June 2017 Issue
May 23, 2017

Local unions in action

North Babylon Teachers Organization

North Babylon Teachers Organization, led by President Kathryn Dein, distributed 44,000 free books to the community and to district classrooms.
In a little more than three hours, the North Babylon Teachers Organization, led by President Kathryn Dein, distributed 44,000 free books to the community and to district classrooms. Dein praised the work of NBTO Vice President Jeanne Saeli, who worked with NYSUT and AFT to bring the First Book program to the district. "Thank you to all the faculty, staff, custodians, students, administrators and community members for making this possible," Dein said. NBTO is a 1997 graduate of the NYSUT Local Action Project program.

Valley Central Teachers Association
The Valley Central TA donated eight banners showcasing their school spirit and support of students.

The Valley Central TA donated eight banners showcasing their school spirit and support of students. Banners will hang for at least one year at the high school, middle school, alternative learning center, athletic facility and the district's four elementary schools. "The VCTA is an active participant in the community and is eager to partner with groups such as the Valley Central Athletic Booster Club to help children reach their greatest potential," said local President Rich Steger.

Maine-Endwell Teachers Association

The Maine-Endwell TA, led by President Patricia Sergent, took to Facebook to help get out the vote for the school budget, and to introduce the local's endorsed candidates for school board. The local featured profiles of the candidates that detailed their qualifications and commitment to the community. Both candidates were successfully elected May 16. Bravo META!!

Half Hollow Hills Teachers Association

Half Hollow Hills TA elementary teacher volunteers, and a young helper, assemble welcome packages for incoming kindergartners.
Half Hollow Hills TA elementary teacher volunteers, and a young helper, assemble welcome packages for incoming kindergartners. The local is led by Richard Haase. The welcome package idea is one of several to come out of the local's participation in the NYSUT Local Action Project, the statewide union's community outreach and coalition building initiative.

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