Political Action and Legislation

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Politics in Action by Matt Gribbin

83-17 Anyway you compare these numbers, whether it be a basketball game, test scores, or even a vote, you’ll see a huge difference.  That is exactly what happened November 7th, when union members, our brothers and sister all over the state, showed up at the polls and let their voice be heard!  This landslide victory [...]

Politics in Action by Matt Gribbin2018-01-14T07:33:44+00:00

People Unite to Defeat NY ConCon!

One year in the making, HHHTA members, brothers and sisters across the state, unite to overwhelmingly reject a New York Constitutional Convention!!! Stay tuned for what comes next.

People Unite to Defeat NY ConCon!2018-01-14T08:07:20+00:00

Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs

PRESS RELEASE Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs Charters Rewarded in State Budget for Substantial Campaign Donations   ALBANY, NY (June 8, 2017) — The Alliance for Quality Education on Thursday released a report detailing the campaign donations that the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), the group of [...]

Pay to Play Report: IDC Accepted Nearly $700,000 From Charter School Backers and PACs2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

Support Christine Pellegrino for Assembly District 9

Christine Pellegrino for NY State Assembly Because our kids deserve their fair share We deserve the best schools for our kids and our fair share of money from Albany. Christine Pellegrino has led the fight for local control of our schools and against standardization in our schools that simply doesn’t work for our children. She’ll [...]

Support Christine Pellegrino for Assembly District 92017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

Jim Gaughran to represent New York’s 5th Senate District | Newsday

It’s time for the system to work differently. Marcellino’s challenger in the 5th District is James Gaughran, the chairman of the Suffolk County Water Authority. Gaughran, an attorney, previously served on the Huntington Town Board and in the Suffolk County Legislature. The Northport Democrat promises an independent streak, which he demonstrated in his previous posts, [...]

Jim Gaughran to represent New York’s 5th Senate District | Newsday2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

Weingarten speaks on first night of Democratic convention

AFT President Randi Weingarten addressed delegates July 25 on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Speaking in a segment that featured six labor national leaders, Weingarten made the case for why Hillary Clinton is a great candidate not just on education, but on a range of issues important to working families. [...]

Weingarten speaks on first night of Democratic convention2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

Charter, tax credit groups again outspend teachers’ unions on lobbying | POLITICO

While teachers' unions remain near the top of the list of the state’s highest-spending interest groups, a position they’ve occupied for decades, they no longer dominate education lobbying in New York.The unions have been joined by several groups supportive of issues they’ve opposed, such as expansion of charter schools and a tax credit that would [...]

Charter, tax credit groups again outspend teachers’ unions on lobbying | POLITICO2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

NYSUT: Elia sends wrong message to public, Legislature

ALBANY, N.Y. Feb. 2, 2016 — New York State United Teachers today said State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s appearance at Charter Advocacy Day sends the wrong message at a time when she should be fully focused on working with the Board of Regents to immediately fix the State's broken testing system and urging legislators to approve a significant [...]

NYSUT: Elia sends wrong message to public, Legislature2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

AFT on House Passage of ESSA Education Bill | American Federation of Teachers

“The House’s passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act by a vote of 359-64 is an extraordinary and all-too-rare example of bipartisan collaboration. It’s a sea change for public education, and while it’s not perfect, it goes a long way to fixing the current highly flawed education law. It maintains the historic federal resource commitment [...]

AFT on House Passage of ESSA Education Bill | American Federation of Teachers2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00

AG Eric Schneiderman lends support to labor unions – NY Daily News

ALBANY — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is lending his support to organized labor in a key case coming before the nation’s top court, the Daily News has learned. Schneiderman and attorney general's from at least 21 other states are joining to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of public sector unions [...]

AG Eric Schneiderman lends support to labor unions – NY Daily News2017-10-15T07:39:05+00:00