Message from the Chair
Jan 17/Message from the Chair
On Monday, January 17th we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We honor Dr. King because of his dedication to the idea that our nation would uphold our initial promise that all men and...
Dec 20/Message from the Chair
On behalf of Long Island Teachers I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. Even as the year winds down and we prepare for holiday breaks, our...
Sep 06/Message from the Chair
Over the past week schools across the Island have begun to reopen, with even more reopening next week. After a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning, we are opening up for in-person classes....
Jul 04/Message from the Chair
This weekend, we celebrate the declaration of our independence as a nation. We do so at a time when many continue to focus more on what separates us than what unites us. We make the mistake,...
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,...