BSCTA News Archive

  • Strong Support for our Students and Schools

    As the year winds down, we would like to keep you up to date with some important events.   First of all, thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support of our recently ratified contract.   Although the hard part is over, please understand that we will continue to fight for you on a daily basis...
  • Labor Walk for NYSUT Member Christine Pellegrino

    05.18.2017/Political Action
    Even with many of our locals concentrating on school district elections, NYSUT volunteers have continued to make the time to help Christine Pellegrino in AD 9.  On Saturday, nearly 100 volunteers, including about 45 NYSUT members, walked in the rain to get out the word about Christine.  The most...
  • Basket Social

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our Basket Social on April 21st.  Thanks to your generous support and the great turnout, BSCTA raised almost $2,000 for the Dollars for Scholars program.
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so successful because it is...
  • Vote on your School Budget Tuesday May 16th

    05.04.2017/Political Action
    It’s important that everyone exercise your right to vote in your local school budget election on May 16th. Polls are open from 6 AM until 9 PM.  Support your community and support your schools. Vote Yes May 16th
  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA safety and regulation standards save lives. It's estimated that...
  • Education Forums this Monday Please Attend

    Testing season is almost upon us and we here at the BSCTA still believe that nothing has changed with the age-inappropriate state tests. To engage the community on how poorly developed these tests are and the most recent threats against public education, the BSCTA, in conjunction with the Islip and...
  • Standing Together as a Union

    Over the last few weeks, our membership has come together, fought back, and taken to the streets to defend our profession.  At a national level, we are under attack from corporate interests who want to privatize our education system. At the state level, we continue to battle issues like Common Core...
  • BSCTA Defies DeVos and Defends Public Ed

    03.02.2017/Political Action
    Over the last month, BSCTA members have helped to lead the fight to Defend Public Education.  On January 19th, dozens of members came out to Defend Public Education and Defy Devos.  They were joined by teachers from surrounding districts as well as labor leaders from a variety of different unions,...
  • Privatizing Public Ed

    03.01.2017/Political Action
    The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of promoting policies that siphon taxpayer money away from public schools and into the hands of private industry...
  • Suffolk Edge Classes

    02.28.2017/General News
    Suffolk Edge Teachers Center is providing some classes and workshops for our teachers to continue their education.  Below is a link to their site with the class offerings as well as their newsletter highlighting some of the upcoming classes. Suffolk Edge Newsletter Classes Integrated Services
  • Newsday: Long Islanders boo, cheer Betsy DeVos' confirmation

    02.08.2017/Political Action
    Public school educators and teacher unions on Long Island and at the state level largely denounced Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Tuesday as the nation’s secretary of education, while supporters of school choice celebrated and claimed victory. That the matter required a tiebreaking vote in the U.S....
  • National Blackout to oppose DeVos

    02.06.2017/Political Action
    Public educators nationwide will protest Betsy DeVos with a National Blackout. We choose our children over a billionaire donor! #DumpDevos.  Please wear all black on Monday (February 6th) to show support for public education on the day that the Senate will vote on our future.
  • Rally in Bay Shore on Thursday, Jan 19!

    01.19.2017/Political Action
    All are invited to come out and show your support for all of our schools and public education at the BSCTA office. Speakers from the community and other unions from education, the building trades and the public and private sector unions will be there. Come down early to help with the signage and...
  • Bay Shore to take center stage in the defense of Public Education

    This upcoming week is a big week for our union and our community. Working with NYSUT, the local union community, and other teachers unions, we will be hosting a rally in defense of public education to defy Betsy DeVos and the incoming policies from the Education Department that could devastate our...
  • #ReclaimOurSchools: A Week of Actions

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Several weeks ago, Paul Pecorale (NYSUT Vice President and Long Island native) called on local leaders and NYSUT members to commit to participating in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools nationwide Day of Action on January 19, 2017. The purpose is to protect our students, public K-12 and higher-...