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Educators discuss ways to combat anti-Asian hate

NYSUT’s Civil and Human Rights Committee opened their virtual meeting to members Wednesday to learn more about the issue of anti-Asian hate and discuss solutions.
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NYSUT nurses show up in force via Zoom to share stories with lawmakers

The Capitol is still closed. But NYSUT nurses showed up in force via Zoom to thank lawmakers for passing safe staffing legislation that is still awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature, and explain why other proposed NYSUT bills benefiting patients and students need support.
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Bowen always happier with a megaphone in her hand

“Barbara, you’re a fighter,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “You always have those dukes up, and it’s been an honor to work alongside you."
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NYSUT applauds Regents’ diversity, equity and inclusion policy statement

"We applaud the Regents for their continued dedication to strong diversity, equity and inclusion policies and practices that, with community input and support, can help school districts better support every student academically, socially and emotionally."
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Health and safety conference speaker Richard Wolff to examine workplace concerns

NYSUT will be devoting much of its biennial Health and Safety Conference, to be held virtually May 21–23, to tackling existing problems in the workplace and preventing future ones.
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SRPs press lawmakers for safer workplaces and job protections

NYSUT School-Related Professionals took part in two days of virtual grassroots advocacy, meeting with lawmakers to explain the importance of getting bills passed that would help them and help students. Most lawmakers they visited could not dispute the need for bus monitors, toileting protocols, honoring seniority in job recalls, or due process for disciplinary concerns.

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