October 27, 2008

Exec. VP Lubin 'works it out' with Cornell public policy students

Source: NYSUT News Wire

NYSUT Executive Vice President Alan B. Lubin was recently profiled in an article about his visit with public policy students at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (ILR).

cornell ilr profiles alan lubinChief lobbyist and executive vice president of one of New York state's most influential unions, [Alan] Lubin met with students this month through a new ILR course, "Public Policy and Public Sector Employment Relations."

Rhythmically, Lubin went one question to the next.

Teacher fingerprinting. Property tax relief. The legitimacy of teachers wearing political pins in the classroom.  Governor David Paterson's education proposals. Tenure.

These are some of the issues Lubin talks about almost every day as a leader of the New York State United Teachers... NYSUT's voice is often this soft-spoken, disarmingly kind Brooklyn native who taught fourth grade for 20 years.

"He's conversational, not confrontational," said Kelly Long '09, a Cornell Institute for Public Affairs fellow enrolled in the public policy course taught by ILR professors Lee Adler and Sally Klingel.

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