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Elmsford Regional Office Correspondence
Map showing directions to NYSUT Elmsford Regional Office; letter to Jim Conti from Westchester Federation of Visiting Nurses describing terms of successful contract negotiation, December 1; decision and appeal in Rockland County BOCES unemployment case, with cover memo, November 21; related memo, October 25; letter from president of Newburgh Teachers' Association to NYSUT regional staff director, requesting that NYSUT secure the services of a professional insurance advisor to conduct a study of alternative health insurance plans, September 8; memorandum of understanding between the American Federation of Teachers (Western Operations Headquarters) and the American Red Cross, with attached letter from the Westchester County Chapter of the American Red Cross asking for a similar agreement with the Elmsford NYSUT office, and memo from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, pointing out that agreement appeared one-sided, with AFT locals providing assistance to Red Cross, August 22; announcement by BOCES Staff Association of Rockland that referendum would be conducted by the American Arbitration Association to establish two separate bargaining units, one for teachers and the other for teaching assistants, with attached details and sample ballot; memo from Jim Conti re difficulty of fragmenting units as proposed by Rockland staff association, with attached PERB decision in similar case (County Association of Patrol Officers, petitioner, and County of Erie and Erie County Sheriff, joint employer, and Teamsters Local 264, intervenor); summary of Byram Hills contract settlement, May 24; memo with attached list of demands by Ad Hoc Committee on Special Acts and 4201 School Districts, June 27; memo re 3020a filing procedures, June 1; press release from Yonkers Public Schools, "Yonkers Board of Education Breaks Off Negotiations with Teachers' Union," with attached executive summary of report, "Impact of the Wage Cap on the Supply of Teachers in Yonkers and the Implications for the School District and the City of Yonkers," by Matthew Drennan, Professor of Economics, and George T. Fuller, Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration, New York University, April 26, 1989, and flyers protesting salary caps; correspondence re asbestos problem, exacerbated by physical disturbance of area by reinspection process, at Irvington High School, May 30; Rockland BOCES election debriefing opening remarks and outline, with cover memo from Jim Conti, May 26; letter to president of Irvington Faculty Association in response to comments to Representative Assembly survey, in which he indicated dissatisfaction with NYSUT services and possible move to decertify, March 31, 1989; copy of reimbursement check to cover docking of one day's pay by BOCES West Nyack for member to attend PERB hearing, March 27; privileged and confidential supplemental report from attorney to Utica Mutual Insurance Company re O'Neil v. NYSUT, noting positive development in postponement of the appeal, April 14; letter from NYSUT regional director re decision by NYSUT not to attempt an organizing campaign at Leake and Watts Children's Home, citing small size of unit and other considerations, March 29; personnel manual for Leake and Watts, newsletters, and related correspondence; Section 89 Fact Sheet (Tax Reform Act of 1986), with cover memo from secretary-treasurer of AFT, March 21; memos from Jim Conti re survey from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives' Harry Van Arsdale Labor History Project, asking that a letter be sent to all local presidents, asking them to fill it out, February March 2, with attached copy of questionnaire; correspondence re long-delayed arbitration to resolve non-payment of salary increase for teacher who had since left the Florida Teachers' Association, January-February; Regional Staff Director's Report, February 2; handwritten notes of Elmsford staff meeting of 9/14/88