Thursday, April 23, 2015
We hope this email finds you all doing well. I am extremely proud of all of you and the tremendous job you do. We are excited to announce that we have decided to improve our unions communications and have a series of new communication tools planned. The first is this email we are calling The Answer. We will be sending this email to the membership with upcoming events, reports on the charity work we do with reminders of upcoming meetings and social outings and all relevant news affecting our profession, our students and our community. We will still be sending out the paper newsletter in addition to this email, both share the same title in case of any confusion.
Soon we will also start to send out occasional blast text messages. We plan on launching our new and improved website in early May. Our new mobile friendly website will have a scrolling photo gallery, high resolution graphic banner images, a video gallery, social networking links and buttons, RSS news feeds from the AFL-CIO, NYSUT and the AFT, newsletter submission forms, upcoming events listings, recent news updates, and an easy to use navigation menu bar. We are also developing the site to be mobile friendly so all the important information that you need will be viewable with ease on your smartphones and tablets. With this, we are developing a shortcut like mobile app for you tech junkies out there.
In the meantime, make sure you get your fellow BSCTA members who did not receive this email to contact us with their email and cell number to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply sign up directly on our current website. As usual, if you have any contractual issues, please contact your building rep or call us via phone at (631) 968-9122. I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming union events and thanks for all that you do.