TO: Local Presidents
FROM: Matt Jacobs, NYSUT Regional Staff Dir.
DATE: January 29, 2015
RE: NYSUT LGBTQ Educators Survey
I am sending you the following message at the request of Vice Presidents Fortino and Pecorale.
In response to a Resolution passed at the 2013 RA, a task force was created to study the state of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) educators and school-related professionals within NYSUT. The task force has published a survey for all NYSUT members that self-identify as members of the LGBTQ community to complete. The survey will be used to inform the work of the task force, so that the task force may report back to the RA in May of 2015 in Buffalo. Please forward this link to your membership so that we may, as a union, move forward creating a positive, safe, and welcoming work environment for our members.