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NYSUT Member Briefing - Apr. 18, 2019

Help end discrimination

We're not there yet, but we can take a giant step in our march toward fairness for all by helping to pass the Equality Act in the U.S. Congress. The Equality Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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NYSUT Member Briefing - Mar. 29, 2019

Take action as lawmakers burn the midnight oil

It's crunch time! The state budget deadline is Sunday. As our legislative department is working around the clock, go to the MAC today to support funding for public education, higher education, health care and common-sense reforms to the tax cap.

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NYSUT Member Briefing - Mar. 15, 2019

NYSUT has mixed reaction on 'one-house' budget bills

Seeing the "one-house" bills as giant steps in the right direction for K-12, NYSUT welcomed the legislature's call to add $1.6 billion in school aid, including $1.2 billion in Foundation Aid. However, much remains to be done to rectify the chronic underfunding of public higher education.

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Never again

“A majority of American teens say they are worried about a shooting happening at their school. Let that sink in,” AFT President Randi Weingarten writes in her latest column for the New York Times. “Young people are demanding meaningful action beyond ‘thoughts and prayers.’ They know, as do law enforcement officers and educators, that there are effective ways to address gun violence.” Read more about the proven strategies that would enhance school safety and reduce gun violence.
 

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