Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has become an important vehicle for our union members. When you sign up, you provide hope and inspiration to the many families whose lives have been affected by this traumatic disease.
Join us on October 20th and show your solidarity with us, as together we do what we can to help save lives from breast cancer - and help us work toward a future without it. We can't do this without YOU!
Donations greatly appreciated. Please see the attached flyer.
Public Relations Chair
Did you know that about 70% of both NYSUT and BMUST members are women? Did you know that some of the nation’s first labor unions were organized by women in the Latham, Massachusetts, textile mills of the 1800s? Since this time, women have helped to lead the charge on essential social issues in and around The Labor Movement. Undoubtedly, women are still leading this charge in many of the key social justice battles of our time. Women are still fighting for pay equity and have stood up strongly against the still too prevalent issues of sexual harassment and assault, to name a few. Your Union is proud of the accomplishments of our women and want to encourage and support the women of our local to organize and to continue to share ideas to better Our Union, for all of us. Over the last several years, women in BMUST have strongly advocated for maternity rights, staff and student wellness, health and safety concerns, and much more. Considering this, BMUST would like to encourage each school to organize a Women’s Committee, which will create an agenda to move forward on key issues. The idea is for each committee to form as a grassroots effort, in each of our school buildings. Please consider helping your school to establish a committee. Also, please check out NYSUT V.P. Jolene DiBrango’s page for resources, ideas, and inspiration here:
https://www.nysut.org/resources/special-resources-sites/womens-committee. Finally, please speak to your Head Building Rep to get started. Thank you!
The Community Cupboard is need of volunteers for their packing days!
Please use the attached spreadsheet to sign up. The complete list of dates is below.
If you have any questions, please contact Catrina Christensen: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (631-793-5915).
· September 11
· September 25
· October 8 (Tuesday)
· October 23
· November 6
· November 20
· December 4
· December 18
· January 8
· January 22 (Regents testing)
· February 5
· February 26
· March 11
· March 25
· April 7 (Tuesday)
· April 22
· May 6 (AP testing)
· May 20
· June 3
· June 17 (Regents testing)
Please see the attached scholarship opportunity. ALL union members children graduating from high school, or college freshmen are eligible to apply.
Announcement of Candidates for Election of Board of Trustees: Officers and Head Building Representatives
Announcement of Candidates for Election of Board of Trustees, Officers & Head Building Representatives on May 30, 2019
President: Rob Walsh - Mepham High School
1st Vice President: Peter Brideson - Grand Avenue Middle School
2nd Vice President: Bill Morris - Mepham High School
Treasurer: Brad Seidman - Kennedy High School
Head Building Representatives:
Grand Avenue Middle School - Carolyn Condenzio
Kennedy High School - Brian DeGaetano
Mepham High School - Heather Castellano
Merrick Avenue Middle School - Amanda Myles-McAnally
Meadowbrook Alternative Program - Geisha Kwaitkowski
As a reminder, all nominating petitions must be submitted by tomorrow, Friday, May 10.
Nominating petitions can be found on the BMUST website under Member Services, Downloadable Forms.
Attached please find the flyer distributed at last night's ED 17 meeting for the Correct the Test Forum on 4/30. Hope to see you there!
Heather M. Castellano
PAC Coordinator, SD 8