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NYSUT STRONG: Inspiration in a Time of Crisis

Thank you to the many hardworking NYSUT members who are rising to meet the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic - and thank you for sharing your stories.

We are union. We are strong. #NYSUTStrong!

  • Featured Stories

    Across New York State, NYSUT members are rising to meet the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. These are your stories.
  • A special thank you from the NYS Teacher of the Year

    "But what college or professional-development course could have ever prepared us for what we are dealing with right now?" asks NYS Teacher of the Year Rachel Murat. "And yet, we are rising to the challenge and beyond."
  • SPOTLIGHT: SRP members deliver in Alden

    In the wake of the Alden Central School District’s emergency closing last week, district officials needed to connect their nearly 1,700 students with the school supplies they needed for at-home study. They devised a unique solution.
  • Thank Our #HealthCareHeroes

    They have been on the front lines since the start of this crisis, selflessly, courageously, risking their own health to care for our children, our loved ones, for us. The least we can do is thank them. Here's how.
  • Twitter Stories

    Thank you for sharing your stories on Twitter! Check out the latest offerings or visit our Twitter page to see the full archive. Keep those tweets coming - and don't forget to tag @nysut!
  • In Memoriam

    We mourn and celebrate those NYSUT members lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Share Your Story

    Use our online form to tell us how you and your union are supporting students and the community in this time of crisis.
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May 6–12 is National Nurses Week

For National Nurses Week, it’s important for the rest of the population to recognize the hospital and visiting nurses caring for patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses. It’s a time to thank school nurses working at testing sites, in hospitals, or making sure that students are being cared for even though school buildings are not open.
william floyd face shields

Long Island local union's T-shirt fundraiser raises $7,000 for worthy causes

“Our community is socioeconomically disadvantaged, and a lot of families are struggling so we wanted to raise money to help out,” said William Floyd United Teachers president Ron Gross.
teacher appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week takes on new meaning

This year, the May 4-8 celebration takes on new meaning as educators step up in unprecedented ways to meet their students’ academic and emotional needs.

Skilled counselors tap new technical skills on union webinar

NYSUT’s Social Services department recently hosted a webinar with three experts who provided information on the challenges of telecounseling with students and families.
Lake Placid Education Association Co-President, Kathy Brigg hands a check to Don Morrison,  head of the Wilmington Food Pantry. Photo provided.

North Country locals raise spirits through community outreach

Cold, lengthy bouts of rain and some snow, combined with a pandemic quarantine, might send some people scurrying inside in defeat — but the educators of the North Country are rising up and reaching out.
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NYSUT mask donations nearing 200,000

Since the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund began soliciting donations earlier this year to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies for health care members, more than $90,000 in member donations have flowed into the fund and nearly 200,000 masks have been delivered to professionals in medical facilities hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Amid crisis, educators are anything but remote

Rochester teacher Marie Rice spent more than an hour on a student’s front porch Easter Sunday, talking through a window to a kindergartner who needed some extra TLC.
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Nurses respond STAT to pandemic

"There are a lot of emergencies, a lot of deaths,” said longtime hospital nurse Nancy Barth-Miller. “You wrap a body and hope to keep the next patient alive.”
in memoriam

Workers’ Memorial Day: Coronavirus pandemic illustrates need for adequate workplace protections

We're marking this year’s national Workers’ Memorial Day with a call to action for more workplace protections in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when health care professionals, teachers and School-Related Professionals have faced exposure, illness and death from serving in workplaces without adequate protections in place.
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Lew-Port teachers give special gift to senior class

Lew-Port educators came up with a new rite of passage to honor their grads this week, placing a “Home of a Lewiston-Porter Senior” sign on the front lawn of every graduating senior

Carmel and Mahopac salute front line workers

It not only takes a village – it takes several villages with bustling union members to get food to overworked medical workers at dozens of hospitals in the tri-state area, and help others on front lines of this pandemic.
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Recognizing workers on Administrative Professionals Day has never been more necessary

Today, like every April 22, is Administrative Professionals Day — a day to recognize the important work performed by these unsung heroes. But this year’s Administrative Professionals Day is like none other and thus, recognizing these workers has never been more necessary.
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