VOTE Tuesday for public education
Seven districts that had requested a special date change for religious holidays passed their budgets this week: East Ramapo, Hewlett-Woodmere, Kiryas Joel, Lawrence, West Hempstead, Great Neck and Suffern.
Union members illuminate anti-Asian hate
In the wake of the pandemic, violence against Asian-Americans is on the rise in America. NYSUT’s Civil and Human Rights Committee hosted a meeting this week to learn more about the issue and find solutions.
Giving health care professionals their due
Nurses are heroes. Our caregivers and caretakers have worked day in and day out in the face of enormous challenges to keep our families and our communities healthy and well. Take action now to SHARE our social poster expressing our sincere appreciation to New York’s nurses for all that they do!
- NYSUT applauds the Regents’ policy statement on diversity, equity and inclusion in the state’s schools, especially the board’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce.
- SED is piloting a new Civic Readiness graduation pathway.
- Retiring this year? You must take these steps before the end of the year to maintain your membership in NYSUT after you retire.
- Higher ed panel honors longtime union hero.
- May 17 is the deadline to submit student art for NYSUT’s virtual art show.
- NYSUT Social Services has tips for dealing with anxiety about going back to “normal.”
- In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, NYSUT Member Benefits will be hosting an Everyday Resilience webinar at 4 p.m. May 18.
- Register now for free identity theft webinars, May 19 - June 2. Member Benefits-endorsed provider Cambridge Credit Counseling offers guidance on protecting yourself and steps to take if you become a victim.
- Register today for the next session of NYSUT’s Student Debt Webinar.
- Register online for the next “Many Threads, One Fabric” workshop May 25 on “Operationalizing Peace in America’s Schools“ with nonviolent communications expert Cindy Bigbie.
- The new NYSUT Legacy Fund helps members celebrate members. Honor an activist from your local, chapter or retiree council by making a contribution to the Legacy Fund in their name.