Month: August 2014

PJSTA Flashback: 38 years ago!

A friend of ours sent this along.  The newspaper clipping below, from the Long Island Press dated September 8, 1976 tells the story of three Long Island locals who voted to authorize strikes.  One of those locals was your very own PJSTA!  In case your eyes don’t allow you to read it, the part about …

Links on Teachout & NYSUT

I’ve been out of commission for a few days as I had some laptop issues resolved.  However I am back in action and have a few links to pass on that we should all be reading. First to Zephyr Teachout, the PJSTA endorsed gubernatorial candidate… There will be a a rally in support of Teachout …

Sign Letter of Support for Zephyr Teachout

Last Friday the PJSTA issued an official endorsement of Zephyr Teachout, who will square off against Andrew Cuomo in the gubernatorial Democratic primary on September 9th.  Teachout, considered the underdog to the Wall Street backed Cuomo, has gained significant momentum over the past few weeks.  In spite of her virtually ideal education platform, NYSUT has …

The PJSTA Welcomes Our New Activists!

Today the PJSTA welcomed twelve new members to our local.  Our new brothers and sisters are excited to bring their energy and activism to the PJSTA as we embark on another school year that will, once again, require more work than ever before as the fight for public education wages on. The new members had an opportunity …

Lauren Joos Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

The PJSTA Endorses Zephyr Teachout

The Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association is very proud to endorse Zephyr Teachout for New York State Governor. Teachout has a clear vision for a public education system that New York’s students, teachers, and communities deserve. Teachout stands in opposition to the privatization measures that have been endorsed by Governor Cuomo and which hurt New …

Zephyr Teachout to Speak at PJSTA Conference Day

It is with great pleasure that the PJSTA welcomes gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout as a guest speaker at our general membership meeting on September 2nd, the first day of school.  Teachout is running against Governor Cuomo in the September 9th Democratic Primary.  She has recently endeared herself to public school teachers with an education platform that …

Bombshell Rocks NYSUT Officers

I came to school early to work in my classroom this morning.  I wasn’t intending to post a blog until later on.  But then I read Norm Scott’s bombshell over at Ed Notes that was posted late last night. To summarize, in very quick fashion NYSUT got legislation pushed through the New York State Assembly, the New …

Ride for Life Seeking Volunteers for Community Ice Bucket Challenge

Former PJSTA President Christine Pendergast asked that we share this very exciting opportunity for volunteers… Ride for Life is seeking approximately 20 volunteers to help coordinate a Community Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research on Tuesday, August 26th at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai.  The event will be held at 6:00 pm but volunteers …

Katie Kleinpeter Takes the Challenge!

Earlier today we told you of Rob Pearl’s departure from the PJSTA.  The silver lining is that when leaders of an organization leave it opens a spot for new leaders to step in.  I have always viewed Katie Kleinpeter as a future leader of our union.  She contributes in virtually every manner possible, attending rallies …