President's Message Updates

  • 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...
  • Teacher Appreciation Night with the LI Ducks

    On Friday, September 8th Long Island Teachers will be sponsoring Back to School Night/Teacher Appreciation Night with the Long Island Ducks. The event will include on field activities, a Long Island Teachers Notebook giveaway and...
  • BSCTA Board Openings

    I hope you are doing well!  As many of you already know, Michelle Stowers has moved into an administrative role in Bay Shore.  Therefore, her 2nd VP and delegate positions must be filled ASAP.  I have attached two letters that...
  • 2017-18 Pay Schedule

    I hope that everyone is having a great Summer so far. While we are still a few weeks away from the beginning of school the District has released the 2017-18 pay day calendar. You can click here to download and save.  Please let...
  • Happy Fourth of July

    For those who didn't know, Teamsters Local 812 has been on strike against Claire Rose since April. This Friday, they will be holding a rally on William Floyd Parkway. It is important that we attend to show our support and...
  • Have a Great Summer!

    The end of the school year is here and I am sure that we are celebrating getting a little rest and relaxation over the next few weeks.  I would first like to take this opportunity to speak to the members who are retiring.  Thank...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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