Message from the Chair
Dec 23/Message from the Chair
With the holidays and the end of the year here, I know I speak for all teachers when I say this was a unique and crazy year. Across Long Island, teachers stepped up to completely transform their...
Apr 02/Message from the Chair
With the shutdown of our schools, I know that many people have questions. Parents, teachers, administrators, students - this has impacted all of us. Here is what our teachers unions are working...
Oct 20/Message from the Chair
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Sep 02/Message from the Chair
On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day. The one holiday that honors the people who make our world move. It is also the day when union members honor those who came before us and fought for many of...
Jun 07/Message from the Chair
I am happy to announce that 98% of school budgets across New York passed this year, while on Long Island 123 of the 124 passed. Additionally, 29 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) members...
May 08/Message from the Chair
Great teachers are born with the passion to teach, with a fundamental need to pass on something of value. As teachers, we inspire students to learn and dream of achieving great things. We...
Apr 16/Message from the Chair
Testing season is here and once again Long Island Teachers are supporting a parent's choice to opt-out of state standardized testing. After the first week of tests, we have seen how flawed the...
Mar 07/Message from the Chair
New York State is currently working on their budget for 2019 and one of the issues that they are addressing is school aid. While the current budget proposal includes some increases in state funding,...
Jan 30/Message from the Chair
Teachers from around the country are taking action to protect our students, defend public education at all levels, and ensure that the profession of teaching and education is protected. In Los...
Dec 21/Message from the Chair
On behalf of myself and all the education leaders that make up Long Island Teachers, we want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy and Prosperous New...
Aug 31/Message from the Chair
Labor Day is here once again. To quote the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) Samuel Gompers: "Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any...
Jun 14/Message from the Chair
As the school year winds down, teachers on Long Island have been busy. Some districts are fighting for better contracts and are still working with no security. Education leaders and school...