax cap that has wreaked financial havoc on school communities;
    • eliminate funding for teacher training;
    • launch a back-door voucher plan that would siphon funding away from schools most in need;
    • underfund public higher education by tying funding to campus "performance" rather than enrollment;
    • smooth the way for the privatization of SUNY's five hospitals;
    • destroy prep programs for future teachers;
    • and fail to fully address the student debt crisis.

    Simply put, Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget - which serves the interests of his billionaire backers - is an attack on public education that fails to address what all students need.

    Things you can do right now to fight back.

    Every NYSUT member is needed to defend public education and the teaching profession from Gov. Cuomo's Billionaires' Agenda.

    Tell the governor to stop scapegoating... stop teacher bashing and focus on what #AllKidsNeed.

    Here's your to-do list.

    Take action on this week's campaigns.

    The latest actions will always be right here in the No. 1 spot.

    Call your state senator. Now.

    • Stop what you're doing and call your state senator with this message: stand up to the Governor's "Bigfoot" tactics and defend our outstanding New York public schools!
    • You can look up the number at the NYSUT Member Action Center.

    Sign up for MAC text alerts!

    Take 10 seconds and sign up for MAC text alerts on your phone!

    Here's how: Text the word "NYSUT" to the contact number 38470.

    Sign the petitions.

    Call out the governor.

    • Invite the governor to visit your class to learn what #AllKidsNeed. Tweet out an invite directly at him and be sure to include his Twitter handle @NYGovCuomo and the hashtag #InviteCuomo if you want your tweet to be seen and heard.
    • Not on Twitter? See step 8.

    Get connected to the MAC.

    • BY TEXT. Get real-time text messages about urgent news and actions by texting the word NYSUT to the number 38470.
    • BY EMAIL. Subscribe to the NYSUT Member Action Center email alerts for updates on this campaign. If you're registered via email as a NYSUT MAC e-activist you'll also be the first to know about upcoming rallies, protests and more.
    • BY APP. Download the NYSUT MAC App for your iPhone or for your Android phone. Be sure notifications are enabled to receive alerts on new action items.

    Get connected on Facebook.

    Get connected on Twitter.

    • Join Twitter and follow @NYSUT to be part of the social media army.
    • Once a day (or as often as possible) tweet your thoughts on what #AllKidsNeed - more science labs, music and art classes, school libraries, smaller class sizes and more. We're reminding the governor to focus on what matters! Follow the conversation in real-time for some great examples from parents and educators.

    Share the poster.

    Wear the button.

    Take part in community forums.

    • Keep an eye on nysut.org/allkidsneed for information on upcoming NYSUT-sponsored Community Forums to Save Public Education in every region of the state.

    Talk it up.

    • Get the conversation going - online and offline. Read "Where We Stand" and use it to craft social media messages, send letters to the editor, and brief friends and colleagues.
    • Circulate and share print materials and videos.

    Support "Take Action Tuesday."

    • Mark your calendar to support NYSUT's "Take Action Tuesday" every week. Be on the lookout for updates.

    Learn more at www.nysut.org/allkidsneed.


    Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:10)


    Member Alert Program




    There are so many member benefits, that it can be hard to keep track of them all.
    The NYSUT Member Benefits MAP (Member Alert Program) email blast service keeps you informed through a brief email message every three weeks.
    You can join MAP on the NYSUT website, at http://www.nysut.org/49.htm

    Last Updated (Friday, 15 November 2013 16:58)


    Nysut Action Center Mobile App




    NYSUT action center now has an app for smartphones that makes it very easy to take action. It is available in the app store for free.

    Last Updated (Friday, 15 November 2013 16:38)

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