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Welcome back to a brand new year! As we embark on this new year, I hope everyone begins with a renewed optimism for what this year will unfold for us. We have new staff that will be looking to veterans to help guide them in navigating on what can be an overwhelming year. As fellow MTA members, we need to rely on each other to ensure they are successful, as are we! Let us look out for each other! As NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento often says, “let there be no daylight between us!” In the coming months be on the lookout for ways to come together as a union and to give back to our community! Our first get together will be scheduled for October 14, 2022 at Tapped in Middletown. It will be right after school ends. So, I ask that you all join in a celebration of the fall season and spend time with your fellow MTA members. I pray you all have a wonderful start to the year! MORE

Photo of AFT President Randi Weingarten addressing TEACH 2023

The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.


Life is Complicated. NYSUT Member Benefits can help.

The Peer Support Line is a new service available through the NYSUT Member Benefits that's offered at no cost to all NYSUT members and their families. Staffed by trained in-service and retired individuals who understand the unique professional and personal challenges of NYSUT members, this confidential helpline provides answers, referrals, and empathetic support when you need it. The Peer Support Line can help you access benefits through your Employee Assistance Program and get information and referrals for professional assistance within your


Check Out the NEW Teacher Center! 

We are located in room 026 at the High School. Schedule your visit to use the laminator, poster printer, colored printer, book binder, and die-cutting machine. We have colored paper to create your next classroom display! 

Click HERE to take a closer look at all the awesome resources in the center & to schedule your visit.


CTLE PD Courses 

Click HERE to view upcoming PD courses. Check the website frequently as we are always adding new courses. 

Leadership Opportunities 

We are looking for instructors to teach courses. Let your skills shine with the teacher center


Thank you for all you do!

As the school year draws to a close, all of us at NYSUT want to thank you for your tremendous dedication. It’s been a challenging year — but through it all, you've stood strong and persevered. Over and over, you've shown how public schools are the place where students, parents and educators come together as a community.

U.S. Supreme Court hands down landmark cases

This week, the Supreme Court handed down multiple decisions that will touch the lives of millions of Americans. Earlier this week, in Carson v. Makin, the court laid the groundwork that states must provide publ


Union wins APPR reprieve

Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday signed a bill suspending, for an additional year, the Annual Professional Performance Review process. Advanced through grassroots advocacy from NYSUT members and lobbying by union legislative staff, the bill recently passed both the state Senate and the Assembly.

“As we come to the end of another school year that has been anything but normal, we welcome the governor’s decision to suspend the APPR process for another year,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We will continue working with the legislature and the governor to address the APPR


NYSUT leaders rally at Supreme Court to uphold labor rights

Yesterday, January 11, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Whatever the decision in this case, it will have huge implications for the place of labor unions in this nation as well as for the future of collective bargaining. The verdict is expected before the term ends this June.