Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NYSUT COPE Sells Out to DeVos Supporter Flanagan

Long Island Presidents (teacher union local leaders) led the fight against Senator John Flanagan's reelection in 2016... NYSUT would not endorse Flanagan's opponent in the election...
Flanagan has rewarded our generosity by signing a letter in support of confirming Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. He is the only New York official who signed the letter.... James Eterno at ICE
Andy Pallotta brought John Flanagan to that Board of Directors meeting to try and convince the Board of Directors to overturn what the LI Presidents decided... Beth Dimino
James Eterno has a piece at ICE on what has been going on over the NYSUT max contribution to the awful John Flanagan and the post by Beth Dimino on FB: PORT JEFFERSON STATION TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO SENATOR FLANAGAN ENDORSING DEVOS

I always remember the late Gene Prisco's usual comment when the UFT or NYSUT supported someone awful -- they were good on our dental plan.

A note from PJSTA President Beth Dimino…
NYSUT Members…

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Here’s a reminder that I believe is pertinent at this time. Last August there was a NYSUT President’s endorsement conference to decide who NYSUT would endorse in the November elections. Well, even though I knew it was a farce, I went to that meeting to represent my members. The Long Island Presidents were tasked with deciding whether or not Flanagan and Marcellino should get a NYSUT endorsement. Not only did we as a group demand that these men not get the endorsement, we had other candidates that NYSUT could have endorsed. Our recommendations went to the NYSUT Board of Directors. Andy Pallotta brought John Flanagan to that Board of Directors meeting to try and convince the Board of Directors to overturn what the LI Presidents decided.

NYSUT leadership has their own agenda completely devoid of the needs or wants of rank and file. As the Executive Vice President of NYSUT, Pallotta, has gotten us Tier 5/6, 50% of our APPR dependent upon our student’s scores on the NYS Assessments, and another term for Flanagan and Marcellino. Pallotta has unfettered access to ALL Vote Cope Funds. Donating any money at all to Vote Cope is counter productive and is in direct opposition to our own best interests. Call your business office tomorrow and reduce your Cope contribution to $0 until NYSUT Leadership changes.

1 comment:

  1. In NYC UFT the dental plan isn't even good any more...

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