BSCTA News Archive

  • Week 8: Who is the Enemy and What are their Tactics?

    04.27.2018/Political Action
    The Freedom Foundation is the main enemy that anti-union forces will use to spread their message. Their efforts center on public policy research and advocacy in the areas of state budget and tax policies, labor, welfare, health care and education reform, and citizenship and governance issues.  ...
  • PR Committee Update

    04.26.2018/General News
    A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated and participated in our annual BSCTA Basket Fundraiser on Friday, 4/20!!!  We raised just over $2,600 this year for scholarships for our graduating seniors (almost $1,000 more than last year!)!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!   Mark your calendars:    ...
  • Molloy Summer Institute

    04.19.2018/General News
    Click here to download the course offerings from Molloy College this summer.
  • Week 7: What has the Union Done for Me?

    04.12.2018/Political Action
    That's the question anti-union billionaires like the Koch brothers will be urging you to ask yourself if the Supreme Court rules against unions in the Janus case and declares Fair Share representation fees to be unconstitutional. They're hoping you'll say your union doesn't do anything for you and...
  • Alacantra Bill trumps Janus

    04.11.2018/Political Action
      While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms that will help to stabilize unions in the event that they can no longer collect fair share fees....
  • Week 6: Janus v. AFSCME Fact Sheet

    04.05.2018/Political Action
    Essential Questions to Ask:Without a certain level of membership, how will you enforce your contract? Will the District take any grievance seriously or even bother to come to the table with you? Without the dues, how do you provide service for disciplinary matters? Without the dues, how do you...
  • 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 sheet carefully, and if you have any questions, please ask your...
  • Teachers Strike in Oklahoma, Kentucky, is Arizona Next?

    04.03.2018/General News
      Thousands of teachers continued their strike on Tuesday, marking the second day that many schools were closed across the state. Instead, teachers flooded to Oklahoma City to demand high wages and more school funding.  Many school districts in Oklahoma decided to close in support of the...
  • Week 5: Talking Points for Talking Union

    03.29.2018/Political Action
    This week, our Political Action Committee has provided some talking points that you can use when you are talking to your co-workers, friends, and family about the importance of sticking with our union. In these talking points, our Political Action Committee has compiled some points and...
  • Bay Shore Teacher Honored

    03.28.2018/General News
    Congratulations to Gardiner Manor School teacher Jennifer McCracken! Mrs. McCracken was recognized as an outstanding educator by the Town of Islip as part of its Black History Month celebration.
  • New Teachers Center Offerings

    03.26.2018/General News
    Below are the offerings from the Suffolk Edge Teaching Center: Effective Testing Methods Brain-Compatible Learning Google Expedition Workshop
  • 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 ignored is that it can limit what the union can negotiate within its...
  • The Union Pay Advantage

    03.23.2018/Political Action
    Average Teacher Salaries in Right-to-Work States vs. Fair Share States* RTW States Average Teacher Fair Share States* Average Teacher   Salary(2015)   Salary (2015) Alabama $47,949 Alaska $65,468 Arizona $49,885 California $69,324 Arkansas $46,631...
  • Bay Shore Educator Wins SCOPE Award

    03.19.2018/General News
    On March 19th, Bay Shore teacher Walter Fishon was awarded the SCOPE award at Villa Lombardi's. Below is a bio that was included in the award ceremony. Walter Fishon, an 18-year veteran at Bay Shore High School, is best known as an English and Journalism teachers with an enthusiasm for learning and...
  • Week 3: Fair Share Fees

    03.15.2018/Political Action
    This week, our Political Action Committee takes a look at the crux of the Janus case, fair share fees, and why they are so important to a local union like the BSCTA.  As they note below, if the court rules in Janus' favor, the members of the BSCTA will need to make the decision to opt in to our...
  • Touro College Needs Adjunct Professors

    03.14.2018/General News
    Touro College in Bay Shore (across the street from our union office) is looking for adjunct professors to teach classes in Early Childhood Education/Special Education; Childhood Education/Special Education; and 7-12 Special Education Generalist Programs.  Please click here for more information.

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