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 served on the NYSUT Board of Directors since 2005.
Pecorale, a special education teacher in Patchogue-Medford schools for 22 years, also has served as a NYSUT political action chair, and is a director of the Member Benefits Corporation and a trustee of NYSUT Member Benefits Trust. He is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh (undergraduate) and Stony Brook University (master's) and of the NYSUT and AFL-CIO Leadership Institutes.
Pecorale has served on many NYSUT working groups, committees and task forces and is heavily involved in the union's social justice efforts. He works closely with the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition, serving as co-chair.
A longtime proponent of coalition building in the union movement, Pecorale is proactive in the Long Island Federation of Labor. He is a member of the NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council and chairs the American Labor Studies Center.