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Jim Conti Correspondence (2 of 2)
January 2 - March 29, 1990. Memos authorizing filing of Improper Practice charges at several districts; letters re various training; cover letters re safety and health violations at various school districts; memo to regional staff directors re mandatory vs. non-mandatory aspects of disciplinary decisions, 3020a cases, March 29; cover memo to regional staff directors re genetic testing, commenting that prospect was "scary," March 28; letter to director of organizing for CSEA re obtaining a waiver to organize school-related personnel in Mohonasen, Guilderland, and Niskayuna, challenge from NEA, March 28; memo to file about meeting with CSEA re situation in Fredonia, March 28; request to Martin E. Segal Company for comparison of two dental plans for Rondout Valley district, March 28; memo re Republican appointment to PERB board, March 28; memo re time allocation patterns of teachers at public and private schools, noting that statistics might be useful in negotiations, March 28; memos re Administrative Law judge's decision in Watkins Glen case re Excellence in Teaching funds, March 27; memos to intern applicants re interviews, March 27; letter to executive director of NYCOSH, asking for a speaker to address nurses in the Mid-Hudson area about disposal of blood-borne hazardous waste from hospitals, March 20; cover letters re legal cases, not attached; request (initiated by Liberty Faculty Association) to consultants Martin E. Segal Company to compare Empire, Dutchess, and Orange-Ulster health plans, March 12; letter to acting director of training of Center for Women in Government re meeting to develop sexual harassment training program, March 12; memo re Nurses and Public Policy Conference, March 9; letter to regional staff directors re removal of leftover medical supplies from old bomb shelters set up in the 1950s around the state, March 7; letter from Jim Conti to attorney in the state Department of Law, asking for follow-up on complaint re health and safety conditions at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, March 7; letter from Jim Conti to Chuck Santelli asking whether anyone could be located at the State Education Department who might support increased aid to improve salaries of teachers at Special Act and 4201 Schools, whose pay was "outrageously low" compared to that of teachers at regular schools, March 7; memo re repeated violations of safety and health requirements by Central Islip School District, charges pending at state Attorney General's office, March 6; memo to file re policy on asbestos for Asbestos Committee Meeting, March 5; agenda for Asbestos Committee meeting, March 5; memo re referral of resolution re recycling and biodegradables to NYSUT Health and Safety Task Force, noting that task force was fast becoming the busiest in NYSUT, February 26; memo to regional staff directors that any self-insured health plan should comply with the regulations of the state insurance department, February 26; memo re Special Act Schools legislation calling for a study, February 26; cover memo to documents (not attached) indicating arbitrator's decision that retirees were entitled to health benefits as per collective bargaining agreement, possible precedent, February 26; letter to director of conciliation of PERB, noting abuse by one arbitrator who regularly demanded compensation above the PERB allowance, then billed for even more, February 26; lists of bargaining load by regional office and field representative for 1989-90 and comparison with previous year, February 22; confidential memoranda re Sexual Harassment Committee meeting, February 20; letters nominating NYSUT affiliate United University Professions, specifically Dr. Lois Haignere, for at-large seat on Board of Directors of National Committee on Pay Equity, sent to National Association of Working Women, Industrial Union Department, AFL-CIO, National Homemakers Network, American Nurses Association, American Association of University Women, American Library Association, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Organization of Pan-Asian American Women, National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Mexican American Women's National Association, League of Women Voters, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Methodist Church, National Education Association, National Federation of Federal Employees, AFSCME, CSEA, UAW, IUE, National Women's Law Center, Women's Legal Defense Fund, National Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Democratic Action, and others, February 16