President's Message Updates

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vote Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, school districts across Long Island will be holding their school board and budget votes. I would encourage everyone to vote for their school budget tomorrow. Whether you live in Bay Shore or another school district,...
  • Janus Fact Sheet

    I hope that everyone is enjoying the break and had a good Easter or Passover holiday.  This week, our Political Action Committee has provided a fact sheet on the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case. As always, please read this fact...
  • Week 4: The Union Advantage

    This week, our Political Action Committee takes a look at the union pay advantage. Spoiler alert: teachers in states that aren't Right to Work, such as New York, get paid better! Another aspect of Right-to-Work that is often...
  • Week 2: Explaining Janus

    This week, our Political Action Committee takes a look at the timeline of events that led up to the Supreme Court hearing the Janus case. Thanks to their hard work, we will be providing updates and background info about Janus and...
  • Janus is Upon Us

    The Janus Case is upon us. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), one of the most important labor cases in recent history. Over...
  • Preparing Our Union for Janus

    This weekend, teacher union presidents from across Long Island met to discuss a number of issues that face our unions, including the upcoming court case , Janus vs . AFSCME. This case would allow some of our co-workers to free...
  • Events Happening at the BSCTA Office

    I just wanted to remind everyone of the important dates we have coming up. Tonight, there is a Using Technology in the Classroom workshop being held at the BSCTA office. This Friday, January 19th, the law offices of Feldman,...

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