Message from the Chair

  • Thank You for Supporting Public Education

    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...

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

    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...

  • Correct the Tests

    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...

  • Make a Wise Investment and Fully Fund our Public Schools

    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,...

  • Good Teachers Know When It's Time to Make a Stand

    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...

  • Happy Holidays

    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...

  • Happy Labor Day

    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...

  • Fighting for Our Students

    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...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    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.  Long Island has some of...

  • Check out our Mission Video

    Below is the video that was debuted at Long Island Teachers Night with the Long Island Ducks. The night included a Long Island Teacher sponsored notebook giveaway. In the video, our Public Relations...

  • Happy Labor Day

    On behalf of the 60,000 Teachers that live and work on Long Island, I would like to wish you all a Happy Labor Day.  As active union members, this is our holiday, the only holiday dedicated to the...

  • Defending Public Education is our unified mission

    Long Island Teachers is an organization of 120 Teachers Unions across Long Island. We are charged with many tasks and each community and their school district is unique but our organization shares a...

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