Solving the Retirement Puzzle

Hank Sessa, NYS Retirement Guide

631 335 8201.

An affiliate of WTA

            Summertime may be the right time to look, adjust, or learn more about your money and your retirement. Many people say “they just don’t know where to start” or know what is appropriate. Let me give you some suggestions or even a plan. The following list of ideas can be accomplished in any order. Set a deadline and get them all done.


State Education Budget Going South

State Education Budget Going South
As budget negotiations are coming to a close, we are hearing and news outlets are reporting, that two provisions may be included in the final budget that are unacceptable.
1. We are hearing they will APPROVE of the Governor’s proposed “Tax Freeze” tied to the already onerous Tax Cap.
2. We are hearing they will pass a moratorium on high stakes consequences for students, BUT NOT FOR TEACHERS.

The WTA & Westbury UFSD Stand Together for our Students

The WTA and the Westbury UFSD are Petitioning the State on Behalf of Our Students

To the Honorable Members of the New York State Legislature:

     We, the faculty, administrators and staff of the Westbury Union Free School District, in a joint effort, write this petition to the New York Legislature outlining the concerns we have and challenges our students face. These are presently making an impact in the quality of instruction and, soon, in the decisions we will have to make to our academic program.


Weingarten takes on critics of due process

AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.


AFT vows to fight back against attacks on teachers, unions

AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.