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Blog posts : "2010 Elections"

Look for the NYSUT Voter Guide in the Mail

Our members should be receiving the 2014 NYSUT Voter Guide soon. The message: "On Nov. 4, you decide -- you have the power." It includes explanations of how and why it is important for NYSUT to make endorsements, and why it is important for union members to support them.

"We need to do everythin…

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An Essential Safety Net

Shortly before 1 a.m. this morning, a bill protecting our members from the worst consequences of the state's broken evaluation system passed the state Senate unanimously. That was the final piece we needed. With the Assembly leading the way and the governor on board, we achieved a three-way agreeme…

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The Chained CPI

Today, it was reported President Obama heeded OUR call and struck the chained CPI cut to Social Security and other programs from his 2015 budget.

The 4 million member Alliance for Retired Americans made eliminating the chained CPI our top priority of the past year. You have been key in making tha…

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Medicare Rights

There is much at stake for people with Medicare in the presidential, senatorial, and congressional elections. The Medicare Rights Center developed the following Five Medicare Questions for Candidates to help current and future Medicare beneficiaries, their friends and their families learn more a…

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NYSUT's Endorsements


Union's endorsements listed online, coming in NYSUT United

The NYSUT endorsements for the November elections are onNYSUT.org and will be printed in the September issue of NYSUT United. Here's the list of incumbents and challengerswho the union has determined will advocate for working familie…

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2010 Congressional Voting Record

2010 Alliance Voting Record, Compiling Key Congressional Votes, is Now Available
On Tuesday, the Alliance released its 2010 Congressional Voting Record, detailing the votes of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees. The document is available at http:…

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Albany's Tax Cap

ALBANY, N.Y. June 3, 2011 – Deeply concerned that a property tax cap “deal” hammered out by Albany leaders would destroy the ability of public schools to meet student needs — while also failing to provide the real tax relief that New Yorkers want — New York State United Teachers today launched a ne…

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Health Care Changes for 2011 - corrections

ANOTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE to the previous post about health care changes in 2011 in which I stated: “Current [Medicare] Advantage enrollees who wish to join or return to traditional Medicare have 90 days from 1 January to do so.”

The time period is in error. It is 45 days, until 14 February.

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MidTerm Elections

Midterm Elections Just Days Away – Your Vote Matters
This Tuesday is Election Day, and seniors have as much at stake as any age group this year. “For anyone you know who thinks that voting doesn’t matter, tell them that 104 lawmakers are on record as supporting the privatization of Social Security,…

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Something to Consider

What to Say When the 2009-10 Congress and President Obama are attacked for their Legislative Record.

Don’t Believe the Radical Right’s Political Spin!

When they say, “The Pelosi/Reid Congress and President Obama did nothing, and achieved little, during the past two years.” You Say… Not true!  This…

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Get Out and Vote

6 Days to Election Day.  Let's do all that we can to GET OUT THE VOTE!

Elections have Consequences: Get Out the Vote!
If Republicans Take control of Congress in 2011:
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio would become the new House Speaker. He supports raising the Social Security retirement age to 70. (“Meet the …

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November Endorsements -updated 10/26

Your Union Delegates have worked hard to identify candidates who were supportive of our issues.  The following is the current list;

US Senate – Endorse Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand

House of Representatives
C.D. Party Name
1 D/I/WF Tim Bishop
2 D/I/WF Steve Israel
4 D/WF Carolyn McCarthy
5 D/…

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Endorsement Conference

At the Endorsement Conference held recently in Albany President Iannuzzi, NYSUT president and AFL-CIO vice president, addressed delegates prior to the vote to explain NYSUT's decision to abstain. He cited the four compelling reasons why NYSUT's Board of Directors voted last week not to endorse Cuomo…

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NYSUT Endorsements

NYSUT wrapped up its three-day 2010 election endorsement process saying it is taking no position at this time in the governor's race and may revisit whether to issue a gubernatorial endorsement at a later date.
Participants in the endorsement conference also withdrew the union's longstanding support…

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