ALBANY, N.Y. August 28, 2017 – New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta today issued the following statement as Hurricane Harvey batters Houston and other parts of Texas with unprecedented rain and flooding:
“As this catastrophic storm ravages Houston and southeast Texas, NYSUT stands with educators, students and their families in mourning the heart-breaking losses there. Along with my fellow officers, I am extremely worried about conditions for teaching and learning when the floodwaters finally recede. NYSUT, as part of the union family, will respond as it always does in times of great national crisis. NYSUT is today activating its Disaster Relief Fund to receive donations and urges members and locals to contribute generously. NYSUT will coordinate with its national affiliates — the AFT and NEA — to make sure that our union brothers and sisters and affected communities, receive whatever help and relief we can provide as they try to get back on their feet during the long recovery period ahead.”
To learn more and make a donation, visit www.nysut.org/harvey.
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.