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Chicago Teachers Union Headed for a Strike

Four years ago we covered the successful teachers strike in Chicago.  It looks like they are headed there again this fall.  You can take a look here at WBEZ in Chicago’s helpful graphic on the issues at stake along with … Continue reading

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REMINDER: PJSTA shirts on Thursday!

Just a reminder to everybody that our opening conference day is on a Thursday, therefore it is expected all PJSTA members will be wearing a union shirt as we welcome each other back to school!

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NYSUT’s VOTE-COPE “Campaign” Highlights What is Wrong with NYSUT

Two years ago, with NYSUT’s failure to oppose Governor Cuomo serving as “the straw that broke the camel’s back” PJSTA members followed the lead of their officers and stopped contributing to VOTE-COPE, the statewide union’s voluntary political action fund.  PJSTA … Continue reading

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Beth Dimino Letter to NYSUT Officers

Dear NYSUT Officers, On behalf of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, I wish to alert you to our concern about your approach to the NYSUT/PSA negotiations. It appears to the PJSTA that you are needlessly and recklessly creating a … Continue reading

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Summer Musings Part II- Examining Our Union Structures

Last week I published my “Summer Musings Part I” post in which I posed a number of questions… As I begin to wrap my head around the idea of the 2016-2017 school year, I do so with the question in … Continue reading

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