Ronald Gross

Second Vice President
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Ronald Gross is the second vice president for New York State United Teachers. Elected to the position in 2020, Gross oversees program services for the union, which address a wide range of issues including health and safety concerns and the unique needs of small and rural locals. Member constituencies serviced through his office include School-Related Professionals, health care professionals, new members and retiree members.

As part of his union work, Gross strives to foster unity among NYSUT members and to highlight the value of union membership. He believes that when union members work in solidarity, there are few goals that can’t be achieved.

President of the William Floyd United Teachers for over 11 years, Gross was born and raised in the William Floyd community; for 30 years he taught social studies at William Floyd High School, his alma mater.

An American Federation of Teachers delegate, Gross formerly served as one of three active teacher-members on the 10-member New York State Teachers’ Retirement System Board, where he conducted pension and retirement workshops, chaired the disability review committee, served on the investment committee and was a delegate and attendee at the NYSTRS annual meeting. He was also an active member of the National Council on Teacher Retirement.

Gross earned a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland.

June 2022

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