News From: State Politics

by Ted Skerpon | on Apr 02, 2015

NY's Electric Grid's neglected

New York has a long standing legacy of leadership in the electric industry that starts with Joseph Henry's discovery of magnetic induction, Thomas Edison's Pearl Street station and Nicola...

by Brian Young | on Mar 31, 2015

PSC: We don't Wanna Monopoly

Over 200 Verizon workers from across New York descended on Albany on March 24th to picket the Public Service Commission (PSC) and lobby State Legislators.  Chanting “What do we need? Good...

by Guest Post | on Mar 24, 2015

Wear Red for Ed

This week, important events will be going on throughout Long Island and New York City to make the final push to protect public education. On Friday, parents, educators and labor will be coming...

by Guest Post | on Mar 22, 2015

Teachers take Newsday to Skool

This week, the New York State United Teachers sent this letter to Newsday to be published:To the Editor:The last lines of Dan Janison's 3/13 thoughtful article "The politics of school"...

by Guest Post | on Mar 18, 2015

Andy is wrong on education

New York State United Teachers said today a new Quinnipiac University poll clearly shows that New Yorkers value their public schools and trust teachers and their unions to do what’s right for...

by Brian Young | on Mar 10, 2015

Wage Hike Proposed for NYC and LI

Yesterday the Democratic Assembly in New York , proposed passing a minimum wage increase for Long Island and NY City.  The proposal would raise the wage to $12.50/hour by then end of the year...

by Brian Young | on Mar 06, 2015

NYSUT's Pecorale Talks Cuomo Education Plan

Paul Pecorale, Vice President at the New York State United Teachers, was a guest on The John Oliver Show on LI Radio News about Governor Cuomo's dangerous education agenda.  Listen here on...

by Guest Post | on Feb 04, 2015

Andy Cuomo's Test & Punish Agenda

New York State United Teachers  strongly urged a joint legislative committee to protect students from over-testing and called on lawmakers to reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “test-and-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2015

From Wall Street to da' Bronx: The New NYS Assembly Leader

In what could be called incredible political irony, the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie - hails from the Boogie Down Bronx; an economically diverse borough with union and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 21, 2015

NYSUT: Cuomo misrepresents reality of public education in NY

ALBANY, N.Y.  Jan. 21, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address and budget...

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