Help Secure a NO VOTE on the NYS Constitutional Convention

NYSUT is working to ensure a NO VOTE on the Constitutional Convention this November, and is asking for our help. They will be holding retiree phone banks every Tuesday starting August 1st at the Suffolk Regional Office in Hauppauge.

These phone banks will run from every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will entail retiree activists contacting fellow NYSUT retirees to educate them on the perils of the Constitutional Convention.

There will be a phone bank training on Tuesday, July 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Suffolk RO to familiarize callers with the new phone banking system. While it is not mandatory to attend the July 18th training in order to participate in the subsequent phone banks, it is strongly encouraged. We are now utilizing a computer list/script system for phone banking which will make our efforts much more effective. Once it is demonstrated it is very easy to use, but if you have not used it before, you will need a brief training/demonstration.

Please spread the word to your fellow retirees. You can RSVP for the July 18th or any of the Tuesday phone banks by contacting Theresa Rampello at 631-273-8822 or

Victory for NYSUT Backed Candidate!

PelligrinoThey said it couldn’t be done! Well, we did it!

Thanks in large part to the dedicated activism of hundreds of NYSUT members and labor volunteers, Long Island teacher Christine Pellegrino won a huge upset victory this week in the special election in New York’s 9th Assembly District. The big win has become national news.
In a note of thanks, Pellegrino said, “When we work together, when we organize, when we fight back, WE WIN!” You can go to the MAC to send a personal message of congratulations and to wish her well in the state Assembly!