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.
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…
February 22, 2013 The property tax cap has done nothing but tie the hands of school districts at the exact wrong time. NYSUT's decision to challenge the imposition of our state's undemocratic and arbitrary cap should be welcome news to students, parents and the general public whose rights and local control have been taken away…
February 11, 2013 Stephanie West New York City parents, represented by attorney Michael Rebell, filed a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo and Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. for unconstitutionally withholding $250 million in education funding.
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.
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.
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.
January 24, 2013 Marc Bussanich Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, said at City Hall that the union has given up working with the Bloomberg administration.
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…
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.