July-August 2012 Issue
June 29, 2012


Source: NYSUT United

Strengthening leadership

 NYSUT hosts or participates in several events throughout the summer that build strength and unity among union leaders and locals.

June 30-July 5 — The NEA, a NYSUT national affiliate, holds its Representative Assembly in Washington, D.C.

July 16-20 — The Local Action Project (LAP) takes place at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Springs. LAP provides selected local unions an opportunity to build and strengthen their locals through improving membership participation, boosting political action, developing community outreach and coalition building, and enhancing communications.

July 26-30 — The annual convention for the AFT, a NYSUT national affiliate, takes place in Detroit.

Aug. 5-10 — NYSUT's Leadership Institute is held at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Md. The institute is for union members who have been identified by their local as having leadership potential.

Aug. 13-14 — NYSUT holds its Endorsement Conference in Albany.

Coming this fall

Watch for details about the second annual Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. Winning videos from the inaugural contest are available on www.speaktruthvideo.com

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Watch NYSUT United and www.nysut.org for more information about how your local can become engaged in efforts to ensure safety for all women and men.