Sent to Members working under the Teachers' Contract March 20, 2020 Survey Follow-Up Thanks to everyone who's already submitted responses to the Distance Learning Survey! We've already received hundreds of responses. It's going to take a lot of work to process all the information, so I'm closing the survey at [...]
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Sent to All Members March 19, 2020 Distance Learning and Pay for Hourly Employees Thank you to all our members for your continued patience, professionalism and spirit through these unprecedented challenges! While there are literally dozens of questions we'd all like answered already, in some way, many come back to [...]
Sent to All Paraprofessionals March 16, 2020 Update for HHHTA Paraprofessionals Dear Paraprofessional Staff, I hope this finds you and your family well, as that is the most important concern. The other important concern is how the financial piece of our schools closing impacts us as employees. Please know that [...]
Sent to All Members March 15, 2020 Urgent Closure Update -- March 15 No words can describe what we're all going through. Every hour brings dramatic change. Every dramatic change brings new questions. Every question brings new conference calls, emails, text messages, etc. For about 20 hours a day, we're [...]
Sent to All Members March 13, 2020 Social Distancing The last few weeks have been incredibly challenging and emotional for all of us. Across the country, people have struggled to come to terms with a global health crisis like we have never seen in our generation. Stores are emptied. The [...]
Sent to All Members March 11, 2020 Updates on Response to Coronavirus Nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of our members and the children we serve. As you know, several school districts around New York State have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. I want you to [...]
If you’ve never had the pleasure of taking part in an HHHTA Walking Food Tour, you’ve been missing out! This year a group of troopers (it was a cold, very damp, and windy October day) set out on a packed bus to discover what Williamsburg, Brooklyn had to offer. Upon arriving in Williamsburg, [...]
This month marks the end of eight years serving proudly as president of our great union. In that time, I’ve been graced to work with leaders who have been part of the union movement for decades. Many would say that it’s the hardest it’s ever been. Though I wasn’t personally around to witness [...]