President's Message Updates

  • 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,...
  • Happy Holidays BSCTA

       Seasons Greetings Colleagues,   As we prepare to enter the final week of 2017, I would like to take some time to reflect on what we have accomplished over the past 12 months and what we should embrace as we enter 2018. First...
  • Happy Thanksgiving BSCTA

    We are now entering the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I...
  • Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention

    On Tuesday, November 7, voters from across New York State will head to the polls to decide whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. The BSCTA, along with many other unions throughout the state, is asking all of...
  • Vote No on Con Con

    In just two weeks, voters will be heading to the polls to decide whether or not New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. As many of you already know , this convention could be extremely dangerous for teachers. Not only...

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