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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Below are the offerings from the Suffolk Edge Teaching Center:
Effective Testing Methods
Google Expedition Workshop
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...
Average Teacher Salaries in Right-to-Work States vs. Fair Share States*
Fair Share States*
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...
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 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.
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 the effect it will have on our union over the coming weeks. Please...
What is the basic issue before the Supreme Court in Janus?
Should Abood v. Detroit Board of Education be overruled and public-sector "agency shop" arrangements be invalidated under the First Amendment? Janus asked the Supreme Court to overrule the Abood decision and hold that requiring an...
I have attached some important information that we received from NYSUT regarding the upcoming state assessments and our rights as educators. Please take a few moments to download and read through them, as it is extremely important to know what you can and cannot do over the next couple of months...
On Saturday night, BSCTA attended a dinner at Captain Bill's to honor Harry Brown, this year's Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick's Day parade. The BSCTA sent Bill and Gale Falconer, husband and wife, Bay Shore educators, and Board of Directors members, to represent our union as Harry was honored. ...
What does a union do on a Friday during a Nor'easter after another week of hard work? It goes bowling and has a great time! Almost 70 members showed up for what became an awesome day/night of bowling, socializing, and unity. Looking forward to more events like this. Click here for more photos...