Paul Pecorale was president of the Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers for eight years before his election as a NYSUT vice president in April 2014. He has also served on the NYSUT Board of Directors for the last nine years.
In addition, Pecorale — a special education teacher in Patchogue-Medford schools for 22 years — has served as a NYSUT political action chair and a director of the Member Benefits Corporation. He is a graduate of both the NYSUT and AFL-CIO Leadership Institutes, and has served on many NYSUT working groups, committees and task forces.
Pecorale, a longtime proponent of coalition building in the union movement, is also active in the Long Island Federation of Labor.