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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Light

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 [...]

October 5th, 2019|

2019 HHHTA Supported Resolutions

Every year, HHHTA delegates attend NYSUT's RA to hear from leaders in education, labor and politics. As importantly, while there, we give direction to NYSUT through the democratic process. This year, our union is proud to support a number of Resolutions that have come before our Executive Board. We'll be voting for and [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Awesome Prizes for Our Top Phone Bank Callers!

With two more phone banks on the horizon, we're raffling off some awesome prizes for our members who make the most calls! 2 Tickets for A Night with Amy Schumer Comedian and activist Amy Schumer is hosting a comedy fundraiser for Liuba Shirley this Sunday evening at the Westbury Theater. For [...]

October 23rd, 2018|

If they try to strike us down… by Richard Haase

Fifty years ago this month, the Half Hollow Hills Teachers’ Association received its charter from the State Education Department. Starting salary was $6,900 and becoming pregnant could cost you your job. Our contract was a fraction of what it is today, and we spent the next several decades organizing our members to improve teaching conditions, [...]

January 14th, 2018|

You’ve Got to Have Faith

Most Sunday mornings, I’m wedged between our two boys for mass at Our Lady of the Snow in Blue Point. In the intervals between reminding them how to sit at church and mediating whose turn it is to put money in the collection basket this week, I try to listen to the week’s message. Although [...]

May 13th, 2017|

A Look at HHH Enrollment Trends

Fifteen to twenty years ago, Half Hollow Hills was dotted with big parcels of undeveloped land. In the late 90s and early 2000s, we saw a population explosion as those parcels were bought up, developed, and brought an influx of students into the district. I believe this increase was sustained a few years beyond its natural [...]

December 13th, 2016|