Education

NYS Court Ruling:  Retired Teachers Have Privacy Rights
Education

NYS Court Ruling: Retired Teachers Have Privacy Rights

February 27, 2013 By Stephanie West ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State United Teachers hailed a unanimous appellate court ruling on February 22, 2013 that affirms retired teachers have privacy rights that prevent their annual pensions from being published on websites and in newspapers.

NYSUT challenges State’s Property Tax Cap in Court
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NYSUT challenges State’s Property Tax Cap in Court

February 22, 2013 Susan Smith, LaborPress Albany Bureau ALBANY, N.Y.  – New York State United Teachers, seeking to protect public schools and students from an inescapable cycle of cuts and ensure the state's poorest and most vulnerable children are not further harmed by grossly inequitable education funding, challenged the state's property tax cap in court…

Proposed NYS Budget Leaves Districts Short
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Proposed NYS Budget Leaves Districts Short

February 5, 2013 Susan Smith, LaborPress Albany Bureau  New York State United Teachers said the proposed education budget makes progress on several fronts, but noted the projected $20.8 billion in state aid would still leave school districts with $500 million less than four years ago and mean more devastating cuts to programs that benefit students.

Bloomberg: Bad to the Bone
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Bloomberg: Bad to the Bone

January 28, 2013 Raglan George, Jr. The last year of the Bloomberg Administration offers little hope for self-redemption. Next year will usher in a New York City Mayor, and hopefully, it will be a person of integrity, empathy and common sense politics regarding the needs of working families. 

The Promise of Improved Education in the Year 2013
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The Promise of Improved Education in the Year 2013

January 24, 2013 By Brad Gerstman On January 9th Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed the state of New York with a promising agenda for 2013. Amid a positive disposition he emphasized a necessity to build on the progress we have made since his election in 2010.

Labor Leaders Give Warm Reception to Climate Change Expert
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Labor Leaders Give Warm Reception to Climate Change Expert

January 22, 2013 Marc Bussanich After listening to a fact-packed 25-minute presentation on climate change from NASA’s top climate scientist, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, who represents 120,000 property service workers, said he was “open” to Dr. James Hansen’s solution to the climate problem: a tax on carbon levied at the mine or port of entry, which could add $1…

Education

One-Man March Follows EarlyLearn’s Fallout in New Year

January 9, 2013 Marc Bussanich Raglan George Jr., Executive Director of DC 1707, the union representing day care and Head Start workers, resumed his one-man march outside City Hall on the first Monday of the New Year against Mayor Bloomberg’s EarlyLearn plan to improve the early childhood education system.

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