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AFT vows to fight back against attacks on teachers, unions

AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.


Weingarten lays out bold call to move country forward

AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.


Inspiring Head Start Workers Choose to Join NYSUT

NYSUT's efforts to organize the Head Start workers of Community Action Organization in Buffalo were a thrilling, resounding success.

Watch and share this inspiring story!

Updates regarding Teacher Contract Ratification & 2014-2015 Calendar

I hope you enjoyed the first ten days of summer. I wanted to update you on two items:
The New Teacher Contract was ratified by 92% of teachers who voted. This successful response was due largely in part to our PNC and Executive Council who met with teachers in the buildings and explained the changes in the contract. The breakdown by building was:
Administration   1  YES     0 NO
Center St.        39 YES     3 NO
Denton             50 YES     3 NO
High School      91 YES    10 NO

Update from July 1, 2014 Herricks BOE Meeting

At the Board of Education Reorganization Meeting on July 1st, Jim Gounaris was sworn in as the 2014-2015 Board of Education President. Nancy Feinstein will continue as Vice President and Christine Turner as the Parliamentarian.
At the regular BOE meeting, Board President, Jim Gounaris, announced that the BOE had come to an agreement with the HTA on a successor teacher contract. The Board and HTA worked together since January to come to the agreement that was reached on June 19, 2014.
Below are the terms of the agreement reached: