News From: NYSUT

by Guest Post | on Jan 30, 2019

Graduation Rate Rise from Public Ed Investments

New York State United Teachers today lauded the hard work of public educators across New York as the state announced that the graduation rate for students statewide has increased yet again, to 80.4...

by Brian Young | on Dec 21, 2018

Union Busters Going Door to Door

Six months after the Janus decision, public sector unions from around the country have said that a strong organizing campaign caused them lose very few members. In New York, the New York State United...

by Brian Young | on Sep 19, 2018

Organizing Victories at Schools, Amusement Parks, and Solar Installers

Across the country workers are banding together to fight for better working conditions, better pay, and better benefits. Out of the hundreds of union elections going on, UCOMM Blog is highlighting...

by Guest Post | on Aug 28, 2018

Teachers Spend $480 Out of Pocket for School Supplies

Nothing says “back to school” like fresh school supplies and a new backpack.  Thanks to a partnership between New York State United Teachers and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 30...

by Press and Media | on Jun 06, 2018

Gun Control: A Step in the Right Direction

As gun violence in schools continues to kill dozens of students and teachers, New York is taking action. Find out more from Newsday.

by Guest Post | on Mar 28, 2018

Learn the Truth about Unions

The Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association's (BSCTA)Political Action Committee has provided some talking points that you can use when you are talking to your co-workers, friends and family...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 12, 2018

The Bad Man in the School Drill

Every morning when I see my children off to school I say I love you and have a good day. As I watch them walk to the bus stop, I often think; will this be the last time I am going to see them? I don...

by Guest Post | on Feb 23, 2018

NYSUT: Arming teachers won’t make schools safer

New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta, after receiving impassioned phone calls, e-mails and social media posts from educators across the state, today reiterated the union’s...

by Perry Fuchs | on Feb 15, 2018

I'm Sticking with my Union

During the week we return to school from February Recess, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case, which seeks to destroy public sector unions by eliminating...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 01, 2018

UCOMM Interview: Cordelia Anthony

Cordelia Anthony is a newly elected union leader with the Farmingdale Federation of Teachers. UCOMM recently sat down with her to discuss what it’s like being a young union leader who is both a...