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Jim Conti Correspondence (1 of 2)
April 2 - September 28, 1990. Memos authorizing filing of Improper Practice charges at several districts; report from Jim Conti to regional staff directors on commercial driver's license conference, requirement to pass a new test, noting that many school bus drivers were functionally illiterate, dispute over who would fund training, June 27; letters re self-insurance, June 28; letters re meeting with interns, June 25; inquiry re stop-loss insurance, June 21; request for information re number of school districts and individuals in Orange-Ulster BOCES insurance plan, related questions, June 21; cover letters re safety and health violations at various school districts; memo re meeting to discuss Department of Labor training program for "win-win bargaining," June 12; memo re subcontracting to BOCES after Webster decision, June 8; memos to National Committee on Pay Equity, AFT director of information services, soliciting opinions re videotape on pay equity, June 7; memo to regional staff directors re videotape, June 4; Testimony of James Conti, Director of Field Services, NYSUT, before the New York State Assembly Public Hearing of the Standing Committee on Education, re school building safety, June 5, 1990, with cover letter to Leon Lieberman; confidential memo re vacation accrual formula in OCAW-NYCOSH contract, May 23; memo re substance abuse policy endorsed by the NYS School Boards Association, noting that it was one of the better ones, did not compel drug testing without reasonable suspicion, May 23; memo re sexual harassment prevention training, May 22; memo re flexible spending accounts, noting that they did not apply to retirees since they were no longer considered employees, May 22; letter to member Jill Lerner re concern that Livingston Manor Faculty Association handled her complaint appropriately, May 22; invitation to AFT assistant director for safety and health to attend conference, "Safety and Health in the 90s," cosponsored by NYS AFL-CIO, NYCOSH, and others, May 11; memo re East Moriches smoking policy, question of filing an Improper Practice charge for unilaterally changing terms of employment, May 9; memos calling a meeting for labor relations specialists who service Special Act schools, May 8; letter to deputy chief of training, NYS Emergency Management Office, requesting information re Emergency Preparedness Program, May 8; letter to AFT, requesting copy of Asbestos: A Time Bomb in Our Schools, May 2; memo re introductory text of pesticide brochures from the Department of Environmental Conservation, May 2; memo re decision that school districts can randomly drug-test school bus drivers, April 25; document, "Health and Safety Provisions Found in Some NYSUT Contracts," with cover letter to AFT assistant director of health and safety, April 24; request to regional staff directors for information re health and safety training conducted by field representatives since September 1989, needed for grant application to NYS Department of Labor, April 23; memos re arbitration and brief-writing seminars, April 23; memo re potential investigation by AFT of situation at Highland Teachers Association, April 19; letters to individuals hired to work as interns at NYSUT, April 6; memos re health care conference, universal health care proposal for New York, April 5; cover letters to various documents, not attached