Please read this important message below that I received
From: Long Island President's Council <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM
Subject: LIPC TOPIC: PLEASE HELP_MAY 17TH
Greetings, Mark Steinberg.
Forum: General discussion
“Strength in numbers.” This simple concept is the core of our union. Loss of local control is simply unacceptable and there is one major way we can help gain some of that control back. As local leaders we need to do everything we can to get our members out to the polls on May 17th to vote for local school budgets and union endorsed BOE trustees. Individual locals often stick their necks out to endorse particular candidates for very real reasons. I ask….NO…I IMPLORE you to get your members to vote for local union endorsed candidates…and insist that they get their families, friends, neighbors, acquaintances to do the same. Babylon Teachers’ Association has endorsed 2 NYSUT members…
1a: Dave Sonkin
3a: Elizabeth Altbacker (incumbent)
(we had to make a tough decision to turn away another NYSUT member because of the importance of removing one of the incumbents from the BOE… 4 candidates for 2 spots)
This is one of the most important races for us in recent times. Please spread the word for all of those locals that feel it necessary to endorse BOE candidates. We deserve each other’s support.
President, Babylon TA
The Budget vote is around the corner, and we must show our support now more than ever! With the governor holding back funds and information, we need to gather as a community and work together to pass the budget. Our annual phone banks will be held on Monday, May 9 andTuesday, May 10 from 3:00-6:30 pm at the NYSUT Office in Woodbury (see directions below). If you would like to volunteer, please write your name on the sign-up sheet in the faculty room and check off the date you will be able to join us or contact your head building representative and give him or her that information. Refreshments will be served.
DIRECTIONS: LIE to exit 45 (Manetto Hill Rd) toward Plainview/Woodbury. Take the ramp toward Woodbury. Turn slight right onto Manetto Hill Rd. Turn right onto Woodbury Rd. Proceed less than ¼ mile to 1000 Woodbury Rd located on the right side. **Suite #214**
Political Action & VOTE COPE Chair
To all Babylon Residents,
Please contact me with any questions about the Board Election in Babylon. We have a fabulous ally in Elizabeth Altbacker, incumbent, and David Sonkin who is a new candidate yet has received the BTA endorsement. I would be very happy to explain to you why the other incumbent seeking re election is NOT a good choice for the community.
516 639 0647
Attached to this email is a list of all the school board candidates in Nassau and Suffolk that have been endorsed by NYSUT locals.
Please distribute this list to your members and encourage those who live in the school districts listed to vote for the candidates endorsed by NYSUT locals.
We anticipate additional endorsements may be forthcoming and we will inform you of those as we receive them.
Thank you for your assistance!
BE the union! www.nysut.org/unionvalue
TO: Local Presidents & RC Presidents
FROM: Matt Jacobs, Regional Staff Dir.
DATE: April 28, 2016
RE: Second Annual NYSUT Day at the Ducks
Here's a great opportunity for NYSUT members to enjoy a day of family fun watching the Long Island Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers.
The second annual NYSUT Day at the Ducks is July 17th at the Ducks' home field, Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.
NYSUT members and their families and friends can purchase discounted tickets for the game. The first 1,500 fans in the ballpark will also receive a free Ducks t-shirt.
See the attached flyer for details about how to order your discounted tickets. The discounted tickets are limited, so don't wait to order!
BE the union! www.nysut.org/unionvalue