ALBANY, N.Y. April 23, 2018 — More than 2,000 delegates will discuss over-testing and other education policy issues and hear from statewide elected leaders when they meet in Buffalo, April 27-28, for New York State United Teachers’ 46th annual Representative Assembly.
“As we face unprecedented threats from wealthy special interests who want to destroy unions and the principles we value, we are committed to the democratic processes that keep our union strong,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We look forward to raising our voices together as we celebrate our values and our union.”
Confirmed guests at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Friday include American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli are slated to speak on Saturday morning.
NYSUT President Andy Pallotta will deliver a State of the Union address on Friday. NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango, First Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer J. Philippe Abraham, and Second Vice President Paul Pecorale, will address NYSUT delegates throughout the convention.
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.