BSCTA News Archive

  • Welcome Back

    Welcome back! I hope this email finds you well! September is flying by and we are rapidly approaching a typically busy month of October. I have attached the 2018-19 payday schedule and the BOE-approved calendar for you to download and save. Please reach out to any of your building reps or Exec...
  • Upcoming Labor Walks

    09.27.2018/Political Action
    What's a labor walk? Labor walk's are a combination of knocking on doors to try and talk to people if they're home and/or just leaving campaign literature at about half the doors where no one is home. We've been using the term labor walk because these are done in concert with the LI Federation of...
  • Regents Fix Regulations on Opt-Out

    09.19.2018/General News
    Thanks to the hard work of NYSUT and educators from around the State who voiced concerns, the Board of Regents announced today its proposal to reverse harmful draft ESSA regulations that would have punished schools with high opt-out numbers. The Regents will act on the proposed changes Monday.   "...
  • New Member Orientation

    09.14.2018/General News
    On September 12th, the BSCTA welcomed its new members. The event was an opportunity to show them our union office and Governing Board. For our new members, please feel free to reach out to a building representative or someone in the office if you need help. For our veteran members who want to find...
  • NYSUT Backed Candidates Win

    09.14.2018/Political Action
    Led by Democratic attorney general hopeful Tish James, most of our union-backed candidates won convincingly in Thursday's state primary elections. "This will change the shape of politics in Albany," said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. Most of the leaders of the state Senate Independent Democratic...
  • Suffolk's Edge

    09.12.2018/General News
    Suffolk's Edge has two new offerings thatwill be taking place over the next few weeks and months: Special Education Certification Educational Leadership Program  
  • Happy Labor Day

    It's always amazing how fast the summer goes by! It seems like only yesterday I was wishing you all an enjoyable vacation, and now, in less than a week, we will be returning to school. As we once again look forward to enriching the lives of a new group of children, I would like to take a moment...
  • NYSUT Endorsements

    08.27.2018/Political Action
      With the New York State primaries coming up in September and the mid-term elections coming up in November, NYSUT has released their list of endorsements. Below is their statement on why they chose these candidates along with the list of endorsements. I would encourage everyone to consider these...
  • 2018-19 Pay Schedule and Calendar

    I hope this email finds you well!  I have attached the 2018-19 payday schedule along with the BOE-approved calendar for you to download and save.   On the first day of school, we will be holding our BSCTA General Membership meeting immediately following the Superintendent's gathering in the morning...
  • NYSUT Member Benefit

    08.22.2018/General News
    As you know, NYSUT has been concentrating its energies recently on connecting with its members and trying to increase awareness about the value of union membership. NYSUT Member Benefits has been doing its part by conducting focus groups earlier this year in order to better understand NYSUT members...
  • AFT Member Benefit: Save on Flights

    08.03.2018/General News
    Did you know that 80% of travel bookings start with flights? At AFT Advantage, our goal is to help members book their personal travel as easily and efficiently as possible. That is why we have launched a newly upgraded flights booking experience, with a more user-friendly interface, along with some...
  • Benfits of Being a BSCTA Member

    I hope that this email finds all of you enjoying your summer. Whether you are taking a vacation with the family, working at summer school or camps, or just getting work done around the house, I hope that you are all getting some rest and relaxation before the next school year.   Over the last few...
  • NYSUT Member Benefit: Member Shopping Program

    07.13.2018/General News
    The new school year will be here before you know it. Purchasing Power can help you get straight A’s with the latest tech from top brands. The Purchasing Power Member Shopping Program, endorsed by the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation, lets you buy the education essentials you need now and pay for...
  • Anti-Union Group Contacting Teachers

    07.12.2018/General News
    Only days after the Supreme Court issued their flawed ruling in the Janus v AFSCME case, billionaire-backed groups are already contacting public sector union members and telling them to opt out of their union. Members of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) began reporting that they...
  • New AFT Benefit: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    07.05.2018/General News
    With identity theft being the fastest-growing crime in America, it's no longer a matter of "if" your information will be compromised, just a matter of "when." Protecting your identity is something your union takes very seriously, and that is why the AFT is providing free ID theft protection to...
  • The Janus Decision Will Not Weaken Us

    Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling in the long anticipated Janus v AFSCME case. By a 5-4 decision, they ruled that public sector unions, like ours, cannot collect fair share dues from people who are covered by our collective bargaining agreement, which would force us to represent teachers...

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