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A Labor Perspective From AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes: Election 2016 - A Chance to Make Change Work for Us

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective by AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes was first published in the Winter 2016 edition of AFSCME Works. To directly Access This Labor Perspective, Go to: www.afscme.org/blog/election-2016-a-chance-to-make-change-work-for-us The 2016 elections will allow Working Women to push a more»

Labor Perspective From Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick: The Attack On Unions Is An Attack On Democracy

Published on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: John Patrick serves as President of the Texas AFL-CIO, a State Labor Federation consisting of 237,000 affiliated Union Members who advocate a Raising Wages Agenda for Working People in Texas. You can directly access his Labor Perspective at: more»

National AFL-CIO Plans To Launch Ad Blitz Against Trump This Week With ‘Storm’ Of Digital Attack Ads

Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Nation’s Largest Federation of Labor Unions plans on targeting GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump this week with a storm of digital attack ads, a new report says. The National AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million Workers across 56 Unions, will fire its salvos against Trump on Facebook and Twitter, according to more»

NYSUT’s Committee Of 100: Volunteer Lobbyists-For-A-Day ‘Put A Face’ On Union Priorities

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Union Retirees
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Bernard Washington, a member of the Syracuse Teachers Association (STA), rose to his feet to address new Assembly member Pamela Hunter (Democrat-Syracuse) about a $15 Minimum Wage. A Food Service Worker in the city schools, Washington started at $2.35 an hour 34 years ago. Now he makes about $23 an hour, but only because he works more»

Billionaire Industrialist ‘No Match’ For Group Of Retired Steelworkers After Three-Year Battle - Renco Group Agrees To Restore Pension Benefits

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Union Retirees
(NEW YORK CITY) - Billionaire Industrialist Ira Rennert has proved to be no match for a group of Retired Steelworkers after a three-year battle. Rennert’s holding company, Renco Group, will restore full Pension Benefits for 1,350 Retirees who worked at its bankrupt RG Steel Unit under a settlement with the U.S. Pension Agency. The agreement more»

And If You Thought That ‘Wasn’t Bad Enough’… This Is What Trump Says About Unions: “I Fight Unions Very Hard - I Like The Right To Work.”

Published on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in Union Retirees
(THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA) – Here’s what GOP Presidential Candidate and front-runner Donald Trump told South Carolina Radio Network on what he thinks about Labor Unions: “My position on Unions is ‘fine,’ but I ‘like’ Right-To-Work. My position on Right-To-Work is one-hundred-percent. What (Labor Unions) did more»

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Have A Union Behind You - Labor Perspective From Jonathan Timm via theatlantic.com: Know Your Rights When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Co-Workers How Much You Get Paid'

Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Union Retirees
Whether I was working as a barista or a paralegal, the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money. I became a barista in a small “socially responsible” coffee company. A few months later, I got a temporary paralegal position at one of the world’s biggest multinational, corporate law firms. The two more»

How Union Is Super Bowl 50?

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Union Retirees
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Alright! - Grab the pigskin and fire up the grill, because after five months and 266 National Football League (NFL) games, Super Bowl 50 is upon us! It’s by far the most televised TV sports event in America, and – did you know that the Super Bowl is also a heavily Union affair? Here at Labor 411, we’ve compiled a more»

A Labor Perspective From Workers Action’s Shamus Cooke via www.counterpunch.org: It’s Not Too Late For Unions To Win The Friedrichs Case

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Shamus Cooke is a Social Service Worker, Trade Unionist, and Writer for Workers Action (www.workerscompass.org). He can be reached at shamuscooke@gmail.com and his Labor Perspective - It’s Not Too Late For Unions To Win The Friedrichs Case – can be directly access at: more»

Union Film Recommendation: The Revenant

Published on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Union Retirees
This weekend’s inaugural union film recommendation is The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu of Birdman fame. The film, based on true events, follows a group of trappers and hunters in the unsettled wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase, and it was backed by an awesome Union Crew. A remarkably visceral experience, more»

Devastating Northwest Storm Highlights IBEW Linemen’s Skill & Professionalism

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Union Retirees
(SPOKANE, WASHINGTON) - In mid-November (2015), a powerful windstorm ripped through the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies and the Northern High Plains, leaving a wake of destruction, misery and bitter cold. At the peak of the storm, record-setting wind gusts in parts of Central and Eastern Washington reached 119 mph, toppling trees, flipping more»

United Steelworkers Union Flags U.S. Prelim Duties On Steel Imports, Cold-Rolled Steel From Brazil, China, India & Russia Cited

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2015 in Union Retirees
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) have responded to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (USDOC) announcement earlier this month of preliminary determinations in the Countervailing Duty (CVD) investigations of imports for certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Product Imports from Brazil, China, India and Russia. “Our government’s more»

International Association Of Machinists Leader Tells Union Retirees: “The Fight Still Rages On” & “You Are Critical In It”

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Union Retirees
(SEATTLE) - Seniors may have retired from their jobs, but they still have an essential role to play in their Union, one of the top leaders of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) said. “You are ‘heroes’ and you have ‘made a difference’ in the ‘lives of many,’” said Gary Allen, the International more»

A ‘Snapshot Of The Future:’ Why These Four Recent Organizing Wins Represent The ‘Best Chance For Every’ Working Family To Have Access To A ‘Better’ Life

Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 in Union Retirees
Working People across the United States are continuing to join together to express their Collective Voice on the job. “As we ‘all deal’ with the ‘on-demand economy,’ it is ‘critical to note’ the ‘power’ of the ‘collective’ voice,” National AFL-CIO Strategic Adviser and Communications more»

Newly-Released Pew Research Center Report Shows The U.S. Middle Class Is Now A ‘Minority’ For The ‘First Time’ Due To Bad Trade Deals

Published on Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Pew Research Center, a non-profit think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., has released a new report that shows how America’s Middle Class is no longer the majority. The report shows the Middle Class currently stands at 49.9% in comparison to 61% in 1971. Why? Simply put, modern Trade Agreements have caused this Middle more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The AMA Announces New Policy To Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

Published on Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Union Retirees
AMA Announces New Policy To Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for Prescription Drugs and Implantable Medical Devices, saying they contribute to rising costs and Patients' demands for inappropriate treatment. Delegates at the powerful group's meeting in more»

Labor Perspective From Bart Anderson, Former Minnesota Department of Transportation Bridge Inspector & AFSCME Council 5 Field Rep: As Workplace Rights Crumble, Roads & Bridges Could Follow Suit

Published on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Bart Andersen, of Anoka, Minnesota, is a former Minnesota Department of Transportation Bridge Inspector and current Field Representative for American Federation of County, State & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5, a Union of 2,500 State Transportation Workers. Anderson’s Following Labor Perspective was more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Democratic Debate Includes Prescription Drug Focus

Published on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Union Retirees
Democratic Debate Includes Prescription Drug Focus The just-held Democratic Presidential Debate included questions about addressing the high cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States. Hillary Clinton said she supports capping Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs at $250 per month and that she wants Medicare to be able to negotiate lower prices for more»

Hundreds Of Union Members Picket At Kohler - "It's A ‘Billion-Dollar Company Haggling Over Pennies,’" Says Joel Mork, Who’s Worked For Kohler For 15 Years

Published on Friday, November 20, 2015 in Union Retirees
(KOHLER, WISCONSIN) - Hundreds of Union Members and their supporters picketed at the gates of the Kohler Company this week in the first strike at the Wisconsin manufacturer in more than 30 years. Workers waved signs, cheered at honking cars and in one location clogged an intersection, which at one point backed up traffic for more than a mile on a two-lane more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Donald Trump’s “Wages Are Too High” Mentality Is An Attack On Social Security

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Union Retirees
Donald Trump’s “Wages Are Too High” Mentality Is An Attack On Social Security During the last Republican Presidential Debate, Donald Trump answered a question about raising the Minimum Wage by saying that Wages are too high. Rather than taking on Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson helped reinforce that message by stating their own more»

New York State Attorney General Announces Multi-State Coalition Urging U.S. Supreme Court To Protect Workers’ Organizing Rights In Key Labor Case

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 in Union Retirees
(NEW YORK) – During a news conference held Sunday (November 15th) in New York City, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he’s leading a coalition of 20 States and the District of Columbia in filing a Friend-of-the-Court Brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Ninth Circuit decision protecting “Agency Shop” more»

National Farmers Union Says Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Will ‘Fail’ Family Farmers & Ranchers

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a 12-Nation agreement seven years in the making – “is bad for America’s Family Farmers and Ranchers as we had feared,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says. After the release of the full TPP text, Johnson said: “After more»

Via laborpress.org: New York State Attorney General Catches Construction Corporation Underpaying Wages & Benefits At A Publicly-Funded Project In Queens

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Union Retirees
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - The Navico B&S Construction Corporation has been caught underpaying Wages and Benefits to Workers at a publicly-funded New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Construction Project in Queens, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office has announced. Following an investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill Providing One-Time Payment Of $581 To Social Security Beneficiaries, Veterans

Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 in Union Retirees
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill Providing One-Time Payment Of $581 To Social Security Beneficiaries, Veterans Last week, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (Democrat-Massachusetts) introduced S. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act. The bill would provide a one-time payment in 2016 to Social Security Beneficiaries, Veterans and more»

Labor Perspective From Hofstra University Professor Leon Friedman Via The Huffington Post: Why Does The White Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Leon Friedman, a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, authored the following Labor Perspective that was published by The Huffington Post and can be directly accessed at: www.huffingtonpost.com/leon-friedman/why-does-the-white-lower-_b_8442162.html During the more»

Union Retiree News From the Alliance For Retired Americans: Budget Deal Protecting Social Security & Medicare Beneficiaries Passes U.S. House

Published on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Union Retirees
Budget Deal Protecting Social Security & Medicare Beneficiaries Passes U.S. House Congressional leaders and the White House announced last week they reached a deal to avert default and keep the government funded. Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner helped arrange the deal, which also cleared the way for Paul Ryan to become the new Speaker without more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Congressional Democrats ‘Draw Line In The Sand’ Over Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Published on Monday, October 26, 2015 in Union Retirees
Congressional Democrats ‘Draw Line In The Sand’ Over Social Security, Medicare Cuts The November 3rd deadline for raising the Federal Debt Limit is fast approaching, bringing with it the risk of a U.S. credit default if Congress fails to act. Democrats in Congress have drawn an early line in the sand, saying they will reject any effort by more»

Did You Know That Half Of Food Workers In This Country Go To Work Sick Because They ‘Have To?’

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Union Retirees
The vast majority of reported cases of norovirus - the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses across the United States- have been linked to infected Food Industry Workers. And With Flu Season upon us, the luckier victims may call in sick without getting punished or losing pay. But many American Workers, including those who handle our more»

Walmart’s Avoids Government Action By Changing Its ‘Made In The U.S.A.’ Labeling – Retailers’ ‘Big Push’ To Appeal To Patriotic Shoppers Just Delivered A Setback

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Union Retirees
Walmart has been forced to remove Made in the USA logos from its e-commerce site after an inquiry by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into its labeling. In a letter to Walmart‘s associate general counsel that was posted on the FTC’s web site, the FTC said it would not pursue action against Walmart because the retailer had taken voluntary more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: SSA Announces 0% COLA In 2016, Triggering Major Cost Increases For Medicare Beneficiaries

Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 in Union Retirees
SSA Announces 0% COLA In 2016, Triggering Major Cost Increases For Medicare Beneficiaries Social Security Administration (SSA) officials announced last week that there will be no Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2016. The announcement is particularly troubling because it triggers a premium spike and major increase in more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Calls For Immediate Release Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Text, Says: "When There’s Such Good News To Share, There’s No Need For Secrecy."

Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka - one of the Nation’s top Labor Leaders - called on the Obama Administration this week to immediately release the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a far-reaching Trade Deal that spans the Pacific Rim to Latin America. Trumka wrote a letter to President Obama arguing that more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Negotiators Reach A Deal On TPP - Alliance Members Focus On Stopping It

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Union Retirees
Negotiators Reach A Deal On TPP – Alliance Members Focus On Stopping It After five years of secret negotiations, representatives from 12 Countries have come to an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal. If implemented, the deal would allow drug companies to lock in patent protections on critical medications for Seniors, making it more»

The U.S. Tells Other Countries To Respect Unions - Shouldn’t The U.S. Do The Same?

Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Union Retirees
It should not be hard to organize a Union and a Worker certainly should not lose her job for supporting a Union Organizing Drive. That’s a principle long embraced by leaders of the United States when they speak on the international stage. In fact, the United States formally embraces and supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which more»

President Obama Signs Bill Preventing Insurance Companies From Hiking Premiums For Millions Of Americans

Published on Monday, October 12, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Obama has done something spectacular for millions of Americans: he signed a bill that would prevent Health Care Insurance Premiums from increasing in 2016. The bill is called the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act, which will keep premiums for approximately three million people from going up next year. The more»

20,000 USW-Represented Canadian Pensioners Lose Critical Health & Drug Benefits Due To Harper’s U.S. Steel Sellout

Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Union Retirees
(TORONTO) – Canada’s Federal Conservative Government must accept its responsibility for 20,000 Pensioners who are immediately losing critical Health Benefits and Prescription Drug Coverage, the United Steelworkers (USW) said this week. “There will be (20,000) Pensioners waking up ‘without’ Health Benefits and Prescription Drug more»

Former Sparrows Point Owner Agrees To Pay Some Benefits Owed To Displaced Steelworkers

Published on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Union Retirees
(BALTIMORE) - Renco Group, who threw the sprawling Sparrows Point Steel Mill into bankruptcy in 2012, has agreed to pay $6 million in severance and Vacation Pay owed to 2,000 workers who lost their jobs. The settlement, which also covers Displaced Workers in Warren, Ohio, and Wheeling, West Virginia, will result in about $1,400 of compensation per Employee more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Drug Industry Protections Causing Complications Among Trade Negotiators

Published on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Union Retirees
Drug Industry Protections Causing Complications Among Trade Negotiators International Trade Ministers met last week in Atlanta and The Wall Street Journal reported that they continue to be divided over provisions related to prescription drugs and how long companies will be able to keep lower-cost generics off the market. Americans already pay the highest more»

Labor Op-Ed From Poet/Author John Dunphy: Right-To-Work (For Less) Means Exploitation

Published on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: John Dunphy of Godfrey, Illinois is a poet and author of From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois. The following Labor Op-Ed written by Godfrey, who owns the Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, recently appeared in The Alton Telegraph and can be directly accessed at: more»

When America Was 'Great,' Taxes Were ‘High,’ Unions Were ‘Strong’ & Government Was ‘Big:’ The ‘Bygone Nation’ Donald Trump’s Supporters Yearn For Looks Awfully Liberal

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Union Retirees
There’s plenty about GOP hopeful Donald Trump to which potential primary voters respond. He’s successful. He’s plainspoken. At a time when politicians are historically unpopular, he’s not a politician. And he has a great slogan. That slogan resonates with his supporters, according to Republican Pollster Frank Luntz, who ran a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Elects Robert Roach As President, Joseph Peters As Secretary-Treasurer

Published on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Union Retirees
Alliance Elects Robert Roach As President, Joseph Peters As Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. of the Bronx, New York, has been elected the new President of the Alliance For Retired Americans, succeeding Barbara Easterling. Joseph Peters of Rochester Hills, Michigan was elected Secretary-Treasurer, following Ruben Burks. The votes occurred during a more»

Via The New York Post: Hundreds Of Full-Time New York City Workers Are Homeless

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 in Union Retirees
(NEW YORK CITY) - Angelo Torres punches in to work at 5 a.m. each weekday and spends the next eight hours cleaning up debris on Staten Island’s Midland Beach. It’s a grueling job, says the veteran Parks Department Maintenance Worker, but also a welcome escape from the uncertainty of living on the streets as one of the City’s more than 300 more»

Labor Op-Ed From Retired USW District 4 Director Bill Pienta: I’m ‘Sick And Tired’ Of Being Told People ‘Need To Keep Working’ Until They’re 70

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Bill Pienta (pictured above) is the retired Director of United Steelworkers (USW) District 4. He presently serves as president of SOAR, the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. I’m sick of listening to Politicians and Retirement Planners, as well as the AARP (American Association of Retired People), more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On Hamburg Town Clerk Cathy Rybczynski: With A Deep Union Family History & Commitment To Labor, She ‘Walks The Walk & Talks The Talk’

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Hamburg Town Clerk Cathy Rybczynski (pictured above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) is running unopposed in 2015 for yet another term and has received endorsements and support from a number of area Labor Unions and Organizations. With a deep Union History on her family’s side and a deep commitment to Organized Labor more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Number Of Uninsured Americans Over 55 Drops To Lowest Point Ever

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Union Retirees
Number Of Uninsured Americans Over 55 Drops To Lowest Point Ever New data released by the Census Bureau last week showed 8.8 million fewer people are uninsured compared to last year. The percentage of people over 55 who are uninsured has dropped to less than 10%, its lowest point in history. The data, which comes from the Census’s annual Current more»

Wouldn’t It Be Good If More Of This Happened: Chicago Archbishop Enters Political Battle Over Unions, Stands With Labor & Blasts GOP Governor’s Anti-Union Agenda

Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 in Union Retirees
(CHICAGO) - Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich waded into Springfield’s political morass Thursday (September 17th), standing firmly with Organized Labor as he blasted a linchpin of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s pro-business agenda. Speaking at a Union Hall on the West Side - addressing a crowd that included Illinois House Speaker Michael more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: South Florida Law Professor Makes Case For Expanding Social Security

Published on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Union Retirees
South Florida Law Professor Makes Case For Expanding Social Security In an Op-Ed for the Miami Herald, Professor Timothy Canova outlines the need to expand the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program to ensure beneficiaries can live above the poverty line. SSI provides a very basic income to Older and Disabled Adults who do not have any other source of more»

Despite What’s Happened In Wisconsin, Statewide AFL-CIO Labor Leader Is Upbeat About State Of Unions

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Union Retirees
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Union Workers have a lot to celebrate during Labor Day 2015, according to a leader of Wisconsin's Chapter of the AFL-CIO. When asked if it was a happy Labor Day, Wisconsin AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Stephanie Bloomingdale responded: "Absolutely," and encouraged people to reflect on the notion that everybody has likely benefitted more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Just In Time For Labor Day - New Statistics On Social Security Disability Insurance

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Union Retirees
Just In Time For Labor Day - New Statistics On Social Security Disability Insurance Happy Labor Day to all Alliance members! The Social Security Administration's (SSA’s) new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) issue paper and state fact sheets show how this vital safety net is protecting Workers and their families in every community across more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Stay Silent Regarding Social Security Privatization - But Still Favor “Reform”

Published on Monday, August 31, 2015 in Union Retirees
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Stay Silent Regarding Social Security Privatization - But Still Favor “Reform” While Still Talking About the Need to Save Social Security by Cutting Benefits to Retirees, This Cycle’s Crop of GOP Presidential Candidates Have Been Silent On Whether They’d Support a Plan to Privatize Social Security. In 2005, more»

Alan Lubin Named NYSUT Executive Vice President Emeritus

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Union Retirees
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Alan Lubin (Pictured Above) - Who Directed the New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Union’s Legislative and Political Action Operations for Nearly 17 Years and Spearheaded Innumerable Legislative Successes, Has Been Named NYSUT Executive Vice President Emeritus, it Was Announced This Week. NYSUT’s Board of more»

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