NYSUT Representative Assembly
April 30 - May 1, 2021
Local and Retiree Council Presidents Conference
April 29, 2021
For safety reasons and in order to comply with all laws and regulations relating to the continuing pandemic, the 2021 NYSUT Representative Assembly and Local and Retiree Council Presidents Conference — held during the last week of April and concluding May 1 — will be held virtually.
“Plans are underway for delegates to come together in solidarity to represent our members,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.
“Although we aren’t able to meet in person this year, we are thankful to be able to convene online to conduct the important business of our union.”
That important business includes setting the union’s course. The RA is NYSUT’s highest policymaking body. RA delegates will debate 14 resolutions on a number of topics including legislation, pre-K through post grad education, and civil and human rights.
Regents Chancellor Dr. Lester Young Jr. and state Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty Rosa will be speaking at the opening session of the Local and Retiree Council Presidents Conference. Speakers for the RA will be announced later.
This year’s RA will once again include a salute to winners of NYSUT awards and recognitions.
If you are a delegate and have not already done so, please visit nysut.org/ra and create or verify your MyNYSUT account. This will ensure your access to all of the most up-todate information related to the RA. If you already have a MyNYSUT account, please login and make sure the email on file is the one you wish to use to receive RA updates. We strongly recommend the use of a personal email address.
For more information on the convention and local and retiree council presidents conference, visit nysut.org/ra.
Local Presidents Resources
The RA Convention Call and resources for local and retiree council presidents are available at: nysut.org/rapresidents. Login and president-level access required.
What is the RA?
Members make their voices heard by electing local delegates who represent them at NYSUT's annual convention, the Representative Assembly.
The RA is the union's highest policy-making body, except for a membership referendum. All NYSUT members are welcome to attend the annual Representative Assembly, but only duly elected and reported delegates may debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, proposed resolutions and other business that might be brought before the Representative Assembly according to NYSUT Constitution and Bylaws provisions or policy.
Further information on the NYSUT RA will be sent to delegates in future mailings and posted at the leader site. Log on frequently to keep current with respect to critical issues impacting the RA and other matters of importance.