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   Container / Location    Title
  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (1 of 3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. January 2-June 17, 1986

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (2 of 3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. September 30-November 26, 1986

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (3 of 3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. July 1-September 30, 1986

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (1 of 4)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. May 1-August 29, 1985

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (2 of 4)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. February 14-April 30, 1985

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (3 of 4)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. January 2-February 14, 1985

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File (4 of 4)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. September 5-December 19, 1985

  1  
Jim Conti Chronological File
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. October 31-December 20, 1984

  1  
Legal
Correspondence with the legal department re individual teachers; legal briefs; agreements; fact-finder's report for Mohonasen Central School District; items for negotiation for Broadalbin Teachers Association

  1  
Albany: Lieberman
Correspondence with Leon Lieberman, regional field coordinator

  1  
Yorktown Congress of Teachers
  1  
Elmsford: Klein
Correspondence re East Ramapo Teachers Association referendum re affiliation with NEA or AFT

  1  
Jericho(Nassau Count): O'Leary
Correspondence re affiliation dispute of Nassau Community College Adjunct Faculty Association; memo from John O'Leary, head of Jericho office, asking urgently for more field representatives; other issues re Nassau Regional Office

  1  
Mid: Hudson-Kern
Public Employment Relations Board improper practice charges, brought by Red Hook Faculty Association, Onteora Non-Teaching Employees Association; NYS Department of Labor decision in unemployment case

  1  
New York City: Ficcio/Federation of Catholic Teachers
Memo re Federation of Catholic Teachers organizing campaign; correspondence re tensions between FCT and NYSUT field representatives; preliminary report, "Prospects for Organizing the Research Foundation of the State University of New York"; memo re results of affiliation election at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  1  
Potsdam: Allen, RJ (North Country) Chron File
Correspondence re Alexandria Bay vote to disaffiliate with NYSUT and affiliate with NYEA; Public Employment Relations Board decision in Gouverneur Central School District case; grievances re individual teachers

  2  
Rochester Regional Office
Faculty representative handbook; materials re affiliation vote; Rochester Teachers Association Executive Council meeting minutes; activity reports; newsletters by NYSUT and by NYEA/NEA; Public Employment Relations Board improper practice charge; legal briefs

  2  
Southern Tier Regional Office
Arbitration case re back pay, Candor Teachers Association and Candor Central School; Public Employment Relations Board decision re Whitney Point Central School District and Whitney Point Teachers Association; legal brief re Horseheads Central School District and Horseheads Teachers Association; agreement between New Berlin Central School and New Berlin Faculty Association; monthly reports; correspondence

  2  
Hauppauge (Suffolk): DeGregorio, John F.
Correspondence

  2  
Syracuse (Liverpool): Squillace, Frank
Consent agreement for representation election between Teachers United of Sandy Creek and Sandy Creek Teachers Association; memos to staff from Frank Squillace; 1978-79 operations report; activities reports

  2  
Syracuse Regional Office
Arbitration brief re longevity increment grievance, Tully Teachers Association and Tully Central School District; correspondence

  2  
Utica: Grove, Vincent
Public Employment Relations Board improper practice charges, brought by Westmoreland Teachers Association; exceptions to Public Employment Relations Board decision by Whitesboro Teachers Association; legal advice re self-insurance by school districts

  2  
Buffalo Western Regional Office: Uba, Ron
Statement of charges against individual tenured teacher by Board of Education of Lockport City School District re misconduct, insubordination and incompetence; correspondence re affiliation elections in Jamestown and Wellsville

  2  
Jim Conti Chronological File (1 of3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. January-April, 1979

  2  
Jim Conti Chronological File (2 of3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. May-September, 1979

  2  
Jim Conti Chronological File (3 of3)
Outgoing correspondence from director of field services. October-December, 1979. Includes date book

  3  
Jim Conti BOCES Conference
November 15, 1979. Newsletters; BOCES conference program; Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act Interpretive Bulletin; agenda for Coordinators' Meeting; draft Report of Coordinators Committee; list of locals in arrears as of October 9, 1979; Report on the 58th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association, July 2-5, 1979, prepared for officers and staff of the American Federation of Teachers by director of field communications; transcript of Secretary-Treasurer Lane Kirkland's Press Conference, Executive Council meeting; whit paper, The UAW Reaffiliation with the AFL-CIO; letter re sexual misconduct hearing of individual teacher; supplement to the 1978 Policy Handbook

  3  
Board of Directors Meeting
December 7, 1979. Agenda; summary of actions taken at December 7-8, 1979, meeting; proposed resolution on Board of Regents Recommendation on Corporal Punishment; interim policy statement on State Education Department's proposal to redesign business education in New York State; proposed position paper on registration of secondary schools; resolution for Public Employees Federation affiliation and agreement; balance sheets; proposed regulations for children with handicapping conditions; Regents recommendations on teaching as a profession and teacher competence

  3  
Executive Committee meeting
December 5, 1979, La Guardia Terminal. Agenda; Regents proposals; legal services invoice and related correspondence re Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers strike; monthly membership report

  3  
Coordinator's Meeting
May 24, 1979. Agenda; materials for performance appraisal interview workshop; articles and newsletters

  3  
Coordinator's Meeting/Board Meeting
August 29, 1979. Agenda; activity report; newsletters and articles

  3  
Coordinator's Meeting/PSA/CWA/Strike Info
PSA (Professional Staff Association) Strike News Update; confidential memos

  3  
Jim Conti Confidential
New York State Comparative Salary Data; "The Condition of Education, 1979 Edition," statistical report, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; collective bargaining agreement, NYSUT and Communication Workers of America, Local 1141

  3  
Jim Conti: Coordinators Meeting
October 17, 1979. Coordinators' meeting agenda; report of coordinators committee; recap of impasses; newspaper clipping

  3  
Health Care Organizing/UFT/NYSUT
Guides for organizers re National Labor Relations Act, organizing and leading volunteers, health manpower (types of health care workers); article reprints; newsletters and other printed materials

  3  
Organizing Expense Invoices
  3  
Organizing Nurses Rochester: Expense Invoices
  3  
Organizing Nurses
Fact sheet Q&A by NYSUT; by-laws and extracts from articles of incorporation, New York State Nurses Association; statistics re nurses salaries

  3  
Organizing Nurses Rochester: Paul Luczak
  3  
Nurse Organizing Rochester
  3  
Nurses Convention Syracuse
Organizing materials

  3  
Organizing: Paul Doyle
Document, "Prospects for Organizing the Research Foundation of the State University of New York"

  3  
Elmsford Regional Office
Results of Arden Hills Hospital vote

  3  
Jericho Regional Office
  3  
New York City Regional Office
  3  
North Country Regional Office
  3  
Rochester Regional Office
Activity reports and related correspondence re organizing activities

  3  
Suffolk Regional Office
  3  
Syracuse Regional Office
  3  
Vestal Regional Service Center
Activity and planning reports

  3  
Western Regional Office
  3  
Jim Conti: Ithaca College
Document, "Profiles of the Ithaca College Faculty Association Bargaining Election"; National Labor Relations Board correspondence; President Whalen's Comments to the Faculty Meeting, December 6, 1977; organizing leaflets and related materials; American Association of University Professors (AAUP) brief to NLRB

  3  
VOTE/COPE Campaign: Info Training Manuals
Information & Training Manual, Committee on Political Education of NYSUT, 1974; Politics, 1980; COPE Manual: A Political Action Guide, 1981

  4  
Legislative Report
1979 United Teachers Legislative Program; NYSUT Major Legislative Gains, '74-'78; VOTE/COPE contribution list as of July 31, 1979

  4  
Local President's Guide
Division of Research & Educational Services Local Presidents' Guide; Local Leaders' Guide; Leaders' Handbook for Building an Effective Organization

  4  
Facts and Figures
NYSUT reports for local presidents to assist in persuading teachers to affiliate

  4  
Florida Education Association: Collective Bargaining Manuals
"Strategies and Methods of Presenting the Salary and Fringe Package"; "Use and Abuse of Impasse Procedures"; text of Florida Public Employee Collective Bargaining Law

  4  
Arbitrator Training Material
Brochures and seminar outline by American Arbitration Association, National Center for Dispute Settlement, and NYSUT

  4  
Professional Workers and Unionization: A data Handbook
Prepared for Department for Professional Employees, Authored By AFL-CIO

  4  
AFT Strike Preparedness Booklet
  4  
National Conference for Teacher Unity Meetings
Meeting minutes; financial statement

  4  
National Public Employer Labor Relations: Maintaining public services: Strike Planning Manual
Document, "Maintaining Public Services: The NPELRA Strike Planning Manual," part 1

  4  
National Public Employer Labor Relations: Strike Manual Part 2: Legal remedies available to a public employer in the event of an Illegal Strike
"Legal Remedies Available to a Public Employer in the Event of an Illegal Strike"

  4  
Union Representative's Guide to NLRB RC and CA cases
"A Survival Kit for Union Representatives Exploring the Mysterious Regions of the National Labor Relations Board," a Policy & Practice publication by Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles

  4  
Urban Executive Secretary: Loan Kit. NEA
Material collected from NEA chapters re how to employ an executive secretary, duties

  4  
Proposal to Establish the Career Development Network of the SUNY Community Colleges
Proposal submitted to New York State Department of Labor by Office of Community Colleges, SUNY

  4  
NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services: Community College Data
Data Relative to NYS Community Colleges under SUNY Jurisdiction, Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures for 1978-79, September 1979; Revenues & Expenditures for 1977-78; 1977-78 Teacher Contract Analysis summary, September 1978

  4  
Reports: SEIU
"A Decade of Progress: 3,000 Victories 300,000 Workers," 1980 Convention Organizing Report; "So Much to Be Done: George Hardy's Life in Organized Labor"

  4  
Reports
Public School Professional Personnel Report: New York State 1978-79, State Education Department; 1970 New York State Teachers Association Annual Report of the Executive Secretary

  4  
Reports: State Education Department
Report of the Subcommittee on Per Diem Substitute Teachers, 1981; Minimum Requirements for Schools in New York State, 1980

  4  
AFT Convention Report
  4  
Contract Negotiations: United University Professionals, State of New York
Proposals by United University Professors; proposals by State of New York

  4  
CWA Contract, PSA Grievance
Agreement between NYSUT and Local 1141 Communication Workers of America, AFL- CIO; Professional Staff Association grievances over maternity leave, sick time

  4  
NEA "For the Record" Press Clippings
Bound collection of nationwide news clippings re NYSUT, AFT, AAUP, and other organizations considered unfriendly to or competing with the National Education Association, complied by NEA and annotated to highlight negative items

  4  
New York Educators Association (NYEA/NEA) Materials
Membership Chairperson's Handbook; Public Relations Chairperson's Handbook; Year-End Legislative Report and NEA Position Papers, August 1976; You Count, Schools Count, Legal Defense Counts publicity brochures; related materials

  4  
NYEA : United Teachers Board Objections/Ex list
Letter from Public Employment Relations Board that petition for certification/decertification had been filed by United Teachers of Buffalo and NYSUT; letter from trial examiner John Crotty to NYEA attorney that Buffalo Teachers Federation might raise allegations of fraud re United Teachers of Buffalo; preliminary list of objections

  4  
NEA: Uniserv
  4  
NEA Governance and Committee Directory
  4  
NYSUT Constitution
  4  
Teaching as a Profession
Reports by State Education Department

  4  
Campaign Fayetteville: Manlius-Confidential
  4  
Warsaw Teachers Campaign (NYSUT V. NEA/NYEA)
  5  
NYSUT Budget Workshop: Confidential
Prepared by Office of Secretary-Treasurer

  5  
NYSUT Miscellaneous
Schedule of NYSUT Employees and Other Personnel, 9/1/79 8/31/80; resume of Jim Conti; resume of Diane Wagner; memo re expenditures during strike, December 8, 1972; legal opinion on employer payment of employees' Social Security contributions, March 5, 1970; Judge Dillon' Remarks TRO Hearing for Niagara-Orleans BOCES, November 6, 1975; program for joint Board of Directors/managers meeting, "Education: The Next Decade: NYSUT Program for the 80s," August 24-26, 1979; NYSUT management financial report printout, July 1979; George Meany commemorative first-day issue cancelled stamp; personal correspondence

  5  
United University Professions Campaign (1 of 2)
Membership lists; correspondence; constitution and bylaws; publicity materials

  5  
United University Campaign (2 of 2)
  5  
A. Anderson United University Professions Campaign
Harris survey, "A Follow-Up Study of the Attitudes of the SUNY Staff Toward Collective Bargaining and UUP Representation," September 1978; original survey, conducted for NYSUT/UUP, June 1978; memo from campaign coordinator Tony Anderson re guidelines for collective bargaining assistance to chapters; correspondence re NEA activities, strategy

  5  
Coordinator's Meeting Minutes
Monthly summaries of Executive Director's Report, Legislative Report, Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Research & Educational Services Report, President's Report, NYEA activities, coordinators' reports from various regional districts, other matters

  5  
Coordinator's Meeting Minutes
  5  
Coordinator's Meeting Minutes
  5  
Coordinator's Meeting Minutes
  5  
Coordinator's Meeting Minutes
  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis re interviews for field representative, grievances, intern and field staff training, request for additional secretarial support

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File (1 of 2)
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis. January to May, 1983

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File (2 of 2)
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis. June to December, 1983

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File (1 of 2)
Monthly summaries of Executive Director's Report, Legislative Report, Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Research & Educational Services Report, President's Report, NYEA activities, coordinators' reports from various regional districts, other matters. January to May, 1982

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File ( 2 of 2)
Monthly summaries of Executive Director's Report, Legislative Report, Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Research & Educational Services Report, President's Report, NYEA activities, coordinators' reports from various regional districts, other matters. June to December, 1982

  5  
Vito Deleonardis Chronological File
Incoming and outgoing correspondence from NYSUT Executive Director Vito DeLeonardis

  6  
Legal Monthly Calendar
  6  
Legal Albany
Correspondence discussing possible legal cases re individual teachers

  6  
Legal Buffalo
Correspondence discussing possible legal cases re individual teachers for potential violations of rights from docking of pay for sick time to refusal to recite Pledge of Allegiance

  6  
Legal Elmsford
Correspondence re individual teachers; legal brief, petition against Education Commission Gordon Ambach by Organization to Assure Services for Exceptional Students, Inc., Herbert G. Birch School, Inc., Stephen Gaynor School, Summit School

  6  
Legal Jericho
Memo re status of individual cases

  6  
Legal Mid: Hudson
Correspondence re individual teachers; legal briefs (arbitration award and related materials re Wappingers Central School District, Wappingers Congress of Teachers, Wappingers Federation of Transit, Custodial, and Maintenance Workers, Wappingers Federation of Workers)

  6  
Legal North Country
Correspondence re health insurance issues, tenure issues, military leave/seniority, possible libel case over newspaper article

  6  
Legal Rochester
Correspondence re denial of maternity leave; possible human rights violation/ constitutionally impermissible reason for dismissal of teacher for "lifestyle choice not consistent with traditional conservative values" of South Seneca Central School district; plan to abolish home-hospital tutor program in Rochester school district

  6  
Legal Southern Tier
Request for legal opinion re layoff of 23 teachers in Elmira; miscellaneous issues

  6  
Legal Syracuse
Legal brief, stay of arbitration and responses, North Syracuse Central School District; petition to vacate arbitration award re salary schedules in Marcellus Central School District, responses, and related motions; tenure/ seniority issues; list of school districts participating in the New York State School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund

  6  
Legal Utica
Memo re child abuse case, Barneveld Elementary School, Holland Patent School District

  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Albany
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Elmsford
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Mid-Hudson
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: NYC
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: North Country
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Rochester
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Southern Tier
  6  
Regional Correspondence: Suffolk
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Syracuse
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Utica
  6  
Regional Office Correspondence: Western NY
  6  
Cooper Union Federation of Teachers (Tolchin)
Correspondence re state law re Cooper Union's tax exemption; text of law and pending legislation; newspaper clipping . Eugene Tolchin, President

  6  
Federation of Catholic Teachers
Correspondence re disaffiliation of Federation of Catholic Teachers from NYSUT/AFT

  6  
Jim Conti Outgoing Correspondence (1 of 2)
  6  
Jim Conti Outgoing Correspondence (2 of 2)
  6  
Albany: Leon Lieberman
Correspondence re boycott of Cotrel and Leonard caps and gowns in labor dispute with ILGWU; coordinator's reports; request for legal opinions; report on NYEA meeting, with materials; correspondence re possible legal cases

  6  
Elmsford: Klein (1 of 2)
Decision by Public Employment Relations Board in representation election at Garrison Union Free School District; proposals for mainstreaming generated by Harrison bargaining team

  6  
Elmsford: Klein (2 of 2)
Decision by Public Employment Relations Board in charge of illegal strike against Yonkers Federation of Teachers; materials re maternity leave policy

  7  
Rochester Teacher Arbitration: Affiliation (1 of 2)
Correspondence; legal briefs

  7  
Rochester Teachers Association : Affiliation Related Materials (2 of 2)
Correspondence; legal briefs

  7  
Southern Tier Regional Office
Correspondence and briefs re legal issues, including petition for writ of certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court, Ithaca College Faculty Association, NYSUT-AFT, v. NLRB and Ithaca College; coordinator's reports

  7  
Syracuse Regional Office
Memos re proposed changes in Regents regulations, updates on status of negotiations at schools, legal issues

  7  
Broom, Delaware, Tioga Counties : Health Insurance
Proposal by Blue Cross Blue Shield; Broome, Delaware, Tioga School Employees' Healthcare Trust Manual of Procedures; document, "A Comprehensive Medical Plan by Healthcare Administrative Services of New York, Inc."

  7  
Utica: Vincent Grove
Improper Practice Charge documents; newsletters; newspaper clippings

  7  
Western NY: Ron Uba
Coordinator's reports; correspondence

  7  
Mid: Hudson-Stan Kern
Correspondence in legal case involving dismissal of probationary teacher Angela Ballucci; correspondence re organizing campaign at St. Francis Hospital; re asbestos problem at Coxsackie-Athens school district; status report from Jim Conti to Vito DeLeonardis re staffing issues

  7  
Nassau County: Howard Edelman
Arbitration opinion and award and other materials re C. W. Post settlement

  7  
NYC: Tony Ficcio
Correspondence re possible strike at NYU; legal brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, NLRB and Lay Faculty Association v. Bishop Ford Central High School

  7  
Associated Community College Faculties
Proposal for Affiliation, presented by the New York Educators Association and the National Education Association; correspondence re campaign to urge affiliation with NYSUT

  7  
AFL: CIO Executive Council-President Meany Transcripts
Transcript of press conference by AFL-CIO Executive Council President George Meany during Executive Council meeting

  7  
American Federation of Teachers
Correspondence; brochures, pins

  7  
Ad: Hoc Committee for School Related Personnel
List of concerns re relations between teachers and non-teaching school personnel, discussed at meeting; list of association members of committee; list of pending legislation opposed by NYSUT for adversely affecting non-professional staff

  7  
Agency Fee
Court cases and related correspondence re right of unions to charge fees to non-members to cover costs of collective bargaining unit contract negotiations

  7  
Alcoholism
Letter from Niagara County Council on Alcoholism Employee Assistance Program Division, with attached survey on labor union attitudes toward the need for alcoholism program; map of Colonie/West Albany executive homes

  7  
Arbitration
Arbitration award in the matter between Professional Staff Association and NYSUT

  7  
Arbitrator's Fees
Memo to Jim Conti listing two arbitrators who were felt to have charged too-high fees

  7  
Bargaining
Background report, "The Right to Strike in Public Employment," Antoine Aboud and Grace Sterrett Aboud, New York State Industrial & Labor Relations (NYSSILR, Cornell University), 1974; materials about teacher representation elections; occasional paper from the Institute of Public Employment, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, "Productivity Bargaining in New York: What Went Wrong?" April 1975; Collective Bargaining Quarterly, National Education Association (NEA), April 1976

  8  
Board of Director's Meetings
Minutes; agendas; memos

  8  
Board of Regents Competency Tests
NYSUT Revised Proposed Policy Statement on Regents Competency Tests

  8  
BOCES
NYSUT Information Bulletin re BOCES and BOCES Finances 1978-79

  8  
Budget
  8  
Budget: General Info
Memos re Nassau Service Center

  8  
Budget: Austerity
Memo from State Education Department re Board of Education responsibility for contingency budgets, May 1, 1976; cover letter, NYSUT austerity budget memo

  8  
Budget: Executive
Letter to local presidents re likelihood of cuts in state aid; list of legislators to be contacted; report, Education in the 1977-78 Executive Budget

  8  
Budget: NYSUT
NYSUT Annual Budget, September 1, 1976 August 21, 1977; September 1, 1977 August 31, 1978 ; financial statements

  8  
Budget: Accountability in Education
Legal memoranda to Task Force on Equalizing Educational Opportunity re Levittown v. Nyquist; Legislative and Administrative Response to the Hellerstein Decision Progress Towards Full Value Assessment, by Kathlyn A. Gustafson, Division of Equalization and Assessment, November 10, 1978; article in Phi Delta Kappan, "Responsibility, Culpability, and the Cult of Accountability in Education," June 1977; NYSUT Information Bulletin re Changes in Health Insurance Options, November 1978

  8  
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) 1978 NYSUT Information Bulletin re CETA, 1978; NYS Manpower Services Council, Federal Register reprint, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act: Compilation of Current Regulations for Titles I, II, and VI, 1977; text of Title V, National Commission for Employment and Training Policy; newsletter, CETA News & Views; glossary of terms; text of CETA reauthorization, Comprehensive Employment and Training Amendments of 1978; New York State Manpower Services Council Annual Conference materials, "CETA: Its Past, Present and Future," 1978; Suffolk County CETA Eligibility Guide; New York State Manpower Services Council Reports from the People on CETA: Proceedings of its Conference on CETA's Reenactment, n.d.; list of members of New York State Manpower Services Council; NYSUT position statement on CETA, passed by NYSUT Board of Directors, March 18, 1978; arbitration award, Voluntary Labor Arbitration Tribunal, in the matter of Onondaga Central Non- Instructional Association and Onondaga Central School District

  8  
Legal Cases
Commissioner's decisions in Tonawanda Board of Education, Board of Education of the City of New York, and other cases; Court of Appeals cases; NYS Supreme Court cases; U.S. District Court cases for the Northern District of New York

  8  
Civil Service
Newspaper clippings from Civil Service Leader; cover memo to Jim Conti re Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

  8  
Community Colleges: Campaigns
Memo to Jim Conti, "Attack Issues for Community Colleges and UUP Campaigns," re issues that helped win Adirondack Community College affiliation campaign; NYSUT and NYEA/NEA flyers; handwritten notes

  8  
Community College Collective Bargaining
Correspondence re Monroe Community College; collective bargaining bulletin

  8  
Community College Statistical Data
NYSUT Information Bulletin re State University of New York Community Colleges Status Report, November 29, 1978; re 1978 Supplemental Budget, October 1978; Data Relative to New York State Community Colleges under SUNY Jurisdiction: Budgeted Revenues & Expenses for 1977-78, November 1978, September 1978; data for May 1978; State Aid to Community Colleges under SUNY Jurisdiction, 1977-78; NYPERB 1975-1976 Community College Report summarizing salaries and fringe benefits; Compilation of Statistical Data Concerning the Community Colleges of the State University of New York, Office of Community Colleges, State University of New York, August 1977

  8  
Conference Board: Teacher Education Conference Board
ewsletter

  8  
Consumer Price Index
NYSUT bulletin re Consumer Price Index, nationally and by region

  8  
Consumer Reports
Article on HMOs

  8  
Contracts/Agreements
Standard teacher contract provision with school district; agreements between NYSUT and Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Local 1141, effective May 5, 1976 to August 21, 1979 and September 1, 1974 to August 31, 1977; proposed NYSUT NYSUT Legal Staff Association Collective Bargaining Agreement, effective April 1, 1976 to March 31, 1979, and April 8, 1976 to August 31, 1979; NYSUT PSA (Professional Staff Association) Collective Bargaining Agreement, effective September 1, 1974 to August 31, 1979 as amended February 18, 1976; effective September 1, 1974 to August 21, 1977; memo from Jim Conti to coordinators re contract language re Social Security

  8  
Coordinators
Correspondence over a variety of issues, including NEA campaign materials found in central New York, UUP campaign, tenure and seniority for different classifications of teaching and non-teaching staff; NYPERB arbitration award between Hicksville Congress of Teachers and Hicksville Free School District #17; NYPERB decision and order, Great Neck Union Free School District (Respondent) and Education Association of Great Neck (NYEA/NEA) (Charging Party) and Great Neck Teachers Association (Intervenor); urgent memo re NYEA appeal of Maryvale decision

  8  
Coordinator's Meetings
Meeting agenda, December 19, 1978; letter of resignation to NYSUT President Tom Hobart from coordinator Robert McKensie, citing "havoc" forced upon locals by NYSUT, disaffiliation problem interfering with personal and professional relationships, September 19, 1976; NEA-AFT fact sheet re membership gains/losses, as of August 1, 1976; "Staff Line" newsletter by NEA staff organization, highly critical of NEA; Teacher Representation Elections as reported to the organizing office of the National Education Association, July 1975-June 1976; list of disaffiliated locals, with membership totals

  8  
Correspondence Catherine Lloyd
Letter from Jim Conti to retiring Representative Assembly assistant

  8  
Crisis/Strikes
"East Irondequoit: A School District In Crisis: A Special Report prepared at the request of the East Irondequoit Teachers Association," May 1975; list of NYSUT Teacher Defense Activities: Local Assistance Strike & Crisis Situations, September 1, 1975 July 31, 1976

  8  
Current Developments
Items of interest to unions in Bureau of National Affairs Current Developments, June 16 and 18, 1976; "Orienting the New Union Member: An SEIU Guide for Building a Strong, Informed Local Union Membership," n.d., c. 1976

  8  
Disaffiliated Local NYSUT
List of disaffiliated locals and numbers of members; memo updating Jim Conti on disaffiliation status of several locals serviced by Albany regional office; memo discussing reasons for vote to disaffiliate by Menands Teachers Association; memo re Vestal Service Center locals; memos re organizing efforts / affiliation votes; confidential memo re Suffolk organizing efforts/ affiliation votes; related memos

  8  
Executive Committee
Minutes of Executive Committee meeting of October 9, October 25, and November 17, 1978; financial statement as of October 31, 1978; field services activity report for June 1977- June 1978

  8  
Fair Dismissal Clause
Summary of events in Judkins v. Scio-Allentown Teachers Association and related correspondence and materials, including complaint in NYS Supreme Court, demand for arbitration., PERB Improper Practice Charge, verified answer; text of agreement, including fair dismissal clause

  8  
Grievances
Letter to Jim Conti detailing need to hire temporary secretarial assistance at NYSUT Western NY Service Center, ensuing CWA (Communication Workers of America) grievance for subcontracting, August 12, 1977; details of grievances filed against NYSUT by Professional Staff Association re reimbursement for expenses, September 26, 1978

  9  
Guidelines
Guideline documents re car maintenance, county civil service regulations, IRS ruling re leased cars, organized non-teaching personnel, picketing, and subpoenas in PERB proceedings

  9  
Handicapped Children
NYSUT Information Bulletin re BOCES 1977-78 Estimated Per- Student Cost for Occupational and Handicapped Programs, April 1978; bulletin re Specific Learning Disabilities (Final Federal Regulations), January 1978; NYSUT Special Education Committee recommendations for updating NYSUT Position Statement on Education for All Handicapped Children, January 30, 1978; text of position statement, February 24, 1978; State Education Department Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions Guidelines for Specific Learning Disabilities, November 1977; draft memo to NYSUT field representatives re Commissioner's Regulations Part 200, Handicapped Children, March 3, 1978

  9  
Impasse Material
ILR reprint series publication, Fact Finding in Public Employment Disputes: Promise or Illusion? By Jean McKelvey, 1969; lists of districts at impasse; related memos

  9  
Impasses
Monthly recaps of impasses at regional services centers, including number of locals at impasse, stage of impasse (mediation, fact finding, etc.), and potential strike situations

  9  
Recap Impasses
List of status of grievances by service-center region

  9  
Insurance
Memo from NYS Department of Labor re unemployment insurance for employees at educational institutions, April 25, 1978; disability clause of life insurance policy, 1977

  9  
Interest Free Loans
Memo to coordinators re interest-free loans from credit unions during strikes

  9  
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990); memos re Clarence Teachers Association; ruling re leased cars

  9  
Legal
Memo from NYSUT legal counsel re abolition of teaching positions and related issues of seniority, tenure

  9  
Legislation
Reprint from Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Cornell University), "Reinstatement after Termination: Public School Teachers," 1978; NYS Assembly members voting records on key bills affecting teachers, 1977-78; articles debating the need for a separate federal Department of Education; lists of bills signed into law or awaiting action by governor; text of emergency executive order by Gov. Carey and state energy office imposing restrictions on nonessential use of natural gas; reports by State Education Department Office of the Counsel, 1976 and 1977 Summary of New Legislation Affecting Education

  9  
Legislation
Text of legislation in Senate-Assembly re municipal overburden aid (emergency financial aid to certain cities), January 18, 1977; text of bills amending civil service law; opinion by NYS Department of Audit and Control re employment of spouse of member of Board of Education

  9  
Library Acquisitions
Monthly list of selected acquisitions by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

  9  
Locals
Checklist of questions in assessing a local's strengths and weaknesses; letter to Jamestown local members urging vote to retain affiliation with NYSUT, May 4, 1976; lists of disaffiliated locals; letter to members of locals that have voted to disaffiliate, urging them to retain individual membership, May 4, 1976; list of locals in arrears; list of secondary locals formed from disaffiliated locals

  9  
Managers
Articles from Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today re managers; NYSUT management memos

  9  
Maternity
Education Daily bulletin on Title IX pregnancy disability rules; summary of court decision, State Division of Human Rights v. Board of Education, Draper School District

  9  
Membership Date 1976
Computer printouts of locals and affiliation status of members; campaign posters

  9  
NEA (National Education Association)
Actions of the NEA Board of Directors and Executive Committee; revisions to by-laws and other actions taken by Representative Assembly; UniServe and Leadership Training Program manual; confidential report on the 115th Annual Meeting/ 56th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association, July 1-6, 1977, by Ned Hopkins, Assistant to the President, NYSUT

  9  
New York Educator's Association (NYEA)
New York Educators Association Notes to Financial Statement Major Variance Explanation, noting budget for fiscal 1977-78 was based on projected membership growth patterns that did not materialize; membership summary report; NYEA recruiting letters; NYSUT memos re NYEA activities; letter of resignation to President Thomas Hobart from Ned Hopkins, citing total control by Albert Shanker, belief that NYSUT does not represent the interest of teachers, May 8, 1978; organizational comparison between NEA and AFT; resume of Thomas Doig and related correspondence

  9  
NYS Education Department
Recommendations of the Commissioner's Task Force on Teacher Education and Certification, April 1, 1977; Interim NYSUT Policy Statement on the New York State Education Department's Curriculum Mandate Study, 1977

  9  
NYS Department of Labor
Correspondence re request by state Department of Labor for updated roster of NYSUT locals and local presidents

  9  
Negotiation
Training materials for contract negotiators

  9  
Roving Reporter
Anti-NYSUT newsletter

  9  
Ulysses
Anti-NYEA/NEA newsletter

  9  
James Conti Vouchers
  9  
Jim Conti: Personal
Confidential memo to Conti re Ed Corcoran training session assignment, September 5, 1978; replies to social invitations; workman's compensation claim memorandum on behalf of claimant, Manley vs. BOCES Broome County and State Insurance Fund, April 25, 1977

  9  
Applications for Affiliation
Memo to management team re procedures for consideration of applications for affiliation

  9  
Arbitration (Procedures)
Booklet by American Arbitration Association, Dispute Settlement from the 60's into the 70's, n.d., c. 1970; article reprint from the American Arbitration Association Arbitration Journal, volume 17, no. 4, and volume 23, no. 4, "Arbitration of Job Evaluation Cases and Arbitration of Wage Incentive Cases," by S. Herbert Unterberger; related AAA guides; excerpt from speech, "Gamesmanship in Labor Arbitration," by Lewis M. Gill, "How to Alienate Arbitrators and Lose Cases"; NYSUT memo to all field staff re arbitration assistance to locals, clarifying reimbursement procedures, June 4, 1974

  9  
Arbitration Training
Schedules for training sessions

  9  
Cost of Living (CPI)
Press release updates from the U.S. Department of labor re the Consumer Price Index; newsletter updates by NYSUT on the Consumer Price Index

  9  
Disaffiliation
List of disaffiliated locals; anti-NEA/NYEA flyers

  9  
Fact Finding
Confidential Fact-Finding Manual by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, n.d., c. 1974; excerpt from Monthly Labor Review, "Factfinding in Teacher Disputes: The Wisconsin Experience," October 1974

  9  
Grievance Procedures
Training materials by New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA/NEA)

  9  
Higher Education
List of field service assignments in the Elmira service area; reprint from Chronicle of Higher Education listing unionization status of 520 colleges

  9  
Higher Education
Lists of independent and proprietary degree-granting institutions

  9  
Human Rights
Federal Register regulations by Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, "Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sex: Education Programs and Activities Receiving or Benefiting from Federal Financial Assistance," June 4, 1975; NYSUT cover memo to regional coordinators with attached Rules of Procedure from the state Division of Human Rights, October 2, 1974

  9  
Improper Practices
NYS Public Employment Relations Board Improper Practice Charge complaints by various teacher associations against various school districts; related memos

  9  
Legal Memos
Memos from NYSUT legal counsel re Commissioner's position on tenure in occupational subject areas, replacement of nurse-teachers with RNs, need for NYSUT to "maintain the image of protecting teachers of all varieties"

  9  
Legislation
NYSUT report, Legislative Action through April 30, 1978; "NYSUT Supports" legislative memoranda; NYSUT report, "City Schools in Fiscal Crisis: City School Districts and Their Constitutional Tax Limits, 1977-78"

  9  
Library Lists
Monthly list of selected acquisitions by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

  9  
New York Education Association (NYEA)
Article in U.S. News & World Report on millions of dollars of wasted money by the AFT and NEA in jurisdictional battle, April 5, 1976; NYEA/NEA and NYSUT/AFT recruiting materials; reports on 1977 NEA convention by NYSUT operatives; report on 1977 NYSUT Delegate Assembly by NEA operatives; memos re NYEA activities; Common Sense, special publication for NEA delegates, "The New York Disaffiliation: A History of the Underlying Factors"

  10  
Negotiations Assignments
Lists of assignments by service area

  10  
Public Employment Relations Board (P.E.R.B)
Issues of PERB News, newsletter of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board; letter to Jim Conti from PERB chairman Harold R. Newman re North Warren Central School District case

  10  
Personnel Reports
Memos re personnel changes

  10  
Press Releases
Press releases re strikes, affiliation decisions, Shanker debate with NYEA/NEA representative

  10  
Public Relations and Misc
NYSUT Public Relations Project for 1979, with cover memo from president Tom Hobart to Board of Directors; statements and reports adopted by the AFL-CIO Executive Council, October 31, 1978; memo from Al Shanker to AFT vice presidents, state federation presidents, and 50 largest locals, urging non-participation in Department of Labor's "P.R. show" to elicit support for voluntary wage controls, November 28, 1978; Labor Law Journal reprint, "Public Sector Union Security: The Impact of Abood," November 1978

  10  
Research and Education
Teacher Salary Schedule Data: BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services), 1975-76; Teacher Contract Analysis: BOCES, 1975-76; State Education Department memo re Board of Education Responsibility for Contingency Budgets, May 1, 1975; memo to field staff from Division of Research re increases in 1975-76 salary schedules

  10  
Staff Meeting
Memo from Jim Conti re postponement of staff meeting

  10  
Training
Proposal and outline for school representatives course on organizing, grievances, local governance, and legal rights; letter from Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, asking to be kept apprised of training opportunities

  10  
Workshop Information
Training materials re collective bargaining; related memos; handwritten notes

  10  
Jim Conti Correspondence (1 of 3)
Correspondence from Jim Conti, mostly internal memos with legal counsel. January-August, 1978

  10  
Jim Conti Correspondence (2 of 3)
Correspondence from Jim Conti, mostly internal memos with legal counsel. June- December, 1978

  10  
Jim Conti Correspondence (3 of 3)
Correspondence from Jim Conti, mostly internal memos with legal counsel. September-December, 1978

  10  
Albany
Memos re staffing reassignment; outline for training program for field representatives; leadership development conference

  10  
Albany Legal
Arbitration award and opinion in Mohonasen Teachers Association and Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District in science substitute teacher tenure case; memo to Jim Conti discussing protections under the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 vis-avis the Freedom of Information Act; memos re incorporation of locals, campaign expenses for school board elections, transfer of Licensed Practical Nursing Program from Saratoga-Warren BOCES, conflicting representation issues in seniority case at Niskayuna; NYPERB Improper Practice Charge by Broadalbin Bus Drivers Association

  10  
Albany Legal
Memo requesting assignment of legal counsel to answer Canajoharie Central School District's request to vacate arbitration award; memo requesting assignment of legal counsel to answer Broadalbin Central School District's request to vacate arbitration award; memo re effort to enforce advisory arbitration award in Mohonasen Teachers Association; request to begin proceedings to confirm arbitrator's award in Schoharie Teacher's Association; regulations of the Albany Board of Education relating to inspection and copying of records, with cover memo re Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); memos re layoffs of special education teachers in Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES, layoff of adult education teacher in Albany Public School District, overpayment case for school nurse teacher in Schenectady-Albany-Schoharie BOCES

  10  
Elmsford
Memo re bill in state Senate redefining maternity disability leave to conform with federal statutes; letters re applications for organizing coordinator

  10  
Elmsford: Legal
Memo compiling 3020-a statistics by case decision and specific charge, and impact of appeals on tenure decisions; Westchester County Public Relations Board Rules of Procedure; memo re Westchester County BOCES problem re hiring hourly non-union teachers and laying off union teachers; grievance procedure for Greenwood Lake Union Free School District

  10  
Jericho: Nassau County
Confidential memo to Jim Conti from Howard Edelman re per diem substitute jobs for graduate students at Hofstra; Investigating Committee Report on Nassau Community College Adjunct Faculty Association; related memos; confidential memo to Jim Conti from Howard Edelman re Services Committee, avoiding organizing small locals, increasing membership in current locals; memo re data retrieval and field rep workload; NYEA/NEA materials used in Hicksville organizing campaign, with cover note to Jim Conti from Howard Edelman; notes by Howard Edelman re health care organizing, from meeting with reps from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services; request for emergency staff assistance to Jim Conti from Howard Edelman, review of activities at Nassau Regional Office; Improper Practice Charges and related memos

  10  
Jericho: Nassau Legal
Letter to the Legal Review Committee requesting appeal of denial of tenure in Roosevelt School District, with related correspondence indicating probationary teacher involved had no case; memo re agency fee refund, Westbury Teachers Association; arbitration award in C. W. Post case; Improper Practice Charges

  10  
Nassau: Clem Burchell SEIU
Correspondence re NYSUT transfer of jurisdiction of West Hempstead Custodial Association to Local 144, Division 100, SEIU, AFL-CIO

  10  
Mid: Hudson
Memo to Jim Conti re Services Committee issues; legal memos re Improper Practice Charges and other individual cases

  10  
Mid: Hudson Legal
Legal memos re proposed contracts, individual grievances

  10  
Nurses Advisory Committee
April 9, 1981. Meeting agenda, handwritten notes; list of members of New York State Nurses Advisory Committee; memo from Jim Conti to Thomas Hobart, Jr., suggesting establishing nurses committee for purpose of organizing

  10  
NYC Nurses Committee Meeting, United Federation of Teachers Organizing Meeting
August 11-August 15, 1981. Text of Senate and Assembly bills re professional nursing; memo re proposed legislation

  10  
Organizing Department, John O'Leary
Memo to Jim Conti re right to employee names and addresses while organizing; Review of PERB Decisions Regarding Unit Definition and Criteria Used Therein; memo re PERB requirements when organizing unrepresented employees; memos re community college organizing; memos re Statewide Nurses Advisory Committee, legislative issues re nursing, proposed budget for potential campaign among NYC municipal nurses; Bylaws and Extracts from Articles of Incorporation: The New York State Nurses Association, December 1980; memo re interest among college coaches to organize; memo re NYEA financial report and budget; memo re NYEA/NEA activity among non-pedagogical employees; agenda for organizing staff meeting, memo re organizing responsibilities; September 15, 1981; memo re NYSUT position on UAW strike at Cornell; memo re Supreme Court Yeshiva decision re college faculty organizing

  10  
Potsdam North County Legal
Legal memos re grievances by individual teachers; memo re "very substantial loss leaders" in North Country

  10  
Western New York Leadership Conference
August 26-28, 1981. Letters of invitation from coordinator Ron Uba to chairman of NYS Mediation Board Msgr. James Healy, Assistant Industrial Commissioner, NYS Department of Labor, Louis Cambria, and other labor and community leaders; follow-up communication from Uba on non-NYSUT letterhead

  10  
Service Committee (Services to Locals)
Summary of December 11, 1980, Services Committee meeting, outlining service program responsibilities; confidential memo from Jim Conti discussing role of Services Committee in assisting field representatives; details of services provided to locals, by regional office

  11  
Rochester Collective Bargaining Challenge
Representation Election Campaign Proposal for the Rochester Teachers Association (NYSUT); confidential memo to Jim Conti re need to maintain high level of services in order to maintain membership levels; memo re services that can provided other than bargaining and grievances; memo re need to organize locals that yield 100 members or more; campaign flyers by NYSUT and NYEA/NEA; activity report

  11  
Rochester
Activity reports; correspondence with legal counsel Bernard Ashe re individual teacher cases; memos between Jim Conti and Ray Samson re possible NYEA challenges; ways to collect dues in anticipation of PERB prohibition; staffing issues; Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) rulings; Improper Practice Charges

  11  
Rochester: Legal
Memos from Jim Conti to legal counsel Bernard Ashe re individual teacher grievances (tenure, layoffs, certification, insubordination), arbitration

  11  
Vestal Southern Tier
Memos between Jim Conti and Charles N. Rodgers re Improper Practice Charges, including Avoca Central School District (Corning/Elmira), individual cases; health plan for George Jr. Republic employees; PERB decision and order re Harpursville Central School District; legal memos by NYSUT attorneys re tax-deferred annuity deduction at Unatago Central School District

  11  
Southern Tier: Legal
  11  
Southern Tier Legal: Onfrio Case
State Supreme Court documents in sexual abuse case, Haff et al. v. Peterson

  11  
Syracuse
Memos between Jim Conti, Frank Squillace, and counsel Bernard Ashe re long-litigated suspension case of Lorraine Gargiul (Liverpool Central School District); East Syracuse-Minoa Retirement System decision; tenure decision re Milton Bieber, Onondaga Central School District; seniority cases and procedure for breaking a tie; activity report re organizing nurses from Community General Hospital

  11  
Syracuse: Legal
Correspondence re 3020a charges (conduct unbecoming, insubordination), Onondaga-Madison BOCES District, North Syracuse, and Auburn Enlarged City School District; failure to hold election for retirement convention delegates; retirement, layoff, seniority cases

  11  
Syracuse: Legal
Letter to Commissioner Gordon Ambach, report to NYS Department of Social Services, and related material re Parents' Concerns about the Onondaga-Madison BOCES Program for the Deaf, Camillus Junior High School, 1979-1980; transcript of hearing in dismissal of bus mechanic, Lafayette Central School District, 1980

  11  
Suffolk/Hauppauge
List of field representatives and their locals, 1978; PERB decision in Improper Practice Charge against Hampton Bays Teachers Association re agency fees, 1981; letter from NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, thanking AFT president Al Shanker for assignment of negotiators, August 21, 1981; memos re individual teacher cases

  11  
Utica Correspondence
Improper Practice Charges against Mohawk Central School District and Mohawk Valley Community College; newspaper clipping re federal court finding that NYS Teachers Retirement System discriminated against female teachers, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting opportunity to use issue in organizing retired teachers, October 6, 1981; memos re unemployment insurance cases, state health insurance

  11  
Utica: Legal
Legal memorandum by NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re U.S. Supreme Court decision re Northwest Airlines v. TWU re union responsibility for contribution to back pay awarded to female employees under Equal Pay Act, December 3, 1981; memo from Jim Conti to Bernard Ashe asking whether Mohawk Valley Community College should be forced to comply with Freedom of Information request; memos re disability and unemployment insurance claims

  11  
Buffalo/Western NY
Activity reports; regional office newsletter; memos to Jim Conti re ongoing organizing efforts, NYEA activities

  11  
Legal: Western NY
State Education Department Notice of Substantial Question as to Moral Character in the matter of the certificate held by John H. Swem, Peter Caesar Zeppeiro, Kenneth Snyder, and Donald H. Poole to teach in the public schools of New York, with memos re legal rights, question of whether NYSUT should defend in 3020a hearing; arbitration decision re salary grievance in Elba Central School case, and related memos; Court of Appeals memorandum upholding Tonawanda arbitration award re Central Square Teachers Association, memos re petition for order to vacate award; PERB decision re Sweet Home Central School District and Sweet Home Employees Association

  11  
General Correspondence, Monthly Minder
Appointment calendar

  11  
Correspondence: Coordinators
Memos to all regional coordinators re State Education Department procedures for 3020a hearings; booklet on the perils of self-funding health insurance, by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield marketing department; updates on (Reagan administration) Federal Labor Relations Authority decertification of air traffic controllers union (PATCO); memo re NEA contract settlement in San Francisco; summary of state Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) inspection standards for school buildings; memos re organizing substitute teachers, including memo from NYS School Boards Association; memo noting request from AFT for information re potential strikes at locals and other organizing information; NYSUT legal department research noting that equal disability benefits for pregnancy do not apply to public school districts; text of NLRB decision re 4201 schools (New York Institute for the Blind) with memo; memo re unemployment insurance appeal board decision

  11  
Correspondence: Coordinators, Mangers, and Officers
Memos re Services Committee, self-funded health insurance meeting, strike report on NYC Catholic schools, organizing substitute teachers, request for statistics on 3020a (usually alleged sex abuse) cases, BOCES issues

  11  
A: B-C Correspondence
  11  
D: E-F Correspondence
  11  
G: H-I Correspondence
  11  
J: K-L Correspondence
  11  
M: N-O Correspondence
  11  
P: Q-R Correspondence
  11  
S: T-U Correspondence
  12  
V: W-X-Y-Z Correspondence
  12  
Lorraine M. Gargiul/Syracuse
Letters re long-litigated suspension case of Lorraine Gargiul (Liverpool Central School District), refusal of NYSUT attorneys to pursue the case further

  12  
FICA Withholdings: Mid: Hudson, New Paltz, Buffalo, West Seneca
Memos between Jim Conti and NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe re withholding of Social Security taxes while on sick leave

  12  
Chatham TA: Faye R. Shincock & Kevin Berry
Correspondence re NYSUT refusal to provide legal representation for members of Chatham Central School Teachers Association, October 9, 1981; related confidential memos; letter from NYSUT field representative Kevin Berry to president of Chatham Teachers Association, agreeing with interpretation of school district in parental leave of absence case, advising withdrawal of grievance, February 5, 1980; letter from Barry informing Chatham president that NYSUT would not provide legal assistance for fundraising activities, October 1980; confidential letter from Jim Conti to regional coordinator Stan Kern, expressing disappointment at Chatham Teachers Association vote to disaffiliate, directing closer scrutiny of service reports and monitoring of relationships with locals, December 8, 1981

  12  
Al Carbone/Massena Case: Attorney: Tom Snider
Commissioner's decision re abolition of teaching position held by Alessandro Carbone; cover memo from Jim Conti asserting that there had been no basis for Carbone's appeal, 1982; letters to NYSUT president Tom Hobart and directors from Carbone's private attorney, seeking legal representation from NYSUT on behalf of his client, noting resistance from Jim Conti and staff, requesting union charter with respect to obligations to assist members, August 1981; related material

  12  
Ronald Carmichael, Livingston/Steuben/Wyoming BOCES
Letter from Jim Conti, stating that legal counsel determined that the merits of the case do not warrant legal representation by NYSUT; background material

  12  
Ron Peretti (Albany Regional Office)
Activity reports

  12  
Richard Baron (United University Professions, Suffolk: Hauppauge
Activity reports

  12  
Biancucci, Gil: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports, accounting for time each day

  12  
Cirillo, Ruben, Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Marsh, Wes: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Miller, Judi: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Moody, Jack: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
R. Swayze: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Clark, Lee: Plattsburgh Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Paul, Hannon: Plattsburg Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Dale Fairchild: Potsdam Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Mesibov, Don: Potsdam Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Mike Margolis: NYC Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Campagna, Dennis: Mid-Hudson Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Cassidy, Jeff: Mid-Hudson Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Fairbank, Harry: Mid-Hudson Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Ott, Fred: Mid-Hudson Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Bill Curtis, Watertown Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Bernard Perry, Watertown Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Peter, Blood: Vestal Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Callahan, John: Vestal/Southern Tier Regional Office
Activity reports

  12  
Finger, Bill: Vestal/Southern Tier Regional Office Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Laud, Brian: Vestal/Southern Tier Regional Office Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Bruce, Dick: Utica Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Flynn, Doug: Utica Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Mahoney, Daniel: Utica Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Power, Joseph: Utica Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Beale, Helen: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Thomas Clerkin: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  12  
Kassman, Mary: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Matousek, Doug: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Slywiak, Harry : Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Fred Wooley: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Syracuse Regional Office Annual operations Report
  13  
Suffolk Locals
Memos from or about locals complaining of inadequate service; confidential memo asserting that smaller locals do not generate enough dues income to warrant more than minimal service; memo from NYSUT president Tom Hobart asserting that smaller locals do not receive visits from field representatives often enough

  13  
Bahr, Dan: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Baron, Richie: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Steve Bluth: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Calabrese, Ray: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Feinberg, Marty: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Hogan, Dave: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Hogan, Dave: Suffolk Service Center-Correspondence
Letters re work performance, including reprimand and charge for damage to vehicle; letter from Professional Staff Association in defense of Hogan

  13  
Horowitz, Sy: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Newcomb, Dick: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Rubstein, George: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Schirmer, Dolores: Suffolk Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
James Mathews: Syracuse Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Luczak, Paul: Western NY Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Myron Green: Rochester Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Lynn Duggan: NYC Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Art Cardinali: Albany Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Steve Bluth: Nassau Service Center
Activity reports

  13  
Berkhoudt, John: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Fineman, Bill: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Day, Fred: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Knudson, Doris: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Manke, Paul: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Moritz, Jan: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Ruby Nicholson: Rochester Service Center, United University Professionals
Activity reports

  13  
Suzanne Prescott: United University Professionals(Suffolk County)
Correspondence re resignation

  13  
Ryan, John: United University Professions
Activity reports

  13  
Smyth, John: Vestal/Elming Service Center, United University Professionals
Activity reports

  13  
Witkin, Irv: United University Professionals
Activity reports

  13  
Wooley, Fred: United University Professionals
Activity reports

  14  
AAA Meeting: James Conti
November 2nd, 1987. Facilitative paperwork (travel-lodging request for Jim Conti)

  14  
NYS Public Employees Federation: 3rd Annual Convention
Concord Hotel, October 13-14th, Kiamesha Lake, NY. Transcript of proceedings

  14  
NYS Public Employees Federation: John J. Kraemer Scandal
Newspaper clippings, transcript of press conference, arbitration award, and notes re former president of Public Employees Federation John J. Kraemer, who allegedly was on state Labor Department payroll for no-show job for ten years and controlled large, secret union slush fund

  14  
Training Correspondence
Descriptions of staff training programs on fact-finding, negotiations; notes from Training Committee meeting

  14  
Training, Roy Ratte'
Staff training schedule; monthly training director's reports; notes of subcommittee on meetings

  14  
Albany R.O.: Leon Lieberman, RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports re school district consolidation, negotiations, organizing

  14  
Albany R.O. Correspondence
Text of booklet, "Questions and Answers on Tenure," with cover letter from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe asking for review for possible update; correspondence re workshops, substitute teachers

  14  
Buffalo R.O.: Rob Uba RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports re negotiation, training, organizing

  14  
Buffalo R.O. Correspondence
Correspondence and related material re BOCES election campaign; correspondence re termination of part-time teacher at Batavia High School; miscellaneous correspondence

  14  
Elmsford Regional Office: Correspondence
Letter to Jim Conti re mediator's requested fee, refusal by both parties to pay above PERB stipend; correspondence re attempt to reclassify teacher's aide positions to teacher's assistants by Rockland County BOCES Board; re unemployment case in Hastings Unified Free School District; membership projections by local for 1987-88; letter re arbitrator's fee in Middletown Teachers Association agency fee case, dissatisfaction with outcome, recommendation to avoid using the arbitrator in future cases; letter from the office of state comptroller Regan re payment of health insurance premiums for retirees by Greenburgh Central School District 7, Westchester County; notice of strike authorization by Organization of Pius XII Employees against Pius XII Youth & Family Services; correspondence re Rockland Community College re agency fee; outline of address by Jim Conti re improper practice procedures as part of Taylor Law; memo re child molestation matters in Yorktown and Valhalla specifically, procedures in all cases generally, and related newspaper clippings; order on appeal of the People v. Gary Ranum; memo advising against local input into assignment of field representatives, and letter to Lakeland Federation of Teachers president re reassignment of representative, January 28, 1987

  14  
Elmsford Regional Office: Bob Klein RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports

  14  
Erie: Chautauqua BOCES Consolidation and Representation Election
Correspondence updating on events and strategies

  14  
Jamestown Regional Office Correspondence
Chautauqua County School District Plan Documents; correspondence re grievance over firing of custodian after returning from worker's compensation leave at Little Valley Central School; re Jamestown General Hospital arbitration award; tentative agreement between Jamestown Teachers Association and Jamestown Public Schools, related memos re agency fee; letters to teachers re "fair share" deduction (agency fee); Southwestern Regional Office News newsletters; selected data from 1986-87 salary schedules by school district for teachers with bachelor's and master's degrees

  14  
Jamestown Regional Office: John Sole RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports

  14  
Mid: Hudson Regional Office Correspondence
Crisis Management Information forms, filled out for various locals; document, "The MHRO [Mid-Hudson Regional Office] at a Glance," September 1987; update on Poughkeepsie schools, from Commissioner Gordon Ambach, and related legislation re local taxing authority; profile of Dutchess Community College (Dutchess United Educators) and related correspondence; newsletters of NYSUT Mid- Hudson office, Mid-Hudson School Bell

  14  
Hid: Hudson Regional Office-Janet Conti RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports re negotiations, organizing, and other activities

  14  
Nassau Regional Office Correspondence
Nassau Community College Health & Safety Committee proposals for meeting with NYSUT representative re concerns about new building; letter to NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams re physical illnesses suffered by technical assistant at biology department at Nassau Community College, request for inquiry; Improper Practice charge; correspondence re termination of Edward Burke from Dowling College; correspondence re dissatisfaction by members of Woodward Faculty Association with NYSUT field representatives

  14  
Nassau Regional Office: Jim Gaspari RSD Reports
Monthly Regional Staff Director reports

  15  
Pollution Problems at Nassau Community College (1 of 2)
Draft, Engineering Report, Nassau Community College: Investigation of Ventilation Problems in Chemistry Laboratories, County of Nassau Department of Public Works; NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Health and Human Services) investigative reports; correspondence

  15  
Pollution Problems at Nassau Community College (2 of 2)
Engineering Report, Nassau Community College: Investigation of Ventilation Problems in Chemistry Laboratories, County of Nassau Department of Public Works

  15  
North Country Regional Office Correspondence
Memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe re developmental kindergarten, with attached materials including a legal petition to the Commissioner of Education against the Norwood-Norfolk Central School for establishing such a kindergarten; confidential memos re difficult client in 3020a case involving Malone teacher Andy Simay (Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Watertown)

  15  
North Country Regional Office: RJ Allen RSD Reports
List of locals served by two field representatives and memos re their activities; extensive memo re North Country (Plattsburgh) operations, results of survey of locals

  15  
NYC Regional Office Correspondence
Agreement between City School District of the City of New York and United Federation of Teachers; letter from UFT president Sandra Feldman excoriating Louis Grument, executive director of NYS School Boards Association, for misquoting her in advertisement in Legislative Gazette, May 29; NYS School Boards Association Legislative Bulletin, headlining "Regents to Address Home Instruction"; proposed safety and health regulations by Cornell University Adjunct Faculty Federation

  15  
NYC Regional Office: Tony Ficcio RSD Reports
Activity reports re negotiations and organizing

  15  
Rochester Regional Office: Correspondence
Operational overview and recommendations, by Ray Samson; summary of staff meeting; instruction from Ray Samson to field representatives on how to write Service and Assessment (SAR) reports; PERB decision in East Irondequoit Teachers Association, NYSUT v. East Irondequoit Central School District and Board of Cooperative Educational Services for the First Supervisory District of Monroe County; City of Rochester Mayor Thomas P. Ryan memo to all city employees re executive policy re alcohol and controlled substances testing; memos re marital status discrimination resolution by Webster Teachers Association; letters re long-term NYSUT member's inability to join Phelps-Clifton Springs Faculty Association because of political discrimination and harassment; memo from PERB and Jim Conti re establishment of labor-management committees

  15  
Rochester Regional Office: Ray Samson RSD Reports
Activity reports

  15  
Southern Tier Regional Office: Chuck Rodgers (1 of 3)
Transcript of a meeting between NYSUT representatives and representative of school superintendent re allegations of marijuana and cocaine use by three teachers, December 12, 1987; list of locals that settled their EIT (Excellence in Teaching) negotiations for 1987-88; PERB decision re Elmira Teachers Association, Local 2638 NYSUT v. Elmira City School District re EIT funds, intended for teacher salary improvements; related materials re distribution of funds; proposed policy regarding AIDS and other infectious or contagious diseases, developed by Chenango Forks school district, with cover letters questioning constitutionality, November 1987; telelearning guidebook and related memos re Delaware-Chenango BOCES; material re tenure issue at Windsor School District

  15  
Southern Tier Regional Office: Chuck Rodgers (2 of 3)
Memos re possible friend-of-the-court brief by NYSUT in Tennessee home-school court case, with newspaper clipping; NYSUT field staff newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs

  15  
Southern Tier Regional Office: Chuck Rodgers (3 of 3)
Regional Staff Director (RSD) monthly reports

  15  
Suffolk Regional Office: John Degregorio RSD Reports
Regional activity reports

  15  
Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
State Court of Appeals opinion in the matter of Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers v. Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District, and related materials; material re science complex ventilation problems at Sayville Junior High School, January 1987; letters of praise for NYSUT field representatives; letter to Jim Conti and other NYSUT officers indicating dissatisfaction with fees for service charged by arbitrator Marty Scheinman in Port Jefferson case, September 22, 1987

  15  
Syracuse Regional Office: Frank Squillace
Activity reports

  15  
Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence (1 of 3)
Correspondence re Benjamin Rush Employees Union strike fund; State Education Department memo re sweetened foods in schools, for sale or use in fundraising; newspaper clippings re asbestos removal

  15  
Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence (2 of 3)
Correspondence re Cortland-Onondaga-Madison Bargaining Organization (COMBO) BOCES settlement; agreement between Auburn Enlarged City School District and Auburn Teachers Association 1985-1988; memo re organizing NEA locals in central New York; legal memo from NYSUT general counsel's office re whether pregnancy resulting from artificial insemination can be construed as immoral behavior on the part of an unwed teacher, April 24, 1987; list of NYSUT teachers' starting salaries in Syracuse Regional Office area, 1986-1987; PERB fact-finder's report and recommendation re Mexico Academy and Central School District; newspaper clippings

  15  
Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence (3 of 3)
PERB fact-finder's report and recommendations re Hannibal Central School District; memos re proposed sexual harassment policy in Liverpool Central School District; material re Onondaga Community College's bargaining crisis; memos to staff re writing and rewriting improper practice charges

  15  
Utica Regional Office Correspondence
PERB decision re Herkimer County BOCES, with cover memo from Vinnie Grove to Ray Ratte; memo from Vinnie Grove to Jim Conti re responsibility of field staff to Teacher Centers; memo from Vinnie Grove re updating voter registration information on membership lists; memo from Vinnie Grove re events at NYS Teachers Retirement System Convention; memo re Excellence in Teaching Award program of Oriskany EIT agreement; Appellate Division decision re NYSUT v. NYS Teachers Retirement System; memo re seniority rights question in Mohawk Central School District; memo re establishment of labor-management committees in the public sector

  15  
Utica Regional Office: Vinnie Grove
Regional Staff Director (RSD) reports re negotiations, other activities

  15  
United University Professions Correspondence
Arbitration award and PERB decision re agency fees

  15  
United University Professions: Sam Livingston RSD Reports
Activity reports

  15  
United University Professions Interviews: NYC Regional Office
September 3rd, 1987. Notes from applicant interviews

  16  
Regional Staff Directors Memos (1 of 4)
Documents, "NYSUT Program for Pension Equity," "Health Maintenance Organization Selection: A Sourcebook for Employers and Unions," "Winning Practical, Fair and Effective Health Care Cost Containment: A Handbook for AFT Negotiators and Local Leaders produced by the Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT, AFL-CIO," legal memo to NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re California Federal Savings & Loan Association et al., petitioners, v. Mark Guerra, Director, Department of Fair Employment & Housing, et al., 107 S. Ct. 683

  16  
Regional Staff Directors Memos (2 of 4)
State Education Department documents, "Substance-Free Schools in New York State: Planning and Policy Guidelines" and "Guidelines for twelve-month programs for eligible students with handicapping conditions"; PERB decision of administrative law judge in the matter of State of New York (Division of State Police), respondent, and Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc., charging party; Insider's Report: A Special Bulletin for Leaders of Concerned Educators against Forced Unionism, with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors, asking if organization was active in their areas

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Regional Staff Directors Memos (3 of 4)
Outline of purposes of Regional Staff Director meetings, adopted by consensus; text of smoking regulations promulgated by the NYS Department of Health, with cover memo from Jim Conti, noting consultation with legal counsel Bernard Ashe; memo re delegate selection for the Democratic National Convention, related legal opinion; letter from president of Genesee Educational Association (NEA), inviting faculty to meeting, with cover letter from Jim Conti asking regional directors to check whether the letter had been received by any community colleges in their area or whether they knew of anyone who attended the meeting; salary schedule increase for 1985-86 and 1986-87; U.S. Department of Labor reinterpretation of "reasonable assurance" of continued employment under unemployment provisions; PERB administrative law judge decision in Elmira City School District, respondent, and Elmira Teachers Association, charging party, declaring Excellence in Teaching funds a mandatory subject of bargaining; Court of Appeals decision re liability of employer or employee associations for injuries caused by drunk driving of off-duty employees

  16  
Regional Staff Directors Memos (4 of 4)
NYSUT Local Leaders' Guide to Research and Educational Services; memo re procedures for creation of badges using file maker software; memo from Jim Conti re junk food law, and potential for removal of soda vending machines from teachers' lounges as unilateral change in condition of employment, required issue for negotiation; memo re AFL-CIO modification of policy on affiliation of independent units; memo from NYSUT president Tom Hobart re state Right-to-Know law re hazardous substances in the workplace; PERB decisions re agency fees, appropriateness of an improper practice charge in the absence of a grievance, and Freedom of Information Act request

  16  
Nurse Organization Meeting
September 30th, 1988. Memos re Lockport organization efforts, difficulty with Anne Goldman

  16  
Columbia Presbyterian Election
October 20th, 1988. Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (division of NYSUT) recruiting brochures, letters, and flyers; NLRB bargaining unit rulemaking

  16  
Organizing: Correspondence (1 of 2)
Analysis of Brookhaven Hospital campaign and election; NLRB decision; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart complaining of raiding of Lutheran Medical Center; related correspondence

  16  
Organizing: Correspondence (2 of 2)
Draft of NYSUT "Organizing: Contact to Contract: A Handbook for Organizers," 1984; AFT brief to NLRB on Health Care Unit Rule Making, 1988; reports on organizing activity, 1985-88; memo to organizers re NYSUT policy of not organizing units of less than 25 members, April 18, 1988; memos re organizing day care centers; article reprints re organizing

  16  
Organizing: John O'Leary
Memo re organizing at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; handbook by John O'Leary re organizing procedures, with summary of 1984 survey by AFL-CIO and analysis of techniques, and attitude survey of white collar professionals, by Meany Center and ILGWU

  16  
Organizing Bulletin (Misc)
Organizing Bulletin newsletters, by John O'Leary

  16  
Albany Regional Office, Miscellaneous
PERB decision re Southern Adirondack Substitute Teacher Alliance, petitioner, and Lake George Central School District, employer; invitation and description of workshops at Capital District Annual Leadership Conference; Health and Safety Needs Assessment, South Colonie School District, conducted by New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), funded by a grant to NYSUT from NYS Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board; letter from South Colonie Teachers Association to NYS Deputy Commissioner of Health re cluster of cancer cases in school district, especially at Shaker Road Elementary School, desire for further testing; negative reply from deputy commissioner; related inspection reports; asbestos fact sheets; Education Week clipping re school air quality as emerging issue; description of asbestos abatement training courses at Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady BOCES; memo re duplicate coverage of health insurance for teaching couples, related Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities case; master contract between Buffalo Teachers Association and Buffalo Board of Education, July 1, 1987; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determination that Albion School District did not discriminate against Kadry A. El-Araby, request by El-Kadry for legal representation by NYSUT in federal action under Title 7

  16  
Buffalo Regional Office: Correspondence
PERB certification of representative and order to negotiate, Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME, Local 1000, petitioner, and Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services, employer, and Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Teacher Aide Association; and Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME, Local 1000, petitioner, and Royalton-Hartland Central School District, employer, and Royalton-Hartland Association of Educational Secretaries; proposals for annual staff workshops and related financial paperwork; memo re 3020a charges against teacher in Batavia

  16  
Buffalo Regional Office, Miscellaneous
Descriptive brochure, "The Employee Assistance Program (EAP): A Primer," Western New York United Against Drug Alcohol Abuse; NYSUT Western Regional Office newsletters, Taking the Lead, c. 1988

  16  
Elmsford Regional Office: Correspondence
Complaint by Eastchester Teachers Association about NYSUT counsel Sandler (Sandner?) representation in dispute with returning suspended principal of Eastchester High School; letter from law firm Finger & Finger, offering to represent union members in Workers' Compensation cases; letter from members of United Staff Association of Putnam/North Westchester BOCES Local 3072, complaining about violations of bylaws and rules of order by NYSUT field representative and president of staff association; memo re automatic debit system; memo and related materials re Pledge of Allegiance in classrooms; letter from teacher and reply re meager wages for special education teachers; analysis of federal Medicare legislation re catastrophic costs, impact on retirees' state Empire Plan benefits; memo re changes in Empire Plan; flyers in contract dispute by United Staff Association of Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES; letters re United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) organizing efforts at Price Chopper in Newburgh, strained relations between labor affiliates; letter to NYSUT executive director Jim Wood from regional staff director Robert Klein urgently requesting additional staff in absence of field representatives on disability or limited work assignment, March 11

  16  
Jamestown Regional Office: Correspondence
Memos re Jamestown General Hospital Nurses Association, request by management for contract concessions, possible merger with another health care facility; report by the Citizens' Hospital Committee, "A Study of Health Care Facilities and Services in the Jamestown Area"; text of regulations from state health department re acquisition of a hospital; memorandum from mayor of Jamestown to City Council re asset purchase agreement for Jamestown General Hospital, June 17; statement to the City of Jamestown and the City Council by the Coalition to Save Jamestown General Hospital, June 20; NYSUT draft copy, "Good Faith Negotiations: A Report which Reviews PERB Case Law with Regard to the Definition and Process of Negotiating under the Taylor Law"; health and safety training materials

  16  
Jamestown Regional Office: Misc(Newsletters)
Several issues of newsletter, Southwestern Regional Office News

  16  
Resumes: Jamestown Regional Office Staff Directory
Schedule of interviews; resumes; rejection letters

  17  
Mid-Hudson Regional Office Correspondence (1 of 2)
Letter to NYSUT president Hobart from Webutuck Teachers Association, complaining of poor representation by field representative as chief negotiator for contract with school district; drafts of response; comparison of Dutchess Health Insurance Consortium and Empire Plan; memo re PERB impasse procedures; letter to field representative from NYCOSH asbestos program coordinator, advising on the right of a custodian to request a positive-pressure air purifying respirator; report, Red Hook School Asbestos Inspections A.H.E.R.A. 10/12/88; Excellence in Teaching agreement negotiated between New Paltz United Teachers and New Paltz Central School District; correspondence re grievance by Monticello teacher Joseph Leogrande, April - October

  17  
Mid-Hudson Regional Office Correspondence (2 of 2)
Draft confidential Request for Proposals: Employee Health Benefits Plan, Dutchess County BOCES and Participating Districts, March 1988; Health Insurance Pooling Feasibility Analysis: All Groups, prepared for the Dutchess County BOCES Health Insurance Committee, January 1988; memo re unsatisfactory mediators provided by PERB; State Education Department Public School Fire Safety Report; memo re organizing Denver Federation of Paraprofessionals

  17  
Mid-Hudson Regional Office Misc (Newsletters)
Several issues of newsletter, Mid-Hudson School Bell, featuring articles re asbestos in schools, boycott information, regional calendar of events; PERB newsletter

  17  
Nassau Regional Office Correspondence
Memo and itemized reimbursement request for strike preparation expenses at Nassau Community College; report, Health and Safety Needs Assessment, Merrick School District, July 11, 1988, by New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), funded by a grant to NYSUT from the NYS Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board Occupational Safety and Health Training Program, with cover letter from Jim Conti; memos re new Excellence in Teaching regulations; correspondence re request by teachers association for sharing expense for air quality monitoring study at Nassau Community College; related memos re asbestos study for Great Neck Teachers Association, discussing NYSUT policy on health and safety monitoring issues, responsibility of employer; confidential request by Regional Staff Director for promotions for several secretaries in regional office, reflecting increased workload and responsibilities; memo re possible retiree health insurance problem; handwritten notes from Nassau staff meeting

  17  
Nassau Regional Office Misc. (Newsletters)
C.B. Bulletin

  17  
NYC Regional Office Correspondence
Newsletters, press release, and related materials re strike at New York University by United Staff Association of NYU (clerical employees); agreement; letter from UFT president Sandra Feldman to NYU president John Brademas; list of members of NYU Board of Trustees; memos re providing additional staff for organizing

  17  
North Country Correspondence
Poem written by staff member implying overwork in OSHA training, "My Gosh: NICOSH!" and cover memo to and from Jim Conti; memo re developmental kindergarten; memos re potential ADEA case against local and school district in AuSable Valley re retirement benefit compensation

  17  
Rochester Regional Office Correspondence
NYS Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) decision and order in the matter of Joseph Werner, charging party, and Middle County Teachers Association re agency shop fee; NYSUT report, "The Effectiveness of Safety and Health Committees"; Rochester City School District Career in Teaching Plan: Joint Statement of Intent and Agreement, May 11, 1988; PERB decision and order re Rush-Henrietta smoking policy; materials re inspecting for asbestos and other health hazards in buildings; materials re Monroe BOCES representation election; materials re disputed Lyons school district Excellence in Teaching proposal; NEA analysis of Rochester and NYC agreements, with cover letter to Tom Hobart and Jim Conti; counseling memo to an art teacher in Pittsford Central School, with memo from Jim Conti directing legal staff to file an Improper Practice charge; memos re Erie BOCES developing school board policies re AIDS testing and other issues and selling them to districts around the state; critical memo from NEA/NY re AFT settlements, sent to local NEA presidents and regional directors

  17  
Rochester Education Reform Program
Memo to field staff re Rochester Education Reform Programs, reports, Guideline for School-Based Planning, 1988-1989, City School District, Rochester, NY, presented to the Board of Education, September 1, 1988; "A Region Prepared: A Response by Rochester Area Educators to the Center for Educational Development and the Rochester Urban League Report: A Call to Action," November 1987; "RCSD Mentor Program Evaluations: The Policy Implications," January 1988, for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teachers Education, February 1988; Rochester City School District Career in Teaching Plan: Joint Statement of Intent and Agreement, May 11, 1988

  17  
Rochester Regional Office : Misc.(Newsletters)
Newsletter, the Rochester Teacher Bulletin

  17  
Southern Tier Regional Office: Correspondence
Letter from office of NYS Attorney General Robert Abrams to NYS Department of Labor re complaint by NYSUT alleging improper clean up of asbestos insulation by Delaware Valley School District, continuing exposure by custodial staff, requesting inspection; letter from Abrams office to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, requesting inspection; preliminary Asbestos Inspection Report and Management Plan for Delaware Valley Central School, by Hart-Kimbrell Environmental Management; related correspondence; memo to Charles Santelli re status of special areas of instruction (art, music, physical education) in several school districts; respondent's memorandum of law in PERB case, Substitutes United in Broome, petitioners, vs. Binghamton City School District, respondent; memo re layoffs by Watkins Glen Board of Education, with attached meeting agenda and minutes; memos re status of Excellence in Teaching (EIT) negotiations at various districts; miscellaneous correspondence

  17  
Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
Memos re analysis of proposed health insurance plan at Suffolk County Community College; details of Bay Shore settlement; Excellence in Teaching agreement between Connetquot Teachers Association and Connetquot Public School District; water sample test results for A. T. Morrow School in Central Islip, showing lead levels exceeding EPA Maximum Contaminant Level at several locations; Health and Safety Needs Assessment, Shoreham-Wading River School District, conducted by New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), funded by a grant to NYSUT from the NYS Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board; correspondence re argument over field trip at Islip public schools involving five fifth-grade teachers, a school board member, the superintendent of schools, and the NYSUT legal office and field representative; correspondence re Central Islip Teachers Association complaint re OSHA Hazard Communication Standard under Right to Know law; correspondence from NYCOSH and others re Sayville Junior High School science lab ventilation problem, simple recommendations for remediation; memo from Jim Conti to Lindenhurst teachers association re legal definition of "absence"; related case law re attendance policy; memo from NYSUT Regional Staff Director John DeGregorio re proposal for Suffolk County Task Force on Education and the Economy; memo from DeGregorio advocating for promotions for staff secretaries, noting he had held back on request based on policy guidelines from NYSUT officials that had not been equitably applied; confidential memo re recognition of North Babylon Teachers Organization; letter from president of Elwood Secretarial Association to NYSUT field representative Sy Horowitz, expressing concern over inequity between secretarial and custodial salaries, noting plans to undertake job evaluation study; teacher salary schedule for each school, based on step level, degree, and years experience

  17  
Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence
Report on Occupational Safety and Health Problems and Treatment in CNY School Districts, re asbestos; newspaper clipping from Syracuse Post-Standard noting large percentage of firms doing asbestos testing in schools failed state proficiency test and were decertified; correspondence and newspaper clipping re deadlock in West Genesee School District negotiations; memo to Jim Conti suggesting that each regional office hire on retainer an industrial hygienist to assist with growing occupational health and safety issues; reply that responsibility for healthy workplace is primarily the school district's, not the union's; memo re proposed relocation sites for regional office; memos re starting salaries in Syracuse area, need to be competitive with other bachelor's-degree fields; letters to state legislators urging increases in unemployment insurance benefits, workers' compensation, and minimum wage; Excellence in Teaching negotiations report, by district/local; organization and representation status of school-related (non-teaching) personnel by district; activity report; confidential memo re finding of overage by audit in 1986-87 fiscal year budget report

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Training Correspondence
Memos re suggestions for logistical and substantive changes, topics

  17  
United University Professions: Correspondence
Memorandum of Understanding between the State of New York and the United University Professions, 1988-1991; tentative agreement between United University Professionals and the State of New York, 1988-1991; summary of agreement; memo re potential organizing contact at Cornell University; PERB legal briefs, Thomas C. Barry, charging party, and United University Professions, respondent: Brief in Support of Exceptions to Findings of Fact and/or Conclusions of Law on Behalf of Respondent United University Professions; Exceptions to Finds of Fact and/or Conclusions of Law

  17  
Utica Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo re impact of Commissioner's change in BOCES regions for distribution of Excellence in Teaching (EIT) money; arbitration opinion and award in Rome City School District and Rome Teachers Association (roofing grievance); confidential memo re finding of overage by audit in 1986-87 fiscal year budget report

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Albany Legal Correspondence
Memos re repeated violations by South Colonie Central School District of contract clause re preparation time, tense relationship of NYSUT with local; legal memorandum re recall from preferred eligibility list at Shenendehowa school district; request for legal assistance for Averill Park teacher Thelma Tomlinson in 3020a (conduct unbecoming of a teacher) hearing, with attached details of charges, including physical and mental abuse, January 13; requests for similar cases in other districts; request for legal assistance for Gloversville teacher over certification issue that lead to her being barred from teaching; request for legal opinion on agency fee question for Hudson Falls Teachers Association; legal memos re status of driver's education instructor and art teacher in Warren-Washington-Hamilton-Essex BOCES; request for enforcement assistance in arbitration award re marital status discrimination case in Greater Johnstown City School District; notice of appeal of decision by Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, in state Supreme Court Appellate Division for teacher Eleanor F. Moore, Shenendehowa Central School and Schenectady City School District, related correspondence; request for legal assistance in representing the Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES Teachers Association in Human Rights Division complaint re use of sick leave for pregnancy disability; memos re Freedom of Information request denial in Rensselaer City School District; request from Shenendehowa Teachers Association for interpretation from NYSUT legal division re school district's ability to increase class size under contingency budget; legal memoranda re tenure status of member of Schenectady Federation of Teachers; request for appeal in "egregious" harassment case in North Colonie in which a tenured teacher was pressured to retire

  18  
Elmsford Legal Correspondence
Request for help in expediting request to state Civil Service Commission in continuing the employment of a 70-year-old food service worker in New Rochelle despite mandatory retirement rule; request for legal help for a long-term teacher at Spring Valley Senior High School (member of East Ramapo United Teachers Association), whose ongoing illnesses and lack of access to the sick bank resulted in loss of income, seniority, and retirement credit; petition to the Commissioner in the matter of appeal of Irene Alves, petitioner, from the actions of the Board of Education of the Greenburgh Central School District Number 7 and Judith Pennyfeather, respondents, re tenure dispute; materials on 3020a (conduct unbecoming of a teacher) cases; Improper Practice Charges

  18  
Elmsford/Peekskill Legal Correspondence
Material re lawsuit by attorney for Peekskill City School District against NYSUT for defamation; PERB decisions

  18  
Mid: Hudson Legal Correspondence
List of settled litigation cases; 3020a case material; correspondence re dual family health insurance enrollment under Civil Service regulations

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Nassau Legal Correspondence
Memos re efforts by Long Beach City School District, with the support of the local, to rid itself of having to maintain a public library because it was too big a drain on the city's limited taxing authority; determination by state Department of Labor that teacher in Baldwin Central School District was discriminated against in retaliation for asserting rights under Right to Know law, referral of matter to Attorney General; letter requesting legal assistance from union for retirees of Elmont School District, whose terms of health insurance premium payments were being changed; correspondence re dispute between teacher with epilepsy and Uniondale Public Schools/Union Free School District; request for legal assistance in harassment case against Hempstead teacher alleging anti-semitism and racism; timeline, memo, and related documents re part-time teacher seeking full-time status; memo re past president of Uniondale Teachers Association, accused of embezzling union funds, who sent out an appeal for his defense fund to teachers he was supervising, question of legality of solicitation; tenure question in Oyster Bay; memos re termination of a probationary physics teacher for academic weakness; memos by Uniondale school administrators re probationary teacher who was dismissed, indicating that satisfactory performance evaluations would need to be revised to support dismissal; memo re East Meadow tenured teacher who was ordered to take a psychological test or face insubordination (3020a) charges; memo re Manhasset contract, changing unlimited paid sick leave provision to unlimited paid sick leave only for short-term illnesses (less than 180 days), question of guaranteed employment after recovery from long-term illness; PERB ruling on certification or decertification at Nassau Community College; memos re other individual grievances

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North Country Legal Correspondence
Letter from attorney re question of tenure at Westport Central School; requests for arbitration of grievances at St. Regis Falls; memos re "temporary" physical education position at Indian River, question of subterfuge to avoid creating probationary job; memo re improper practice charge at Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES re teacher credits; memo re political problem at Indian River involving influential elementary school teacher adversely affected by change in schedule, communication to school board outside the negotiating process; request for assistance for custodian dismissed for stealing a gym bag at Beekmantown Central School despite hung jury in criminal trial; material re denial of tenure for teacher Katherine Duesberg at Saranac Central School District, including arbitration award; memo requesting legal review of revised rules for field trips and chaperones at Malone school district

  18  
NYC Legal Correspondence
Request for legal opinion on back pay for teacher at east Meadow High School; memos re litigation over dual family coverage prohibition in statewide health insurance plan; request by special education teacher alleging harassment by Bronx Regional Administrators because of short stature

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Rochester Legal Correspondence
Memos re reduction in hours; memo re Appeal Board's overturning of Administrative Law judge's overturning of local unemployment insurance office (Hilton, NY) denial of payment, question of requirement of claimants to repay; memo re dispute over whether East Irondequoit teacher was entitled to both a $688 Worker's Compensation award and a $750 Facial Disfigurement award, which the school district was paid; memos re 3020a charges (conduct unbecoming of a teacher); memo re part-time seniority and tenure questions in Pittsford; Improper Practice Charges by Brighton Transportation Association, Greece United Substitute Teachers Organization, Greece Support Services Employees Association, Honeoye Falls-Lima Building and Grounds Association, Dansville Teachers Association, and Spencerport Teachers Association

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Southern Tier Legal Correspondence
Materials re apparent attempt by Deposit school district to use a split assignment for the purpose of designating a teacher part-time; materials re 3020a charges; memos re health insurance arrangement in Vestal region; memos re self-funded health plans; memos re retiree benefits in Newfield; layoff of librarian in Chenango Valley; challenge to arbitration award re change in retiree health insurance in New Berlin school district; memo to NYSUT senior counsel recommending appeal of Supreme Court decision in tenure/reinstatement case in Chenango Forks; Improper Practice Charges and factfinding brief for Haverling Central School re bad faith bargaining over health insurance; Improper Practice Charge re starting salary at Newark Valley; Improper Practice Charge re unilateral change in health coverage at Whitney Point; miscellaneous Improper Practice Charges

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Suffolk Legal Correspondence
Memo re meeting with teacher from West Babylon in dispute with district over absences related to an on-the-job accident, eligibility for sick leave, Worker's Compensation, threat of dismissal; memo re retirement incentive at Elwood school district; memo re attempt by Elwood school district to discontinue contract clause for retired teachers because of unwillingness of health insurance carrier to continue to cover the plan without addition of expensive dental insurance; memo re decision by insurance carrier to drop Elwood retirees altogether; memo re meeting with teacher at Bayport/Blue Point, under observation for poor classroom performance; memo re tenure and seniority issues at Brentwood school district, including hybrid subject-area assignments; memo re teacher injured in assault by parent at Sayville school district, declared permanently disabled, pressure by school district to apply for disability retirement; request for legal representation by Elwood teacher claiming sex discrimination because the district did not rehire her; memo re challenge to termination of non-tenured teacher at North Babylon; memos re seniority cases; list of teachers adversely affected by dual family health coverage prohibition, bringing class-action lawsuit; Improper Practice Charges

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Syracuse Legal Correspondence
Memos re 3020a charges; memos re hiring of an uncertified person with a temporary coaching license, instead of a physical education teacher and freshman basketball coach who applied for the position, as a varsity basketball coach at Auburn Enlarged City School District; memos re case against Liverpool Central School District re creation of middle school tenure area, excessing of teacher due to declining enrollment; Freedom of Information Law request to Onondaga Community College re negotiator's contract; memos re investigation of assignment of teacher at Hamilton Central School District, poor performance review; memo re effort to reinstate Onondaga-Madison BOCES custodian, forced to resign for stealing soda; memo re assignment history of teacher seeking tenure at Port Byron Central School District; question of whether use of teacher aides is legal for study hall supervision, "outbreak" of practice in Madison County; request for legal review of use of teaching assistants to substitute for teachers at Onondaga-Madison BOCES; full-time appointment of adult education teachers at same, without probationary status, contractual benefits, or Social Security payments; Improper Practice Charges

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Utica Legal Correspondence
Request for legal assistance for special education teacher at Herkimer BOCES re tenure; letter from Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association president to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, expressing dissatisfaction with NYSUT general counsel Bernard Ashe for declining to take appeal of case; memo re appeal to Commissioner re abolition of full-time dental hygienist positions in Utica City School District; state Supreme Court order denying grievance by music teacher against (Herkimer) Poland Central School District over part-time status, shift assignments; 3020a case in Richfield Springs; case of unsuccessful 3020a charges in Oriskany School District, reassignment of teacher to study hall from physical education "for safety of students," according to district, question of whether assignment was in effect disciplinary; request by the Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association for legal assistance in pursuing Freedom of Information request re school district's finances for 1981-83; material re teacher at Auburn High School who swore at former school board president, was reprimanded, then sued school board members and superintendent; memo re improper denial of tenure in Oriskany Falls district; material re promotion dispute at Herkimer County Community College; Improper Practice charges

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Western Legal Correspondence
Memo re Improper Practice Charge in Tonawanda re replacement of two practical nurse-teachers with registered nurses; memo re improper suspension of Tonawanda teacher; other Improper Practice Charges; request for legal assistance in requesting binding arbitration over grievance at Erie BOCES re replacement of seven tenured health occupation positions with staff outside the bargaining unit at hourly wage; memo re 3020a case (conduct unbecoming: unreasonable corporal punishment) at Starpoint Central School District; material re 3020a case in Pine Valley (inappropriate physical contact); other 3020a cases; memo re retirement incentive program at Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free School District; legal memo in layoff and tenure case in Niagara Falls; memo re removal of disciplinary letter for custodian in Randolf Central School District; memo re anticipated strike by Niagara Association for Retarded Citizens

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Albany Legal Correspondence
Memo re unemployment insurance appeal for denial of benefits during extended recess period (Linda Gottstein); materials re coerced waiver of tenure in East Greenbush (Paula Quenelle); PERB decision in Queensbury Union Free School District and Mildred Campp et al. and Queensbury Non-Teaching Employees Association, NYSUT, re decertification petition; legal brief prepared by NYSUT in Queensbury case; Adirondack Community College record of staff appearances since June 1984, contact and service reports, with attached memo to Jim Conti noting constant contact by field representative; memos re Whitehall district teachers, expanded workload in violation of contract, request for injunctive relief; memo re 3020a case (alcohol consumption) in Wells, with newspaper clipping; memos re East Greenbush retirement incentive program; local assistance agreement between NYSUT and Greenwich Teachers Association

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Albany Legal Correspondence: East Greenbush (Gail Hill)
Arbitration award; memo from NYSUT legal counsel noting error in mailing brief to wrong address, recommending court action

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Albany Legal Correspondence: Greenwich (Traver and McClay)
Correspondence re litigation against the Greenwich Central School District to affirm credit for years of service of two teachers

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Elmsford Legal Correspondence
Letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from music teacher at Tappan Zee High School re grievance over removal from position as band director, related correspondence; memo re dismissed EEOC charges against NYSUT by teacher in Spring Valley; request for legal help from a long-term teacher at Spring Valley Senior High School (member of East Ramapo United Teachers Association), re lack of access to the sick bank, previous illnesses, with memo from Jim Conti advising against providing assistance; memos re Port Jervis strike; memo re Blind Brook teacher planning to return to work following surgery, using artificial voice box, possible issues with superintendent

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Mid: Hudson Legal Correspondence
Materials re 3020a charges against teacher at Red Hook Central School District (misconduct, inappropriate physical contact), teacher at Onteora Central School District (misconduct, alcohol), teacher at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School (misconduct, marihuana), teacher at Wappingers Central School District (incompetency, neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming), teacher at Hyde Park (conduct unbecoming, disclosing test question), two teachers at Pine Plains (conduct unbecoming, molestation), teacher at Rhinebeck (repeated drunkenness), teacher at Dover-Wingdale (shoplifting), teacher at Millbrook (conduct unbecoming, physical and verbal abuse); memos re legal action to compel Arlington school district to assign full-time teaching position to tenured teacher in seniority case; memo re commencing legal action to have letter of reprimand removed from Ulster BOCES teacher's file; correspondence re grievance re denial of usage of sick bank days at Monticello; question of tenure at Livingston Manor; unemployment benefits decision at Wappingers; correspondence, briefs, arbitrator's award, and related materials re suspended bus driver (Paul Martin) at Wappingers; material re revocation of teaching certificate for teacher (Angela Batorsky) at Cairo-Durham, denial of second year of maternity leave, question of retaliation by school district

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Nassau Legal Correspondence
Memos for cases re NYS retirement incentive program; maternity leave and tenure; concern by unmarried school monitor over possible dismissal by Port Washington school district upon discovery of her pregnancy, NYSUT intention to defend in a human rights proceeding; request for legal opinion re tenure of health teacher at Oyster Bay-East Norwich; question re legality of public school teachers providing services to parochial schools; memos re rights under Fair Dismissal Law of probationary teachers terminated early at East Rockaway and Rockville Centre school districts; memo re teacher accused of using corporal punishment, Garden City school district; memo re possible marital discrimination case of football assistant coaches who had applied for head coach position and believed they were turned down because they were married; memo re contract language re sick leave at Manhasset school district; question re deferred sabbatical leave at Port Washington; memo re complaint by teacher at Baldwin school district re violation of first and fourteenth amendment rights after accusing district of violations of Toxic Substances Control Act; memo re teacher who pled guilty to grand larceny for mismanaging funds for summer program at Locust Valley, potential 3020a charge

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North Country: Legal Correspondence
Request for legal opinion re rights of art teacher at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES; memos re teacher at Salmon River school district re free speech issue; materials re apparent illegality of retirement plan at Malone school district; memos re Parishville bus driver; memos re tenure for probationary teacher with poor initial performance evaluations, St. Regis Falls school district, question of harassment for involvement in strike; legal briefs re Westport school district requirement for medical report in sick leave absences, agreement between district and teachers association; grievance and related materials re pay issue in St. Regis school district

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NYC Legal Correspondence
NY Supreme Court decision, Langham et al. v. State of New York, dismissing dual enrollment health insurance case based on statute of limitations; cover memo form NYSUT counsel noting intent to appeal

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Rochester Legal Correspondence
Materials re unemployment insurance case (Gail Muir) in Hilton; memos re grievance over sex discrimination in salaries at Monroe Community College; legal brief by teacher (Linda Baker) against West Irondequoit School District and West Irondequoit Teachers Association, seeking damages from NYSUT, following resignation and failure of union to represent her in grievance; memo re possible part-time job assignments for teacher coming off two-year unpaid maternity leave, preservation of legal rights; memos re abolition of job in Rush-Henrietta school district; NYSUT legal counsel review of Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES interpretation of Garcia case under Fair Labor Standards Act, related materials; memo re permanent certification of teacher who obtained master's degree but failed to apply, Spencerport, related memo re period of amnesty, related briefing paper proposing change in state requirements; request for legal interpretation of law re fringe benefit payments for school employees released to serve in officer positions in bargaining unit (Webster school district); Improper Practice Charge for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES threat that teacher requests for union representation at disciplinary hearings would result in formal reprimand; PERB decision dismissing petition to decertify Greece United Substitute Teachers Organization (GUSTO); memo re question of tenure at Hilton school district; memo re decision not to pursue litigation over job assignment of art teacher in Spencerport school district; material re layoff/recall rights in Webster school district; 3020a cases

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Southern Tier Legal
Memorandum re incidental teaching of health education by teachers not certified in health, with attached NY Supreme Court ruling on the matter; materials re rights of teachers leaving employment for service in the military, re-employment rights; 3020a cases; memo re reassignment of math teacher to different school; seniority/tenure rights issue in Elmira, with attached lists of staffing changes; memo re liability for $100 shortfall by tax collector for Elmira City School District; 3020a charge against teacher in Bath Central School District, for insubordination (taking unpaid leave to extend ski vacation); review of legality of Workers' Compensation provision of contract between Spencer-Van Etten Teachers Association and school district; PERB brief in the matter of Newark Valley Cardinal Bus Drivers, NYSUT Local 4360, charging party, and Newark Valley Central School District, respondent, Exception to Administrative Law Judge's Decision and Recommended Order on Behalf of Newark Valley Cardinal Bus Drivers, re health insurance coverage

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Suffolk Legal
Material re arbitration in termination case by William Floyd United Teachers re Nancy Barton; memo and earlier correspondence outlining areas of concern to be discussed at meeting with NYSUT legal counsel by teachers from Elwood school district re forcing teacher to change a grade to zero for student cheating on test, also questions of seniority and the excess list; memo re EEOC complaint against United Teachers of Harborfields re age discrimination in negotiated retirement incentive; notice of claim and related memo re seniority list, recall rights at Kings Park school district; letter from field representative to legal staff re Lindenhurst teacher in dispute over reimbursing shortfall of $117 to Honor Society because of poor fundraising said to be his fault, previous record in personnel file of minor non-teaching infractions; correspondence between Westhampton Beach Secretaries Association, the Superintendent of Schools, and NYSUT field representative re ability and liability of secretaries to care for sick children in absence of school nurses, written policy on administration of medications; affidavit in NY Supreme Court in support of order to show cause on motion for preliminary injunction with temporary restraining order in the matter of Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association v. Board of Education, Brookhaven-Comsewogue Union Free School District, re unilaterally altering collective bargaining agreement re terms and conditions of employment; memo re Kings Park teacher denied disability retirement; memos re complex seniority issue at Huntington re tenure-area appointments; 3020a case at BOCES II-Suffolk involving 38 charges of incompetency and related problems; 3020a cases in East Islip and West Babylon re absenteeism; letter to Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers president re drug testing; material re Smithtown arbitration between BOCES 3 Faculty Association and BOCES 3, denying grievance re preferred eligibility list, three excessed teachers; correspondence re longstanding lawsuit over retirement credit in Amityville, request for help in expediting resolution; memo re seniority, question of whether special appointments count toward accrual, with attached case law citations (Bayport/Blue Point Teachers Association); materials re 3020a case (inappropriate remarks and physical contact), including handwritten answers by teacher, Bay Shore school district; memo re Selden Junior High School teacher believed to be suicidal, confronted by team of psychologists for two hours in principal's office, forcibly detained and escorted by police for involuntary admission to hospital, then told not to return to teaching until he arranged ongoing treatment, question of violation of rights; extensive materials re arbitration award re terminal leave pay, North Babylon Teachers Organization, including timeline of events, memos re political and personal issues with arbitrator, October 1984-February 1985; memo re case involving challenge to policy, upheld by U.S. Supreme Court decisions, allowing school districts to compel teachers to display Christmas trees in their classrooms, plans for involvement by American Civil Liberties Union, January 7

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Syracuse Legal
Memo re grievance over lost accumulated sick time after recall from preferred eligibility list at Cheektowaga district; memo re inability to file a notice of claim of injury for exposure to asbestos, absent actual disease, within statutory timeframe (Auburn High School); memos re employee liability in student transport in teachers' personal vehicles (Oneida), possible improper practice charge if transportation is required by district, need for insurance reimbursement; question of whether certain data processing employees can be considered exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (Onondaga BOCES); memo from the Syracuse Teachers Association with list of "do's and don'ts" for teachers accused of sexual misconduct, developed in consultation with law firm Blitman and King, in response to increase in number of sex abuse charges against teachers; letter from teacher at North Syracuse Teacher's Association re calculation of seniority for teachers who hold administrative positions for a time; memos re possible settlement of 3020a case against a teacher in the Liverpool Central School District; memos re Civil Service job classification in Oneida Central School District; chronology of events re charge of unfair representation issued against the Oswego County BOCES Supportive Association and NYSUT; Improper Practice Charges

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Utica Legal
Extensive materials re improper practice charge by school psychologist Don Brady against Rome Teachers Association, including PERB decision

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Western Legal
3020a case involving teacher who wore a pro-union tee-shirt to school and refused to take it off (misconduct and insubordination), also charged with inappropriate language in directing two students to cease a public display of affection (North Tonawanda Senior High); memo re payroll problems at Richford School District, including legal opinion that district was in violation of Education Law for contracting with banks that were not disbursing monies according to the wishes of the teachers; legal opinion that Niagara Falls school district could legally require physical examinations of its employees, but should pay for them; memo re teacher at Orchard Park, being required to teach outside his tenure area; material re dismissal in complex 3020a case at Hamburg High School, involving past sexual harassment charges against former principal; memos re retirement agreement in lieu of 3020a charges, attempt by Hamburg teacher to apply for retirement incentive plan; memo re Hamburg teacher removed from the preferred eligibility list after refusing an assignment because of pregnancy; memos re layoff of teacher at West Seneca, question of seniority rights; material re letter of admonishment to tenured Ellicottville teacher for taking military leave after being called up to active duty; 3020a case involving cocaine use, dismissal (Depew school district); 3020a case involving unprofessional behavior (outbursts of anger), Frewsburg district; PERB decision in Hamburg district re alleged violation of Taylor Law by refusing to continue employment of substitute teachers, memo from NYSUT attorney alleging subterfuge to prevent organizing; materials re 3020a charge against East Aurora teacher (immoral character; inappropriate physical contact); memos re 3020a charge against Batavia teachers (striking a student); memo discussing letter of reprimand against Cassadaga Valley teacher for not following procedural rules for corporal punishment, chance that challenge would result in 3020a charges and dismissal; memo re class load for teacher at West Seneca district; memo re teacher at North Tonawanda who wanted to come back from disability retirement, told it constituted resignation; miscellaneous 3020a cases; extensive materials re unemployment insurance decision appeal of regular substitute teacher Beth Abbott in Springville district

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Public Employees Federation (1 of 8)
Legal brief (with handwritten note, "case re Kramer") on behalf of respondent-appellant in Court of Appeals, CSEA v. Harold Newman et al., comprising the Public Employment Relations Board of the State of New York, the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, James Northrup, as Acting Director of the Governor's Office of Employee Relations of the State of New York, Arthur Levitt, as Comptroller of the State of New York; legal brief (with NYSUT cover memo), on behalf of respondent-appellant-cross-respondent Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO; handwritten note, "11/30/80 convicted mail fraud," noting 2-year sentence, other charges, "(1) defrauded state employee union, (2) rigged election, (3) channeled $ for election into slush fund & used money for own use"; long handwritten note titled, "Proposal," re Public Employee Federation's desire to resolve the John Kramer arbitration; Court of Appeals decision reversing Appellate Division decision, with NYSUT cover memo, March 27, 1979

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Public Employees Federation (2 of 8)
Folder list of 24 items, including handwritten notes re dues promotion meetings, confidential PEF projected 1981-82 annual budget, NYSUT budget 1981-82; PEF memo re estimated expenditures, May 24, 1982; PEF 1982-83 Annual Budget with summaries of expenditures for each regional office; PEF memo re implementation of dues increase; sheet calculating increase in dues for years 1-3; narrative, "PEF Efforts to Avoid Layoffs"; annual PEF report reviewing professional legal services rendered by firm Cunningham & Sweeney on behalf of PEF, August 5, 1982; agreement by and between New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO (PEF), the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (AFT), and the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO and CLC (SEIU), September 25, 1979; minutes of PEF special Executive Board meeting, September 23, 1982; tentative agenda for PEF Executive Board meeting to be held October 10, 1982; memo to Jim Conti from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner, "Report on Status of PEF Cases Handled by NYSUT-OGC/NYC," October 4, 1982; memo to PRO MEMBER (Professionals for Membership Representation and Service) Executive Board Members re special Executive Board meeting, November 24, 1982; memo to PEF officers from PEF Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) re proposed dues increase for 1982 convention, October 5, 1982; minutes of PEF Legal Committee meeting, October 7., 1982; letter to delegates from PEF Secretary-Treasurer James J. Sheedy outlining reasons for pro posed dues increase; Division Report; PEF 4th Annual Convention Program, October 11-13, 1982; Memorandum of Understanding between the State of New York and the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO (PEF); PEF Agency Totals (total employees and total members, by agency); Negotiating Unit Profile II as of 11/81; UUP Projected Income from Dues, January 1979; list of NYSUT Public School Locals with Dues at least $100

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Public Employees Federation (3 of 8)
PEF monthly report, November 1, 1982; list of grievances; November staff report to Jim Conti from Joint Labor-Management Committee on Professional Development and Quality of Working Life (PEF/PDQ), November 1, 1982; other monthly reports; folder list of 14 items, including letter from PEF president to Deputy Labor Commissioner Virgil Hodges, strongly objecting to "hard-sell" pressure, discovered and publicized in press, on members to purchase tickets to testimonial dinner for Commissioner, August 24, 1982; typed note, apparently by field staffer, objecting to required monthly reports by regional coordinators; Reaffirmation of Affirmative Action Policy, by PEF president; Statement on PEF Women's Program, including purpose and goals, by PEF president; memo to PEF Executive Board members from trustee Stan Byer, commenting on trustee's meeting of June 25, 1982 ("first term report"); handwritten notes by Jim Conti re PEF Officers' meeting, December 13, 1982; PEF financial statements as of July 31, 1982, and auditor's report; confidential material to Jim Conti from Jan Conti re ongoing problems at Buffalo office, apparent effort by regional coordinator to sabotage service in collusion with secretary, October 14, 1982; draft procedure for selection of impartial chairperson for Joint Committee on Health Benefits; memo re layoff procedure, January 19, 1982; statement for press re PEF arbitration proceedings, December 28, 1982; outline of hiring policies; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re status of finances and other issues

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Public Employees Federation (4 of 8)
Folder list of 13 items, including memo to Jim Conti re unit-wide reclassification/reallocation study; series of handbooks, "PEF Steward Training," including "Image Building for the Steward," with cover memo from Jim Conti, September 20, 1982; booklets, "Steward's Manual," "Information for Employees Separated from State Employment," "Information for Temporary and Provisional Employees Separated from State Service by a Reduction in Force," and "Quality of Work Life"; minutes of Special Executive Board meeting, December 14, 1982, and proposed agenda for January 28-29, 1983, meeting; proposed agenda for special Executive Board meeting on December 14, 1982; edited lists of roles of president and other officers ("think like God," "loyalty to president," "make president look good," "eyes and ears of president"); lists of Executive Board officers, trustees, and regional coordinators, including addresses and other contact information; memo to Jim Conti complaining of poor information flow from his office, September 21, 1982; handwritten notes re salary, possible inaccuracy of weekly activity reports, grievances not being processed, phones not being answered, other problems with office; typed narrative re understaffing, from perspective of office secretary; administrative, decision making, and communications organizational charts; handwritten Election Committee report; description of Ray Abernathy, Inc., Public Relations

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Public Employees Federation (5 of 8)
Folder list of 21 items, including 1983-84 PEF budget; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re meeting with caucus leaders of March 30, 1983, re AFT-PEF agreement; list of services to PEF from NYSUT; memo from Layoff Task Force to PEF officers and staff re recommendations for regional activities; agenda for Officers' and Staff Meeting on Layoffs, February 10, 1983; PEF Executive Board minutes, January 28-29, 1983; materials for PEF/OMH Conference on Labor Relations (list of participants, workshop assignments, closing remarks by Jim Conti); newspaper clippings from Knickerbocker News, re court hearing on union fund, memo re layoff kit for stewards; January 11, 1983; layoff packet; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re officers' meeting, January 20, 1983; memo to Jim Conti re field representative position interviews; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re each candidate; memo to PEF president re agreement with NYSUT to stretch out per capita payment schedule, January 6, 1983; Personnel Reduction and Redeployment Plan: Status Report, (from?) Director of the Budget, Director of the Civil Service Commission, Director of Employee Relations, and Director of State Operations, March 27, 1983; memo to all participating agencies from NYS Department of Civil Service Employee Insurance Section re differences between health insurance Statewide Plan and GHI New 1983 Option; memo re impact of layoff on leave accruals; staffing ratio chart by region (number of dues-paying members to number of field representatives); letter from PEF president to Gov. Mario Cuomo analyzing combined impact of normal separation rates and early retirement incentive, March 21, 1983; letter from PEF president to Gov. Cuomo proposing alternative to termination of employees (with document "Family, Partnership and Balance: A State Budget without Layoffs"), March 15, 1983; Memorandum of Understanding between the State of New York and the Public Employees Federation re modification of health insurance coverage, November 18, 1982; list of PEF agency totals (employees/ members); pamphlet, "The Law Is on Your Side" re right to join union, by Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

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Public Employees Federation (6 of 8)
Folder list of 19 items, including memo re legislative services affecting PEF; memo from Jim Conti to attorney, listing items sent re state investigation commission (not included); PEF agency totals as of 3/24/83; Certificate of Incorporation of the Association for Union Democracy, Inc.; by-laws; newsletter, Union Democracy Review; draft agreement between AFT and PEF local 4053 re financial assistance to PEF, May 11, 1982, with cover letter from Secretary-Treasurer of AFT to president of PEF; agreement between PEF, AFT, and SEIU, with cover letter, October 3, 1979; list of PEF Executive Board officers and regional coordinators; booklet, PEF constitution and bylaws as amended by the 1980 convention; confidential NYSUT memo re legal dispute with PEF, request from departments for specific list of services rendered to PEF, June 14, 1983; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re dues established, memo of law; letter from PEF president to PS&T employees re challenge to affiliation agreement with AFT and SEIU, June 9, 1983; plaintiff's memorandum of law in Supreme Court of the State of New York, PEF vs Albert Shanker as president of AFT and NYSUT, NYSUT, and SEIU; order to show cause

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Public Employees Federation (7 of 8)
Notes from PEF Management Staff meeting, October 25, 1982; handwritten notes by Jim Conti; memo re new directions for the Department of Research and Professional Development, September 17, 1982; employment agreement between PEF, SEIU, and Robert A. Payne to become Executive Director of PEF, February 7, 1980; memo re unit-wide job title and position allocation survey, September 7, 1982; affiliation agreement and related correspondence; folder list of 19 items, including task objectives for president, PEF field reps, director of staff, documentation of responsibilities for assistant staff director; monthly reports; hand-drawn organizational chart; list of Executive Board and Trustees; PEF memos re important court decisions; memo announcing PEF certified by PERB, September 28, 1978; memo to PEF leadership re withdrawal by CSEA of Improper Practice Charge against State of NY, May 17, 1978; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re 6-week campaign, January 26, 1978; folder list of 16 items, including Constitution and Bylaws Committee Report; July research report; July monthly report; steward update; annual report, August 2, 1982; PEF Executive Board agenda for meeting of August 8-9, 1982; legislative voting record on bills of interest to PEF, August 1982; folder list of 31 items, including outline of responsibilities of Divisions Department; PEF policy on local labor councils, presented as resolution; budget narrative, Legislative Department, January 20, 1983; activities report of the Safety and Health Committee, January 27, 1983; Budget Advisory Committee Procedural Recommendations; Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations; memo re OMRDD layoffs, January 24, 1983; letter to Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (chair, Committee on Government Employees) from PEF president Elizabeth Hoke, January 11, 1983; memo to PEF Executive Board re statewide Employee Assistance Program; suggestions to Executive Board from Convention Delegate Apportionment Committee; draft financial statements; layoff information sheet, asking for impact of potential layoff on individuals members; status reports re performance advances; memo to PEF Executive Board from Committee on Ethics and Responsibility, Report on Recommendations, January 28, 1983; PEF press release opposing calls for renegotiation of contracts of public employee unions to solve state's budget problems, January 26, 1983; recommendations to Executive Board from Division Committee, January 19, 1983; letter to the editor of Times-Union by Elizabeth Hoke, president of PEF, taking issue with Gov. Cuomo's estimate that employee salaries account for 60% of total state budget, January 18, 1983; memorandum of interpretation between State of New York and Public Employees Federation re Seasonal Employees; Amendment to the Agreement and Declaration of Trust of the Public Employees Federation Group Benefits Program; newspaper clippings; folder list of 11 items, including American Arbitration Association Certification of Results of PEF election, July 7, 1982; affidavit in opposition in the latter of the application of Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, petitioners, for an order staying arbitration attempted to be had by Robert Payne, respondent; letter to PEF president Elizabeth Hoke from attorney Robert Proskin re PEF retainer for services, July 28, 1982; sheets listing roles of regional coordinators, vice president, etc.; political and policy making organizational chart, 12/13/82; memo to Jim Conti re Kraemer arbitration award, August 4, 1982; office memos with lease and rental agreement; handwritten notes by Jim Conti re organization, 5/18/82; agreement between State of New York and Civil Service Employees Association, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit, 1977-79; PEF Constitution and Bylaws as amended by 1980 Convention; tentative agreement, rough draft for members; information re early retirement incentive program

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Public Employees Federation (8 of 8)
Folder list of 15 items, including Public Employees in Court, a synopsis of cases dealing with public employees' rights under various laws; copy of PERB secret-ballot for affiliation with CSEA, PEF, or neither; letter of resignation to president of CSEA from Jack Weisz, president of CSEA New York Parole District Chapter, endorsing PEF as better serving interests of public employees, March 15, 1978; list of Buffalo Steering Committee members; clippings from Civil Service Leader; list of target areas; PEF job group breakout by title, showing number of individuals; PERB Notice of Election to determine representative for collective negotiations; memo from PEF Director of Organization re closure of municipal offices because of snowstorm, criticizing requirement for employees to use personal leave or leave without pay, calling on governor to rescind the policy; PEF telephone bank and code sheets; memo re revisions to Employee Relations Manual re elections, May 19, 1975

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Public Employees Federation: Executive Board Minutes
Incomplete set of minutes with cover letter to Jim Conti, noting existence of untranscribed tapes, need to find reference to Robert Payne, Regional Director of SEIU, December 22, 1982; verbatim transcript of October 10, 1982, meeting

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Public Employees Federation: Campaign Material
List of Buffalo Steering Committee members; flyers urging affiliation; related correspondence

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Public Employees Federation: To Jim Conti
Certificate of Appreciation by the National Education Association to Jim Conti for service as member of Local Association Evaluation Team, with cover letter, July 24, 1974; newsletters WTA Point, 1974; PEF memo re status of day care sites, December 10, 1982; New York Times editorial "Mental Health Is Not a Jobs Program," with response by PEF president Hoke, December 13, 1982; other newspaper clippings; PEF Legislative Memorandum in opposition to impasse resolution procedures in Civil Service law, December 7, 1982; legislative memo in opposition to involuntary furlough, December 13, 1982; memo to PEF Executive Board from President Hoke re communicating with the media, instructing that official statements be cleared with her office, December 13, 1982; notice of special Executive Board meeting for December 14, 1982; minutes of special Executive Board meeting of September 23, 1982; draft report, "Public Service Training for Managers, Supervisors, and Professionals for the Professional, Scientific and Technical Bargaining Unit," printed on behalf of the State University of New York by the State University of New York at Albany, September 15, 1982; trustees' reports re budget and other matters; outline of state employee workshop; brochure re the Clients' Security Fund, a state-administered program to reimburse victims of attorney fraud; PEF bound 1982 Resolutions; overview report for delegates, "PEF: Professionalism in New York," October 1982

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Public Employees Federation: To Tom Hobart (Confidential)
Opinion survey by Marttila & Kiley, Inc, " A Study of Attitudes and Preferences among Members of the Public Employees Federation," August 1, 1981; memos to John Kraemer and others from Ray Abernathy, Inc. (advertising and public relations): "Kraemer-Cabell Reversal Campaign" and "Recommendations for Re-election Program," September 1981; August/September 1981 issue of PEF Communicator, announcing victory of Elizabeth Hoke over John Kraemer as new president of PEF

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Public Employees Federation: Toxic Substances Act-Right to Know Law
Document, New York Toxic Substances Act Outline of Procedures, Duties and Rights; full text of act; subchapter H, Environmental Health and Toxic Substances Part 72, Registration of Trade Secrets; document, Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology: A Short History; materials re Right to Know Law, requiring employers to tell workers about the health effects of any toxic substances in their workplace; handwritten memo re Department of Labor hearing

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Coordinator's Memos
Brochure, "Going, Going, Gone? A Report on the Teacher Shortage in America," by American Federation of Teachers, with cover memo to coordinators, November 7, 1985; memo from Commissioner of state Department of Motor Vehicles re new legislation requiring fingerprinting and criminal background checks for all school bus drivers; revised Commissioner's Regulations for bus drivers implementing new legislation, sent to all bus companies; memo re compromise reached in compensation for overtime for public employees under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); memos re Empire Health Insurance Plan; New York Times clipping re arbitration agreement giving higher starting salaries for new teachers and raises for the most experienced; PERB decision on the duty of fair representation in CSEA case, with cover memo noting need for field representatives to be aware of how to process an arbitration case, September 16, 1985; Daily Labor Report article re ruling that libelous comments made during grievance procedures are immune from lawsuits for damages; memo re Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES interpretation of FLSA; memo re special seminar to be held in preparation for regional conferences by Board of Regents, "Strengthening Teaching in New York State"; AFL-CIO article, "Japanese Management: Myth or Magic," with cover memo from Jim Conti to coordinators, August 13, 1985; memo from NEA-NY re health insurance for retirees (Abenanty lawsuit), May 20, 1985, with attached letter re disaffiliation, June 10; "Winning Practical, Fair and Effective Health Care Cost Containment," A Handbook for AFT Negotiators and Local Leaders or State Employee Negotiators, produced by the Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals AFT, AFL-CIO, or Federation of State Employees AFT, AFL-CIO, with cover letter from Jim Conti to coordinators, June 25, 1985; memo re proposed teacher load regulations, to be used in comments to Board of Regents (member list attached); tentative PEF agreement re change to Empire Plan, June 13; dismissal of age discrimination lawsuit by teachers in North Tonawanda School District in retirement incentive case (Cipriano and Miller); report, "The Changing Situation of Workers and Their Unions," by AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work, February 1985, with cover letter from Jim Conti to coordinators recommending staff meeting to discuss, April 30, 1985; newspaper clipping re teacher salary rankings by state, other statistics; memo re proposed change in statewide health insurance plan, with attached Empire Plan overview, April 8, 1985; memo advising opposition to tuition tax credit legislation (Marchi bill), March 29, 1985; letter sent by NEA/NY to community colleges affiliated with NYSUT, with cover letter from Jim Conti to coordinators, March 13, 1985; confidential memo from Jim Conti that grievance had been filed over dress code, noting that one teacher was given a letter of reprimand for not wearing a tie, urging compliance, March 1, 1985; memo re payroll deduction for political action; discussion papers from NYSUT general counsel's office re Commissioner's Regulations, Part 100, mandating Annual Professional Performance Reviews, and its impact on collective bargaining, February 12 and 13, 1985; memo re insurance law amendments, requiring mental health coverage for services provided by qualified social workers in addition to psychiatrists and psychologists, February 6, 1985, with attached language of legislation; memo re NEA efforts to organize at community colleges, November 15, 1984; memo re proper way to write an improper practice charge, December 14, 1984

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Albany Regional Office: Correspondence
Acrimonious exchange of open letters between Leon Lieberman, NYSUT regional coordinator, and John Pennachio, president, Faculty Association of Adirondack Community College, re unanimous decision by association to affiliate with NEA, September 1985; letter from Lieberman to Jim Conti, explaining the situation; letter from Jim Conti to grievance chairman of East Greenbush Teachers' Association discussing inability to pursue legal action to vacate arbitrator's award in Gail Hill matter, July 19, 1985; memo re East Greenbush retirement incentive question; information bulletin re health insurance coverage in retirement; internal correspondence re dispute over military leave

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Buffalo Regional Office: Correspondence
Letter from Ron Uba re urgent need for more office space in Western New York Regional Office, July 23; letter re dress code for Western New York Summer Workshop, detailing specific appropriate clothing requirements; memo re NEA organizing activities; list of Erie County presidents, 1985-1986; minutes of Erie County Council of Teacher Union Presidents, September 24, 1985; letter from North Tonawanda Teachers Support Fund administrator to local presidents, asking for contributions to assist teachers fined and facing possible jail time as a result of the strike, May 31; related correspondence re strike; meeting notice and minutes of March 12, 1985, meeting of School Related Personnel Council of Western New York; request from Alfred- Almond Teachers Association to change district representation from the Jamestown office to the Elmira district, for geographical convenience, May 13; text of legislation to include 4201 (e.g., BOCES) employees in NYS Teachers' Retirement System, with memorandum in support and cover memo from Jim Conti, May 29; confidential letter of reprimand from Ron Uba to field representative for failure to notify locals of inability to attend negotiating sessions, May 14; other letters praising field representatives; confidential memo re local assessment of NYSUT services, May 3; memo from Ron Uba to Jim Conti analyzing NYSUT's attempts to organize retirees, noting disproportionate effort relative to results, February 28; memo re rights to unemployment insurance by employees of religious institutions, March 21; memo re PERB case in Hamburg Central School District; announcement of political action workshop

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Elmsford Regional Office: Correspondence
Correspondence re grievance of music teacher over transfer because of declining enrollment in South Orangetown district, JulySeptember; memo re Supreme Court decision re public assistance to parochial schools, July 3; correspondence re meeting of AFL-CIO Safety and Health Committee; Charging Party's Exceptions in Port Jervis Teachers' Association case, asserting that PERB has jurisdiction, May 16, 1985; text of legislation to include 4201 (e.g., BOCES) employees in NYS Teachers' Retirement System, with memorandum in support and cover memo from Jim Conti, May 29; materials re Empire Plan, including Empire Plan Memorandum from the CSEA, Inc., overview of benefits; summary of arbitration cases re salary advancement for teachers earning law degrees; Elmsford Regional Office Staff Assignments 1985-1986; letter from Jim Conti to president of the Newburgh Teachers Association re NYSUT response to requests for assistance with safety and health problems, possible affiliation with NYCOSH, March 21, and related correspondence; memos re questionnaire re Port Jervis strike, March; memos re Cornwall Secretaries Group, noting lack of interest by SEIU, intention by NYSUT to move to affiliate them; memo from Jim Conti re Katz matter in East Ramapo re sick bank committee, reluctance to file Freedom of Information request against district, January 11

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office-Correspondence
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, Inc., "State Plus Proposal Given to Rhinebeck Central School"; booklet by Department of Civil Service, "Health Insurance for Your Dependents: The New York State Government Employees Health Insurance Plan"; NYSUT regional office newsletters, Mid-Hudson School Bell; memo to Jim Conti expressing concern raised by president of Red Hook Faculty Association over process for selecting local leaders (in this case, an individual who was no longer a member of the bargaining unit) for special training programs, need to consult the regional coordinator, September 3; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from the Hudson Teachers' Association dinner chairman, inviting him to attend community service dinner, with attached memo from Jim Conti re proper channel of communication; brief report on Mid-Hudson Regional Conference, to Jan Conti, regional coordinator, from Jim Conti, August 28; correspondence re welfare trust funds by various locals, and text of fund agreement for Wappingers Federation of Transit-Custodial and Maintenance Workers; draft recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Crisis Support/Management; correspondence re Mid-Hudson Leadership Conference; tentative agenda; court decision in Dutchess County BOCES v. Newman et al., annulling PERB decision, Jun 11, 1985; PERB decision of administrative law judge in the matter of County of Putnam, respondent, and Putnam County Unit, Local 840, Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., AFSCME, AFL-CIO, charging party, re dress code, May 3, 1985; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of Wappingers Congress of Teachers, authorizing school monitors in the district to form a secondary local, the Wappingers Federation of Educational Assistants, March 28; correspondence with Monticello Teachers Association re settlement of 1983 grievance arbitration for teacher denied access to sick bank, March April, 1985; correspondence between Jim Conti and director of organizing for CSEA re lack of interest by CSEA in organizing Pine Plains Central School, March April; arbitration seminar description and registration form; "A Report on the Plight of the Collective Bargaining System," January 1984, New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Labor; letter from Jim Conti to Vito DeLeonardis re two cases in which NYSUT took action on behalf of locals or teachers against its better judgment, under threat of disaffiliation or losing a representation election, need to make decisions based on merits January 10; Dutchess United Educators Handbook, 1984-1985; Retirement Handbook, September 1984; memo re dual health insurance enrollment at Wappingers Falls, September 10, 1984; work schedule statistics of MHRO (Mid-Hudson Regional Office) field representatives, total hours; local bargaining units added since opening of MHRO; support rationale for addition of field rep in MHRO; correspondence with Jim Conti re disability retirement case, Wechinsky v. New York Teachers' Retirement System, August November 1985; correspondence from actuaries with Jim Conti re State Plus health insurance plan for Rhinebeck Central School District, related memo from NYS Department of Civil Service

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Nassau Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo to Vito DeLeonardis from regional office coordinator re dissatisfaction over comparable worth by secretaries at Wantagh (with attached letter) as indicative of larger problem, potential for other unions such as NEA and Teamsters to fill the gap if non-teaching school-related personnel feel NYSUT is not representing them well, October 25, 1985; appeals before the Commissioner of Education re work load by teachers in the Guilderland Central School District; memos to local presidents and coordinators re new Empire health insurance plan, replacing G.H.I. and other statewide health insurance plans, October 9 and 25; status report re pilot program for collecting membership data, initial resistance, analysis of how to proceed, March 18; memos re retiree health insurance legislation; flyer for health and safety conference for Nassau and Suffolk locals, with cover memo by sponsor, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), October 4; C. B. Bulletin, newsletters for Nassau Regional Office, April, May, June, September, October, December 1985; Newsday newspaper clipping re decertification filed by Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, representing full-time faculty members, against the Adjunct Faculty Association, with cover memo from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, September 30; longer memo from Conti to Hobart re Nassau Community College situation, September 23; memo from Jim Conti re concerns about participating in Long Island Health Care Coalition, Inc., August 27; bylaws and related correspondence; text of legislation to include 4201 (e.g., BOCES) employees in NYS Teachers' Retirement System, with memorandum in support and cover memo from Jim Conti, May 29; document by State Education Department, "School District Reorganization: An Introduction," December 1984, with cover memo by Jim Conti, May 21, 1985; correspondence re health and safety concerns at Nassau Community College, January March 1985

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New York City Regional Office: Correspondence
Flyer and memo for conference on the electromagnetic hazards of VDTs (video display terminals: computer monitors), October 5, 1984; text of legislation to include 4201 (e.g., BOCES) employees in NYS Teachers' Retirement System, with memorandum in support and cover memo from Jim Conti, May 29; memos noting support by many labor organizations for state OSHA legislation, with attached summary of bill, March 1985; inquiry from teacher who had been a part-time substitute for years and then a full-time substitute for years but was never informed of her right to join the teachers retirement system, related memos, September 1985

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Potsdam Regional Office: Correspondence
Request for continued secretarial help after PEF operation moved from Potsdam office to Plattsburgh office, September 4, 1985; list of negative comments from local presidents, September 3, 1985; memos re retirement incentives, deferred compensation

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Rochester Regional Office: Correspondence
Notes on a Meeting with Assembly Minority Leader Dan Walsh and Superintendents and Board Representatives from School Districts within the 130th Assembly District, by Gananda school board member Ruben Cirillo, discussing school aid, teachers' salaries, other issues, with cover memo to Jim Conti, November 11, 1985; PERB decision of administrative law judge in the matter of Caledonia Central School District, respondent, and Caledonia-Mumford Teachers' Association, charging party, re alleged violation of Public Employees' Fair Employment Act by transferring elementary school teachers inconsistent with prior practice, July 1, 1985; memos re Wayne County survey of teachers, July; NYSUT legal counsel's opinion of Cayuga- Onondaga BOCES interpretation of Garcia case, re coverage of public employees by Fair Labor Standards Act; memo from Jim Conti outlining his concept for a support system for strikes, September 24; memo re Rochester Women's Network, asking NYSUT vice president Toni Cortese to speak at meeting, September 11; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel James Sandner re unemployment eligibility question for teacher in the Rochester City School District, August 21, with attached materials from Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board; materials re workshop, "Bargaining for Improved Health Care"; correspondence re Hilton Central School Teachers' Association question of 2510 (tenure) rights for teacher who voluntarily transferred, May; memo re possible organizing Wayne Central school district, April 23; NYSUT legal counsel's opinion of layoff/recall rights (bumping back into former unit when there is no vacancy, forcing a layoff) in case of teacher at Webster Central School District, March-April; briefing paper for meeting with (deputy commissioner) Don Nolan re teacher certification disputes, with attached memo from Charles Santelli to Jim Conti, April; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Phelps-Clifton Springs Faculty Association requesting legal help in resolving asbestos problem, March 5, and related memos; memo recommending new NYSUT panel members for 3020a hearings, noting increase in those hearings, February 13; confidential memo from Jim Conti to Vito Leonardis re field representative staff assignments, January 8

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Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo re growing dissatisfaction by non-teaching School-Related Personnel (SRPs) with NYSUT's perceived lack of representation and focus on teachers, October 25; memo re new affiliate, Islip Teacher Aides Association, November 14; memo re difficulties in obtaining a contract at three locals, particularly BOCES 2, potential for strikes, November 4; letter from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to NYCOSH, asserting that higher-than-average mortality rate from breast cancer among teachers at AFT local 1848 (Island Trees, Long Island) was similar to that of a study conducted in Washington State, and could be explained by higher rates among women meeting their demographic profile, concluding that an occupational study of the group would not be warranted, July 26, 1985; letter from NYCOSH to National Cancer Institute Environmental Epidemiology Branch, noting attached interim report indicating higher-than-average cancer mortality rate among Island Trees (Long Island) teachers, requesting study by NCI, May 14; announcement for negotiation workshop, November; letter to Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers president from NYSUT general counsel re drug testing of prospective employees, June 20; list of salary increases at various locals/school districts; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Half Hollow Hills Paraprofessional Association, complaining of lack of help in negotiating contract, short staffing at Suffolk office, low value for high dues, with reply from Hobart, May-June; memo to Hobart from Jim Conti re Half Hollow situation, June 19; memo from Jim Conti to regional office coordinator John DeGregorio asking whether more staff service can be provided to the association, May 29; memo re collective bargaining elections scheduled at Northport and St. John's, June 6; memo from Jim Conti requesting estimate of how much it would cost for meals and housing to hold a conference in New York City per day, May 3; related discussion re speakers, topics for discussion; request to Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to provide a mediator in dispute between Suffolk BOCES II and BOCES II Teachers Association, reply that mediator would not be provided, March 11, 1985; PERB decision in BOCES case re reporting accumulated sick time, November 14, 1984; handwritten notes re meeting with Suffolk staff, June 20, 1985; "Report from the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association Committee to Survey NYSUT/AFT Services," with cover letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of association, noting dissatisfaction with services, May 24; confidential memo to Tom Hobart from regional office coordinator John DeGregorio re interpretation of issues, assertion that rank-and- file do not favor disaffiliation, June 7; letter to Hobart from Bay Shore association president re computer system problems, January 15; reply from Hobart to association president, April 15; survey of Bay Shore teachers re satisfaction with services; complaint by president of Patchogue Medford Congress of Teachers over advice by NYSUT legal staff re urine drug testing, failure to obtain restraining order, June 10; correspondence with Jim Conti including letter from Mount Sinai Medical Center Environmental Sciences Laboratory noting detection of asbestos and chlordane in half the locations tested at Cold Spring Harbor Elementary School, advising contacting the EPA, April 29; letter from NYCOSH re low asbestos air sampling results at Lindenhurst Junior High School library, May 2; arbitration decision finding against a termination grievance brought for teacher Nancy Barton, in the matter of William Floyd United Teachers and William Floyd United Free School District of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley, and extensive related correspondence, March-April; letter to Jim Conti from NYS Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health re environmental tests at Cold Spring Harbor Elementary School, noting inconclusive, pending, or negative results for water contamination or asbestos, small quantities of chlordane, April 8; related correspondence and full test reports; memo re OSHA problem in district office involving fumes from office equipment, need for exhaust fan, March 20; memos between Jim Conti and regional office coordinator John DeGregorio re staff training, March; memo from Jim Conti to Chuck Santelli re state health insurance rules, March 28; memos re need to investigate possible OSHA violations at various school districts, February-March; memo that Amityville Committee of Educational Secretaries had voted to affiliate with NYSUT, February 22; memo from Jim Conti to Arbitration Committee with attached list of items that should be on forms re arbitrators and arbitrations, February 25; legal opinion by NYSUT general counsel James Sandner to North Babylon Teachers Organization president re arbitration award by Phillip Russo in Globerman & Evario case, February 22; memos between Jim Conti, Tom Hobart, and John DeGregorio re survey by Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association re satisfaction with NYSUT services, possible disaffiliation vote, strategy, January; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Brentwood Teachers Association president complaining of poor communication with NYSUT state headquarters in Albany re state insurance plan, with reply, January; summary report of Regional Finance Study of Public Education, County of Suffolk, New York, March 1983, by Regional Planning Board

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Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence
Letters from regional coordinator Frank Squillace to locals engaged in contract negotiations, notifying them that their field representative would be relieved by another NYSUT staffer for those negotiations, November14; opinion by NYSUT general counsel re Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Garcia interpretation of Fair Labor Standards Act; correspondence re Teacher Compensation Conference; correspondence re takeover by BOCES of summer school offered by Auburn High School, legality of lower pay offered to non-BOCES teachers under contract with high school, May-June; correspondence re liability insurance being offered to Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals by Albert H. Wohlers Insurance Company, May; letter with question re seniority status of teachers who take administrative positions for a time, then return to full-time teaching, April; memo re West Genesee Substitute Teachers' Association application for affiliation with NYSUT, April 1; letter from Frank Squillace re successful incorporation of adjunct personnel in full-time faculty bargaining unit at Onondaga Community College; April 1; report to file by Jim Conti re meeting he had with Syracuse Regional Office, March 25

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Utica Regional Office: Correspondence
Report, "School District Reorganization: An Introduction," State Education Department, December 1984, with cover letter from Jim Conti, May 21, 1985, other memos requesting information on school mergers, April; summary of notes from TV training program, May 16; materials obtained re NEA legislative objectives, sent to NYSUT-affiliated community colleges, March; request to Jim Conti for copy from the legal department of Commissioner's decision in the Matter of Richardson, re letters of reprimand, and reason for NYSUT's not having received it and potentially others, December 12, 1984

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Vestal/Southern Tier Regional Office: Correspondence
Court of Appeals decision affirming dismissal of teachers' petition against Sewanhaka Central High School district's reduction in health insurance contribution on behalf of retirees, with cover memo, December 16; letter from job applicant for field rep position, June 6; copy of Public Employment Reporter, with cover memo to Jim Conti from regional coordinator Charles Rogers suggesting possible subscription, October; decision of the Commissioner in Marie Connor v. Board of Education, Massapequa Union Free School District, re appointment of another individual to an administrative position, July 14; monthly report, June; NYSUT Division of Field Service newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs, June; memos re Commissioner's Regulations, Part 100.2(1), requiring school districts to adopt a School Conduct and Discipline Procedure, with attached policy adopted by Charlotte Valley, October 31; brochure explaining "just cause," with cover memo to Jim Conti, October 22; comparison of Empire Plan with other health insurance plans; memo to Jim Conti requesting information on quality circles and labor-management committees, July 22; memo re change in regional office serving the Alfred-Almond Teachers Association, from Western New York Regional Office-Jamestown to Southern Tier Regional Office, June 13; printout of open litigation files in NYSUT office of general counsel for Vestal service center as of 5/16/85; list of NYSUT representatives to tenure hearing panel, with recommended replacements, May 16; letters to field representatives thanking them for good work, April 8; long memo from Jim Conti re PERB procedure for accretion, March 21; related memos, March 1; memos re legality of deducting negotiated benefit in lieu of salary (Sidney Teachers Association), March; memos re Broome-Tioga joint administration of health insurance, with attached opinion of the state comptroller (most important passages obscured by highlighter, appearing black on copy), February 15, relevant text from General Municipal Law, and Trust Agreement, January 14; memo re staff meeting of Southern Tier Regional Office, February 12; text of Section 25(4) of Workers' Compensation Law; newspaper clipping from Cortland Standard re Tompkins-Cortland Community College part-time faculty seeking union affiliation, November 16, 1984

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Watertown Regional Office: Correspondence
Inquiry re standard wording of contract agreement, need to modify, June

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Organizing Correspondence
Organizing Correspondence 1983-1986 Memo re strategy for organizing Methodist Hospital, October 11, 1985; debriefing memo re organizing campaign at Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, October 11, 1985; copy of article in Heathcare Financial Management, "Unionization in the hospital industry: How are wages affected?" August 1985; memo re attached flyer targeting health care professionals, with suggestions for shorter slogan, October 11, 1985; organizing bulletin re counterfeit promotions designed to exclude pro-union employees from voting in affiliation elections, September 1985; other issues of newsletter; newspaper clipping from Washington Post re unionization movement among physicians, to retain more control over medical decisions in response to insurance company regulations, August 12, 1985; newspaper clipping re nurse protest against layoffs at Lockport Memorial Hospital, October 1, 1985; long, detailed memo to file from Jim Conti re organizing activities on July 15-16, 1985, including meetings with several people from New York Cityarea hospitals, nurses association; confidential memo from Jim Conti to Vito DeLeonardis re nurse organizing, strong conviction by contacts that nurses do not want to belong to a teacher's union, need to establish a separate organizational identity that nevertheless maintains legal tie to NYSUT, August 12, 1985; memo discussing PERB decisions (Williamsville and Hamburg cases) that would make organizing substitutes in small and medium sized school districts more difficult, June 14, 1985; resume of potential nurse organizer, July 18, 1985; memo to Jim Conti reorganizing efforts at Wayne Central Education Association (NEA), May 20, 1985, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking whether a survey might be helpful, June 17; application for local charter with Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, with cover memo noting discontinuation of professional liability insurance as option, April 26, 1985; memos re PERB procedure re accretion, FebruaryMarch 1985; summary of survey of adjunct faculty at Nassau Community College re representation by full-time faculty association, concern over preserving seniority rights, March 1, 1985; long memo from Jim Conti (tracking attached handwritten memo to Jim Conti from organizing coordinator John O'Leary) discussing staffing, January 8, 1985; article from Industrial and Labor Relations Review, "The Influence of Management Consultants on the Outcome of Union Certification Elections," October 1984, with cover memo to organizers from John O'Leary, December 10, 1984; long, detailed memo from John O'Leary to Jim Conti and John DeGregorio analyzing the nurses (RN) organizing campaign at St. John's hospital in Smithtown, October 31, 1984; memo from John O'Leary re survey for organizing college clerical employees, February 13, 1985; memo from Jim Conti re meeting re possibility of enlisting UUP's (United University Professions) help in organizing health care workers, need to establish health- care identity within NYSUT, July 19, 1983

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Coordinator's Memos
Memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors re PERB decisions re subcontracting of summer school teachers and programs to BOCES, with attached text of decisions, December 17, 1986; informational brochure re Workers' Compensation; publication by New York State Health Maintenance Organization Council, "HMO: a good idea that keeps getting better all the time"; memo from Jim Conti re Excellence in Teaching (EIT) payments and retirement credits, December 4; salary schedule increases for 1985-86 and 1986-87; memo from Jim Conti asking for financial help for the health care workers of the Benjamin-Rush Employees Union, ten of whom lost their jobs after a 20-day strike, November 24, 1986; request from Jim Conti for bargaining load for each field representative for the year, with attached form, November 11; list of arbitration grievance issues for tracking; improper practice charge against the Rome school district, filed by the Rome Teachers Association, over Excellence in Teaching (EIT) funds, with cover letter noting that the Rome Board of Education had since applied for the funds, and the teachers' association would likely be withdrawing the charge, September 22; memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors advising them that the State Education Department would likely consider applications for Excellence in Teaching funds even if school districts applied beyond the expired deadline, October 9; briefing paper, "Teacher Salaries and the Excellence in Teaching Law," September 22; memo with sample Improper Practice Charge that locals might use when school districts do not apply for Excellence in Teaching funds, September 18; text of address by attorney for school boards, Melvin H. Osterman, Jr., "Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Schools," presented at the first annual School Conference of the Capital Area, School Development Association, July 14, 1986, with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors, September 19; request from Jim Conti to regional staff directors re status of negotiations over EIT monies, August 26; text of Comments on Briffault Report on Agency Fee, prepared for PERB Agency Fee Symposium, September 9, 1986, presented by Bernard F. Ashe, Esq., general counsel, NYSUT, with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors; confidential memo from Robert Allen to regional staff directors re private meeting to be held one day before the regular meeting to discuss how Field Services Department officers (Allen, Jim Conti, Vito De Leonardis) could be of more help to the staff directors, August 18; State of New York Workers' Compensation Board brochure, "Physicians' Guide to Workers' Compensation, Disability Benefits, Volunteer Firefighter Benefits," with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors, August 14; correspondence re additional fees charged to teaching assistants (school-related personnel) who apply to the State Education Department for continuing certification, including exchange of letters between Commissioner Gordon Ambach and NYSUT vice president Antonia Cortese, June-July; salary schedule increases for 1985-86 and 1986-87, October 11; memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors re phone banks for Cuomo/Lundine campaign, need to keep records in order for filing purposes, July 16; program for Summer Institute for Union Women; Information Bulletins re state funding for Teacher Centers; detailed memo from Jim Conti with recommendations for implementing EIT legislation, June 9; memos re reduction in employer contribution to New York State Teachers Retirement System, May 22; memo from Jim Conti with attached legislative bulletin from the New York State School Boards Association opposing certain Excellence in Teaching regulations, May 22; information release by the New York State Social Security Agency re new federal law requiring coverage under Medicare of new public employees not covered under Social Security; memo re draft regulations for Excellence in Teaching legislation; question and answer sheet re Excellence in Teaching program with respect to BOCES; memo to the counsel to the Governor re Excellence in Teaching legislation, April 17; fact sheet re New Jersey's Right-to-Know law, with attached negotiations checklist; strategy memo from Jim Conti to coordinators re Excellence in Teaching apportionment, April 23; memo to coordinators from Vito DeLeonardis re upcoming training session for field representatives to provide retirement consultation services to School-Related Personnel, following complaints that NYSUT was not providing the same services for SRPs as it was for teachers, April 23; memo re Excellence in Teaching legislation, including description of major aspects of the teacher salary aid, and excerpt from text of legislation, April 14; briefing paper on the status and progress at the Workers' Compensation Board, March 14; memo to coordinators from Jim Conti re procedure for legal representation by NYSUT in cases where teachers choose a disciplinary procedure other than a 3020a hearing, March 18; materials re AFT Local Leaders' Conference, March 12; Bureau of National Affairs article on real value of minimum wage, at lowest level since 1955, with cover memo to coordinators; Bureau of National Affairs article re supreme Court's setting of agency fees by unions, with cover memo

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Albany Regional Office Legal File
Request for assignment of NYSUT attorney in sex abuserelated 3020a case against teacher (also charged criminally) in Johnstown school district, December 4; memos re pay grievance of teacher at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake district, recommendation for Article 78 proceeding instead, November; memo re teacher at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district refusing to pay agency fee for religious reasons; October 31; memos with NYSUT legal counsel re Shenendehowa school district direction to teachers that violation of copyright laws would not be covered under the Save Harmless provisions of Education Law, October; memo re investigation of sexual abuse reports against teacher at Whitehall school district, determined by both local school board and Grand Jury to be unfounded, failure to communicate findings to State Education Department, subsequent letter from SED that it was opening an investigation, August 27; request for legal assistance to appeal case to Commissioner as violation of Commissioner's Regulations re teaching assignment that brought subject-certified East Greenbush teacher to just under full time, replaced .1 with teacher not certified in subject area, September; request for legal assistance for Adirondack Cooperative Teachers' Association (Washington-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES) full-time teacher being laid off for a part-time teacher, in violation of 2510 rights, July; request for legal assistance for teacher suspended and charged in 3020a case in Johnstown school district, June; request for NYSUT attorney consultation to advise on layoff consequences of annexation of Draper school district by Mohonasen district, May; request for legal assistance for the Guilderland Teachers Association, charged, with the school district, with sex discrimination by four school nurses, for whom the NYS Division of Human Rights found probable cause, April; request for legal assistance for teacher charged with 3020a (incompetency) violation in Mohonasen school district, with attached specifics, April; requests for representation in other 3020a cases in Hadley-Luzerne and Schenectady-Albany-Schoharie BOCES; request for legal opinion in East Greenbush case involving 2510 recall rights, January

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Elmsford Regional Office Legal File
Correspondence re dispute over effective date of resignation of teacher at Valley Central School District, impact on health insurance coverage, MarchMay

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office Legal File
Request for legal assistance for teacher in second 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, for slapping a student), Poughkeepsie City School District, with attached specifics December 16; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (incompetence, for absenteeism), Hyde Park school district, December; request for legal advice re rights of unmarried 40-year-old high school teacher considering becoming pregnant by artificial insemination, following several unsuccessful adoption attempts, New Paltz Central School District, November; PERB decision in matter of Greenville Central School District, respondent, and Greenville Faculty Association, charging party, re unilaterally increasing number of teacher workdays for 1985-86 school year, October 15; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (violation of policy against corporal punishment) at Ichabod Crane Central School, December; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (incompetence, for failure to obtain certification), related correspondence requesting extension, noting illness as extenuating circumstance, Hudson City School District, September; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, for abusive language) at Highland Central School District, June; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, for spanking), Poughkeepsie City School District, June; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, for several instances of physical contact or speech considered inappropriate by the district), Hyde Park Central School, June; memo re request by teacher for extension of probationary period, constituting waiver of tenure by acquiescence, Livingston Manor, June; correspondence re 3020a charges against teacher at Rhinebeck school district, June; correspondence re 3020a charges against teacher at Wappingers Central School District (insubordination, for failure to submit to examination by district-appointed psychiatrist; question of impartiality), May; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (misconduct constituting a crime, conviction for aggravated harassment), Catskill Central Schools, May; correspondence, including reports of classroom observations by parent and by assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, re level of instruction by teacher at New Paltz Central Schools, allegations of slapping, description of resolution, September 1985-April 1, 1986; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (misconduct, for attempting to fix speeding ticket), Poughkeepsie Public School District, April; request for legal assistance for teacher in deciding whether to pursue case against Ellenville district through 3020a proceedings (incompetence and conduct unbecoming a teacher, for using racial slurs and physical violence against students), Article 78 (lawsuit), or other avenue, March; request for legal assistance for teacher in 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, use of corporal punishment), Delaware Valley school district, March; request for legal assistance in 3020a case (conduct unbecoming a teacher, for a variety of infractions) at Hyde Park school district, January; request for legal opinion re filing an Article 78 proceeding over a Freedom of Information request, Highland school district, December, 1986; request for legal assistance in 3020a case (insubordination, for refusing to follow directions of principal), Poughkeepsie City School District, December; request for legal assistance in 3020a case (misconduct, for physical altercation with student), Millbrook school district

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Nassau Regional Office Legal File
NYSUT legal opinion on interest due American Express on Mailgram expenses during 1985 strike, June 18; legal question to NSUT counsel re whether proper procedures were followed by New Hyde Park-Garden City school district in principal's placing letter of reprimand in teacher's file, whether 3020a proceeding should have determined action, March 18; related case at Uniondale, re letter of reprimand for failure to verify illness, April 3; correspondence re Hewlett-Woodmere probationary teacher who resigned at district's request to teach in other subject area, question of tenure, March; correspondence re tenured Nassau BOCES teacher, certified in ornamental horticulture, reduction in assignment, consolidation of his position with non- tenure area, April 8; legal opinion that Rockville Centre School District was not required to continue health insurance coverage to Title I teachers who retire, absent written agreement, March 21; request for legal opinion re whether teacher aides on school buses can be required to submit to fingerprinting with the Nassau County police, April 3; request for legal opinion re decision of Plainedge Public Schools to teach Latin in junior high school, assignment of certain teachers certified to teach Latin, two of whom were about to be excessed, April 16; request for legal opinion re effect on tenure status of assignment of classes outside tenure area for teacher in Syosset Public Schools, April 22; memo re possible legal action re alleged slander of union negotiating team by member of the Wantagh Board of Education, April 22; memo re Garden City teacher informed that she would not be recommended for tenure, meeting to discuss legal options, April 24; memo re meeting with legal staff and teacher at East Rockaway district re rights under 913 of Education Law re 3020a case, May 7; materials re denial of tenure of Great Neck teacher after unsatisfactory classroom evaluation despite previous good evaluations, meeting to discuss legal options, May 14; memo setting up legal consultation re rights of Hempstead teacher who was notified that he would not be reappointed because of poor evaluation, September 9; memo re case of possibly punitive reassignment of duties of vice president of Uniondale Teachers Association, legally blind diabetic/partial amputee, tenured classroom teacher now given physically demanding assignments (hall patrol, playground duty, bus duty), October 1; memo re involuntary assignment of teacher tenured in instruction of the deaf to class of hearing but special-needs students, Farmingdale Federation of Teachers, September 24; question of assignments exceeding daily teaching load at Locust Valley Public Schools, possible violation of Commissioner's Regulations section 100.2(i), September 24; legal opinion re pay for days worked by teacher at East Rockaway, November 19

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North Country Legal File (Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Watertown)
Memo to Jim Conti thanking him for approving the filing of an Improper Practice charge, which had the desired effect of inducing the Massena Board of Education to ratify the contract with the teachers association, December 10; memo re possible Article 78 proceeding against Salmon Run Central School District for attempting to hire uncertified, non-unit non-teacher for hockey coaching position when two other certified Salmon River teachers applied for the position, November 24; legal opinion re possibility of certification for teacher who was convicted of possession of marijuana when the crime was a felony, August 26; legal opinion re alleged employment discrimination at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES against recovering alcoholic, in treatment for six years, July 9; legal opinion and lengthy related correspondence re temporary restraining order against Salmon River for schedule change interpreted by teachers as a lengthening of the school day, August 13; PERB interim decision in the matter of Edwards-Russell Central School District, employer, and Edwards-Russell Teachers Association, petitioner, and Edwards Teachers' Association, intervenor; memo to Jim Conti re possibility of several 3020a cases arising out of child abuse allegations at Putnam Central School District, with attached newspaper clipping, May-June

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Rochester Regional Office Legal File
Memo re layoff procedures in consolidation of two Rush-Henrietta School District high schools, November 21; memo re inquiry from Webster Teachers Association as to whether homosexuality in and of itself constitutes moral turpitude under 3020a and is grounds for termination, and related questions, September 15; request for interpretation of provision in Spencerport collective bargaining agreement re tuition reimbursement, May 21; memo re professional misconduct charge against school nurse in Rush-Henrietta school district for one instance of dispensing medication not in accordance with procedure when parents could not be contacted, July 1; correspondence re updating of records at State Education Department, resulting in Notice of Substantial Question as to Moral Character for teacher at Fairport regarding apparent false statement re teaching certificate, possibility of clerical errors involving incorrect Social Security number and other filing issues, June 24; question of taxability of employee tuition reimbursement, May-June; memo re permanent key punch operator and member of Greece Support Services Employees Association, denied getting her job back following long-term disability leave for cancer, February-June; legal opinion advising that NYSUT not attempt to appeal case of tenured physical education teacher granted 4-year leave of absence at East Irondequoit and later excessed, related text of court decision, correspondence from NEA, May; request for legal assistance for suspended teacher at Clyde school district, question of whether to defend dismissal via 3020a procedure or binding arbitration, April; memos re 3020a charges at Spencerport and Gates-Chili school districts, February; correspondence re salary dispute by teacher who resigned mid-year from Romulus Central School District, February 5

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Southern Tier Legal File (Binghamton, Elmira)
Memo requesting legal opinion re authority of Superintendent of Otselic Valley schools to fire a bus driver without authorization by the full Board of Education, March; memos re 3020a cases in Elmira school district, March 17, 1987, and December 16, 1986; state Supreme Court legal decision re Gary Stokotelny v. Elmira School District, December 1, 1986; arbitration award re dismissal of teacher by Elmira school district, memo re non-compliance of school district, need to compel enforcement, September 17; memo re human rights complaint by teacher against the Newfield Central School District, February 25, with copy of complaint; correspondence re denial of military service credit by the Teacher Retirement System to a teacher retired from Acova school district, February-June; memos re prior service credit at Endicott-Union School District, decision to pursue matter (citing competition with NEA) in spite of remote likelihood of success, May; claim against Elmira City School District for assigning guidance counselor outside his tenure area to an adult career counseling program, with NYSUT memo noting that assignment was for less than 50% of regular duties, thus not jeopardizing tenure rights, March; related correspondence, February; memos re teacher load at Chenango Valley school district, February; materials re 3020a case (physical or mental disability) for teacher at Watkins Glen, January; correspondence re qualifications for certification in health education for teacher in Elmira school district, October 1985-January 1986

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Suffolk Regional Office Legal File
Correspondence re teacher who had been laid off from Commack School District, then relocated to Vermont, then was recalled six years later but had since retired, question of whether he was still eligible for recall, August-September; letter re teacher who wanted to return to work after a long period of sick leave/disability following an automobile accident, July 10; state Supreme Court decision upholding PERB decision for Suffolk County Community College, with cover memo to Jim Conti re appeal, February; memo from field representative to legal staff re teacher at Elwood district whose appointment as probationary teacher was changed retroactively to permanent substitute, question of rights, seniority accrual, March 6; memo from field representative to legal staff re teachers at West Islip who had been serving as long-term substitutes, now filing a grievance and complaint of age discrimination with Human Rights Division, March 5; memos re policy at Brentwood district requiring teachers to use their private vehicles to transport sick students to doctor or home, question of liability for accidents, charges of molestation, need for written legal opinion, February; memo re failure to be recalled to a vacancy for teacher at Kings Park district, February 5; question of seniority for teacher at Cold Spring Harbor district, January 23; request for legal assistance for teacher at Three Villages district, convicted of 25 felony counts of forgery and grand larceny, January 22; memo re tenured Northport physical education teacher believed by district to have forged education credentials, January 16; memo re teacher at Port Jefferson School District facing possible lawsuit by parents of student whom she drove to her home upon finding no one home at student's residence, March 20; memo re million-dollar civil suit being filed against Central Islip school district and teacher who pled guilty to misdemeanor for striking a student, March 19; memo re teacher who had not been working but drawing full salary and benefits for nearly ten years following an injury from an assault by a parent, attempts by Sayville school district to compel him to return to work, settlement offer re resignation, taking disability retirement, March 26; memo re 3020a charges against teacher at Middle Island district, April 14; memo re teacher at Elwood school district whose application for disability leave was processed incorrectly as disability retirement, embarrassment at narrow reappointment vote by school board, position that vote was unnecessary and inappropriate, May 1; memo re change in job title of certified social worker to peer counselor at Three Villages district, appointment as temporary rather than probationary, April 30; memo re discovery by Commack business teacher that his classes were being surreptitiously taped by a student, question of legal recourse, May 23; question of whether teaching assignment in reading subject area would jeopardize tenure of certified language arts teacher at Half Hollow Hills district, May 14; memo re recurring problem at BOCES II district, excessing occupational education teachers who are qualified to teach in related subject areas, June 18; memo re three teachers who believed that they were not rehired by Port Jefferson district because of political scapegoating or status as recovering alcoholic, possible contract violation, May 16; letter from teacher at Smithtown High School with questions re tenure if assigned to teach junior high, May 22; memo re teacher at Three Villages school district who should have been given a probationary instead of a temporary appointment, May 16; memo re teacher from South Huntington district who wanted to talk to a lawyer before getting a note from his doctor that he would not be able to work for at least a semester because of a heart condition, June 6; memo re recall rights of secondary school teacher also certified as an elementary school teacher, facing layoff at Hauppauge district, June 19; memo re two teachers at South Huntington district whose use of personal days off was being investigated by school district following anonymous note, issue of violation of rights, June 6; request for legal opinion re special education teacher at BOCES I Suffolk who had been granted a year's unpaid leave for professional growth but wanted to rescind it or work elsewhere, question of whether district could refuse to allow her to work while on unpaid leave, June 23; request for legal opinion re policy at BOCES 2 (NYSUT Local 3037, Patchogue), not giving credit for authorship of any academic publication or computer software developed by teachers in the course of employment, claim that policy undermines creativity, motivation to excel, academic freedom, June 9; age discrimination charge against NYSUT local with the Division of Human Rights by former teacher at Dowling College, June 13, and related correspondence; memo re possible retaliatory change in summer assignment of local union president by school superintendent after objection to change in class size at Babylon district, July 16; memo re possible litigation on behalf of United Aides of Huntington, who had not been informed of their right to join the State Employees' Retirement System, need to reclassify them under Civil Service, July 16; memo re seniority matter for teacher at Hauppauge High School, July 1; correspondence re complex seniority issue re teacher at Lindenhurst district whose one-year leave had initially been denied but later retroactively granted, with effects years later on teachers with less seniority who would be excessed, union's position, June; memo re East Moriches district's use of teacher assistants instead of teachers for reading, June 27; request for legal representation for teacher at Three Villages district who had been convicted of grand larceny and was facing possible revocation of teaching license through hearing re substantial question as to moral character, June 27; memo requesting legal assistance for Elwood teacher aide attempting to obtain earlier retirement credit for service, July 24; memo requesting meeting with NYSUT attorney over letter of reprimand received by teacher who was turned down for principal position and wrote a letter to the editor criticizing West Babylon Board of Education, August 13; memo re appointment history of teacher at Cold Spring Harbor district, question of seniority, August 13; appeal in Supreme Court Appellate Division in the matter of Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers v. Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District, re mandatory drug testing of probationary teachers eligible for tenure, August 11, 1986; memo re tenure process at Half Hollow Hills district, September 9; memo re recall rights of teacher for job opening at computer center in BOCES 3 district, September 16; memo re possible arbitration over discontinuation of a contract clause providing medical and dental coverage for retired teachers at Three Villages school district, September 9; question re seniority credit procedure for half-day kindergarten at Kings Park school district, September 3; memo discussing coach who resigned after throwing a party for the team at which alcohol was consumed by students, later recalled but subject to campaign to have her removed by school board member with a personal interest in obtaining her job for her own daughter, Commack district, September 19; newspaper clipping of Newsday article, "Drug Testing Ruled Out for Tenure," August 12, 1986; question as to whether Laurel school district was obligated to pay hospitalization for retired teachers, September 5; memo re contract language allowing corporal punishment at Port Jefferson Station, September 10; question of whether a teacher who takes sick time off and is docked pay also loses seniority, Hauppauge district, September 24; questions re proposal to change the mission of Dowling College and expand its campus to Puerto Rico, September 9; question re separate tenure accumulations of teacher at Smithtown High School and Junior High, October 16; memo re stay of arbitration in coaching issue at Riverhead school district, October 20; question of whether lay teachers can be paid to teach religious instruction with public funds, Madonna Heights Services, October 17; meeting re legal appointment with president of Suffolk Child Development Center Teachers Association re center's use of pension funds for unrelated matters, October 21; memo re disability retirement agreement (attached) between teacher and Sayville School District, dispute over option offsetting lump-sum payment, October 17; memo re teacher at Center Moriches district who indicated that he was totally disabled following a year leave of absence without pay, dispute over requirement for medical exam, November 5; memo reviewing appointment history of teacher at Three Villages district, question of tenure area, November 4; memo re ability of parochial school principal in Sayville district to assign nurse-teachers, with attached letter from St. Lawrence School, November 13; request for 3020a hearing by teacher at Port Jefferson school district to defend charges of insubordination, neglect of duty, and conduct unbecoming a teacher, with cover memo to NYSUT legal office, October 29; memo re teacher, also a coach, who discovered that the West Islip school district had stopped paying into his retirement system, claiming he was only a casual employee, December 10; question of planned retirement after ten years of teaching by teacher at Tuckahoe school district, potential refusal by district to consider him eligible for retirement benefits, December 9; memo and transcript of conversation with teacher at Sayville High School re alleged improper relationship with one or more students, December 9; memos re seniority issues for occupational education teachers at BOCES II, facing declining enrollment, December 8; letter to NYSUT general counsel James Sandner re teacher in North Babylon School District re arbitration over status as long-term substitute vs. per diem substitute, December 19; memo re teacher in West Islip who was reassigned as a permanent substitute following a medical leave, December 19; memo re grievance claiming misplacement on the salary schedule, question of probationary or permanent status, Amityville, December 18; memo re teacher suspended with pay following long leave of absence, allegations by student, dismissal hearing, Middle Country Central School, November 21; memo re seniority question involving mistake in appointment of teacher at Elwood school district, resulting in slightly more seniority for teacher, now in dispute over excessing with another teacher, November 29; memo re possible discharge of a tenured instructor at Suffolk Community College, suspended with pay, grievance, November 20; memo re sudden dismissal of a professor at Dowling College upon discovery that he submitted an incorrect transcript that indicated he had a Ph.D., need for injunction to continue pay, block rescinding of contract, March 6, 1987; memo suggesting consolidation of two part-time jobs into one full-time at BOCES involving job development for students, March 17, 1987; memo re complaint by teacher at South Huntington district that contract did not allow utilization of sick days left over from prior year, giving less benefit than required under Education Law, March 18, 1987; question re teacher at BOCES 3 whose full-time position had been reduced to half-time, three months after which, the teacher resigned, later asked back as half-time teacher, returned and then later informed that the position would be eliminated for full-time position, for which he would not be rehired, June 16, 1987; tenure questions re occupational and special education teachers at Rocky Point and BOCES 3, June 16, 1987

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Syracuse Regional Office Legal File
Materials re seniority rights and reduced workload of foreign language teacher in East SyracuseMinoa district, SeptemberDecember, 1986; memo re complaints by teacher aides in Central Square district that they had been given teacher assistant responsibilities, OctoberDecember; materials re confirmation proceedings for arbitration award in Oneida district re transfer of teachers, JuneAugust; materials re recall rights of speech therapist at Cayuga BOCES, JuneJuly; materials re 3020a case of teacher at Onondaga Central School District, June; legal opinion re teacher liability questions, June; memos re petitions to stay arbitration in matter of adopting new work schedule and posting and filling job vacancy positions at East Syracuse-Minoa district, March; order to show cause for a judgment staying the arbitration brought against Onondaga Community College, with attached legal advice, January-February; memo re retirement rights of teacher at Liverpool district, January; memos re possible 3020a case involving sexual abuse by a teacher at Onondaga Central School District, noting choice by NYSUT field representative not to look at the specific charges during initial process, January; materials re case of contracting out work of Cazenovia school psychologist, with letter from Commissioner Gordon Ambach, July 1983-January 1986; memo re possible arbitration for teacher in Syracuse district seeking to recover lost salary after working in wrong step as a result of error by Marcellus district, January; inquiry re whether a retired teacher can serve on the school board in North Syracuse, January; materials, including review of appointment history, re special education teacher at Phoenix (NY) Central Schools who accepted half-time appointment following maternity leave, question of whether she was later entitled to full-time position when it became available, December 1985-January 1986; memo re petition by Oneida City School District to vacate arbitration award, August

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Utica Regional Office Legal File
Memo re refusal by Mohawk Valley Community College to honor subpoena issued by arbitrator re denial of promotions, citing executive session privilege, need for documents to prosecute the grievance, compromise of due process, November; memo re dues collection problem with strike-breaker in Mt. Markham School District, September; memo re summons, complaint, and order to show cause against the president of the Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association over the agency fee clause in the agreement with the college, filed by a faculty members who vowed to quit if an agency fee was ever imposed, October; request for legal representation for teacher served with 3020a charges in Little Falls School District, September; memo re request to modify arbitration award at Mohawk Valley Community College, based on alleged erroneous interpretation of contract clause by arbitrator re layoff, with attached brief, April

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Western NY Legal File (Buffalo, Jamestown)
Materials re tenured teacher laid off by Lackawanna district, later recalled, but not after less-senior teachers were assigned, December; memo re agency fee arbitration in Hamburg district, November; material re City of Jamestown's refusal to comply with arbitration award re nurse scheduling at Jamestown General Hospital, October; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher by Franklinville district, alleging that she did not have the mental or emotional capacity to teach because she had not continued to take medication for a diagnosed chronic mood disorder and was exhibiting unusual behavior, insubordination, incompetence, and conduct unbecoming a teacher, October; materials re librarian at North Tonawanda Senior High School re employment rights at Hamburg school district, allegations of poor representation by NYSUT, August 12, 1985-November 4, 1986; memos re seniority status of teacher at West Seneca district, October; memo re teacher at Orchard Park, found partially guilty of 3020a charges, reassigned to a non-teaching position thought not to be in his tenure area, October; memo re teacher at West Seneca district, outlining appointment history, question of whether seniority rights were violated, October; order to show cause for stay of arbitration at Pembroke Central School District, September; memos and recommendation by NYSUT legal counsel that teacher in Kenmore district file a complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission re possible violation of Age Discrimination Employment Act by provision in Education Law re borrowing and repayment against retirement annuity fund, July; materials re maintenance mechanic at Genesee-Wyoming BOCES, denial of disability retirement, July; materials re 3020a charges against teachers at Maryville and Niagara Falls districts, June-July; memos re legal implication of Kenmore Teachers Association and Kenmore School District peer performance review plan, with attached plan description, May-June; materials re layoffs of physical education teachers at West Seneca school district, question of whether commissioner's regulations were being violated, May-June; memo re seniority and layoff questions for three teachers at Eden district, June; memos re question of immunity for home school counselor who wanted to report suspected child abuse of one of his students, May

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Field Office Misc. NYSTA Professional Staff Association
Correspondence with Jim Conti noting his election as president of the Professional Staff Association of the New York State Teachers Association, November 2, 1971; expressions of sympathy at death of wife, January 1976; letter to Conti from NYS Teachers' Retirement System re refundable contributions under Special Service Retirement Plan, June 24, 1974; PSA membership reports, strike donations, expenses; letter of resignation from James B. Schmatz, December 4, 1972; memo re NYSTA-NEO (NYSTA Employees Organization) agreement, recommending ratification, with attached analysis, November 1, 1971; brochure and cover letter soliciting membership in National Education Professional Staff Organization, October 8, 1971; memos and related materials re salary freeze, 1971; handwritten notes of December 17, 1970, meeting of NEO; text of agreement between NYSTA and NEO, 1971; letter to Jim Conti as president of the NYSTA Professional Staff Association from Dale A. Robinson, president of the National Education Association Staff Organization, noting that NEASO had reached an agreement with NEA, thanking Conti for his support, June 24, 1971; memo to Conti re possible formal relationship between PSA and regional representatives, threat by some representatives to quit if salary is not raised, June 8, 1971; constitution of the PSA; negotiations updates (one-page newsletters)

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Field Office Misc: NYSTA Employee Organization (NEO/PSA)
Constitution and bylaws of NYSTA Employees Organization, as adopted March 1968, amended through September 1970; agreement between the New York State Teachers Association and the NYSTA Employees Organization, 1969-1971; agenda of NEO meeting of November 10, 1970; handwritten minutes of "Rep Council," November 10, 1970; proposed dues schedule, adopted at November 10, 1970, meeting; extensive handwritten memos to Jim Conti from Ray (Calabrese?) re meetings with PSA/NEO, petitions, 1970-1971; materials re grievances; correspondence between Conti, Calabrese, and with Frank White, executive secretary of NYSTA, re salaries

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Field Office Misc: Legal Briefs, Susquehanna Valley
Transcript of PERB hearing, Susquehanna Valley Central School District, respondent, and Susquehanna Valley Teachers Association, charging party; memorandum of law on behalf of respondent

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Field Office Misc: Legal Briefs, Eden Central School District
New York Supreme Court Appellate Division record on appeal in the matter of the application of Bobbie Lee Soda, petitioner-appellant, for a judgment pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law against Kenneth W. Christner, Superintendent of the Eden Central School District #1, and the Board of Education of the Eden Central School District #1, respondents-appellees; brief on behalf of petitioner-appellant

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Field Office Misc: Legal Briefs, Harrison Central School District
New York Supreme Court memorandum of law on behalf of the respondent, in the matter of the application of Board of Education of Central School District, Harrison, New York, petitioner, against Harrison Association of Teachers, respondent for an order pursuant to Section 7511 Civil Practice Law and Rules Vacating an Arbitration

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Field Services Misc: Legal Briefs, Colton-Pierrepont School District
Transcript of PERB hearing re Improper Practice charge

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Field Office Misc: Legal, Williamsville Central School District (Buffalo) (1 of 3)
PERB decision and order, Williamsville Central School District, respondent, and Williamsville Teachers Association, charging party; PERB affidavit; subpoena; hearing officer's decision; Improper Practice charge; transcript of I.P. hearing opening statement; related correspondence

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Field Office Misc: Legal, Williamsville Central School District (Buffalo) (2 of 3)
PERB transcript of hearing in the matter of the Board of Education of the Central School District No. 3 of the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Cheektowaga, respondent, and Williamsville Teachers Association, charging party; Exceptions to the Finding of the Hearing Officers Memorandum of the Charging Party, June 24, 1975, and May 11, 1976; improper practice charge; agreement between Williamsville Central School District # 3 and Williamsville Teachers Association 1970-1973

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Field Office Misc: Legal , Williamsville Central School District (Buffalo) (2 of 3)
Williamsville Central School District Annual School Budget 1974-1975 (April 23, 1974); Williamsville Commitment to Excellence: Annual Report May 1974; Collective Negotiations Agreement between the Superintendent of the Williamsville Central School District and the Williamsville Teachers Association, July 1, 1973-June 30, 1975; materials re sabbatical leave; related correspondence; legal brief answer; PERB decision of director

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Field Office Misc. : Massachusetts Nurses Chapter, UFT-Agreements
Agreements between various hospitals and Massachusetts Nurses Association (Hillcrest; Ludlow; Franklin County Public Hospital; Carney; Falmouth; Fairview)

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Field Office Misc.: New York Nurses Chapter, UFT -Improper Practice Charge
Improper Practice Charge filed against the Health & Hospitals Corporation of the City of New York; UFT position papers and other flyers promoting affiliation with Nurses Chapter

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Field Office Misc.: Nurses-Arden Hall Hospital Campaign
Report on the Organizing Campaign at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, NY, December 18, 1979; correspondence on election from National Labor Relations Board; campaign flyers; tally of ballots; NLRB authorization for election

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Field Office Misc.: Conference and training-AFT Staff Leadership Development Program
Materials re case studies of organizing at several hospitals and General Dynamics; NLRB booklet, "A Guide to Basic Law and Procedures under the National Labor Relations Act," 1978

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Field Office Misc. Conference and Training, AFT Quest Conference
Conference brochure, with program; resource papers re mainstreaming, state and local tax reform, bilingual education, teacher centers, standardized testing, continuing education, Supreme Court Yeshiva decision that college faculty are managerial and therefore exempt from NLRA

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Field Office Misc.: Conference and Training, BOCES 9th Annual Conference
Policy papers, including Testimony of Thomas Y. Hobart, Jr., President, New York State United Teachers, to the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education on the Classification and Standards Project Board of Regents/State Education Department Proposal, March 17, 1980; NYSUT Policy Statement on Education for Children with Handicapping Conditions; NYSUT Information Bulleting on Maximizing Teacher Impact on the Evaluation and Placement of Children with Handicapping Conditions; Regents' Classification and Standards Project: A Status Report; related papers; summary of attendees' evaluation of conference

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Field Office Misc. Conference and Training: Public Sector Conference
Labor-Management Relations Service. Brochure, "LMRS: Meeting the Challenge of Employee and Labor Relations"; American Arbitration Association brochure, "Labor Arbitration: Procedures and Techniques"; meeting floor diagram; LMRS newsletter; related brochures

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Field Office Misc.: Conference and Training-National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining 8th Annual Conference
Conference announcement brochure, with program; attendance list; training materials/papers: "Rights Issues in Academic Bargaining," "Interest Arbitration," outline, "Components of Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreements"; bibliography of holdings, Elias Lieberman Library

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Field Office Misc.: Conference and Training-United University Professions Delegate Assembly
Conference program; draft constitution; printed constitution and bylaws, November 1978; commentary by the Committee for Correspondence for the United Caucus of UUP re "certain notions of reform"

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Field Office Misc.: Legislation/Political Action/Vote/COPE
Final Legislative Report, July 11, 1980; NYSUT tentative 1980 legislative program, January 11, 1980; voting records on key bills, committee assignments, incumbency status, party affiliation, and NYSUT endorsement status of every state legislator (senators and assemblymen), by district; Message to the Legislature by Governor Hugh L. Carey, January 9, 1980; VOTE/COPE contribution totals, 1974-1979; document, "How to Run for Delegate and Alternate to the 1980 Democratic National Party Convention," printed by the New York State Democratic Committee

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Field Office Misc.: NYSTA Differentiated Teaching
Papers and articles distributed by National Education Association (NEA)

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Albany Service Center: Kevin Berry
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Caputo, Chuck
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Cardinali, Arthur
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Gebert, William
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Horwitz, Richard
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Leukhardt, Martin
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Malone, Renee
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Nicholson, Ruby
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Ronald Peretti
Activity reports

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Albany: Ed Rogers
Correspondence

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Albany Service Center: Sole, John
Activity reports

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Albany Service Center: Trela, John
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Beenhouwer, Bill
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Benjamin, Jack-Activity Report
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Corcoran, Ed
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Leonetti, Pat
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Pierce, Donald
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Rabinowitz, Alvin
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Wilder, Ken
Activity reports

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Nassau Service Center: Bluth, Steve
Activity reports

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Elmsford Service Center: Wildman, Tony
Activity reports

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Nassau Service Center: Bolter, Mary Jane
Activity reports

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Nassau Service Center: Callaci, Vincent
Activity reports

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Nassau Service Center: Gimello, William
Activity reports

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Nassau Regional Office: Kern, Stanley
Activity reports

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Nassau Regional Office: Margolis, Michael
Activity reports

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Nassau Regional Office: McPartlin, Joseph
Activity reports

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Nassau Regional Office: Wilson, Harry
Activity reports

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Mayo, Paul
Activity reports

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Nordine, Marilyn
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Blanchard, Bill
Activity reports

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Western New York: Paul E. Broome
Correspondence re extension of leave of absence, new assignment in New Mexico

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Western New York Service Center: Dockery, James
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Jurewicz, Bob
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Luczak, Paul
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: MacDonald, Braden
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Pliss, Duke
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Raccuia, Charles
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Ruhrer, Bob
Activity reports

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Western New York Service Center: Zwolinski, Daniel
Activity reports

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Western NY Regional Office at Jamestown: Campion, John
Activity reports

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Western NY Regional Office at Jamestown: Ehrhart, Dutch
Activity reports

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Western NY Regional Office at Jamestown: Hand, Ernest
Activity reports

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Regional Office Visits
Regional Staff Directors meeting report, n.d., c. 1987; NYSUT 1987- 88 Membership Report, service center summary showing number of locals and members as of January 31, 1988; memos listing meeting dates at various regional offices; materials for fall regional conference, 1987

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Albany Regional Office Correspondence
Flyer and cover memo from Jim Conti re pesticide hazard workshop, December 14, 1989; material distributed at PERB workshop on unit fragmentation, with cover memo from Jim Conti, September 27, 1989; letter from Jim Conti to the director of the NYS Department of Labor Division of Health and Safety, requesting an investigation into letters of reprimand by the superintendent of the Mechanicville School District against two teachers who brought evidence of asbestos to his attention, December 5, 1989; correspondence re proposed smoking policy at Guilderland school district, September-October 1989; correspondence between Jim Conti, regional staff director John Sole, and the State Education Department re meeting to review asbestos and other health and safety hazards in schools, May 1989; agenda for Germantown Teachers Association meeting, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting that they had vote to reaffiliate with NYSUT, May 1, 1989; NYSUT Information Bulletin, "Certification, Tenure and a Middle School Teaching Assignment," with detailed commentary from John Sole to Charles Santelli and attached copy of legal decision (Baer) and Part 30 Regulations, May 4, 1989; correspondence re multi-employer funds for nurses, March-April 1989; correspondence re PERB public sector labor relations conference, March 1989; request for legal opinion re disparity in work rules between elementary and secondary schools in Mechanicville district, March 10, 1989; memos between John Sole and Jim Conti re asbestos removal in the schools, March 1989; memos re Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, noting that school districts in Albany region had attempted to impose additional conditions of employment in compliance with the act and that such changes required negotiation, with attached text of legislation and one such policy, March 1989; National Education Association document, "The Use of Recognized Teaching Models for Teacher Evaluation," and memos between Jim Conti and other NYSUT officials discussing NYSUT approach, March 1989; memos re endowment for the care of an active or retired teacher in the Troy school district at Leonard Hospital, set up in a will in 1925; Southern Adirondack League of Teachers spreadsheet of local stipends for officers; correspondence re Schenectady-Albany-Schoharie BOCES Faculty Association request re feasibility of challenging the composition of BOCES so that low-population rural counties do not have disproportionate influence over policy making, with attached documentation dating to 1953; inquiry form La Salle School re legislation to improve salaries at approved 201, 853, 4402, and Special Act schools, January 15, 1989

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Meeting with Germantown Teachers Association
May 5, 1989, Albany Regional Office. Agenda and related materials re meeting with local reaffiliating with NYSUT

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Meeting With Grand Island Teachers Association
Albany Regional Office, January 10, 1989. Confidential memo re meeting with Grand Island Teachers Association re unsuccessful "work-to-rule" action in which, as a negotiating tactic, all teachers resigned from any extracurricular assignments, which was interpreted by the school district as a strike; related correspondence

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Buffalo Regional Office Correspondence
Harvard University Energy and Environmental Policy Center report, "Summary of Symposium on Health Aspects of Exposure to Asbestos in Buildings," August 1989; letter of recommendation from Jim Conti to Cornell ILR Western District Director re potential hire as instructor for labor studies course, December 14, 1989; list of Erie County local presidents; Board of Regents discussion item, follow-up report on occupational education in the large five cities, May 26, with cover memo from NYSUT Occupational Education Committee liaison Pat Flynn; flyer for workshop, "Shared Decision Making: An Awareness Session," from Western New York Educational Service Council, with cover memo to local presidents, September 11; memo re salary comparison survey, with attached sheet correlating numerical step schedules to new alphabetical ones and correcting for compression effects, September 27; list of Western NY Regional Office staffing, indicating local responsibility of field service representatives, July 6; letter from Mort Zuckerman, chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, noting success of To Give & Learn project, developed by U.S. News and IBM, praising Blasdell Elementary School teacher John Ebel for leadership on selection committee, September 28; letter from Niagara Falls Teachers Grievance Committee chair, thanking regional rep for assistance, July 25; memo from Tom Hobart to NYSUT Board of Directors re waiver of two-week notification requirement for special election to fill vacancies for election district directors, June 30; letter to Tom Hobart from Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association, noting NYSUT's inability to provide accurate salary comparisons, April 24; memo re critical storage space needs of Western Regional Office, May 30; memo from Jim Conti to Chuck Santelli requesting a coordinator to meet with nurses formerly employed at Jamestown General Hospital to address negative attitudes about NYSUT and the closure of the hospital, May 10; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe re possible lawsuit after endorsement of candidate by Lackawanna Teachers Federation in school board election, April 24; correspondence re seniority issues for custodians at Alden Central School District after school closure, April 4; memo re agenda for upcoming meetings of Erie County Council of Teacher Union Presidents re shared decision making, February 23; correspondence from law firm representing school bus driver in wrongful termination case against Sweet Home Central School District, with cover memo noting NYSUT should not provide assistance, lack of legal grounds, January 3

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Buffalo Regional Office Misc.
List of unclaimed accounts of former Buffalo teachers; National Education Association (NEA) materials, including Advocate (NEA-NY), September, and Provocator (Buffalo Teachers Federation), April

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Elmsford Regional Office Interviews
Letters of application for field representative, resumes, and related correspondence

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Elmsford Regional Office: Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale District
Memo, "Personnel Management," detailing more than 100% staff turnover at Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale school district in one-year period, 1987-88 (49 out of 43 employees, at least 10 terminated) under superintendent Mariann Berlinger, including profiles of teachers, evaluation histories; correspondence from Berlinger and teachers, documenting minor infractions as reasons for terminations, including chronologies; audit report of Mt. Pleasant-Blthythedale school by State Comptroller, finding irregularities, disallowing reimbursements, with cover memo, September 26, 1989; memo to Jim Conti noting that in the wake of the audit, superintendent Berlinger was ordered to the leave the building without collecting personal effects, and that teachers were informed that she was on "health" leave and would not return, September 11, 1989, with attached newspaper clipping re successful legal action by parents

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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

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Jamestown Regional Office Correspondence
Letter from Allegheny Council on Occupational Safety and Health (ALCOSH) to NYSUT Southwestern Regional Office re CCINFOdisk, a compact CD-ROM developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, with attached flyer; memo re results of Jamestown aides election, June 13; memo from Jim Conti to Chuck Santelli requesting a coordinator to meet with nurses formerly employed at Jamestown General Hospital to address negative attitudes about NYSUT and the closure of the hospital, May 10; letter to Jim Conti from director of NYS Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health re alleged retaliation, a violation of the PESH Act, against two teachers (one of whom was pregnant) by Allegheny- Cattaraugus BOCES for complaining about paint fumes, February 27, with attached relevant section of the law and related correspondence with state Attorney General's office

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Jamestown Regional Office Misc.
Newsletters from the Southwestern Regional Office

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office Correspondence
Correspondence re dispute by teacher in Kingston re pay for jury duty during summer vacation, with attached text of law, September-October; report of new officers of the Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and School Related Personnel re misappropriation of funds by previous officers (e.g., purchase of liquor, Broadway theater tickets, cat food), particularly monies from a special "Save Our Students" fund to pay medical bills, September; memo to Jim Conti re pending matters, including impasse at eight locals, September 25; memo re pay equity issues and gender discrimination for Endicott school-related personnel, October 24; legal memo re Workers' Compensation issue at Hudson school district, October 31, and related correspondence; memos re whether field representative could teach a course at the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center, September; correspondence re seniority issue for Ellenville district school bus drivers, with attached board minutes, July-September; questionnaire by the National Committee on Pay Equity, with cover memo to AFT vice presidents and state federation presidents from the AFT Human Rights and Community Relations Department, requesting that they complete the survey, April; consultants Martin E. Segal Company comparison of Empire Plan with proposed benefit plan submitted for Pine Plains School District, May June; memos re use of BOCES districts by State Education Department to determine Special Act Schools trend factor, May; memos re Monticello Teachers Association legal fee reimbursement, FebruaryJune; materials re Delaware Valley Central School District's Hazard Communication Standards, May; memo to Jim Conti re possible summer interns from Cornell ILR School, March 22; letter from Fallsburg Teacher's Association that its members had unanimously voted to find an alternative to NYSUT to represent them, January 23; related correspondence, expressing dissatisfaction with support from NYSUT during contract negotiations

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office Misc.
Newsletters of the regional office

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Nassau Regional Office Correspondence
Summary of PERB decision on retiree inclusion in health trust fund as a non- mandatory subject of bargaining, 12/20/89; letter to regional staff director thanking him for help in membership drive at Farmingdale and Old Westbury chapters of United University Professions, November 30; letter from New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health re New Hyde Park School District Asbestos Abatement Reports, October 31; correspondence between Jim Conti and teacher re curtailment of her outpatient mental health coverage under the Empire Plan, September; Newsday opinion piece, "Bigger Classes Will Harm Education on LI," by superintendent of North Shore school district, October 16; other clippings; letter from teacher requesting help in enforcing smoking policy at Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district, referral to local president, November; letter describing challenges to election results at Wantagh Teachers Association, with handwritten notation that matter was an internal affair, June; letter from president of Lynbrook Teachers Association to Antonia Cortese, chair of NYSUT Legal Review Committee, asking her to reexamine the decision of the Office of General Counsel in New York City not to continue the local's lawsuit appeal, June 26; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of Farmingdale Federation of Teachers requesting change in NYSUT data processing policy against downloading lists onto disks and only providing hard copies to locals, noting electronic version would help locals customize information, May 3; text of decision in Supreme Court, Nassau County, fining United Teachers of Seaford for criminal contempt, May 3, with cover memos from Jim Conti to NYSUT executive officers and regional staff directors, May 5; memo re Farmingdale contract clause re payment of salary during a 3020a suspension, creation of supplementary fund, April 19; memo re Oceanside PERB hearing in which NYSUT was named in the charge on the ill-informed advice of the hearing officer, March 20; materials re Empire Plan, including "Cost Containment Strategies for Participating Agencies," contribution rate table, and cover memo to Jim Conti noting that premiums were expected to rise 12-15%, March 13; correspondence re head football coach at Schreiber High School (Port Washington district) whose position was in jeopardy, request for legal help, January; letter from president of Levittown United Teachers to counsel & deputy for legal affairs, State Education Department, re Excellence in Teaching (EIT) funds being held in escrow by district because of a difference of opinion on the eligibility of chairmen to receive a share of the funds, requesting interpretation, January 10; correspondence re complex dual coverage issues for retirees at Long Beach district , January-February

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Nassau Regional Office Misc.
Newsletters

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NYC Regional Office Correspondence
Collective Bargaining Agreement between New York University and United Staff Association of NYU, Local 3882, New York State United Teachers, AFT, AFL-CIO, 1987-1990; correspondence re tax status of graduate and undergraduate students at NYU, November-December; memo re health insurance aspects of settlement negotiated with Pratt Institute, status of negotiations with Cooper Union and Taylor Business Institute, October 17; letters from teacher-attorneys at Suffolk Community College, correcting information contained in fact sheet distributed in advance of possible strike, September 29; correspondence re smoking law, November; letter to Tom Hobart from president of United Staff Association of NYU, thanking him for the assistance provided by NYSUT during the strike, March 14

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North Country Correspondence (1 of 2)
Handwritten notes of North Country staff meeting, November 4, 1988; letter to NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe from teacher involved in 3031 arbitration in Horseheads school district, dissatisfied with services of field representative, requesting an attorney, January 14, 1989; memo to Jim Conti re case, January 27; related correspondence between teacher and field rep, January; Supreme Court (Jefferson County) decision in Board of Education of the Watertown Central School District v. Watertown Education Association and related exhibits, re EIT funds, with cover memo to Jim Conti, February 7; materials describing state participation in IRS Pre-Tax Contribution Program, or health insurance "cafeteria plan"; materials re ventilation problem at Malone High School, January-April; correspondence re school-related personnel (SRP) workshop, March; request for legal opinion and reply from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe for interpretation of Commissioner's Regulations re coaching qualifications for interscholastic athletic teams, February; materials re 3020a case in Watertown City School District, including details of charges with handwritten annotations, April; request for additional field rep, April 19; materials re new structural problems at Harold T. Wiley School in Watertown school district following repeated reports by custodial staff of hearing helicopters landing on roof, vibrations, April-August 1989, including tape of meeting with Carr engineering firm, November 1988; materials re mentor/intern program at Franklin-St. Lawrence consortium, May 18; document prepared for AFL-CIO Lawyers' Conference, "Summary of Court Decisions in Lawsuits Challenging Termination or Modification of Retiree Insurance Benefits," by William T. Payne, assistant general counsel, United Steelworkers of America, May 3-4, 1989; memos re use of review books for biology Regents exam at Watertown High School, MayJune; correspondence with teacher Beverly Provoncha re questionable procedure by Putnam Central School Board in investigating charges of corporal punishment against herself and two other teachers, with arbitration summary, May; materials re Regents School Improvement and Accountability Program (RSIAP), June; memos re protection of retirees' health insurance benefits, October

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North Country Correspondence (2 of 2)
See above

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Rochester Regional Office Correspondence
List of self-funded locals in the Rochester Area School Health Plan (RASH), April 21; memo re completion of salary data report, November 16; anti-union letter sent by Kodak to employees, December 1; fact sheet re number of uninsured New Yorkers as of November 1987; memo to Jim Conti re participation by 13 school districts in a Municipal Cooperation Agreement for a School Health Insurance Plan, developed without union involvement, with attached details of plan, March 25, 1986; memos re drug-free workplace requirements, June-1989; memo re bill for phone banks used in VOTE/COPE campaign urging NYSUT members to vote for school budget and certain school board candidates, June 8, 1989; memo re health and safety violations in Rochester City School District, with attached Department of Labor notice of violation at John Marshall High School, May 15; contract analysis, Rochester Regional Office Area interim report, November 1, 1989; report to Rochester Superintendent of Schools and Rochester Teachers Association by the Careers in Teaching Joint Governing Panel, "Performance Appraisal Redesign for Teachers: A Report on Initial Efforts," September 1, 1989; memo and related materials re organizing challenge by NEA-NY to Greece Support Services Employees Association, including constitution and rules of association, Teachers Association contract, solicitation letter from NEA to transportation employee, October-November 1989

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Rochester Record Retention
Memos re records retention legislation; text of revised Commissioner's Regulations

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Rochester Regional Office Misc.: School Law Seminar
National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys annual seminar programs; memos to Jim Conti reporting on seminar topics

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Correspondence
Binghamton/Elmira. Memo to Jim Conti from NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe re proposed alcohol and drug abuse policy at Elmira school district, noting that the policy did not comport with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, November 13; memos re gender pay equity issue among Endicott school-related personnel, June-July; NYSUT Legislative Bulletin re new law restricting disclosure of HIV status, with text of law; clippings re B19 childhood viral infection ("fifth disease"); memos re Binghamton Teachers Association settlement with school district, providing for a salary increase formula that denied prior service credit for some teachers, with text of tentative agreement, May-June; NYSUT Legislative Memorandum supporting bill to include substitute employees in school districts and BOCES as "public employees," May 30; legal memorandum to Jim Conti from NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe re whether school bus drivers who handled student trips to NYC via Pennsylvania and New Jersey were exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, May 17; State Education Department bulletin re school nurse responsibilities for internal medication, with related memos, May; memos re request for medical records of teacher, up for tenure, in Deposit school district, following short absence for illness, May; correspondence re lack of legal protections for employees under Workers' Compensation, case of bus driver in Newark Valley Central School District injured on the job, denied position and health coverage after unsuccessful attempts to return to work, possible legislative remedies, 1986-1987; memo re Stipulation Joint Employer agreement between Vestal, Binghamton, and Union-Endicott school districts and Substitutes United in Broome (SUB), February 7; memo from president of Windsor Teachers Association to superintendent of Windsor Central School District, expressing concern over plan for distance learning telecommunications network that could affect teacher staffing levels in three districts, demanding that the decision be negotiated as per PERB requirement, January 31

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Misc.
Binghamton/Elmira. New York Public Employment Reporter newsletters

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Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
Legal complaint, Jeanette Clancy vs. Center Moriches Union Free School District Board of Education, with cover letter from Clancy to president of NYSUT, requesting refund of two years' dues, accusing union field representative of failure of duty of fair representation, March 10, with exhibit, teachers contract, September 1, 1987 August 31, 1991; related correspondence, May; memo to NYSUT counsel from field representative re nurse at Brookhaven hospital, charged by State Education Department for two errors in patient medication during one night shift at Southside, noting short staffing, November 15; regional reports, January 31 and October 27; document promoting value of public schools on Long Island; memo to local presidents from regional staff director inviting them to a strategy conference with school boards and administrators to counteract the "tax revolt" sentiment among citizen activist groups defeating school budget proposals, September 25; memo to NYSUT legal counsel inquiring whether there was any strong action the union could take against an anti-union (agency fee payer) teacher in the Middle Country school district (Centereach High School) who had been harassing the union for ten years, with attached letter from teacher to colleagues, July 7; letter from Jim Conti to field representative granting permission to negotiate a contract for a Jewish school as an independent activity, October 12, with earlier memo to file noting denial of permission because of conflict of interest; confidential memo to Jim Conti re negotiations with Suffolk County Community College and Brookhaven Hospital, June 2; memos re 3020a charges, filing problems, in Commack school district, May; letter from Jim Conti to insurance consultant Martin E. Segal Company requesting consultation with Nassau and Suffolk staff re self-insurance alternative to Empire Plan, February 13; confidential memo re letter to the editor of New York Teacher from teacher in Smithtown objecting to local's attendance incentive clause for distribution of Excellence In Teaching (EIT) funds, asserting that formula penalized teachers who became ill or had family emergencies, February 8; memo from Jim Conti re operational policy prohibiting attempts to organize locals already or recently represented by an AFL-CIO union, February 10; report by New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, "Industrial Hygiene Investigation of Darkrooms, Ammerman Campus and Techni Center, Suffolk County Community College," December 19, 1988; letter from Central Islip Teachers Association, with chronology of filing of complaint to force district to comply with NYS Right to Know Law and federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, January 12

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Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo from NYSUT legal counsel Bernard Ashe commenting on the proposed policy for the Liverpool Central School District, noting that this was the first he'd seen that appeared as if the writer had actually read the text of the federal Drug Free Workplace Act, November 13; letter outlining NYSUT's responsibilities for participation in CNYCOSH (Central New York Council on Safety & Health) conference on health and safety in the schools, December 21; related memo, November 2; memos from Jim Conti re interest by the North Syracuse Education Association about updating the Syracuse Teachers Association document, "Policy, Procedures and Information regarding Members Accused of Misconduct (Primarily Child Abuse) as a Result of Employment in the Syracuse City School District," December; copy of document; newsletter of the North Syracuse Education Association, Union Bug, n.d., c. December; memos re unsuccessful Briarcliff School-Related Personnel (SRP) organizing election, suggestion that NYSUT develop brochures targeted specifically to non-teaching staff, November 27; flyers and other materials; memo re newly organized East Syracuse-Minoa Teaching Assistants Association, December 4; newspaper clipping re approval by teachers of contract at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse Herald-Journal, November 1; letter to OCM BOCES from computer instructor whose request had been denied, defending his expertise, October 1; correspondence from NAACP, soliciting contributions for march on Washington, August 4, with cover memos forwarding it up the administration at NYSUT, August; letter to U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration from NYSUT Regional Staff Director, noting that the owner of the NYSUT office property, Widewaters Group, had addressed the problem of sewer-gas odor to NYSUT's satisfaction, June 12; earlier related correspondence with agency and Widewaters, April; materials re NYSUT fall regional conference of September 22-24; list of locals that had secured a new contract in the Syracuse region for 1989-1990; draft of letter from NYSUT to president of FNHP, Syracuse chapter (Cecelia Nabinger), noting non-payment of dues, outlining possible consequences, including disaffiliation and action to recover funds, June 2; finalized letter as sent to Nabinger, November 10; related memos between NYSUT officials re "problem local," May; reply from FNHP president Nabinger, December 1, denying anything improper, with attached lists of dues-paying members; memo to Jim Conti re possible strikes and critical impasses anticipated for September, with reply, June; plan documents, "The Chittenango Central School Effective Schools Process," April 5, and "Team Process Guide for Developing and Implementing Action Plans, Chittenango Central School," March 24, with cover memo to Chuck Santelli and Toni Cortese, April 24; draft letter to CSEA regional director re NEA victory in organizing 70 clerical personnel in the Liverpool school district, proposing arrangement between CSEA and NYSUT to satisfy no-raid clause in AFL-CIO constitution in order to defeat NEA in future representation elections, March 20, with reply from Jim Conti urging further conversation with CSEA before sending proposal, possibility for statewide arrangement, March 17; related correspondence and flyers re election, January; list of teachers' starting salaries in Syracuse area, 1988-89; proposed amendments to the Contractual Agreement between the Syracuse Teachers Association, Inc. and Syracuse City School District, January 1, 1988 through December 31 1991

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Utica Regional Office: Correspondence
Analysis by NYSUT legal counsel of Camden school district's new drug-free workplace policy, noting that it went far beyond what was required by new federal law, November 3, with cover letter from Jim Conti, November 7; text of policy as adopted by Camden Board of Education, with attached text of Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel re Elmira school district's new drug and alcohol abuse policy, asserting that it violated constitutional rights, Education Law, and human dignity, October 6; memo from the president of Herkimer County Community College to coach (?) re investigation of recruitment of out-of-state basketball players, use of New York State addresses for Indiana students to avoid paying out-of-state tuition and obtain financial aid, with handwritten note (by Jim Conti?) re situation, September 7; correspondence between Jim Conti and president of the New Hartford Teachers Association re cancer incidence at one school, June-July; correspondence re proposed state legislation that would tax the pensions of public employees, newsletter from member of Congress citing related Supreme Court ruling David v. Michigan Department of Treasury, May; newspaper clippings and correspondence re investigation of student cancer cluster at West Canada Valley school district, Herkimer County, relation to hazardous waste sites, March-April; memos re calculation (or not) of upper Mohawk Valley and central region BOCES salary medians for awarding of Excellence in Teaching funds, January-March

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United University Professions: Correspondence
Letter to research department of UUP, and attachments, re gender pay equity study being conducted for the newly affiliated, 100%-female Office Personnel Association of the Union-Endicott School District, other SRP units with similar gender predominance, basis for wage proposal, November 2; letter from UUP director to Jim Conti, asking for vote to give UUP a board seat on the National Committee on Pay Equity, October 12; list of upcoming staff meetings and events, with attached memos re potential attendance by Tom Hobart, September

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Organizing Correspondence
Memo to Jim Conti and other NYSUT officials re affiliations since 9/1/87, discussing difficulty of organizing larger units from a time resource perspective, need for organizing teams instead of regional office field staff, with attached list of locals, membership counts, and staff involvement, November 20, 1989; confidential notes of AFT advanced organizing seminar for community colleges, December 21; seminar program and related materials, including faculty questionnaire developed for California community college system and guide for designing an attitude survey; letter from NYSUT director of organizing re contacts at Hudson Valley Community College, October 30; memo to Jim Conti re dues rebate under union shop clauses, with attached memorandum from the Office of General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), October 11; cover memo to organizers re attached text of district court's permanent injunction barring NLRB from implementing its health bargaining unit rule re American Hospital Association (AHA), August 7; related memo, May 25; mock- up of The Nurses Reporter, with cover memo to Jim Conti, May 17; memo to Conti re proposal by retired newspaper reporter and widower of a nurse with many contacts in the NYC municipal hospital system, referred by Westchester ALF-CIO Council, to start a pro-union newspaper for nurses, request for funding, May 9; list of colleges and universities with collective-bargaining agents in 1988, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, July 12; memo to Jim Conti re conversation with a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association who wanted NYSUT to form a bargaining unit for strength and conditioning coaches, noting futility of the idea, July 6; letter from director of organizing re contact at Winthrop Hospital, June 28; clippings from Labor Relations Week; memo suggesting years' free dues as inducement for successful referral of new members, May 31; letter from NLRB declining review of charge of violation re Regents College Degrees and Examinations because it was determined that the entity was not an employer, May 26; article reporting advice of consultant to hospital administrators re keeping unions out (annual meeting of New England Health Care Assembly), with hand-written annotations and cover note to Jim Conti, April 24; article form Union Labor Report re study of 187 organizers from eight unions, concluding that low self esteem, low trust of others are characteristics of the most successful organizers; budget request for 1989-1990; newsletter of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, published at Baruch College, re unionization among college faculty in 1989, January/February 1989; publication by labor lawyer, "The Supervisor's Handbook on Maintaining Non-Union Status," 1974; pro-union document by labor lawyer, "Government Intermedding Undercutting Union Autonomy: The Labor Lawyer's Challenge," n.d.; text of proposed Assembly bill providing higher reimbursement to hospitals for personnel costs, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking whether NYSUT should support it, March 7; letter from dean of the School of Public Health, New York State Department of Health, re first course in capital district on AIDS transmission for health care workers and emergency responders, February 7; article from Labor Relations Week noting fierce competition among three AFL-CIO unions to organize health care workers, with cover memo from Jim Conti re potential self-defeating consequences, February 17; memos requesting more information about the LaSalle School, for potential organizing efforts, with attached letter of inquiry from director of curriculum development re public school salaries, February; paper by Henry S. Farber, Department of Economics, MIT, "Trends in Worker Demand for Union Representation," December 1988; memo re proposed policy on organizing minimums for size of unit, December 7, 1988, with cover memo proposing meeting, February 9, 1989; press release re training on AIDS for health care workers and first responders, January 16, with seminar announcement; announcement for conference on union representatives in the health-care industry, March 6-7; memo re federal modification in the definition of "reasonable assurance" of continued employment for substitute teachers, need for state legislation to assure coverage of substitutes as public employees under the Taylor Law, impact on organizing potential, January 19; memo to organizers and regional staff directors instructing them to discard all copies of leaflet "Why Pay More for Less" because of an error, plans for reprinting a corrected version, January 12; memo re delivery of authorization cards and other materials to nurses at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, January 26; letter to National Education Association (NEA) Board of Directors from NEA president Mary Hatwood Futrell recommending moratorium on raiding AFSME, SEIU, and IUOE locals, December 1987; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals asking for contracts to review language for a resource file, related memos, October

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Organizing Misc.
Newsletters of the Division of Field Services, Organizing Bulletin

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Regional Staff Director Memos (1 of 2)
January-June, 1988. Memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors asking for participation in pay equity training session, June 14; Empire Plan Quarterly Experience Report, January March, 1988, produced for participating agencies in the New York State Health Insurance Plan by Division of Employee Benefits, New York State Department of Civil Service, with cover memo from Jim Conti, June 13; memo requesting teacher participation in facilitator training to assist locals in implementing shared decision making process, June 13; statewide listing of dues paid by locals, ranked by size of local and by amount of dues paid, May 13; listing of State Education Department's estimate of Excellence in Teaching funds for each of the state's 41 BOCES, May 13; memo re unofficial approval of safety and health grant request of $60,000 for 1988-89, plans for training, May 12; memo from NYSUT counsel James Sandner to NYSUT officers summarizing U.S. Supreme Court decision in Regents of the University of California v. Public Employment Relations Board, et al., re union use of employer internal mail system, May 12; explanation of IRS interpretation of Tax Reform Act of 1986, May 9; paper by PERB, "The Taylor Law: Procedures for Labor & Management," re recent PERB and Administrative Law Judge decisions and court cases, April 12; Tentative CSEA Agreement 1988-91; memo with attached satirical article on the limitations of management training, summary of U.S. Supreme Court decision on union use of employer internal mail system, May 2; teacher salary schedule average increases, 1986-87 and 1987-88, April 20; State Education Department memo re planning for grant applications for teacher mentor- internships and related materials, March-April; letter from director of state Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health, requesting identification of any hazardous work sites, March; memos re PERB mediation/arbitration program, with attached guidelines for pilot project, February; emergency extension of application deadline for Excellence in Teaching funds, from the State Education Department, January 6; New York Times clipping re labor situation in England, with cover memo that the U.K. might be setting the trend for the U.S., February 18; memo re rule for school districts that did not make timely application for EIT money, February 17; press release from State Education Department that Regents voted to require home-schooled students to take the same Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) tests and Regents Preliminary Competency tests that students in school are required to take, extension of EIT application deadline, January 20; unemployment insurance decision re refusal of employment without just cause, appealed based on substantially lower salary offer, with cover memo, January 28; policies adopted by the Erie County BOCES and sold to BOCES districts around the state, and policy adopted by the Williamson Central School District; January 20 ; memo re AIDS operational policy, with attached NYSUT Position Paper on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); chapter excerpt, "Unionism and Licensing of Public School Teachers: Impact on Wages and Educational Output," by Morris M. Kleiner and Daniel L. Petree, of book When Public Sector Workers Unionize, edited by Richard B. Freeman and Casey Ichniowski (University of Chicago Press), 1988; several issues of NEA-NY Advocate newsletter, April, June, and summer 1988, with cover note from Jim Conti to NYSUT officers and regional staff directors; newsletter of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, Provocator 6/88, volume 18, number 6; Commissioner's order staying the West Seneca school district from proceeding on determining a 3020a case without a hearing because the teacher filed just beyond the deadline to request such a hearing, June 14, 1988; CSEA/AFSME health insurance handbook supplement, describing alternatives to Empire Plan, April 19; article from Labor Studies Journal, "Union Membership Decline: Do the Goals of Unions Reflect the Changing Values of Workers?" by Jeanette A. Davy and Frank Shipper, Winter 1987-88; paper presented on April 12 and April 30, "The Taylor Law: Procedures Update for Labor & Management," re recent PERB and ALJ decisions and court cases; list of private schools educating children with handicapping conditions in New York, with cover letter, March 30; PERB administrative law judge decision in three cases against Rush-Henrietta Central School district, brought by Rush-Henrietta Employees' Association Buildings and Grounds, Bus Mechanics Chapter, Teachers Chapter, and Aides Chapter, over smoking ban, February 9; New York Times magazine clipping re end of seven-year AFL-CIO boycott of Coors beer; Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report clippings; clippings re Empire Plan rate hikes; guidelines for eligibility for NYSUT Legal Defense Fund

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Regional Staff Director Memos (2 of 2)
July-December, 1988. NYS Court of Appeals ruling affirming the judgment of the Appellate Division in CSEA v PERB and Luis Diaz, December 1; memo from Robert Diaz announcing that Excellence in Teaching (EIT) funds were available for distribution, December 14; NYSUT Executive Committee resolutions on public higher education in New York State, and on New York's fiscal crisis, December 2; survey of BOCES bargaining units to determine whether any employees are not represented by unit, December 8; materials re NYSUT support for creation of a NYS School Construction Authority, temporary exemption from Wicks Law, including legislative memorandum, New York Times clipping re political history of Wicks Law, list of state senators, December 7; state Supreme Court decision in Schneider v. Sobol, with cover memo re EIT funds, December 6; related memo, October 14; letter from NYS AFC-CIO re new Social Security rules that would make it more difficult for elderly and disabled claimants to file successful appeals after denial of benefits, with cover memo from Jim Conti and attached New York Times clipping, September-November; memo from Jim Conti re AFT education reform initiative, with list of prospective locals, November 11; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to local presidents re anticipated changes in premiums to Empire Plan, with cover letter from Jim Conti, October 19; documents, cost-containment strategies available to participating agencies; letter from Tom Hobart re extension of Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), requiring asbestos management plans for public and private elementary and secondary schools, October 14; NYSUT Information Bulletin re NYS Mentor-Teacher Internship Program, revised August 1988; audit by the State Comptroller of the Empire Plan, with cover press release, September 28; memo re new Empire Plan benefit options, September 26; memo re annual salaries or stipends paid to NYSUT local presidents, school year 1987-88, September 12; median classroom teacher salaries, 1987-88; memo noting decrease in school district contribution to the New York State Teachers Retirement System, with attached NYSTRS administrative memo detailing reduction, August 9; Empire Plan contribution rates for participating agencies, August 9; results of Brookhaven Hospital election, showing win by NYSUT, August 8; Department of Civil Service Empire Plan quarterly experience report, August 5; materials re new PERB grievance resolution plan combining mediation and arbitration; analysis by NYSUT legal counsel re U.S. Supreme Court decision in CWA v Beck re agency fees, with text of brief, July 1

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Training Correspondence
Survey with list of 27 possible training topics, request for selection of top 7, May 1; handwritten notes on education reform

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Albany Regional Office: Correspondence
Proposal for EIT fund distribution, November 19; memo re need for legislative change in Taylor Law re per diem substitute employees, December 1; PERB administrative law judge decision in Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES and Wayne-Finder Lakes BOCES Teachers' Association, with cover memo recommending case for use in workshop, October 29; memo re case at Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Teachers Association in which a teacher refused to join the union based on religious objection and requested a review of the agency fee policy, with clipping from Adventist Review and text of Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, September 30; memo re staff training for investigatory interviews, September 23; new required form, Written Verified Claim, replacing Notice of Claim, and cover memos between Jim Conti and NYSUT legal counsel, July; North Colonie Teachers Association newsletter, NCTA Newsline, praising NYSUT staff, with cover memo to Jim Conti and others, June 10; memo requesting staff assistance to organize a regional substitutes' union for the southern Adirondack region, May 19; request for NYSUT staff support at rally for Waterford-Halfmoon contract settlement, April 16; memo to Jim Conti re substitute teacher organizing campaign for Washington, Warren, and Northern Saratoga counties, April 14; request for attorney to participate on panel discussion re 3020a cases for Guilderland Supervisors Unit, March 3; draft letter re voluntary services, proposed in response to controversy at Guilderland district in which work-to-rule action led to charges of illegal strike, with response from Jim Conti, advising against it, February

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Albany Regional Office: Leon Lieberman Coordinator's Reports
Monthly regional staff director's and coordinator's reports

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Dutchess County Community College Meeting
December 10th, 1986. Letter from president of Dutchess United Educators re difficulty in obtaining access to research and legal assistance from NYSUT, December 2; letter from regional coordinator to NYSUT officials re upcoming meeting with Dutchess United Educators to discuss reconsideration of affiliation, with attached October 31 letter from DUE president outlining concerns, December 2; correspondence re abrupt dismissal of adjunct lecturer at Dutchess County Community College, attached employment agreement, February

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Elmsford Regional Office Correspondence
Correspondence with member John McAndrew of Port Jervis Teachers Association, re NYSUT involvement during discussion over contractual matters, PERB conclusion that union was not responsible for "sick out," October-December; agreement between Orange-Ulster BOCES and BOCES Teachers Association re distribution of Excellence in Teaching funds, November 7; evaluations re mediation conference, letter from presenter Eric W. Lawson Dispute Settlement Services, December 16; report by filed representative on Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers elections, political and personality difficulties, charges of financial malfeasance, agency fee issues, request to be removed from assignment, December 15; memo to Jim Conti re Orange County Community College organizing, October 28; summary of case in New York Law Journal re libel complaint in Peekskill public school district, October; text of Assembly bill to allow faculty representation on community college boards of trustees, with NYSUT memo of opposition and related correspondence, October; constitution of the Westchester Visiting Nurses Association; American Arbitration Association opinion and award re Croton-Harmon Union Free School District and Croton-Harmon Teachers Association (NYSUT) re association dues; memo re regional office situation re inadequate electrical wiring and ventilation, plan to obtain cost estimates to alleviate problems, October 6; list of local presidents, 1986-87, August 22; memo re Insurance Department regulation of self-funded health insurance plans and union welfare funds, September-December; memo from Jim Conti re new position of teacher associate at North Salem School District, with nearly identical duties as full teachers, concern that district might reduce regular teaching staff and rehire them as associates, April 23; case in Supreme Court of Suffolk County, Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College v. Public Employment Relations Board, re salary increment, found moot, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting intention to appeal, March 4; letter from a teacher who lost health insurance coverage during the summer as a result of changing school districts, February 26; flyer for national AFL-CIO conference on PCB hazards for public employees; correspondence with Farmingdale Federation of Teachers re lack of participation by NYSUT in negotiations for Empire Plan, February; letter to NYSUT executive vice president Dan Sanders re situation at Byram Hills Teachers Association re impact of billing procedures by the state Insurance Department on the local's welfare funds, January 3; list of local presidents, 1984-85

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Elmsford Regional Office: Bob Klein Coordinator's Reports
Regional staff director's and coordinator's report

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Jamestown Regional Office: Correspondence
Letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of Fredonia Teachers' Association, objecting to policy that non-members cannot attend presentations by NYSUT lawyers, October 10; earlier correspondence, September; letter to Hobart from president of Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association, objecting to lack of service from new Jamestown office, October 7; reply from Hobart, October 22; correspondence re unemployment insurance appeal in case of teacher at Silver Creek district, October

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office-Correspondence
Press statement by NYSUT president Hobart re need for legislation addressing aid to small school districts, December 10; correspondence re dissatisfaction with NYSUT at Dutchess County Community College (Dutchess United Educators), October; text of address delivered to the first annual school conference of the Capital Area School Development Association, "Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Schools," by Melvin H. Osterman, Jr., July 24, with cover letter from Jim Conti to regional staff directors; memos re training sessions, summer leadership conference, and speaking engagements; memo re proposed reassignment of Greene/Columbia locals from Mid-Hudson to Albany Regional Office, May 2; letter from Hobart to president of the Ichabod Crane Teachers Association, congratulating local for success in electing three candidates for school board by wide margins, June 23; memos re Rhinebeck Lodge for Successful Living, a drug detoxification / rehabilitation facility seeking union representation, January-February 1985; Mid-Hudson Regional Office 1986-87 membership projections, May 12; collective bargaining agreement by and between Board of Education of the Wappingers Central School District and Wappingers Federation of Transit, Custodial, and Maintenance Workers, July 1, 1983, to June 30, 1986; unemployment insurance decision by administrative law judge re teacher at Cairo Durham Central School, issue of reasonable assurance of employment, with cover memo, April 16; regional office request for staff, January 24; summary of AFT assignment to Houston, Texas, February 3; letter from Jim Conti to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, administrator of the Empire Plan, re concerns about lack of participation by physicians due to low reimbursement rates, with attached letters from Arlington Teachers' Association and Fishkill Obstetrics and Gynecology, detailing far-below customary market reimbursement rates provided by plan for various procedures, March; request for legal consultation for teacher at Ellenville district re whether he should request a 3020a hearing or pursue his case under procedure outlined in the collective bargaining agreement, March 18; resume of applicant for field services representative, February; letter from consultant Martin E. Segal Company re reviewing local benefit plans and trust funds, November 7; memo re staff training needs re negotiation, improper practice filing, February 4; Mid-Hudson School Bell newsletters

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office-Jim Conti Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports re negotiations, training, and other activities; list of retirees and health insurance as of February 21

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Nassau Regional Office: Field Rep Interviews
December 22, 1986. Letters inviting applicants for interviews

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Nassau Regional Office: Correspondence
Letter offering job as field representative to applicant, December 23, 1986; C.B. Bulletin, newsletter of Nassau regional office, with article summarizing report of the Joint Economic Committee, which defined "rich" in America as households with an average wealth of $419,600, "very rich" as averaging $1.7 million, and "super rich" as $8.6 million, October 1986; C.B Bulletin showing identical retail prices to consumers for shirts made in U.S., Taiwan, Guyana, and Columbia, the differences in labor costs affecting profit margins of retailers; other C.B. newsletters; clipping from NEA Today, about an industrial arts teacher who fought for years against environmental hazards in his Baldwin school, developed malignant melanoma, was turned down by NYSUT for representation, then was represented by NEA, December 1986; memo to NYSUT counsel advising that BOCES II Teachers Association had requested that NYSUT withdraw its appeal of the Teacher Aides in Occupational Education Classes case, following resolution of outstanding issues, October 27, 1986; request for legal consultation for teacher at Lynbrook school district facing complaint from parent over final grade and student's behavior on school trip, September 2, 1986; memo re breach of contract case following rejection of an advisory arbitration award in Hempstead, applicability to other locals, August 15, 1985; memo from Jim Conti re provisions of the Empire Plan re mental health coverage, three-month prescription purchase, definition of medical necessity, need to obtain booklets re benefits for members, feasibility of NYSUT's setting up a private plan for members, May 6, 1986; correspondence re possible NYSUT assistance in litigation by teacher in Great Neck who was pursuing a sex-discrimination case against the New York State Teachers Retirement System at her own expense, implications for retiree organizing, NEA competition, October 1985; memo re Nassau staff meeting and concern over resolution re 3020a proceedings, April 21, 1986; memos re teacher laid off in Farmingdale district, returned to teach part-time outside tenure area, resigned, determination that no rights were violated, April 1986; request for upgrade for secretaries in Nassau office, consistent with increased workload and skill requirements, November 13, 1985

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Nassau Regional Office: Jim Gaspari Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports

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NYC Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo re contract settlement at Taylor Business Institute, Pratt Institute, and Lexington, July 8; memo to Jim Conti requesting full-time health and safety expert on staff, May 2, with reply denying request, May 5; handwritten letter from professor of public administration who could not return to Medgar Evers College, with attached timeline re racial harassment, "Key Points in MEC Discrimination," April 7; report by field representative for Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals re NYSNA convention of October 18-21, 1985, acknowledgement from Jim Conti, April 17; memo that United Staff Association of NYU had set a strike date, with handwritten note that settlement had been reached, January 7; U.S. Supreme Court Brief for the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers, AFT, NYSUT, AFL-CIO, in Opposition, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art v. National Labor Relations Board and Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers, AFT, NYSUT, AFL-CIO

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NYC Regional Office: Tony Ficcio, Coordinator's Reports
Opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, National Labor Relations Board v. Parsons School of Design, denying petition to enforce order requiring bargaining with part-time faculty, with cover report, June 24; other monthly reports re contract negotiations, organizing efforts

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North Country Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo to Jim Conti re problems with PERB-assigned mediator/fact- finders at Chenango Valley and Haverling school districts, bias toward management, November 26; list of changes to contract agreement re layoffs, with cover memo to Jim Conti noting violations of seniority, preferred eligibility rules, in Massena, November 20; order and determination of Commissioner of Labor in the matter of the application of North Franklin Education Center for a permanent variance from safety regulation, approved with conditions, November 24; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT counsel asking that NYSUT challenge decision by NYS Department of Motor Vehicles requiring fingerprinting of all school bus drivers, with background correspondence, October; memo from regional staff director to NYSUT general counsel re planned conference at Alexandria Bay in November, alternative meeting in the spring in Potsdam, October 21; memo re proposed office in Watertown, October 6; memos re difficulties in doing phone banks at centralized locations for political election campaigns, alternatives, October; memo to Jim Conti complaining of quality of PERB-appointed mediator/fact finder in Lowville district, with attached materials including report and recommendation of fact-finder, September; memo to Jim Conti re problems with PERB-assigned mediator/fact-finders from Utica and Albany, need for PERB to provide competent staff to North Country assignments, with attached "terrible" reports and recommendations of fact-finders for the St. Regis and Chateaugay districts, June 3; correspondence between NYSUT president Tom Hobart and the president of the Schroon Lake Teachers Association re good work of field representative in arbitration case and over the years, May-June; open house invitation to new Potsdam Regional Office, May 16; list of CSEA units in Essex and Clinton counties, April 23; letter demanding that agency fee charges no longer be taken from non-union teachers in the Watertown school district until certain conditions are met, March 15, with cover memo; request for legal advice re liability of Beaver River Teachers Association for functions at which alcohol is served, March 12, with related memos; memo to Jim Conti re serious situation developing in Massena Central School following the suicide of one suspended student, controversy over discipline policies, February 23, with newspaper clippings; correspondence re Eunice Jantzi, special education teacher at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, suspended for failure to supervise and prevent sexual activity between students, January-May

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North Country Regional Office: RJ Allen, Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports re negotiations, other issues

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Organizing Correspondence
Debriefing memo analyzing the unsuccessful UHS (United Health Services hospitals) campaign, December 19; leaflets and radio scripts for AFT clerical campaign, December 19; organizing bulletins; memo suggesting special services for organizing committees, inducements for potential members, December 10; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from assistant director of organizing for Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, asking him to identify locals with members in health-related occupations not currently in FNHP, November 21; letter to Jim Conti from managing editor of FNHP Healthwire, asking to be put on NYSUT newsletter mailing list, October 29; draft article by NYSUT organizing coordinator John O'Leary re differences between union certification and recognition, with cover memo seeking comments from organizers, October 31; memo re employer tactics, emphasizing threat of strikes, in lead-up to representation election at United Health Services, November 11; outline for Local Presidents' Handbook, with request from Jim Conti to John O'Leary that he write section on organizing, November 10; letters from Jim Conti to organizers and field representatives, congratulating them on win or encouraging them on defeats, September-October; memo from John O'Leary re the best use of organizing dollars, July 15; memo re actions of PERB administrative law judge, called unprofessional and prejudicial by John O'Leary, at certification petition conference by NEANY for Edwards Russell Central School District, June 23; memo listing representation election results at various schools, June 27; NYSUT Statement of Intent for Organizing Registered Nurses; summary of remarks of ILGWU presentation on use of polling in organizing campaigns at 1986 Midwest healthcare organizers conference, noting extreme aversion to prospect of strikes among nurses; articles from Scientific American, re tendency of voters to vote for challenger in presidential elections if they perceive their economic status as having deteriorated, and New York Times, re deterioration of real income among Americans, with cover memo to organizers re implications for receptivity to unionizing among middle class workers, July 14; brochure prepared for Benedictine organizing campaign, "What's In It for You? Straight Answers to Common Questions about FNHP/NYSUT"; four-page memo to Jim Conti from John O'Leary re organizing budget, October 2, 1985; six-page memo from O'Leary, "Organizing Effectiveness, Preliminary Report," June 23, 1986; memo from Tom Hobart to NYSUT Board of Directors re results of elections involving AFT in Broward County, Florida, June 12; memo re contingency plans to remain open during previously scheduled vacation shutdown to accommodate organizing campaigns in Binghamton and Kingston, May 23; memo urging support for legislation in Assembly that would prohibit health-care agencies from being reimbursed for representation election expenses, making it less likely that facilities would pay for anti-union consultants, June; memo updating on feasibility of organizing Visiting Nurse Service ancillary staff for the UFT, May 12; memo from O'Leary detailing the organizing operation, noting long-term nature of cultivating leads, need for flexibility, May 12; memo re budget appropriation for special organizing projects, calling dramatic reduction a penalty for prudent management the year before and a disincentive to spending restraint, May 2; memo, "Why the Organizing Staff Should Not Be Reduced," April 21; notice to NYSUT from the National Labor Relations Board that a petition for certification of representation election at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital had been filed by the Teamsters, April 28, with attached documents; memo re Entry into Practice bill, held up in committee, which would require a BA degree for Registered Nurses and an AAS degree for associate nurses and eliminate the designation Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), with committee bill memorandum, listing groups in support and opposition, points of argument in support and opposition, May 30; memo from Jim Conti requesting any information about pending legislation in the health-care area, speaker for meeting of Federation of Nurses & Health-Related Professionals (FNHP), April 25; memo from O'Leary recommending changes to PERB rules for certification of representation election, submitted in response to request for comments by PERB, April; memo to organizers from O'Leary re Supreme Court decision overturning NLRB rule requiring all employees in a bargaining unit to vote on affiliation of an independent union with a national or international union, cautioning that other rules must be followed carefully, April 14; inquiry from O'Leary as to whether there was any pending legislation to amend law dealing with patients' rights or reporting patient abuse, April 8; copy of NEA-NY Advocate, with cover memo to O'Leary from Jim Conti suggesting he read it before attending their convention, March; memo to organizers re generating computerized contact cards, March 4; memo to O'Leary re computerized filing system, January 14; memo from O'Leary re college organizing, recommending that National Labor Relations Act be amended to give NLRB jurisdiction over college faculty, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking whether AFT was planning to propose amendments, March; memo from O'Leary suggesting proposing legislation clarifying process for mergers, consolidations, and annexations of school districts, especially BOCES districts, November 25, 1985, with reply from Jim Conti, March 27, 1986; Schenectady Gazette newspaper clipping re deputy executive director of President's Commission on Organized Crime, which was recommending random drug tests for federal employees, who refused the request of the chair of a House Civil Service subcommittee to give a sample of his own urine before testifying, March 19, 1986; Report by AFL-CIO Committee on the Evolution of Work on the Changing Situation of Workers and Their Unions, February 27, 1985, with cover memo to organizers and discussion guide for local unions; memo from O'Leary recommending NYSUT associate membership, March 3; State Education Department Public School Professional Personnel Report, 1984-1985; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of United Professional Nurses Association (UPNA), expressing regret that they were unable to achieve a working relationship, February 25; letter from O'Leary to president of UPNA, informing her that Federation of Nurses and Health-Related Professionals would likely become NYSUT's Division of Nursing, February 5; list of organizing successes since November 1985 through January 3, 1986; list of new units organized in 1985, November 14; memo outlining procedures for returning calls that come in to the 800 number for organizing, November 17, 1985; memo to O'Leary from NYSUT public relations director re organizing marking campaign for nurses, with attached materials, January 6, 1985

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Organizing: John O'Leary, Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports

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Rochester Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo to New York State Teachers' Retirement System from the Rush- Henrietta Employee Association Teachers' Chapter Executive Council, objecting to non-inclusion of Excellence In Teaching (EIT) funds in calculation of salary toward retirement, December 17; memo re EIT settlements at Spencerport and Marion districts, November 26; survey sent to school-related personnel (SRP) locals to determine gender distribution, full- and part-time status, and other characteristics of work force, with cover memo noting complexity of questions, other issues, October; memos re PERB administrative law judge decisions re subcontracting of summer school teachers and programs to BOCES, with attached decisions re Monroe County school districts (Webster, East Irondequoit, and West Irondequoit), December; memos re legality of public employees' contributing to a self-funded health plan, October-November; East Irondequoit Excellence In Teaching agreement, with cover memo, October 24; memo from Jim Conti re consideration of sexual preference in 3020a cases, noting absence of state law prohibiting discrimination, lack of clarity as to whether homosexuality per se constitutes "moral turpitude," concluding that in a school setting "they are going to be held to a much higher standard of moral conduct," October 1; list of school districts that had not yet applied for Excellence In Teaching funds, September 17; PERB decision in Williamson Central School District and Williamson Faculty Association re salary schedule, July 29; memo from NYS Teachers Retirement System re employer contribution rates to be paid during the 1987-88 school year, with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors, May 22; letter from NYS Department of Motor Vehicles re payment of fee for fingerprinting of school bus drivers, October 24; letter from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart recalling defection of Rochester and Vestal Regional Offices to NEA in 1976, actions Conti took to maintain continuity of service to locals, April 24; memo re computer certification questions at Webster school district, April 2; memo re selection of arbitration as alternative to 3020a proceeding, March 21; revised draft, Rochester Teachers Association Peer Assistance and Review Program, with attached newspaper clippings; flyer Rochester Regional Report, "State Budget Includes $95 million for Excellence In Teaching Program!"

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Rochester Regional Office: Ray Samson, Coordinator's Reports
Monthly activity reports; Cooperative Organization for Public Education (COPE) report, Monroe County "Save Harmless" School Districts 1986 Yearbook, presented at Legislators' Breakfast, December 6, 1986; program for 1987 Collective Bargaining Conference, January 23-24

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South Western (Jamestown) Regional Office Newsletter
Volume 1, number 1

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Correspondence
Inquiry by Jim Conti as to whether NYSUT was proposing legislation to address worker's compensation, citing the case of a Newark Valley Central School District bus driver who was out on disability on a work-related injury and could legally lose her job and health insurance, December; memo to Jim Conti recommending breach of contract suit on behalf of the Chenango Forks Teachers Association for violating settlement agreement, negotiated in lieu of an Improper Practice Charge, for assigning too much work to a teacher, December 9; materials re legality of self-funded health plans, including case of Rockland Community College, April; letter congratulating field representative on successful contract for Watkins Glen Faculty Association, noting benefits and protections not often found in the Southern Tier, November 3; memos requesting legal opinion of certain wording on taxable income deferments form required of teachers to sign at Endicott school district, September-November; letter from state senator and deputy majority leader William T. Smith to president of Elmira Teachers Association, explaining why he opposed Excellence In Teaching program, September 18; handwritten drafts, "You Are Being Cheated," for mailing to teachers in Oneonta, September 11; letter to president of Corning Teachers Association from NYSUT staff in Division of Research and Educational Services, advising on design of a questionnaire evaluating teacher satisfaction with building administrators, September 5; application for affiliation with NYSUT from George Junior Republic Teachers Organization, August; questionnaire by Corning Teachers Association to evaluate building administrators, July 2; memo to Jim Conti re miscellaneous concerns re PERB, including decision in Charlotte Valley Teachers Association case, difficulties with improper practice conferences and hearings, February 21; recommendation for a 3020a hearing panel member, June 30; five-page memo from regional office coordinator Chuck Rogers, analyzing the disaffiliation of the Greene Teachers Association, May 29; six-page memo from field rep to Chuck Rogers, analyzing the disaffiliation of the Greene Teachers Association, May 29; list of school districts where increases in state aid were used to lower local taxes, versus where aid resulted in increases for teachers, September 13; memo to Jim Conti discussing the results of increase in state on school district taxes, budgets, and salaries, concluding that not much had changed for contract negotiations, August 23; several related memos to Jim Conti, with specific examples of impact on districts; memo re inadequacy of PERB procedures for adding long-term substitutes or part-time teachers, February 22; related memo re accretion, March 21; confidential memo from Jim Conti re scheduling PERB prehearing conference for Charlotte Valley case, May 13; letter to Jim Conti re inconvenience and expense of PERB's increasing tendency to schedule hearings and meetings in Albany instead of Binghamton, April 29; related material; repeat request to NYSUT president Hobart by Corning Teachers Association that NYSUT Executive Board assign the local to the district (E.D. 11) with which it had regular contact and was closer to geographically, April 18; memo from Jim Conti re "Neanderthal" goals of Owego Apalachin Central School District, suggesting that State Education Department be informed, April 25; chart comparing provisions of the tiers of the NYS Employee Retirement System; memo to Jim Conti criticizing PERB mediator/fact-finder, dissatisfaction by both parties, urging that PERB be advised and requested not to assign the mediator again to any NYSUT case in the Southern Tier, February 3; memo to Jim Conti re inordinate number of respiratory and cancer cases at Rushford school, need for asbestos removal, January 21; confidential memo and related documents re teacher at Greene Central School, February 28; request from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel to have a staff attorney address Chenango Valley Teachers Association re teacher liability in the classroom and school-related situations, February 20; copy of General Municipal Law section 92 re vacations, sick leaves and leaves of absence of officers and employees, including opinions of the state comptroller

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Southern Tier: Chuck Rodgers, Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports, with newsletters, Southern Tier Briefs

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Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo from field representative to NYSUT legal counsel requesting action to regain two days' salary docked from teachers at Cold Spring Harbor after the district superintendent declared that a strike had taken place, November 13; letters from locals thanking NYSUT staff for their help in averting strikes, other assistance; special order resolution by Representative Assembly recommending that AFT give financial assistance to Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers to offset costs associated with challenging drug testing, n.d.; memo to Jim Conti re Patchogue drug testing case, appealed to state Court of Appeals, possible federal involvement, August 28; letter to NYSUT official Ray Calabrese from Amityville Teachers Association president, thanking him for selecting the school's Talented and Gifted Program for Cablevision show, noting bad press for low reading and math scores, May 23; text of governor's proposed legislation re salary supplement, March 19

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Suffolk Regional Office: John DeGregorio, Coordinator's Reports
Regional reports; papers, "AIDS: A Question of Human Rights vs the Duty to Provide a Safe Work Place," by Marco L. Colosi, vice president, human resources, and Fred Silverman, president, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, "Selected Current Developments under the National Labor Relations Act," by Irving Perlman, Immerman & Perlman, presented to the 6th Annual Winter Training Conference on Labor Management Relations, February 13-20, and "The Effect of the National Labor Relations Board on the Health Care Industry," by Marco L. Colosi

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Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence
Syracuse Teachers Association Policy, Procedures and Information Regarding Members Accused of Misconduct (Primarily Child Abuse) as a Result of Employment in the Syracuse City School District; 20-page memo from Jim Conti debriefing Benjamin-Rush Center (psychiatric hospital facility) strike, November 17; United Liverpool Faculty Association newsletter, December; NLRB Charge against Employer against Benjamin Rush Center; appeal for holiday support for 12 employees fired during strike; agenda for meeting re strike, November 3; flyers re strike; memo from regional director to president of Benjamin Rush Employees United re crisis reimbursement plan related to strike, September 26; memos re eligibility of school nurses for Excellence In Teaching funds, September-October; list of teachers' starting salaries in Syracuse regional area, 1986-87; memos requesting legal assistance for unemployment insurance case at Port Byron School District, with attached decisions from NYS Unemployment Insurance Division, related correspondence re provisional teaching certificate, July-September; document by NYSUT regional staff director Frank Squillace, "Teacher Salaries and the Excellence in Teaching Law," August 1986; memo re absorption of Cortland-Madison BOCES school-related personnel (SRP) unit into new Cortland-Onondaga-Madison BOCES Organization (COMBO), July 15; memo re AFT liability insurance programs, May 13; related brochures and legal citations; NYS Department of Labor Notice of Variance Hearing on July 11 for Cazenovia Central School District, copied to Jim Conti and others; "raiding" letter from NEA-NY to teacher at Oswego County BOCES, with cover memo to Jim Conti noting that letter was being sent to CSEA locals, May 23; letter re field representative assignments to certain BOCES locals, April 29; memo to Jim Conti re inquiry from Onondaga-Madison BOCES Federation of Teachers re Public Health Law and related issues in which a school nurse might send students and teachers home because of a contagious illness at school, with attached excerpt from state Education Law, March 31; memos from Jim Conti to legal staff inquiring as to whether authorization forms allowing release of any confidential legal (including attorney-client privileged), medical (including psychiatric), financial, or other information, which prospective employees must sign, violated any federal or state civil rights regulations, with attached copy of release form used by Auburn Enlarged City School District, March-April; list of organization and representation status of school-related personnel in Syracuse regional area districts, January 10; memos re field representative assignment to Madison Central School Non-Instructional Employees Association (MCSNEIA), February

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Syracuse Regional Office: Frank Squillace, Coordinator's Reports
Activity reports re negotiations, other issues

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Training Correspondence
Clipping, "PEF Saves Retirement Benefits"

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Training: Ray Ratte, Coordinator's Reports
Regional staff director and coordinator's reports

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United University Professions: Correspondence
Invitation to Jim Conti to come to United University Professions Field Staff dinner, with affirmative reply, December

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United University Professions: Save Livingston, Coordinator's Reports
Activity reports

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Utica Regional Office: Correspondence
Report on Retirement Convention, with cover letter from Jim Conti to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, December 17; memos re Mt. Markham dues problem, with attached excerpts from association's constitution, September-October; New York State School Boards Association legislative bulletin re Regents meeting, July 28, 1986; correspondence re proposed legislation to limit funding for health and welfare benefits, including Metropolitan Life Insurance Company legislative alert bulletin, MarchMay

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Utica Regional Office Vinnie Grove Coordinator's Reports
Regional Staff Director's and Coordinator's reports

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West NY Regional Office: Correspondence
Outline of field services section for annual report for the Representative Assembly, with cover letter from Jim Conti re writing section for local presidents' handbook, November 10; newsletter of BOCES II Education Association, Cross Ventilation, October; briefs, award, and related correspondence in arbitration case, Matter of Erie County No. 1 Co-operative Teachers Association and BOCES First Supervisory District, Erie County, July-October; memo to local presidents re NYSUT reorganization of Western NY Region, creation of new Southwestern New York Region, September 4; flyer announcing arbitration seminars; memos from staff of Physical Education Department to U.C.PA. management, Children's Center, and NYSUT local 3721, asking for raise, April-June; letter to governor re Erie Community College Board of Trustees vacancy, June 26; agreement between the Board of Education of Attica Central School District and the Attica Central School Non-teaching Employees Association, July 1, 1986 June 30, 1989; memo re Kenmore Teachers Association peer performance review plan, with attached text of the plan, May 5; memo re mergers, consolidations, and annexations of school districts, with reply from Jim Conti; memos re requests from locals for guidance re teacher liability, February, with hand-written note

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Western NY Regional Office Ron Uba Coordinator's Reports
Regional monthly reports; coordinator's reports; list of agency fee locals, November 3; list of locals with open contracts for 1987; list of locals with VOTE-COPE payroll deductions, November 5; list of locals with benefit trust payroll deductions, November 5; notice of PERB conference and hearing in the matter of Erie Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES and BOCES Support Personnel Association, petitioner, and BOCES II Education Association, respondent, for November 25; letter from NEA-NY Rochester Service Center to members re PERB case

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Interviews: Jamestown Coordinator
June 11, 1986. Letters to job applicants confirming interview appointments

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Accounting
Memo re political climate at Rockland Community College, agency fee collection, poor working relationship, request for change in assignment, December 15; memos re re-election of president of Rockland CC, November; memo re payment of 1986-87 dues, September 16; memo re 1986-87 budget approvals, objecting to changing rules of procedure, August 12; memo re Field Services' support for PEF, May 8; confidential memo re additional staff and budget considerations, April 15

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Data processing
Data Processing Coordinator's / Manager's Update, April 11; list of NYSUT recommended microcomputer systems for locals (prices as of April 7, 1986); microcomputer training schedule, revised April 8; memo re training, June 12

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Educational Services
NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services Contract Analysis: BOCES Contract Clauses, October 1986; Information Bulletins, "Selected Financial Data for School Districts 1981-82 to 1983-84" and "1986-87 Executive Budget Proposal State Aid to Public Schools," January 1986, "Community College Status Report," March 31, 1986, "Excellence in Teaching Aid Impact on Fringe Benefits," June, results of survey of elementary and secondary teacher locals, June, list of districts and BOCES applying for Excellence in Teaching Aid, September 15, "Alternatives to Special Education," November 1986; confidential Regents' Report Cards, January, February and May 22, 1986; monthly reports; brochure, New York State Educational Conference Board State Aid Proposal, 1986-87; memos re teacher salary increases, teacher salary aid; draft Testimony of the New York State United Teachers Regarding the Regents Hearings on Proposed Amendments to the Certification Requirements for Elementary and Secondary Academic Areas; memo to regional staff directors re teacher membership on Committee on Special Education (CSE), with attached Information Bulletin giving details, October 27; letter from NYSUT vice president Antonia Cortese to Education Commissioner Gordon Ambach, requesting that teaching assistants pay only once for a temporary teaching license, with attached memos, June-July; letter from director of organization of CSEA, expressing concern about raiding of AFL locals by Teamsters, June 26, with memo from Jim Conti sharing concern, July 17; newspaper clipping summarizing Carnegie Forum recommendations that teacher pay be increased substantially, with cover memo from Jim Conti, June 27; year-end report, Participation of Locals and Members in Selected Activities, prepared for NYSUT Board of Directors, June 1986; memo from Jim Conti re "Neanderthal" goals of Owego Apalachin Central School District, suggesting that State Education Department be informed, April 25, with attached text of goals, including "absolutely no new programs or services or expansion of existing programs or services" and "Year of the Taxpayer: apply any and all unanticipated state aid to tax containment"; memo to coordinators re 1986-87 Hurd Aid to small city school districts, May 9; New York State School Boards Association Legislative Bulletin re anticipated Excellence in Teaching regulations, April; memo to regional office coordinators re basic school district information, with attached sample and definition of terms, March 20; draft staff report to the Board of Regents, "Teacher Compensation in New York State 1974-75 and 1984-85 School Years," February 1986

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Field Services
Agenda for AFT conference, "The State Federation as Employer," with memo from Jim Conti requesting approval to attend, December 19; request for information pamphlets from Workers' Compensation Board re on-the-job injury and off-the-job disability, October 29; letter from director of field services Robert Allen to Superior Officers Association, Police Department, Nassau County, explaining agency fees, October 9; memos to regional staff directors re telephone calls to other members on behalf of endorsed candidates for public office, September-October; memo re increased likelihood that representation elections will be more successful on the second or third attempt, September; legislative memorandum in support of bill that would allow collective negotiation re transfer of teachers within a school district, September, with text of bill; memos re leave by staff member for adoption and child care, comment that long notice requirement for specific leave dates isn't practicable for adoption, July; model by-laws to provide for inclusion of retirees, with document, "How Local Leaders Can Provide Continuation of Membership in Local/NYSUT AFT"; memo recommending against relocation of a combined Elmira/Jamestown regional office to Hornell, logistical difficulties, driving distances, alternative options, October 29; memo re Broward County (Florida) representation election, won by AFT, making AFT majority organization in Florida, June 10; memo from Ray Ratte to Vito DeLeonardis urging retention of Survive and Thrive Program, noting success of program in boosting staff morale, May 23; memo re membership increase projections, shortfall in New York City staff because of retirements, inability to recruit qualified candidates, May 23; resolution adopted by the NYSUT Representative Assembly to provide an attorney when a teacher chooses to use an alternative procedure to a 3020a hearing, with cover memo outlining process, March 18; Buffalo News clipping, "Stakes, Salaries High in Failed Bid to Gain Control of Union Local," April 13

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Legal H.Q.
American Arbitration Association Rules for Determination of Union Fees, effective June 1, 1986; related material re agency fees; request from Jim Conti to legal staff to write section on NYSUT legal services for Local Presidents' Handbook, November 21; memos re proposed workshop on union's role in investigatory interview (public sector), October, with attached case for use in workshop, PERB administrative law judge decision in the matter of Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, respondent, and Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Teachers' Association; memo requesting legal staff member to address training meeting for North Country staff, September; similar request from Fredonia Teachers Association, September; similar request for Mid-Hudson Summer Leadership Conference, May 29; legal opinion from NYSUT counsel re overtime provisions under FLSA for employee performing two jobs for same employer, June 11; publication by U.S. Department of Labor, "State and Local Government Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act," May 1985; list of open litigation cases, with cover memo noting that they were for Utica Regional Office, April 17; memos requesting legal opinion re teacher liability, initiated by Chittenango Teachers Association, January-March; similar request for Chenango Valley Teachers Association, February 20; request for legal opinion, initiated by Beaver River Teachers Association, re liability for accidents resulting from association-sponsored functions involving alcohol, March 12; memo to Jim Conti re serious situation developing in Massena Central School following the suicide of one suspended student, controversy over discipline policies, February 23, with newspaper clippings; request for legal consultation for Ellenville teacher, deciding whether to opt for 3020a hearing or alternative procedure, March 18; request for meeting with North Country locals re merger of Edwards school district, affiliated with NYSUT, and Knox district, affiliated with NEA, March 12

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Legal NYC
Letter from Jim Conti noting that U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that an employer may not offer life insurance that pays lower benefits to women because of longer life expectancy, with attached case, Arizona Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans, et al. v. Nathalie Norris, etc., March 19; memo from NYSUT counsel re intention to appeal to the state Court of Appeals a decision that NYSUT complaint failed to comply with statute of limitations, with attached decision, Peter Langham et al. v. State of New York, November 24; letter re seminar on brief writing, sent to field representatives, with cover memo from NYSUT general counsel to Jim Conti, October 29; agency fee materials, with cover memo, November 17; opinion of state Supreme Court Appellate Division, Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers v. Board of Education of the Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District, holding drug urine tests to be unconstitutional, with cover memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT general counsel, September 25; memo to NYSUT legal counsel from Jim Conti re approaching the Commissioner of Education about a school district that set preconditions to enforcing the Commissioner's Regulations on Excellence In Teaching that violated the intent of the legislation, also anticipated improper practice charges over failure by districts to negotiate the apportionment of E.I.T funds, September 18; text of local law in Suffolk County legislature to prohibit mandatory drug testing, March 25, with attached Statement on Substance Abuse Programs from the Faculty Association (AFT Local 3038) of Suffolk County Community College, opposing random drug testing; letter from Jim Conti to NYSUT general counsels praising their presentation at the PERB hearing on agency fees, September 10; correspondence re agency fee inquiries from teachers at Middletown school district, June-July; issue of Insurance Litigation Reporter; decision and order in state Supreme Court Special Term, Board of Education, Yonkers City School District v. Yonkers Federation of Teachers, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking NYSUT counsel whether decision was being appealed, March 31; memos requesting legal opinion re teacher liability, initiated by Chittenango Teachers Association, January-February

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Legislation
State Education Department document, "State-Aided Programs for Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State," July 1986; summary of pending federal and state legislation in the health area, from Donna Gwynne, program director, Employee Benefits Program, City of New York Office of Municipal Labor Relations, November 12; minutes of the Public Sector Coalition on Health Benefits Legislative Committee meeting of October 6; Update newsletter from the AFT Department of Organization, FNHP Division (nurses and health professionals), October; letter form Wappingers Federation of Teachers to VOTE/COPE director, advising him of lack of cooperation by local state legislator, endorsed by NYSUT, in helping distribute Excellence in Teaching funds with school district, October; fact sheet by Democratic Study Group in House of Representatives re pending Tax Reform Act of 1986, October 1; letter sent to local presidents asking for help in making phone calls on behalf of endorsed candidates for public office, with cover memo to regional staff directors noting poor response, requesting follow-up calls to locals, October 21; letter from NYSUT executive vice president Dan Sanders re legislative successes, August 14, with attached Final Report: 1986 Legislative Session: NYSUT Legislative Program and Major Support Bills Signed into Law; preliminary report re bills signed by governor or awaiting action, with cover letter from Sanders, July 11; NYS School Boards Association Legislative Bulletin re Regents meeting, July 1986; one-page document, Health Insurance Coverage Extended by State and Federal Regulations, August 25; memorandum from the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, recommending approval of a bill (S.9556) that would clarify that procedural aspects of teacher transfers are negotiable, July 29; memorandum to the governor by NYSUT director of legislation Ray Skuse strongly urging support for the legislation, July 17; summary of Sweet Home case, re teacher transfers; text of bill in Assembly requiring strict standards of proof in civil service tenure hearings; memorandum in support from City of New York Office of the Mayor; memos re phone banks for calling on behalf of the NYSUT-endorsed Cuomo/Lundine ticket, July; memo to Retiree Organizing Committee requesting that they contact other retired members to urge them to call their state legislators in support of pension supplementation legislation, with script of phone message, June 27; text of state Senate bill to amend insurance law re self-funded health benefit programs; NYS School Boards Association Legislative Bulletin re record increase in school aid, April; legal memo re legislation regarding the expansion of Insurance Department jurisdiction over public employee fringe benefit funds, November 17, 1980, with cover letter from Jim Conti re new similar proposed legislation, March 27, 1986; memos re organizing college faculty post-Yeshiva decision, possible attempt to amend NLRA, February-March; memos re salary supplement legislation, including minutes of committee meeting and document, "Strategy If Supplement Legislation Is Passed," March; report from the Senate Education Committee, "TIP: Teacher Improvement Plan: The Third Year," December 1985, with cover letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from committee chair Sen. James Donovan

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New York Teacher (Publication)
Print deadlines for publications New York Teacher and Bottom Line

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President's Office
Memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT president Tom Hobart re planned letter to local presidents re posting of Right-to-Know law poster, December 17, 1986; letter from Jim Conti responding to inquiry from Harvard staff member re access to arbitration cases on file with NYSUT not otherwise available through published sources, December; request for information from New Hampshire Federation of Teachers about NYSUT rebate assistance program for large locals, with reply from director of field services Robert Allen that rebate is given to NYS locals (Metro-rebate program) because they employ their own staffs and do not use NYSUT field services, with attached formula for rebate, January 5, 1987; letter from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart with attached report on Retirement Convention, December 17, 1986; press release by Tom Hobart re small city school districts, December 10; memo from Conti to Hobart listing organizations in which Hobart participated on NYSUT's behalf, December 16; memo from Conti to Hobart re endorsed appointment to the State Mediation Board, December 10; memo for meeting of group putting together Local Presidents' Handbook, October 27; text of proposed local law for Suffolk County banning mandatory drug testing, with cover memo, September 19; letter from Physical Therapists of U.C.P.A. re raising salaries, with cover memo from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart that reply was no longer necessary, September 8; letter from Hobart congratulating Ichabod Crane Teachers Association for good work in electing endorsed candidates to school board, June 23; memos re new teacher and EAP orientation programs, May; memo from Conti to Hobart recalling how Conti maintained control after defection of Rochester Regional Office staff to NEA in 1976, April 24; memo from Conti to Hobart discussing why organizing Empire State Day Care Centers would not be a worthwhile project, April 25; memo from Conti to Hobart initially exploring possibility of organizing day care centers, March 27; list of school-related personnel (SRP) locals that left CSEA for NEA, and CSEA units that asked to become affiliated with NYSUT, with attached memo from Conti to Hobart noting that NYSUT had advised CSEA locals that they could not affiliate with NYSUT, possible cooperative efforts with CSEA in raiding NEA-affiliated locals, April 8; memo requesting Hobart's attendance at rally for Waterford-Halfmoon Teachers Association contract settlement, with attached newspaper clipping, April; correspondence with Hobart re excessed teacher in Farmingdale who believed he was not properly recalled according to seniority list, March-April; memo from Hobart to staff re additional toll-free phone line, request that it not be used for personal calls, April 11; memo from Conti to Hobart re need for unions to coordinate boycott of Albany Marriott Hotel on behalf of Hotel & Restaurant Workers Union, April 8; NYSUT 1986 Annual Report: "Beyond Collective Bargaining," with cover memo from Hobart thanking colleagues

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Secretary : Treasurer's Office
Memo from Herb Magidson to coordinators re per capita payments (dues) for per diem substitutes, January 16; memo form Jim Conti asking whether an insurance company had been identified willing to provide liability coverage for locals and individual teachers, noting continued demand from locals, April 8

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Public Relations
"Inside Your Schools" program catalog for monthly television show, with cover letter; memo inquiring re costs for producing and airing radio ads, lead time, and whether statistically meaningful measurements could be made for testing effectiveness, February 27; press release, "Teacher Centers in Vanguard of Education Improvement, Professionalism of Teaching," May 2; clipping from Advertising Age, "Chavez, UFW pack up their pickets, go 'high-tech': Union uses mail, phone campaign," June 16, with cover memo to Jim Conti; memo from Jim Conti critiquing AFT leaflet for clerical workers, noting "not punchy enough," overstating health and safety protections, December 19; clippings from CSEA newsletter, The Public Sector, re Region 4 and 6, comparable worth implementation, October 20

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Reports (1 of 2)
NYSUT Resource Packet: Helping Children at Risk; New York State Office of Mental Health 1987 Update and Progress Report for the Five Year Comprehensive Plan: Mental Health Services, 1985-1990, with cover letter

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Reports (2of 2)
A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, National Commission on Excellence in Education, April 1983; New York State Board of Regents Proposed Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York, revised February 1984; 1986087 Educational Conference Board State Aid Proposal background information; Coalition for Public Education report, "The State of New York and Nonpublic Schools: An examination of their historical, legal and fiscal relationships," December 1985

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Reports (3 of 3)
Reports prepared by NYSUT's Division of Research and Educational Services: selected financial data for school districts 1981-82 to 1983-84; "Reimbursable Cost Manual for Private Schools Receiving Funding Under Article 89 and Article 81 of Education Law to Educate Handicapped Children," September 1985 edition, superseding September 1984 issue; Information Bulletin re Consumer Price Index; reprint of State Education Department publication, "State-Aided Programs for Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State," July 1986

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Nassau Regional Office: Correspondence
Appeal of the Board of Education of the Goshen Central School District before the Commissioner re 3020a decision finding tenured teacher not guilty of six of eight charges (dismissed), November 30; memo re rally in support of Daily News strikers, December 3; memo denying approval for travel to New York Institute of Technology annual conference because of severe budget constraints, November 21; two appeals by South Country Central School District re mixed decision in 3020a hearing against tenured special education teacher (dismissed), October 11, with cover memo from Jim Conti; suggestions to Jim Conti by Nassau regional staff director re solutions to problems encountered by staff in scheduling arbitration hearings, August 21; memo to Jim Conti summarizing Commissioner's decisions on two 3020a cases, Board of Education of Johnstown Central School District v. Spencer, re charges of molestation, and Central School District of Elmira v. McCloud, re charges of corporal punishment, October 29, with attached case decisions; State Education Department panel decisions in 3020a cases, Gates-Chili school district v. Keith Harvey, and Marcus Whitman Central v. Sherrill Maurer, with cover memo, October 15; state Supreme Court decision in Victor Meister v. Thomas Sobol, as Commissioner of Education and the Board of the South Colonie Central School District, June 15, with cover memo from Jim Conti asking that the case be summarized, June 28; comparison of the Orange-Ulster BOCES self-insurance plans with Empire Plan, June 21; similar comparison for Plainedge, June 12; memo re consideration of self-funded health insurance plan for Rockville Centre, January 18; agenda for meeting of Coalition to Advance Women of Color in Education, at Hofstra School of Education, May 10; memo to Jim Conti re expert witness in arbitration of pay discrimination case at C. W. Post College, May 14; memo to Jim Conti summarizing Court of Appeals decisions of bargaining financial disclosure Board of Education of NYC v. PERB, Subcontracting Summer School (Webster Central School District v. PERB Court of Appeals), and Nassau County Supreme Court decision on the Freedom of Information Law and Materials Used in the Classroom (Russo v. Nassau Community College), May 15; summary of Commissioner's Decision in Keesler v. Northeast Central School District, January 23; State Education Department panel decision and state Supreme Court decision in 3020a case, Batavia City School District v. H. David Cargill, with cover memos, February 3 and April 5; appeal before the Commissioner of Education of a refusal by the Harborfields Board of Education to conduct a hearing over a student's grade, brought by the parents, and appeal before the Commissioner of a decision by the North Tonawanda City School District re involuntary transfer of a teacher, with cover memo from Jim Conti, March 16; memo re Port Washington retirement incentive plan, March 2

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Rochester Regional Office Correspondence
Revised Proposal from the Rochester Teachers Association to the Rochester City School District, November 29; Rochester Democrat & Chronicle clipping re efforts to reach contract settlement, December 21; Rochester Teachers Association newsletter, The Rochester Teacher, re task force on shared accountability, August 27; U.S. News & World Report article re Rochester contract negotiations, "Blackboard Juggle: Teachers in this urban school system are trying to redefine unionism in an age of reform," December 24; 1990-91 contract analysis items for districts in the NYSUT Rochester Regional Office area, focusing on Excellence In Teaching funds distribution; compilation of case law, "What Constitutes a Strike," by NYSUT counsel Ray Samson, with memo from Jim Conti complimenting his research, December 18; memos re letter from school nurse in the Geneva area, November; draft policy for workplace hazard notification and patient confidentiality, to board of Finger Lakes Regional Occupational Health Program, October 1; memo to Jim Conti from Ray Samson, cautioning re meaning of consultation clauses, October 18; letter to Gov. Mario Cuomo from New York State School Boards Association, New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Association of School Business Officials, with suggestions for addressing the state fiscal crises, including eliminating Excellence In Teaching funding as doing nothing to improve classroom teaching, repealing the Wicks Law, and other measures, with cover memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, December 3; memos re hiring by Newark Central School District of teacher aide for teaching assistant vacancy after teaching assistant applied for the job, September; memo re (third) petition filed by NEA challenging Greece Support Services Employees' Association, November 21; letter to AFT president Al Shanker from Rochester Teachers Association re contract negotiation, with cover letter from Shanker to AFT Executive Council, November 5; memo from president of Rochester Teachers Association (RTA) re Franklin High School receivership, June 11, and related memos and newspaper clippings debating failure of school-based planning, inability to agree on plan to improve dropout rate, academic performance; list of school budgets defeated in district, June 21; tentative agreement, with notice to all RTA teachers to attend ratification meeting on September 24; memo re Greece Support Services Employees Association election challenge by NEA, January 8; memo re entitlement of Newark Paraprofessionals Association to Excellence In Teaching funds, November 12; proposal by WROC-TV (CBS) for jointly funded series highlighting education issues, "Great Expectations," with cover memo from Ray Samson re funding, November 1; Rochester Business Journal list of top 25 highest-paid public officials, almost all school officials; confidential memo re average salary increases in RTA, September 19; memo quoting Blue Cross/Blue Shield rates in Rochester area, July 2; memo from Jim Conti re Eastern New York Occupational Health Program clinic notification protocol, October 15; memo from Jim Conti re Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989, and implications for NYSUT approach to the Drug-Free Workplace Act, August 14; memo to Jim Conti from Ray Samson re certification of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs, impact for Dundee Teachers Association, August 9, and related materials; text of law succeeding Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools (1990); Finance and Legislative News Notes opposing teacher union involvement in negotiating BOCES services, June 5; memo re drug-free workplace policy requirements, July 19; memo to Jim Conti reporting on lackluster annual conference of New York State Public Sector Coalition on Health Benefits, June 27; letter to Ray Samson from teacher at Livingston Stuben Wyoming BOCES, asking for reimbursement from NYSUT for legal fees and review of 3020a case for due process violations, involving interviews with psychiatrists, attached complaint filed with PERB, June 12; letter from president of the Rochester Teachers Association re issue of accountability as part of negotiations, April 6; related newspaper clippings; newspaper clippings re Kodak work force to teach math and science in city schools; newspaper clipping in Rochester Times Union re Kodak, AFT, and others joining coalition advocating for national health insurance, with attached letter to the editor of Washington Post objecting to its mischaracterization of AFT position as supporting a purely market-based approach to health reform, March 14; agenda for 1990 Annual Regional SRP Conference on March 30-31; position statement by New York State School Boards Association on school-based management, with cover memo to Jim Conti, February 20; memo from New York State School Boards Association executive director to school attorneys, announcing that legal services would no longer be provided free of charge, December 18, 1989; memo to Jim Conti informing him that pro-NYSUT incumbent president of Greece Support Services Employees Association won election by large margin, with rest of pro-NYSUT slate winning as well, January 2; Rochester City School District joint statement of intent and agreement with Rochester Teachers Association, "Career in Teaching Plan," c. 1988, and "Guidelines for School-Based Planning 1988-1989"

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Albany Regional Office: Correspondence
List of pending legal cases, March 29; memos re Niskayuna Middle School tenure areas, October-December; memos re air quality at Cohoes Middle School, June-October, including microbiology sampling report; request for review of North Colonie Cafeteria Plan, June 14, with text of plan benefits; draft grant application to IBM by Saratoga-Warren BOCES Technology Planning Consortium for distance leaning program, April 30, with attached minutes and memos; two letters to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from a school bus driver in Duansburgh re field representative Ron Peretti in handling negotiations, with cover note asking how NYSUT should respond, June 26; health and safety materials, including flyers and checklist re how to set up a health and safety committee, by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, with cover memo from Jim Conti, May 8; report to Jim Conti on themes of speakers at Partnership in Health Care Conference, with comments by Conti re the need for universal health care coverage, April 5; memo between Jim Conti and NYSUT counsel re interpretation of section 3014b of state Education Law in case of Schalmont school district, BOCES skills development course, March; memos re request for budget analysis by Schoharie Teachers Association, March; National Center for Education Statistics survey report, "Time Allocation Patterns of Teachers in Public and Private Schools: 1984-86," July 1989; memo from Jim Conti requesting that NYSUT staff member attend and report on state AFL-CIO and NYS Conference of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, February 9; letter to Hobart from teacher at Glenmont Elementary School, interested in switching from NEA-affiliated Bethlehem Central Teachers Association to NYSUT, January 5

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Albany Regional Office: Misc.
Newspaper clippings re asbestos problem in Mechanicville

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Buffalo Regional Office: Correspondence
Memo to NYSUT Board of Directors re proposal to build new Western NY Regional Office, with attached packet from Ciminelli Development Company, August 14; letter to regional staff director Ron Uba from president of North Tonawanda United Teachers, alleging continued inappropriate language, innuendo, by NYSUT rep, with confidential reply assuring monitoring of situation, August-September; correspondence between Uba and Lancaster School District transportation supervisor re negotiations, May; memo re union's role in negotiating 3020a cases, with attached PERB case re Binghamton Firefighters, March 8; chain letter from Ron Uba in support of ending apartheid in South Africa, initiated by member of the University of South Africa, December 11; letter to employees of Resource Center from Resource Center United Employees urging that they sign card authorizing representation election for NYSUT, and related flyers comparing wages and benefits of unionized vs. non-unionized workers; memo to Jim Conti re retirement problem for employee of Gowanda school district who was never properly informed of his right to enroll in the NYS retirement system, September; Improper Practice Charge by Buffalo Teachers Federation NEA against Buffalo Board of Education, with cover memo to Ron Uba, October 22; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel asking whether certain questions on a physical examination questionnaire for new hires and tenure candidates at Barker Central School were legal, related to smoking status, birth control status, number of pregnancies, number of living children, October; letter to NYSUT President Hobart from Assemblyman William Hoyt on behalf of teacher at Lake Shore Central Schools who was denied tenure, JulySeptember, with related correspondence; request for legal opinion re librarian at Springville Elementary School, who was asked by principal (believed to suspect librarian of stealing) to turn over usage records for a number of books, question of whether names of borrowers could be masked out, with copy of federal rules of evidence re library records, May; letter from Lancaster Association of Service Personnel thanking Jim Conti for use of video produced by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, October 4; reminder to local presidents to send representatives to Labor Day parade, with attached list of participating organizations and lineup, August 27; memos re controversy over Orchard Park dues for support staff (SRPs), with attached salary schedule, old and new dues rates, May-June; Redbook article on sick building syndrome, April; memo to Jim Conti re salary problem at Niagara Association for Retarded Citizen's Union, February 15, and related correspondence and documents, including memorandum from the state Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, July 14, 1988; memo re erosion of retiree health benefits, arbitration case and Improper Practice Charge in Amherst district, February 14, 1990, with attached decision of PERB administrative law judge, 1984, collateral incentive service agreement, April 1980; memo to Jim Conti re requirement by Niagara Falls School District that all physical education teachers pass rigorous American Red Cross Lifeguard Review Training Course, assertion by teachers that they should not be required to become lifeguards, question of whether refusal would constitute insubordination, January 25; memo and flyer re NYSUT Instructional Leadership Conference, January 12

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Buffalo Regional Office: Misc.
Newsletters of Western Regional Office, Taking the Lead, n.d., c. March 1990; memos re Summer Leadership Conference

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Elmsford Regional Office Correspondence
Memo to Jim Conti re fee dispute with arbitrator over postponement of hearing for Mt. Pleasant case, November 20; notice and meeting agenda to local presidents in the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Health Consortium, with attachments; newspaper clipping about a business teacher at Sleepy Hollow High School who had been suspended without pay for three months after admitting to disclosing questions on final exam to students, in return for other unspecified charges being dropped, November 28; memo from Jim Conti asking whether anyone at the State Education Department would be sympathetic to raising low salaries at Special Act and 4201 Schools, noting latest appeal (attached) re Hallen Center for funding assistance with health insurance program, February-March; related memos, April; letter to corporate vice president of Blue Cross/Blue Shield from NYSUT regional director Robert Klein, accepting invitation to serve as member of the Westchester/ Rockland Regional Subscriber Advisory Council, November 30; memo re plans for Rockland County Teachers Association workshop, November 20; materials re Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., with memos to and from Jim Conti discussing questionable suggestions for school reform in teacher education programs, list of Board of Directors showing predominantly business representation, December 14; confidential letter to Jim Wood, executive director of NYSUT, from Robert Klein, regional staff director, expressing concern over expansion of time devoted by a field representative to welfare funds, November 19; materials re state aid and retirement contributions in Nanuet, September; NewsLetter from Martin E. Segal Company, Consultants and Actuaries, "Managing Postretirement Health Benefits for Multiemployer Plans," May; extensive correspondence re Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, including letter from Eugene Cameron, president of federation, with attached letter from members acting on their own on behalf of the union, assertion by Cameron of need to correct the situation, July 24; request from AFT secretary-treasurer to Cameron, president of Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, to provide written answers to charges brought against him for possible investigation, July 20, with attached list of allegations, including illegal election procedures, attempts to expel paraprofessionals from bargaining unit, refusal to process new member applications, and more; meeting notices and related correspondence, February 5, February 7, February 14, May 3, May 11, 1990, and November-December 1989; monograph by Westchester teacher Robert Liftig, How to Win against Harassment, with cover letter from NYSUT regional Field Director Robert Klein to Jim Wood, director of Field Services, noting that Klein did not give Liftig names or addresses of any local presidents but did supply names of school districts, noting inflammatory content, March 12; Yonkers Public Schools Teachers' Contract Analysis: 1988-89 Teachers' Salary Schedule; letter from North Rockland Teachers Association president, praising field representative Ed Corcoran for help in negotiations, May 21; correspondence re Nanuet teacher Terry McFadden, suspended without pay, which was then reduced, question of back pay owed, April-May; memo re Excellence In Teaching agreement at Port Jervis school district, March-April; federal confidentiality regulations re substance abuse counseling programs, with cover memo referencing Pine Bush counselor, March 15; formal request by regional staff director Robert Klein to NYSUT secretary-treasurer for the Board of Directors to bring the Organization of Pius XII Employees, a group of ten school-related personnel, into conformance with dues requirements, noting poor administrative management of local, March 14; list of NYSUT-affiliated Special Act schools, March 15; materials re long-term teacher at Goshen school district, removed as chief grader and then fined $10,000 for speaking publicly about grade inflation, accusing administration of more concern about bad publicity than identifying students who need remedial help, letter of support from parents, newspaper clippings, March

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Jim Conti: Lakeland/Putnam Valley (Elmsford R.O.)
Correspondence sent to Jim Conti re Putnam Valley School District's plans to build its own high school, implications for teachers, curriculum, new section of Education Law

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Jamestown Regional Office Correspondence
Brochure, "Clearing the Air: Applying New York's Clean Indoor Air Act at the Worksite," published by NYS Department of Health, October 1989; outline for Right-to-Know and Public Employee Safety and Health Act training, March 15; 1990 training registration and evaluation forms; Chemical Hazard Communication for Public Employers: NYS "Right-to-Know" Law and NY PESHA Hazard Communication Standard Summary Sheet; chronology of federal and NYS safety and health legislation, 1970-1989; OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Legislative Intent; related materials; newsletter, Fact Finder, published by Jamestown Area Labor Management Committee and Jamestown Community College Business and Industry Center, with cover memo from Jim Conti, March 2; memo to Jim Conti re the Jamestown Area Labor-Management Committee, with attached report calling the committee a cosmetic approach to a poor labor relations climate in the Jamestown area, orientation more management than labor, co-opted labor leaders, recommending graceful demise, December 20, 1989; memo from Jim Conti re contractual disciplinary hearing replacing 3020a hearing as a mandatory subject of bargaining, with attached case, Antinore v State of New York, March 2; related memo to NYSUT executive director James Wood, March 9; memo re proposed construction and purchase of a southwestern New York regional office building, with cost projections and floor plan, May 17; report by State Education Department Bureau of Facilities Planning re asbestos inspection of Prospect Elementary School, Salamanca School District, with cover memo to Jim Conti, January 29

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Jamestown Regional Office Misc.: newsletter
Newsletters of NYSUT Southwestern Regional Office, News; newsletters, Fact Finder, published by Jamestown Area Labor Management Committee and Jamestown Community College Business and Industry Center (see above)

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office Correspondence
Description of Medicare coverage changes following 1990 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act; correspondence re abrupt resignation of teacher from half-time position as chair of Committee on Special Education at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, likely Part 83 charge against her, November-December; request from president of Wappingers Federation of Workers for review of alleged election irregularities, November-December; materials re Roundout Valley Federation of Teachers claim with CIGNA Insurance against former local president, including letter from attorney threatening legal action for defamation, November; memo re AFL-CIO arbitration case report form, noting that it had been unused since it was developed, November 19; list of possible local presidents and others who might be called upon to assist with training around the state re education reform/restructuring, November 19; outline of topics re Workers' Compensation and occupational health clinics at the Mid-Hudson Regional Office Summer Leadership Conference, August 24, 1990; tentative agenda; memos re request from the Wappingers Federation of Workers for dispute resolution assistance from AFT to address disunity on the executive committee, distrust between custodians and drivers, October-November; memo re health and safety training for locals, November 8; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of Roscoe Teachers' Association, calling letter from Jim Conti insulting, misleading, October 23; letter to Roscoe president from Jim Conti, October 12; letter from Roscoe president to Jim Conti, protesting change in field representative without prior consultation, September 25; minutes of Eastern New York Occupational Health Program Advisory Committee, August 15; correspondence with NYSUT member who received nuisance sales calls from United Community Insurance Company, underwriter of NYSUT's professional liability program, September-October; memo to Jim Conti re staff discussion re difficulties (logistical and otherwise) in scheduling arbitration cases, August 29; memo re remaining assignments for a departing field representative, August 24; status report from field representative re cases, August 13; drug testing agreement with Wappingers school district; memo requesting assistance in preparing a video of the year's activities for presentation at the Summer Leadership Conference, April 26; letter from Jim Conti to consultant Martin E. Segal Company, requesting a comparison of health plans, March 27; correspondence re Livingston Manor Faculty Association, complaint of lack of support by recently resigned probationary music teacher, Jill Lerner, who was no longer willing to perform uncompensated extracurricular activities, March-May; letter from consultant Martin E. Segal Company, comparing dental plans for Rondout Valley school district, May 4; handwritten spreadsheet of expenses incurred by Mid-Hudson staff, including questionable expenditures, 1983-89; request for AFT investigation of Highland Teachers Association president, related correspondence, March-April; memos, flyer, and list of topics for Right-to-Know training for science teachers in Ulster County (Onteora Junior-Senior High School), May 16; correspondence re Livingston Manor teacher Jill Lerner, who had received a letter of reprimand for insensitive response to complaints by Jewish parents about "Christmas Program," January; correspondence with Sullivan County BOCES Teachers Association Executive Board re complaint of insufficient time and support for local from field services staff, February-March; correspondence with Public Employment Relations Board re Red Hook Faculty Association mediation, fee charged by mediator, February; tentative agenda, workshop descriptions, and registration form for regional SRP conference, with cover memo to local presidents, February 7

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Mid: Hudson(Chatham T.A.)
April 19, 1990. Regional office information; memo to NYSUT officers re discussions with Chatham Teachers Association re reaffiliation with NYSUT; letter to president of Chatham Teachers Association inviting her and members of the local to attend events by NYSUT Mid-Hudson Regional Office, March 29

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office Misc.
Mid-Hudson Regional Office newsletters, Mid-Hudson School Bell

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Nassau Regional Office Misc. (Newsletter)
Monthly newsletters of the Nassau Regional Office, CB Bulletin

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NYC Regional Office: Correspondence
Memos re indoor air quality meeting, December; letter to Jim Conti re next meeting of the Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Occupational Health Clinical Center Advisory Board, October 29; summary of NYSUT health and safety survey, printed in New York Teacher, with cover memo form Jim Conti to member of Health & Safety Committee at Harry S. Truman High School, July 18; memo re proposed staff training session re the purpose and function of the AFL-CIO and its role in international labor movements such as Poland's, February 2; 15-page memo re tax implications of NYU tuition benefits for USA (United Staff Association) employees, January 31

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North Country Regional Office: Correspondence (Plattsburgh/Potsdam/Watertown)
Draft report, Harold T. Wiley School Investigation for the Watertown City School District, prepared by Bernier, Carr & Associate, P.C., consulting engineers, August 1989, with cover handwritten list of questions; letter from engineer to president of Wiley Education Association re vibration phenomenon at school, November 3, 1989, with cover memo to Jim Conti, February 9, 1990; request for legal opinion re fringe benefit costs associated with Excellence in Teaching funds, dispute with Watertown school district, September; letter from NEA-NY to NYSUT local presidents in the Plattsburgh region re Clinton-Essex BOCES election, highly critical of NYSUT, concluding with an open pitch for defection to NEA, June 7; materials related to affiliation election for BOCES Clinton, Essex, Warren and Washington Counties (CEWW), including newspaper clippings, meeting agendas, memos from NYSUT and NEA, February-October; letter from PERB re CEWW, with cover memo, November 12; NYSUT complaint with NYS Department of Labor re alleged safety or health hazard at South Lewis Central School District (Glenfield Elementary School, Port Leyden Elementary School, Junior-Senior High School) caused by school buses idling for 20 minutes at direction of transportation supervisor, noting complaint also filed with state DEC, October 23; memo from president of the Beaver River Teachers Association re contract mediation, request for NYSUT officer to come to speak to local to keep spirits up, with cover memo from Jim Conti, November 29; requests for additional secretarial help to keep up with new work generated by Don (Mesibov)'s Shared Decision Making program, April 3 and October 15; letter to the editor by superintendent of Madrid-Waddington district re Excellence In Teaching agreement, with cover memo to Jim Conti, October 16; newspaper clippings re implementation of Shared Decision Making in St. Lawrence County, with cover memo to Jim Conti, August 30; flyer re seminar on Taylor Law at LeMoyne College, with cover memo from Jim Conti suggesting that interested locals should be advised, September 5; memos re Teachers' Retirement System and state aid, June; letter from president of Plattsburgh Teachers Association to NYSUT North Country regional staff director Robert Allen, suggesting that his district was a model of positive labor-management relations, with cover memo from Allen to NYSUT Executive Director Jim Wood, suggesting in turn that the district should be offered as a model of effective Shared Decision Making, March 12; memo from regional staff director requesting use of Teacher Defense Fund to reimburse the legal fees for a Potsdam teacher who had successfully defended himself against criminal and 3020a charges of inappropriate conduct with an underage student, February 26; memos and newspaper clippings re old bomb shelters from the 1950s and '60s, discovered in schools, stocked with medical kits containing canisters of ether that could explode, removal by State Emergency Management, March; constitutions of United Staff Association (Monroe County BOCES) and BOCES United Employees (Yorktown Heights), with cover memo from Jim Conti, February 21; report and recommendations of State Education Department panel in 3020a case, Saranac Lake Central School District v. George Tolhurst, for conduct unbecoming a teacher (use of public address system to denigrate females on International Women's Day), with cover memo from Jim Conti, February 12

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Organizing
Unity Agreement, SFFT and SFCTA, n.d., c. 1989; Unity Agreement, San Francisco Federation of Teachers and San Francisco C.T.A. (by Unity Committees of SF/AFT and SFCTA September 22, 1989); memo to NYSUT organizers, "The Truth about NEA Liability Insurance," asserting that NEA liability insurance program is of no value to teachers in New York State, with attached copies of NEA insurance documents, December 4, 1990; compilation of teacher liability cases and indemnification for attorney's fees, July; memo, "Intern Training. It's not just organizing," December 19; memo to all VNA staff with instructions on how to revoke membership in Federation of Nurses and Professionals (sic), December 19; memo from Jim Conti suggesting attached arbitration case might be reviewed, Arlington Central School District v. Arlington Teachers Association, December 14; memo to organizers, NYSUT Nurse Advisory Committee, and selected regional staff directors re salary and benefit factors used by the federal government for determining hospital reimbursement rates, under the Prospective Payment System, November 8, 1989; appeal before the Commissioner of Education of a 3020a decision in Goshen Central School District against teacher Sidney Marshall, with memo from Jim Conti requesting review, December 14; memo assigning organizers to future staff meetings at locals where no organizers were housed, October 31; memo to Jim Conti re BOCES survey about protecting the integrity of the bargaining units, eligible professionals not represented, concerns about spurious classifications, February 6, 1989; memo to organizers and Jim Conti, "Clever Membership Gimmick," re authorization form for union membership dues attached to contract ballot, October 17; article from Bureau of National Affairs re AFT and NEA affiliates in Connecticut discussing possible merger, May 28, 1990; BNA article re conflicting policies by NEA and AFT making merger in Wisconsin unlikely, June 11, 1990; memo reporting number of authorization cards signed at three schools in Lafayette, November 6; two 3020a appeals before the Commissioner of Education re South Country Central School District against teacher Susan Hirsch, with cover memo from Jim Conti, November 8; PERB cases re Niagara County Community College, with cover memo from Jim Conti re implications for fragmentation of bargaining members and exploitation by NEA to gain more units, possible impact on Rockland County Community College, November 9; PERB decision re New York State Nurses Association v. County of Oswego (Oswego County Local 838, Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME, intervenor), November 8; memo re child abuse detection training, September 11; organizing campaign materials by Communication Workers of America (CWA) at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, with cover memo from Jim Conti, October 24; appeals before the Commissioner of Education by the Greater Johnstown City School District from a decision in a 3020a case against Gary Spencer and by the Elmira City School District in a 3020a case against Lucy McCloud, with request by Jim Conti for review, September 12; request from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel for staff to make presentation to Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals re liability and other issues, September 5; article from Bureau of National Affairs Labor Relations Week re competition for American Nursing Association to organize nurses, June 20; (Albany) Sunday Times Union clipping, "SUNYA [SUNY Albany] climbs to find a place among nation's top 100 research universities," August 5; New York State ASPA Council and Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman present How to Combat the AFL-CIO's "Union, Yes" Campaign and Other New Union Organizing Techniques, 1989; paper, "Nonunion Grievance Procedures: Union Avoidance Technique or Union Organizing Opportunity?" by Mark J. Keppler, associate professor, School of Business, California State University-Fresno, n.d., c. 1990; materials for communications training in employee/labor relations at Benjamin Rush Center, June 28; state Supreme Court decision in Victor Meister v. Thomas Sobol, Commissioner, with cover memo from Jim Conti, requesting summary, June 28; memos re Improper Practice charge in Regents degree program harassment case, May 1 and April 9; AFL-CIO Organizing Survey 1986-87 NLRB elections, February 1989, with cover memo to labor relations specialists and organizers recommending the report, May 22, 1990; clipping from American Journal of Nursing re industrial and other labor unions targeting nursing as new membership source, May; text of U.S. Court of Appeals case, American Hospital Association v. NLRB and American Nurses Association et al., April 11; article re AFSCME efforts to organize nurses, with cover memo from Jim Conti, April 20; letter to Jim Conti from director of AFT Leadership Institute apologizing for error in focus of organizing seminar, suggesting seminar on community college organizing, March 28, with cover letter from Jim Conti to John O'Leary, April 19; paper by John Lawler, associate professor, University of Illinois, "Artificial Intelligence Techniques and the Formulation of Union Organizing Strategy," n.d.; article on the reliability of drug and HIV testing, "Misleading Reliability," by Robert S. Root-Bernstein, in The Sciences, New York Academy of Science, March/April; Commissioner's decision in Keesler v. Northeast Central School District, January 23, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting that NYSUT legal counsel thought Commissioner was wrong, March 16; Commissioner's decisions in Harborfields (parents' appeal of grade decision) and Reynolds (North Tonawanda, involuntary transfer of teacher) appeals, with cover memo, March 16; article in Labor Relations Week re organizing techniques, February 28; paper, "The Organising Process: Contemporary Challenges and Union Responses in Britain," by Phillip B. Beaumont, University of Glasgow, and Richard Harris, University of Waikato, prepared for the IRRA National Meeting, December 23-30, 1989; memo from Federation of Nursing and Health Professionals public relations department re new nurse image campaign kickoff, sponsored by the National Commission on Nursing Implementation Project and the Advertising Council, February 16; Seven Month Report of the NEA-NY Organizing Project, January 18, with attached commentary from Jim Conti, February 2; notice of Labor Advisory Committee meeting at Cornell University ILR Capital District office, "Collective Bargaining in the Health Care Industry: Local 1199 and the League of Volontary (sic) Hospitals and Homes," January 9; memo re development of school-related personnel (SRP) organizing brochure, January 3; clipping from NEA newsletter re NEA-NY organizing campaign fund shortfall, January 22; newsletters of the NYSUT Division of Field Service, Organizing Bulletin

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Organizing Retreat
September 24-26, 1990. Handwritten notes; confidential memo from Jim Conti re nurse organizing, August 12, 1985; memo to organizers re retreat topics, January 31, 1990; memo from Jim Conti re organizing retreat questions re health care organizing, turning down losing campaigns, staffing size, October 17, 1990

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Rochester Regional Office: Misc.
Newspaper clipping re cost of health care

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Southern Tier Regional Office: Correspondence
History of Excellence In Teaching funds in Horseheads Central School District as it related to Horseheads School Services Association, May 9; memo to Jim Conti requesting speaker from PERB for Southern Tier Spring Conference of March 17; memo to Jim Conti re lack of usefulness to staff of monthly computer printouts re arbitrations, potential for great savings in discontinuing practice, November 14; policy statement adopted by NYSUT Board of Directors in 1974 re NYSUT locals and Landrum-Griffin Act; agenda for Southern Tier Regional Office (STRO) staff retreat of September 20-21; newspaper clippings re impact of teacher suspension for hitting students with ruler, questions of interpretation of rules on physical force and physical contact; memo form Jim Conti asking about stop/loss insurance, June 21; notes from negotiations session between Horseheads School Services Association and school district, June 4; memo to Jim Conti re Mt. Upton/Gilbertsville merger, June 6; memos re Webster Central School District case in Court of Appeals, re sub- contracting, May; memo from Corning-Painted Post school district re required training re recognizing and reporting child abuse, September 24; memo from Jim Conti re ineligibility for Social Security refund for teachers who had tax withheld while on sick leave, change in rules, statute of limitations, May 23; memo from Jim Conti noting that flexible spending accounts do not continue into retirement, May 22; memo to Jim Conti estimating an increase of 40 members, plus 40 new school-related personnel members with the addition of the Harpursville SRP local, in the Southern Tier Regional Office for 1990-91; memo re Horseheads Excellence In Teaching situation, May 10; 33-page document, "Union Organizing Update: The Employers Legal Response," January, with cover note to Jim Conti, "used by hospital management in Southern Tier," March 19; citation of court case, Rush-Henrietta Central School District v. Newman as chair of PERB, et al., re smoking regulations, with cover memo to Jim Conti, April 16; findings and recommendation of State Education Department hearing panel in 3020a charge against teacher in Charlotte Valley Central School District, February; citation of appeal of Lippman, et al. v. Board of Education of Sewanhaka Central High School District, et al., February; correspondence between Jim Conti and NYSUT field representative John Callahan discussing recent health care conference, reasons for rising health care costs, misguided cost containment proposals, February 2; question re ability to represent Cortland Nurses Association (registered nurses who had been released from the Cortland City School District CSEA bargaining unit and requested affiliation with NYSUT), January 11; memos re fee question for attorney presentation at Endicott Superintendent's Conference Day workshop, potential issue for NEA to exploit, January

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Suffolk: Meeting on Self Insurance
September 7th, 1990. Presentation by consulting actuaries Milliman & Robertson, Inc., A Self-Insured Employee Medical Benefit Program: Cost Projection and Comments, June 8; draft of East End Health Plan Trust Agreement (BOCES Suffolk County), with cover memo, October 2; list of steering committee members; Steering Committee Recommendations to School Boards and Participating Unions in Regard to the East End Health Insurance Consortium: Overall Purpose of Moving Is to Reduce the Tax Rate and Improve the Plan, revised August 24, with cover memo from Shelter Island Union Free School District re revisions, August 30; opinion letters from consultants and actuaries Martin E. Segal Company, July; related correspondence

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Jim Conti: Suffolk County Consolidation
School District Consolidation Report Findings and Recommendations; Objections and Answers, Next Steps, with cover memo summarizing report, December 20, 1989

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Suffolk Regional Office: Correspondence
Report by NYS Department of Labor of industrial hygiene investigation at Reed Jr. High School and Senior High School, Central Islip High School, July 19, 1988; follow-up letter to Department of Labor General Counsel from Central Islip Teachers Association, expressing frustration and disappointment at lack of compliance, May 24, 1989; request from regional office for additional secretarial help, August 28, 1990, with negative reply; correspondence between superintendent and attorney re conditions of retirement buyout of teachers at Bridgehampton school district, July; handwritten notes re East End (Health) Consortium, September 7; material data sheet re glue used for wallpaper at Suffolk Regional Office, with cover memo inquiring as to whether contents were hazardous, January 5; memo from Regional Director re possible retirement problem concerning Tier I and maternity, December 18; December regional report re negotiations and other activities; letter from Regional Director to factfinder protesting recommendation re Bayport-Blue point Union Free School District and Bayport-Blue Point Teachers Association health insurance negotiations, November 30; memo re Long Island Symposium on the Economy, July 3; letters re abolishing teacher and other staff positions at Port Jefferson school district, whether layoff of a teacher aide followed Civil Service rules, November-December; materials re East End Self-Insurance; Newsday clippings and editorial re rising administrative costs at Long Island schools, smaller student population, with cover memo re clouds on the horizon, July 18; list of school districts involved in self-funded health insurance discussions, July 9; memo re negotiations for successor agreement to 1989-90 Excellence In Teaching agreement at Middle County district, June 26; letter to State Insurance Commission re difficulty by employees of Montauk school district in finding chiropractors acceptable to Metropolitan Life Insurance (Empire Plan), need to drive 40 miles, May 15; memo re Long Island People for Learning training on PR techniques, May 15; memo re East Moriches smoking policy, possible ground for Improper Practice charge, May 9; memo re agency fee, Beck decision, March 28; letter to AFT president Al Shanker, wishing Jack Nugent, president of the International Association of Machinists, good luck in organizing St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Smithtown, whose technical employees had been represented by NYSUT/AFT, March 9; memo from Jim Conti re health and safety violations at Central Islip School District, March 6, related press release from Attorney General's office, newspaper clippings; request from Sayville Teachers Association for budget analysis of Sayville school district because of anticipation of layoffs, February; material safety data sheet from Pitney Bowes re print powder used in copy machine, request to NYSUT staff for analysis, January 16; memo referring to Suffolk County consolidation report (see previous folder), January 10

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Suffolk Regional Office: Misc.
Report by Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association, "Issues Facing Public Education on Long Island," March 1990

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Syracuse Regional Office: Correspondence
Meeting notice for Industrial Relations Research Association, Central New York Chapter, re health and safety in the workplace, for November 29; In-Service Plan for Presentation by the Teacher Evaluation Committee of the Model for Teacher Evaluation; memos from Jim Conti re Auburn Teachers Association request for NYSUT legal intervention challenging recently passed policy disallowing voting on labor contract matters by School Board members with relatives employed by the district, related materials, including petition to the Commissioner of Education, September-November; materials from state Attorney General's office re compliance with "Right-to-Know" Law by Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, April; memo to Jim Conti reporting on dissolution of FNHP (Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals) Syracuse Chapter, decline in membership since 1986 strike, legal and public relations implications, July 10; memo informing Jim Conti that the FNHP Syracuse chapter had officially gone out of business, October 3, with attached notice and remaining dues check; memo to NYSUT legal counsel re seniority/tenure/layoff matter in Oswego BOCES district, October 22; letter from state Department of Labor inviting application for funding for establishment of labor-management committees, September 28; contractual agreement between the Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District and the Syracuse Teachers Association, Inc., representing Unit 1, Teachers and Ancillary Services, effective January 1, 1988, to December 31, 1991; Commissioner of Education decision in application of a child with a handicapping condition, question of whether Committee on Special Education must provide skilled nursing to allow student to attend public school (appeal dismissed), June 11; review of document for teachers accused of misconduct, with suggested changes from Jim Conti, June 25; memo from Jim Conti re Benjamin-Rush contract remaining in force despite filing for decertification by employer, July 19; memo re "epidemic" of school budget defeats in central New York, with attached newspaper clippings, June 26; newspaper clipping re comparable worth efforts, June 3; request for legal opinion on various matters re Onondaga Community College Federation of Teachers, May- June; letter from NYSUT Regional Staff Director to state Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board requesting full funding of the CNYCOSH Training and Education Program for 1990-91, February 13; materials re health and safety conditions at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, March 7; letters from president of the North Syracuse Education Association, complaining about "discourteous arrogant and snide" manner in which her request for a legal consultation with NYSUT attorneys was refused, demanding refund of legal expenses for private law firm, January 5 and 9; reply from NYSUT executive director Jim Wood, January 26; memo to Jim Conti re approval to teach a course on contract bargaining at Cornell University's ILR School, December 21, 1989

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Training Director: Correspondence
Memos re arbitration and cross-examination training; NYSUT Workshop Cataloging data sheets; list of meetings and conferences; memo re train-the-trainer program in education reform/school restructuring, August 13; confidential memo offering position of NYSUT training director to Charles Caputo, March 5

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Utica Regional Office Correspondence
Report and recommendations of a State Education Department 3020a hearing panel in Rome City School District v. James Angelo, with cover memo from Jim Conti, February 12; letter from president of Mohawk Teachers Association complaining of lack of support from NYSUT Public Relations Department in helping with campaign for new building, January 19; reply from Regional Staff Director, urging working with field representative, February 14; materials, including medical report, of industrial arts teacher at New Hartford school district in pending OSHA case, October

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UUP Correspondence
Improper Practice charge with PERB against SUNY Health Science Center by CSEA, notice of conference for June 27; memo re PERB decision re Regents degree program, April 9; memo from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re physicians' request for legal counsel, particular vulnerability to complaints to licensing authorities, June 22, with attached letter from chairman of the governing board of Clinical Practice Management Plan, Downstate Medical Center, April 20; letter from State Education Department to pharmacist at State University Hospital at Stonybrook, informing him that he was being investigated for professional misconduct and directing him to appear for an interview, February 14

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RSD Memos (1 of 4)
List of locals in each regional office, with field representatives and potential; list of release time and compensation for local leaders, with cover memo advising that the process of gathering the information was tedious, suggesting better alternatives, January 24, 1989; related memos; Putnam/Westchester Counties Privileges of Bargaining Representatives 1987-88; booklet for young people, "What Is a Union?" by Althea, Rourke Enterprises, 1981; poster describing NYSUT leadership and regional offices, "Unparallel membership services in a times of change"; memo re decision of Administrative Law Judge re Ithaca Teachers Association distribution of Excellence In Teaching monies, November 30, 1989; text of keynote address of AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, 1989 AFL-CIO Convention, November 13, 1989; Bureau of National Affairs articles re agency shop fees limited in California, drug testing, collective bargaining for smoking policies; description of AFT training programs for Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) staff, October 16, 1989; "Performance Appraisal Redesign for Teachers: A Report on Initial Efforts," recommended to the Superintendent of Schools and the Rochester Teachers Association President by the Career in Teaching Joint Governing Panel, September 1, 1989; memo re information bulleting, Excellence and Accountability Program, October 3; lists of districts that had not yet filed 1989-90 EIT applications as of 9/27 and 9/28/89; memos from Jim Conti to Regional Staff Directors re decisions: Jamesville-DeWitt Faculty Association v. Central School District (Denise England v. Board of Education et al.), Baylis et al. v. Board of Education of Seaford Union Free School District, Schneider et al. v. Sobol (Excellence In Teaching funds), Seaford; memo re Empire Plan Experience report for January June 1989; memo re state employee health plan costs, with attached summary report noting rise of 20 percent; memo to NYSUT local presidents of Special Act schools, August 25, 1989; administrative bulletin from New York State Teachers' Retirement System re employer contribution rate for 1990-91 school year; brochure for conference by New York State Public Sector Labor-Management Consortium, "Employee Participation in Decision Making," October 17, 1989; memos from Jim Conti re jury duty, September-October; text of legislation in the Assembly re smoking regulations, with cover memo noting that NYSUT had not taken an official position, September 8, 1989

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RSD Memos (2 of 4)
Newspaper clippings, Bureau of National Affairs articles, and U.S. Supreme Court cases, with cover memo from Jim Conti to Regional Staff Directors, re Drug-Free Workplace Act; articles re school consolidations, HMOs, taxing of health-insurance benefits; legal memo to NYSUT general counsel Bernard Ashe re U.S. Supreme Court decision re disparate-impact claim in Wards Cove Packing Company v. Atonio, with text of opinions, June 20; article from ILR Labor Relations Review, Cornell University, "Organizing the Organizers: Professional Staff Unionism in the American Labor Movement," July 1989, text of legal suit in U.S. Court of Appeals by Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Teachers on Behalf of Minor and Under-Age Students Attending Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District and on its own behalf, with cover memo noting allegation of racially discriminatory employment practices, July 17; memo re EPA radon alert, May 2; memos re jury duty, September-October; analysis in Wall St. Journal of impact of Beck decision re union dues, July 13; summary of recent decisions re random drug testing, July 10; memo asking for names of districts claiming fiscal crisis situations, July 10; copy of Provocator 4/89, official publication of the Buffalo Teachers Federation (NEA), with cover memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors, June 29; decision by Illinois Appellate Court in Decatur Board of Education et al. v. Illinois E.L.R.B. and Decatur E.A., re class size, June 26; booklets, Voluntary Labor Arbitration Rules as amended and in effect January 1, 1988, by American Arbitration Association, and Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor-Management Disputes of the National Academy of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, as amended and in effect May 29, 1985, with cover memo, June 21; summary highlights of the anti-smoking bills passed by the state Assembly and Senate, with cover memo, June 21; Pocket Advisor: Drug Testing on the Job: Know Your Rights, with cover memo from Jim Conti, for distribution to field representatives, June 19; memos re middle-level education, with attached material from State Education Department announcing Regents Challenge for Excellence in Middle-Level Education Program, May-June; memo re rate-setting methodology for Special Act Schools and 863 Schools for 1989-90 tuition, with attached document from State Education Department, May-June; memo re Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, with attached overview of law and Model Driver's Manual for Commercial Vehicle Driver licensing, January 15, 1989; legal memo from NYSUT general counsel James Sander re UFT, PERB, et al. advs. NYC BOE, June 5; PERB decision CSEA et al. v. City of Auburn, April 3; memo re smoking regulations at Rush-Henrietta school district, noting that Appellate Court ruled that Commissioner's regulation supercedes PERB determination re collective bargaining, June 7; State Education Department regulations re records retention and disposition, with cover memo from Jim Conti, June 6; text of case re seniority, Christine Szumigala v. Hicksville USFD BOE, June 5; memo re Employees' Retirement System savings to local school districts, June 1; memo re availability of video, "Working in America: Hazardous Duty," shown on ABC television, May 31; confidential memos re operational policy to follow when 3020a charges are brought against a member, May 11 and 31; lists of school budget defeats, May 15 and 30; memo re interim final rules for Drug-Free Workplace requirements, May 26; related memo, May 11; memos re new local presidents' conference, May; document by Civil Service Department re cost containment strategies for public employers for health insurance programs, with cover memo, May 10; decision in state Supreme Court in Seaford, May 3; memos re Excellence in Teaching legal motions affecting distribution of monies, May 4 and March 17; letter from chairman of PERB to NYSUT president Tom Hobart re location of administrative law judge hearings under budget constraints, with cover letter from Jim Conti, May 3; NYSUT Information Bulletins re certification, tenure, and a middle school teaching assignment, and consultant teacher services, with cover memo, April 20

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RSD Memos (3 of 4)
See above

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RSD Memos (4 of 4)
See above

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Uniserv Unit 5A
Letter from chair of the 5A Coordinating Council and UNISERV liaison from Wappingers Central School Faculty Association to NYSTA headquarters, urging that a sub-office of the mid-Hudson region of unified locals be established for Poughkeepsie, June 21, 1972; 5A Council minutes of January 8 and March 4, 1972, with attached activity reports; letter from 5A chair to president of Scarsdale Teachers Association, congratulating him on unification vote, inviting him to meeting, February 28, 1972, with attached activity reports; letter from East Greenbush Teachers Association re decision to participate in formation of UNISERV 5A council, March 1, 1972; memo to UNISERV Coordinating Council noting "significant and important victory" by NYSTA-NEA over AFT/UFT in Wappingers representation election, February 4, 1972; memo to Elmsford Regional Office re Montrose contract, November 19, 1971; letters reminding locals of Coordinating Council meetings; letter urging relocation of Fishkill meeting with Al Shanker, to avoid lending credibility to visit, November 18, 1971; memo, Wappingers status report, November 18, 1971; related correspondence re Wappingers organizing efforts, October

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Uniserv Unit: Vestal 9A
Memo reporting meeting with local state legislators, April 7, 1972; memo re unification efforts, December 8, 1971; memos re administrative matters

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Uniserv Unit 11A
Staff placement form

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Uniserv Unit 11: 13 (Chuck Davies)
Memo re staff assignment

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Uniserv Unit 12: B (Charles Rodgers)
Memos from Buffalo Regional Office re membership potential of unified locals

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Uniserv Unit 13: A (Bill Fineman)
Memo re Olean grievance; administrative memos

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Uniserv Corning Unit 14: A (Mr. Jack Schamel)
UNISERV Newspapers

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Uniserv Unit 14: A Jack Schamel (Corning)
Letter from Shamel to NYSTA executive secretary asking whether he could have two weeks vacation to run against Bill "Cadillac" Smith, and work part-time if elected to the state Senate, March 29, 1972; memos to Shamel critiquing regional newsletter; memos re status of Elmira Heights unification, December 1971; memo re structure, operation, and proposed budget of Corning, Elmira, Horseheads UNISERV unit, April 7, 1971

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Uniserv Utica Unit 8: A, Dan Mahoney
Correspondence re hiring of a non-certified teacher to fill a kindergarten position over the application of several certified teachers in the Owen D. Young Central School District, August 1972; memo to members of Coordinating Council summarizing June 15 meeting; memo from Mahoney re "rotten" settlements and fact-finding reports in Oneida County, June 1, 1972, with attached PERB fact-finder's report and recommendations for Clinton and New Hartford school districts; correspondence re arbitration hearing for retroactive pay for teachers, April-May 1972; memo to Mahoney pointing out high number of long-distance calls, directing him to limit calls to Albany office to no more than once per day, May 9, 1972; request from Mahoney for funding of $39/yr for Utica office subscription to daily newspaper to keep fully informed of local events, May 10, 1972; memo to Mahoney, suggesting that he continue to purchase Utica Daily Press on a weekly or monthly basis, May 22, 1972; memo to Mahoney directing him to curtail high clerical overtime despite need to catch up, February 28, 1972; memo to Mahoney refusing request for bookcase, citing budget constraints, May 5, 1972; repeat request from Mahoney, discussing negative effect on work of lack of basic furnishings, May 9, 1972; memo from Mahoney to Albany office, copied to Syracuse Regional Office, asking who could be contacted to obtain paper clips, noting several-week wait after request for basic office supplies, February 23, 1972; memo to Albany office re Utica office needs, noting use of cardboard boxes and orange crates as makeshift furniture, October 5, 1971; request for lease-purchase of typewriter for Utica office, December 20, 1971; list of furniture items requested by Utica office, annotated as to urgency, January 20, 1972; related correspondence

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Unification
Memo re request for NEA salary reimbursement for various field representatives performing work on unification campaign, November 19, 1973; memo to regional coordinators re unification contracts, guaranteed dues, March 16. 1972

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Uniserv Administration
List of 1975-76 UniServ service centers July 22, 1975; updated list, July 22, 1975; Urban Executive Directors Association Special Task Force on "Collective Bargaining of Uniserv Agreements" Report of Recommendations, with cover letter to UniServ state contacts, noting that the Advisory Committee totally rejected it, n.d.; request from NYSUT regional services director to National Education Association in Washington for allocation of 158 UniServ units in New York State, based on probability of 190,000 members post-unification, and one representative to serve every 1200 members, with attached plan for administrative support, April 11, 1973

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Uniserv Clusters: Funding Request
List of UniServ clusters for NYSUT 1972-73; memo re personnel assignments, supervisory/coordinator duties of some representatives, January 18, 1974

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Uniserv Staff Utilization Program
Document distributed to all state UniServ coordinators, "UniServ Staff Utilization Program 1975-1976"; list of UniServ staff member on-call for New York State, June 12, 1975; monthly list of staff assigned, June 16, 1975; related memos, including note about reimbursement problems, August 11 and 15; memo announcing 20-day-per-year time obligation to NEA by UniServ reps, system for month of on-call duty, August 19, 1974

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Uniserv Staff Utilization Program (USUP)
Booklet, UNISERV Training Schedule Overview and Guidelines 1975-1976, Leadership Development Program, National Education Association

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Uniserv Re: Master Staffing Agreement
Agreements between NEA and NYSUT for Unified Staff Service Program, October 1, 1974, and September 14, 1973

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Uniserv Policies and Staffing
Guidelines for UniServ training, March 14, 1974; NYSUT memo, "The Future of UNISERV," outlining questions for discussion re future staffing patterns and the positive and negative aspects of staying with the UniServ program, January 3, 1973, with attached letter anticipating that NYSUT/NYCT would not be implementing a UniServ program in the next year, November 6, 1972; list of staffing pattern, September 1, 1973; related staffing projections for 1972-73; tentative working draft, UniServ Policy Implementation; Unified Staff Service Program to Local Associations, UNISERV Policy Guidelines adopted by the NEA Board of Directors, February 1971; Unified Staff Service Program to Local Associations, "UNISERV" Local Unit Operational Standards

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Uniserv Training
Materials re Survive and Thrive training session, Models for Management, Crisis Management, Consultant Training, Speaking for Teachers (including media relations and community advocacy, e.g., "issue conversion" and "tactical redirect": how to change the subject to a more favorable position for the NEA), Political Action and Lobbying, related training

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Uniserv Training Administration
Memo from national NEA office warning strict adherence to expense voucher procedures; memo re difficulty in getting vouchers approved, February 27, 1974

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Uniserv Units
Lists of units, locals, and member totals served by individual staff and service centers; description of service centers, under heading, "Justification for Sparsity Uniserv Units," with attached Sparsity and/or Hardship Application for UniServ

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Uniserv Training Reimbursements: NEA
Invoices, requests for reimbursement from NEA for training

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Unification
Detailed document outlining stages of unification campaign for NYSTA and NEA; status reports for various locals/clusters; study by Watertown Education Association on the pro's and con's of unification, "The Unification Question," with recommendation to unify with NEA; letters assigning staff to various regional offices for campaign; booklet, "Facts about Unification," by National Education Association; brochure, "NEA Serves Teachers"; related correspondence

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Unification General Information
UNISERV Organizational Chart; local association membership agreements with NYSTA; correspondence bundled under "trouble associations," re financial problems, anti-unification votes at certain locals; spiral-bound volume, NYSUT Affiliated Local Units, November 1973; correspondence re dues status of locals

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Unification 3: way-Unification Correspondence
Lists of three-way unified locals; correspondence notifying NYSUT officials that various locals had voted for three-way unification

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Unification Dues Guarantee Reimbursement
Application for reimbursement from the NEA for Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association, December 3, 1974; related requests; letter re administrative difficulties in obtaining reimbursement for loss of dues from NEA following unification, partly because of poor record keeping by locals, partly because of NEA's changing the rules, December 3, 1973; memo to regional coordinators outlining eight-step procedures for dues reimbursement, with attached January 3 memo and relevant section of agreement with NEA, August 24, 1973; printout of NYSUT 1972-73 membership report (adds, deletes) by local as of May 31, 1973; memo to field representative re dues reimbursement, June 8, 1973; memos to local presidents re dues reimbursement

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Unification Albany S.C.: Local Assn Reports
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Buffalo S.C: Local Assn Reports
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members; list of three-way unified locals in the Buffalo Regional Office

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Unification Elmsford S.C. Local Assn. Reports
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Jericho S.C. Local Assn. Reports
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Potsdam S.C. Local Assn. Report
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Rochester S.C. Local Assn. Report
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Syracuse S.C. Local Assn. Report
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Vestal S.C. Local Assn. Report
Reports of votes for unification from each local, with effective dates and number of potential members

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Unification Albany S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms; also application for reimbursement of dues income from Averill Park Teachers' Association

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Unification Buffalo S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Elmsford S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Elmira S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Jamestown S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Jericho S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Mid: Hudson S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Plattsburgh S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Potsdam S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Rochester S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Syracuse S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Suffolk S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Utica S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Watertown S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Higher Education: Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Unification Vestal S.C. Dues Guarantee
Notarized local unit membership agreement forms

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Uniserv Budget
Preliminary data re status of regional centers, description of July 3, 1972

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Uniserv Re: Training Programs
Letter criticizing NEA Washington-based training and trainers as unaware of and unresponsive to the needs of New York locals, September 25, 1972; response, outlining corrective measures, September 29; excerpt from leadership training materials; letters approving use of UniServ funds for individual participation in training sessions; document, "Criteria for Approval of Use of UniServ Funds for Institutes Sponsored by the City University of New York: The Teacher Leadership Program," with attached memo denying application

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Uniserv Evaluation Form and Sheet
Satisfaction survey re various aspects of UniServ staff performance

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Uniserv Evaluation
Filled-out program evaluation surveys

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Uniserv: Report of the Uniserv Evaluation Task Force
Report to NEA Board of Directors

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Travel Advance Uniserv Reps
Administrative memos

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Uniserv Guidelines, As Amended by NEA Board of Directors
Document, "Policy & Administrative Guidelines," including Unified Staff Service Program to Local Associations, "UNISERV," Policy Guidelines, adopted by the NEA Board of Directors, February 1971 and amended October 1, 1971, and UniServ Employment Practices Guidelines, with attached cover memo re Board of Directors Actions re Sparsity Grants, November 5, 1971; Appendix A, re staff assignments; draft outline of program aspects of state UniServ units; 1975-76 UniServ Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) for the 151 UniServ units in New York State, September 17, 1975; Unified Service Program "UniServ" Agreement New York State, October 1, 1974, with cover memos re UniServ contract, September 24 and September 30, 1974

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Uniserv Memorandum of Understanding
Memorandum of understanding between NEA and NYSUT; agreement between NEA, NYSTA, and CUNY (City University of New York), June 1971

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Uniserv Contract
1974-75 and 1975-76 Memorandum of Understanding between NEA and NYSUT

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Uniserv Re: Interim Clusters
Proposed UniServ clusters for 1972-73; related memos

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Uniserv Interviews
Schedule of job interviews for various locations

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Uniserv Representatives Job Description
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Uniserv News
Newsletters from NEA national headquarters

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Uniserv Training
Flyer, NEA Leadership Development Academy Summer Training Memo; list of participants and individualized expenses

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Uniserv Training
Description of NEA goal, academy objectives, rationale, definitions, characteristics, and sessions of the training program; list of UniServ representatives designated to attend training

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Uniserv Units and Uniserv Personal Directory
Directory of Uniserv Units and Uniserv Personnel

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Uniserv Employment Guidelines
Uniserv Employment Practices Guidelines; memo re publication re NEA guidelines on staff recruitment and employment of minority persons and women, July 20, 1972; training expense voucher policy guidelines; memo re basic summer training program for new Uniserv staff, February 24

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Uniserv (The Meaning of Unification for the Teaching Professions)
Booklet presented at a meeting of the National Council of State Education Associations, by Ralph Joy, executive director of the Des Moines Education Association

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Uniserv NEA Research Information for Uniserv Units
Statistical data sheets: "Status of Teachers and NEA Members," by race, gender, marital status, political affiliation, income, level of education of NEA members vs. all U.S. classroom teachers, 1972-1975; "Implications of 1974 Teacher Supply and Demand Conditions for Association Services," May 1975; "Status of Uniserv Units and Uniserv Personnel, 1970-71," December 1971; "Status of the American Public School Teacher, 1970-71: Preliminary Report of Highlights," November 1971; "Recent Negotiation Settlements Update," November 1971

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Uniserv Planning (NYSTA)
NYSTA "Proposals for an Expanded Program to Strengthen Local Teachers Associations: Preliminary staff report dealing with recommendations for a specific program of action to strengthen local teachers associations," August 1964; "Policy Guidelines for 'UNISERV'" (Final) April 22, 1970; UNISERV Concept frequently asked questions; "A Proposal for a Unified Staff Service Program (UNISERV) to the Board of Directors of the New York State Teachers Association," May 1971; letter to NEA re action by the Board of Directors of the New York State Teachers Association approving a master state-wide plan for implementation of UniServ, with details and attached agreement for approval, May 27, 1971; related correspondence

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Uniserv Service Planning Re: Objectives of Uniserv Program
Memos re UniServ service planning, including instructions to refer to staff as UniServ representatives, not UniServ Directors, related long-range implementation issues

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Uniserv
Proposed NCUEA Recommendations for UNISERV to NEA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, March 23, 1973, asserting that national system had become disconnected to needs of locals and teachers; first draft, "UniServ Information System," re building comprehensive data file on UniServ personnel; "Guidelines for Completing Dues Guarantee Membership Agreement Form"; memos re training and staffing

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NEA: Basic Summer Training Program for New Uniserv Staff
Memo re NEA Leadership Development Academy for new UniServ staff

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Uniserv Office Data
Chart showing office assignments of UniServ representatives

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Uniserv Questionnaire
Questionnaire re service priorities, apparently sent to locals

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Uniserv Staff
Memos re refusal to answer survey by UniServ directors, lack of racial data, coordinator responsibilities, training for new staff

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Uniserv 2A
Materials re Great Neck Teachers Association, including letter informing NEA of decision by GNTA Executive Board to withhold dues because of lack of service provided since unification, March 9, 1972; letter from the director of the national UniServ Office to the New York State Teachers Association expressing thorough dismay over the draft agreement with the Great Neck Teachers Association in that it provided no NEA involvement in decisions, especially related to hiring, and provided too much service to the local, October 19, 1971, with attached draft agreement; other drafts; correspondence re hiring UniServ staff; Great Neck Teachers Association proposed budget for two-year period ending June 30, 1972; letter indicating inclination to unify, April 23, 1971

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Uniserv Training Account (folder 1 of 3)
Computer printouts of training days by NYSUT staff

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Uniserv Training Account (folder 2 of 3)
Computer printouts of training days by NYSUT staff, including balances on accounts

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Uniserv Training Account (folder 3 of 3)
Invoices for training and other Uniserv-related expenses

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Public Employees Federation (PEF) Constitution and Bylaws
Printed constitution and bylaws as amended at the 1980 Convention; legal analysis of PEF constitution and by-laws as they related to agreement between PEF, SEIU, and AFT, with cover letter from attorneys to AFT president Al Shanker, January 23, 1980; second draft of proposed by-laws; constitution and bylaws; material from Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union, alleging deficiencies in PEF constitution and by-laws, with attached SCDU proposed version of constitution and bylaws

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PEF Budget
Confidential Projected 1980-1981 Annual Budget, New York State Employees Federation

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PEF Cases
Determination of Impartial Umpire under the AFL-CIO Internal Disputes Plan, in the matter between Public Employees Federation (American Federation of Teachers / Service Employees International Union) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, January 7, 1980 (Article XX case), with cover letter from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland to SEIU president George Hardy; Court of Appeals opinion in the matter of the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., respondent-appellant, vs. PERB and PEF, March 27, 1979; summons in NYS Supreme Court by John Kraemer and PEF against William L. McGowan, Civil Service Employees Association; related legal briefs and correspondence; newspaper clippings; press release from governor's office, March 12, 1979; PERB decision in Westbury Union Free School District and Westbury Teachers' Association, respondents, and Albert Hardy, et al., November 8, 1979; briefs and memoranda in PEF escrow case, January February 1980

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PEF Proposals and Agreement (1 of 2)
Contract Study and Proposals, SEIU Research Department; State Proposals for Negotiations, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit, May 17, 1979; State Proposal, State/PEF Negotiations, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Unit, May 31, 1979, NYS Public Service Employees Federation Contract Demands; Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Unit Agreement, May 31, 1979

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PEF Proposals and Agreement (2 of 2)
Memorandum on PEF Wage Package from SEIU Greater New York Joint Council Number 11, January 24, 1979; text of legislation in Extraordinary Session of Senate-Assembly showing schedule of Civil Service salary increases by job title, November 1, 1979; Positions Filled in New York under Direct Jurisdiction of Department of Civil Service; exhibits, showing salaries for job titles, 1978; differences in mean annual average salaries for selected professional and technical occupations: March 1972- March 1978; press release from State Investigation Commission, "SIC Reports on Protection of No-Show Employee by Department of Labor" (re PEF president John Kraemer) July 30, 1979; articles of agreement; handwritten notes on PEF negotiations

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NYS PEF
Memo to PEF Executive Board and staff re contract negotiations, with attached summary of contract demands, December 4, 1981; survey questionnaire for contract, September 24, 1981; proposed structure for contract negotiations, February 19; New York State Public Employees Federation AFL-CIO 1982 Contract Demands; memos re dental coverage under Public Employees Benefit Fund, April; memo from director of staff Ron Peretti re out-of-title grievance procedure, February 20; memo from Peretti re lack of communication over doctors' forty-hour grievance; other memos from Peretti; memos from secretary-treasurer Constance Cabell re austerity budget, September 24, dues structure, February 24; letter from Cabell to Jim Conti asking if PEF could obtain research services from NYSUT free of charge, January 8; balance sheet for April 1 August 31, 1981; memo from the state Office of Mental Health re absenteeism control, with cover memo to all PEF field staff and regional coordinators, July 6; memo from the Office of the State Comptroller to all state departments and agencies re payment of performance advances, with PEF cover memo, August 31; memo re Civil Service attendance rules re Martin Luther King holiday as option in lieu of Election Day, August 31; memo re vacancies in Research Division, with job descriptions and salaries, February 18; memo to PEF filed staff and officers explaining position classifications under Civil Service, January 13; flyers for PS&T United campaign and related newspaper clippings; newsletters and correspondence of Coalition of Nurses in State Service (CONISS), paper, "RN's Unionization is Necessary for Survival but?? Is Survival Enough?" July 1981; memo re special election for PEF vice president, December 23, 1980; memo to negations chairman from chair of subcommittee on wages, September 1, 1981

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PEF Press Releases and Newsletters
Steward News, Contract Countdown, News Release

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PEF Convention, Concord Hotel.
October 11-13, Kiamesha Lake, NY. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, prepared for the Third Annual Convention, October 12-14, 1981; Executive Board Proposed Agenda, October 11, 1981; letter to PEF president Kraemer from PS&T United chair accusing him of McCarthyism in attacking the group's challenge for representation, September 14, 1981, related newspaper clipping; reactions to PEF field services staff workshop, June 25

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PEF
Steward Manual and cover letter, November 2, 1981; memo re PEF support for PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) strike, August 13, 1981; brief summary of purpose and goals of Women's Program; newspaper clippings; letter from individual in Buffalo objecting with "disgust and repugnance" to standard labor salutation, "Dear Brothers and Sisters," in a letter from PEF president Kraemer, September 15; newsletter of Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union (SCDU), calling for impeachment of PEF president Kraemer, July 1, 1981

  34  
PEF Press Releases, Newsletters, and Activity
PEF Steward News, Newsletter of Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union (SCDU), PEF press releases

  34  
PEF: Pelletier (E. Taylor)
Correspondence re teacher at West Seneca Developmental Center on extended probation, later fired for using office copier for union activity, attempts to have him reinstated, dispute with PEF and NYSUT over legal representation of case

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Public Employees Federation (PEF) Review Committee
Minutes of December 3, 1980, Review Committee meeting; confidential memo from Jim Conti, director of NYSUT Field Service Operations, to chair of the PEF Review Committee, to discuss services by NYSUT available to PEF, January 15, 1981; proposed PEF organization charts, January 7 and 20, 1981; memo to PEF Review Committee from Elizabeth Hoke, regional coordinator, Region 9, re her perspective of duties, with handwritten, highly negative comments in the margins, November 11, 1980; agenda for Review Committee meeting of March 11, 1981; agreement between PEF, AFT and SEIU, August 30, 1979, revised September 5, 1979; description of Public Employee Benefit Fund Direct Payment Plan, effective November 1, 1981; memo from PEF president John Kraemer to Executive Board members, regional coordinators, and officers, re performance advance grievance settlement, November 12, 1981; memos re contract negotiations; memo from Kraemer re status of proposed layoffs by the state Labor Department, July 6, 1981; materials re petition for representation election filed by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Negotiating Unit (PS&T United), letter from Kraemer warning of possible fraudulent anti-union affiliation, August 1981, letter from state negotiating team refusing to begin work on next contract as long as potential challenge existed from PS&T, May 1981; letter from Kramer urging that no one sign representation cards from PS&T, noting that state determined that public employees' names and addresses be furnished to PS&T, April 30, 1981; PEF press release re PS&T challenge, link with NEA, March

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Public Employees Federation
Minutes of Executive Board meetings of February 20, October 12, and November 5, 1980, November 7, 1979; proposed model constitution for divisions, guidelines, application forms; PEF affirmative action policy; Resolution on the Italian Earthquake, relief efforts; materials re membership benefits program; newspaper clippings re PEF president John Kraemer as target of no-show probe, union criticism of Gov. Carey's Labor Department commissioner appointment as "absolutely unfit," other issues; Region One Steering Committee report on (second) PEF state convention, 1980; convention resolutions; Resolutions Committee reports; memo re spending freeze at PEF, November 5, 1980; Ethics and Responsibility Committee report, November 5; letters from the chair of the Ethics and Responsibility Committee to members who brought grievances, October 23; An Education/Action Program for a Safe Energy/Full Employment Society submitted by the Sponsors of the First National Labor Conference for Safe Energy and Full Employment, against nuclear power, October 10-12, 1980; description of divisions as written in the original PEF constitution and amended by the Second Convention; letter to PEF president Kraemer from the Coalition of Nurses in State Service (CONISS), asserting that creation of advisory committee within the Departments of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation would not address problem of poor recruitment and retention of nurses at all state agencies, instead recommending 15 proposals, including raising starting salary of RNs to $16,380, November 5; PEF Legislative News newsletter; legislative memos in support of various bills; legislative report re state budget, defeat of onerous proposals, March 13, 1980; transcript of rebuttal by PEF vice president to radio editorial (WINS 1010) re closure of mental institutions, funding of community-based housing, April 17; Mental Health Task Force Bulletin and legislative memorandum; task force Update newsletter, May; procedures for filing a grievance petition; PEF press release reacting to Gov. Carey's announcement of plans to lay off 5,000 state workers, April 8; related newspaper clippings; Report to the Executive Board: Resolutions of the First Annual Convention, February 20, 1980; materials, including letters and sworn statements re legal dispute between PEF president Kraemer and Department of Environmental Conservation (PEF/EnCon) constituent representative and Executive Board member Michael Keenan, unilaterally removed by Kraemer, January-February; PEF constitution and by-laws; Report of Trustees re audit, December 12, 1979; constitution of AFT; PEF schedules by certified public accountants for the period ended September 30, 1979; certification of results of contract ratification election for collective bargaining agreement negotiated between PEF and the State of New York, December 20, 1979; insurance information update, February 19, 1980; order to show cause on injunction with temporary restraining order affecting board members of the Department of Mental Hygiene, with cover letter from Kraemer, January 31, 1980

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PEF
Rate sheet for ads in various newspapers; open letters (text of ad?) to all PEF members, Governor Carey, legislators, re contract negotiations, c. August; letter to PERB re breakdown of mediation process, July 31; letters from PEF president Kraemer to PEF leadership re contract negotiations, March-July; "How a Bill Becomes a Law," flowchart by New York State AFL-CIO Legislative Department; New York State AFL-CIO 1977-78 Labor Voting Record for Senate and Assembly; monthly legislative report by Public Employee Department of AFL-CIO for 95th Congress; Statement by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Opposition to a Constitutional Convention, February 19; fact sheet, Universal Social Security Coverage for Public Employees; New York State AFL-CIO legislative memoranda endorsing and opposing various pending bills, March 6; New York State AFL-CIO Legislative Program 1979; memo to PEF leadership from president Kraemer re decision by Court of Appeals over representation dispute with CSEA, February 16, related materials; confidential memo to PEF leadership from president Kraemer re $12 million PEF lawsuit against CSEA, appeal by PERB re card-check representation, February 1; statement at press conference by Kraemer re PEF lawsuit against CSEA for libel over no-show allegations, related press release, January 30

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PEF Correspondence
Memo calculating legitimate fee to charge PEF for housing a representative in a NYSUT office, January 15, 1979; letter to Jim Conti inviting him to attend as a guest the founding convention for PEF, August 30, 1979; letter from Vito De Leonardis to counsel requesting incorporation of procedures for election of Executive Board and related matters into PEF governing documents, May 29, 1979; memo from director of state Employee Relations Office to staff re transition from CSEA to Public Employees Federation (PEF) as bargaining agent for technical employees, April 2; job application for PEF field service rep, March 12; certified letter to NYSUT (De Leonardis, Conti, O'Leary) from group of PEF members, the Interdepartmental PEF Coalition, demanding more input and information about decision making, June 7, 1978; PERB decision denying CSEA's application to reopen certification of PEF, with cover letter to Jim Conti from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner, November 20, 1979; related court decision and cover letter, February 16, 1979; Memorandum of Understanding from director of state Office of Employee Relations to officers re new three-year agreement with PEF, November 8, 1979, with cover memo to Jim Conti from SEIU; memo to PEF members re improved life and disability insurance plans offered by PEF, January 1979; memo from state budget office, "Fiscal Guidelines for the Remainder of State Fiscal Year 1979-80"; New York State Public Employees Federation Tentative Contract Agreement, April 1, 1979-March 31, 1982, with summary of highlights and cover letter to members

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PEF Correspondence: Joe Kraemer
Envelopes marked "Exhibit A," "Exhibit B," "Exhibit C," containing brochures for PEF insurance plans, and cover letter from PEF president John Kraemer to Jim Conti; 1980 Report of the Political Action Committee, with cover memo to PEF Executive Board from PEF president Kraemer; memo to PEF Executive Board from PEF president Kraemer re upcoming Executive Board meeting, with attached agenda calling for reports from various committees, and list of PEF membership by department, July 23, 1980; similar meeting notice, May 1; letter from Kraemer to state Office of Employee Relations re tentative agreement between state and specialized state schools (for deaf and blind) in Batavia and Rome, June 2, 1980; letters re restraining order against change by Civil Service of job title from teacher to developmental specialist, implications for 10-month work year, March-April 1980; letter from Kraemer to doctors at Mental Health agencies explaining proposed increase in salary schedule, January 31, 1980; correspondence between Kraemer and other members of the Executive Board re controversy over seating representatives of the Department Mental Hygiene on the board, injunction by member of the Department of Social Services, January 1980; year-end report from John O'Leary re contract grievances, discipline cases, training, unresolved problems, January 4, 1980; report from John O'Leary to Kraemer re alternative discipline procedure Section 33.5 (f), negotiated in the PEF contract, January 17, 1980

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PEF Correspondence: Ron Peretti
Confidential PEF status reports to Kraemer from PEF staff director Ron Peretti, December 1980; letter to Kraemer from Ron Peretti asserting that, as previously agreed, he had sent a blind carbon copy to Robert Payne of all his outgoing letters, which Payne denied receiving, and had never received any copies of outgoing mail from Payne, which Payne said he sent, December 11, 1980; confidential PEF report from Ron Peretti to NYSUT executive director Vito DeLeonardis and field services director Jim Conti, December 16, 1980; coordinator's report from Peretti to De Leonardis re PEF and Kraemer's political troubles, November 20, 1980; other detailed monthly reports on PEF from Peretti to De Leonardis, some confidential (discussing Kraemer and Payne), some copied to Payne, April-October; material re Beverly Paigen / Love Canal case, advising against providing legal representation, for political reasons, February 1980; correspondence between Peretti and attorney Arnold Proskin re communication problems, September 1980

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PEF Correspondence: Jim Conti
Letter from Jim Conti to PEF secretary-treasurer re sharing research resources, January 13, 1981; letters from Jim Conti to PEF secretary-treasurer accepting invitations to attend its first and second conventions, September 18, 1979, and September 3, 1980; Civil Service classification standards, with cover letter to Jim Conti, February 5, 1979; correspondence with PEF president John Kraemer re salary schedule for new unit, with attached enabling legislation, November 1979; letter to PEF president Kraemer from director of state Office of Employee Relations, agreeing to remove moratorium on titles in the unit, November 6, 1979; New York State Public Employees Federation Tentative Contract Agreement, April 1, 1979-March 31, 1982, with summary of highlights and cover letter to members; memo from Jim Conti to Vito De Leonardis re PEF budget for 1980-81; letter from Jim Conti to president of United University Professions (UUP) re meeting to discuss upcoming negotiations, July 22, 1981; letter from Local 144 of the Hotel, Hospital, Nursing Home & Allied Health Services Union, May 19, 1980, question of whether office staff of West Hempstead school district were in a separate unit; letter from a staff attorney with state Ag & Markets requesting that certain requirements imposed on legal staff be brought up in negotiations, June 4, 1979, with reply from Jim Conti referring matter to John O'Leary, PEF staff director; memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT president Tom Hobart re potential PEF and UUP challenges, June 10, 1981; correspondence with Jeff Turner of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) re compensation data, July 26, 1979; material from Turner re compensation proposals for unclassified professionals at special schools (physicians at mental health agencies), March 1980; a letter from PEF president Kraemer correspondence with Elizabeth Hoke, PEF Mid-Hudson Regional Coordinator, re attending meeting, sending letter to technicians in organizing campaign in Denver, February-June, 1980; list of names and addresses of members of CONISS, from Elizabeth Hoke, September 1980; confidential correspondence re New York State School for the Blind, September 18, 1980; correspondence with John Kraemer, president of PEF, and Jules Nadell, Council Leader, re Downstate Medical Center job titles and classifications, antipathy between UUP and PEF, February-November 1981; confidential letter from Jim Conti to PEF president John Kraemer advising against assigning legal representation for Roswell Park scientist and Love Canal whistleblower Beverly Paigen due to political nature of her case, possible negative publicity for PEF and NYSUT, damage to relationship with state agencies and legislature, February 25, 1980; related correspondence, in agreement, between NYSUT president Tom Hobart and executive director Vito De Leonardis; letter to Kraemer re negotiation requests for 4201 schools, including salary schedules and differentials for major metropolitan areas, May 19, 1981; related correspondence; SCDU (Statewide Coalition for a Democratic Union) newsletters urging rejection of contract proposal, November 20, 1979, with cover letter to Kraemer from Jim Conti; letter from Jim Conti to PERB deputy chairman Jerome Lefkowitz, opposing proposed rule allowing creation of new bargaining units by petition of 30 percent of members in a job category, noting that PEF alone encompassed 2,500 job titles, April 23, 1980; text of new salary schedule as an amendment to Civil Service law in extraordinary session of the Senate-Assembly, November 1, 1979; PEF Tentative Contract Agreement, April 1, 1970-March 31, 1982, with summary and cover letter from PEF president Kraemer urging ratification; memo re Labor Department citation of Horseheads Central School District for failure to pay minimum wage to its teachers aides, July 16, 1981; confidential memo from Jim Conti re correspondence between State Education Department and Batavia School for the Blind, concern over procedure for addition of new staff, process for referral of PEF issues to NYSUT, September 1980; letter from member to PEF president Kraemer, copied to Albert Shanker, expressing concern over lack of legal assistance, with cover memo from Jim Conti, June-September 1980; letters to PEF Executive Board and president Kraemer from member requesting legal representation, complaining of lack of response, December 1979-July 1980; PEF proposed salary schedule for Rome-Batavia schools, March 11, 1980; outline of organizing training materials for PEF field representatives; correspondence re other training

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PEF Correspondence: John O'Leary
Correspondence re legal representation for Beverly Paigen, cancer research scientist at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, who exposed deficiencies in the Department of Health's report on hazards to residents from the Love Canal chemical waste site, and was apparently being professionally harassed by Commissioner of Health David Axelrod, December 1979; monthly reports; letter from O'Leary resigning his position as PEF staff director, as planned, December 18, 1979; memos re PEF agency fee refund, November 7, and PEF tentative agreement re salary, November 19; document, "PEF Sold Correctional Personnel Down the River," by Rand Condell, October 4; memos from O'Leary to Jim Conti re discipline and arbitration cases, August; thank-you letters to various NYSUT staff for assistance, August; Improper Practice Charge by PEF against state Office of Employee Relations, July; memos from O'Leary to NYSUT Executive Director Vito De Leonardis re increase in requests for legal assistance, difficulty in obtaining a quick response from staff attorneys to even the simplest question, need for dedicated attorney for PEF, July 9; status of contract arbitrations, July 9; memos re office expenses, space needs, May 11 and June 22; memo to PEF staff re non-contract grievances, May 7; memo from O'Leary to PEF representatives re strike at Department of Corrections, procedures for proving an employee was not on strike, May 4; memo re dues increase, April 24; memo re steward training, April 17; memos discussing procedures for handling different types of grievances, April; memo reporting on meeting re grievances with the state Office of Employee Relations, April 9; memo to PEF staff re litigation with CSEA over PERB's certification of PEF, February 14

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PEF Press Releases, Newsletters and Articles
Newsletter, New York State Employees Federation Communicator, May, June, August, September, and October 1979; newspaper clippings

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PEF
Agenda for PEF meeting, September 27, 1978; list of members of Wage & Policy Committee; proposed interim executive board; Agreement and Declaration of Trust Establishing the Public Employees Federation Group Benefits Program, September 26, 1978; memo from Jim Conti to John Kraemer and Vito De Leonardis re agency fee rebate program, August 15; hand-delivered letter from NYSUT general counsel to NYS Comptroller Arthur Levitt re deduction of dues and agency fees on behalf of Public Employees Federation, September 25; hand-delivered letter from NYSUT general counsel to state Office of Employee Relations, re PEF position on several issues, requesting meeting for orderly transition from CSEA to PEF representation of public employees, September 25; resolutions passed at the NYS Public Employees Federation Steering Committee meeting, September 21; balance sheet for November 1977 through August 1978; financial statement by certified public accountants (with disclaimer) for November 1977 through August 1978; proposed PEF budget; job group breakout sheet; list of Number of Persons in each Federal Occupational Category by State Agency, July 20, 1978; map of NYS Department of Health regional offices; memo from PEF president John Kraemer to PEF Steering Committee, re "To Do Immediately upon Certification," September 20; PERB decision in the matter of State of New York (Office of Employee Relations), employer, and Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, petitioner, and Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., intervenor, overruling objections filed by CSEA and letting stand election won by PEF, July 20, 1978; PERB Certification of Representative and Order to Negotiate, certifying PEF as exclusive bargaining agent, September 27, 1978; related legal briefs; announcement from John Kraemer, PEF Certified by PERB, September 28; memo to PEF staff re steward training, grievance response, September 29; memo to Jim Conti comparing dues and per capita charges of NYSUT and SEIU, calculation of PEF proposed dues/per capitas, March 8, 1979; related drafts of PEF by-laws re per capitas; minutes of Interim Grievance Committee, September 28; materials re life and health insurance, October; tentative list, Interim Executive Board, August 10, 1978; Report of Vice President Solomon Bendet to CSEA Board of Directors, January 11, 1979, re infiltration of CSEA by AFSCME, danger of takeover and dissolution

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
October, 1981. Minutes of July 31, 1981, meeting; political action report; Mental Hygiene Task Force report; steward update; memo to PEF president Kraemer from counsel re teacher reclassification, October 5, 1989; newspaper clippings

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
July, 1981. Minutes of May 15 and July 31, 1981, meetings; testimony presented at the Assembly Committee hearing on toxic substances, July 14, 1981; Bylaws Committee report; report on 1982 contract negotiations; secretary-treasurer's report; Nominations & Elections Committee report; report by Mental Hygiene Task Force; memo re Research Department operations; update on membership benefits program; Field Services status report; newspaper clippings

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
March 25, 1981. Minutes of March 25, 1981, meeting; memos re performance advance payments for PS&T PEF members and trainees; related materials

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
February, 1981. Minutes of February 8-9, 1981 [mismarked 1980], meeting; minutes of PEF special Executive Board meeting, December 11, 1980; committee reports (Ethics & Responsibility, Public Relations); SEIU Steward's Manual; brochures, "The Real Tax Crisis and What You Can Do About It: SEIU Guide to State and Local Tax Reform," "Senior Membersand your local union," and "Your Uniona two-pronged drive for Equality, Security, and Justice"; brochure re apprenticeship training program; brochure and poster from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for Brotherhood Week

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
August 29, 1979. Agenda; minutes of April 4, 1979, meeting; printed Memorandum of Understanding Relating to Evaluation and Promotion Systems for Professional Employees in the State University of New York, United University Professions, April 1977; convention report; description of composition of Executive Board; legislative report; proposed PEF budget; PEF's key bargaining demands; audited statement of cash receipts and disbursements for initial period ended July 31, 1979; PEF constitution, August 27, 1979; American Arbitration Association and Public Employees Federation Official Tally Sheet, with results filled in (original)

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PEF Executive Board Meetings (Jim Conti)
December 7, 1979. Agenda; proposed PEF by-laws; NYSUT Executive Committee meeting agenda, December 8, 1978; Agreement of Permanent Continuation of Public Employees Federation (PEF) between SEIU and AFT; suggested presentation approach with rationale for maintaining NYSUT connection; PEF proposed 90-day budget; newspaper clippings; handwritten notes

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Coordinator's Reports
December, 1978. Reports to NYSUT executive director Vito DeLeonardis: from Ron Uba (Western New York Regional Office) re organizing, negotiations, other issues, December 15, 1978; from Tony Ficcio re close NYU election, vicious anti-union material, December 13, 1978; from Ray Samson re organizing, locals at impasse, December 14; from Evelyn L. Hartman, executive director of United University Professions, re UUP election, December 15; from Vinnie Grove (Utica Regional Office) re negotiations, organizing, other issues, December 15; from Frank Squillace (Syracuse Service Center) re collective bargaining, workshops and conferences, political action, organizing, NYEA activity, UUP campaign, December 15; Chuck Rogers (Southern Tier Regional Office), re Ithaca College election, Improper Practice Charges against Elmira and Horseheads Teachers Associations, bargaining, workshops, organizing, December 14; from Leon Lieberman re negotiations, December 14; from Stan Kern, Mid-Hudson, personal and confidential, December 11; from Robert Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations, December 5; Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA situation at college campuses, December 14

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Coordinator's Reports VDL file
November, 1978. Reports from Ron Uba (Buffalo Regional Office); Leon Lieberman (Albany); John O'Leary (Nassau) re organizing, negotiations, Ray Samson (Rochester) re locals at impasse, organizing; Stan Kern (Mid-Hudson); Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re collective bargaining, political action (congressional election), organizing, NYEA activity, UUP campaign; memo from Squillace re Fayetteville-Manlius Custodial and Maintenance Association disaffiliation, apparently after goal of negotiating a contract was met, noting no interference from NYEA, with attached annotated correspondence, November 14; report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk), Evelyn Hartman re UUP campaign; Vincent Grove (Utica), re negotiations, strike by Westmoreland Non- Instructional Employees Service Organization; Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations; Chuck Rogers (Southern Tier Regional Office) re Ithaca College representation election, won by NYSUT, with attached newsletter Southern Tier Regional Briefs

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Reports
October, 1978. Reports to NYSUT executive director Vito DeLeonardis: from Ron Uba (Western New York Regional Office) re organizing, negotiations, other issues, October 17, 1978; UUP report from executive director Evelyn Hartman, October 20; document by the New York Educators Association (NYEA)/National Education Association (NEA)-SUNY Organizing Committee, "Comparisons: A Guide to the Organizations and the Issues in the Forthcoming Election for the Right to Represent the SUNY Faculty and Staff in Collective Bargaining"; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica Regional Office) re negotiations, organizing, NYEA activity, other issues, October 19; VOTE/COPE contribution totals statewide; reports from Mid-Hudson, Suffolk, other regional offices

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Coordinator's Reports
September, 1978. Agenda for Coordinator's Meeting, September 20, 1978; memos to Vito DeLeonardis from Dr. John F. DeGregorio (Suffolk) re negotiations, strike decision at three locals, West Babylon, Rocky Point, and Riverhead, September 18, and negotiations, September 11; letter from NYSUT secretary-treasurer Herb Magidson to local presidents re membership reporting kit, September 5; memo to Dean Streiff from Hal White re transfer of life insurance from NEA to AFT for locals returning to NYSUT affiliation, September 18; personal and confidential Mid-Hudson report from Stanley H. Kern to Vito DeLeonardis re negotiations, challenges by NYEA in Saugerties, community college activities, September 8; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers (Vestal) re Ithaca College, other activities, September 13; Nassau Regional Office reports from John O'Leary re negotiations, organizing, C. W. Post adjunct election, September 11 and August 30; brief report on UUP from Evelyn Hartman, materials re challenge by NYEA for SUNY representation, September 11; activity reports from Ray Samson re organizing at Community College of the Finger Lakes, Rochester Teachers Association crisis management workshop, other issues; report from Ron Uba, Western NY, re community colleges, Jamestown, Buffalo, September 8; report from Vinnie Grove, re Herkimer County BOCES negotiations, others, September 11; report from Tony Ficcio re good settlement at Pratt Institute, last-minute aversion of strike by lay faculty at Nazareth Regional High School, need to get stewards for PEF on every floor of World Trade Center, September 11; report by Robert J. Allen re NYEA situation at North Country Community College, Clinton Community College, other issues, September 19; memo from Frank Squillace re success in organizing West Genesee United Teacher Aides and Assistants, August 29; memo from Jim Conti re organizing competition with NYEA in representation elections at Niagara Community College, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College, September 19; article reprint, "Reinstatement after Termination: Public School Teachers," Charlotte Gold, et al., Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1978, Cornell University; memo re NEA life insurance cash value, need to tell prospective members they could keep these permanent benefits if they switched to NYSUT/AFT life insurance plan, September 18; survey, Coordinators' Views on PR Programs, asking what NYSUT's top goal should be in public relations, related questions; questionnaire for local presidents re staffing situation, affiliation status of paraprofessionals, to be returned by November 1, 1978

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Coordinator's Reports
August, 1978. Memo to regional service center coordinators re contacts for New York Teacher newsletter articles, August 19; regional report from John O'Leary (Nassau) re negotiations, activities of locals, August 7; memo from Leon Lieberman re potential strikes in Troy and Schenectady, NYEA activity in several districts, August 2; report from R. J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations in the Thousand Islands, impasses in other districts, NYEA activity, self-insurance attempt in St. Lawrence County, with attached letter from NYS Insurance Department advising that action would be illegal, July 7; report from Dr. John F. DeGregorio, Suffolk Service Center, re strikes at four locals, East Islip, West Islip, Lindenhurst, and Middle Country; report from Vinnie Grove re negotiations (Utica Service Center), August 4; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office, re organizing, bargaining, and other current developments, including death of colleague, August 10, with attached newsletter, Vestal-Elmira News & Views, 1/16/78; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, August 11

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Coordinator's Reports
May/June, 1978. Memo to Vito DeLeonardis from R. I . Allen re UUP meeting for Campus Charter Presidents, June 8; report from Vincent Grove (Utica Service Center), re locals at impasse, negotiations, NYEA activity, June 6; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers re Vestal/Elmira, including Ithaca College election, being decided at NLRB, bargaining status at locals, organizing at Ithaca and other locals, NYEA "propaganda," with attached newsletter and news clippings, June 2; activity report from Ray Samson re Rochester regional office activities, including negotiations at several locals, organizing/NYEA activity, June 5; UUP election campaign activities report from Evelyn Hartman, June 5; UUP update from Tony Anderson to Chuck Richards, June 6; report from Ron Uba (Western New York Service Center/Buffalo) re organizing, with attached correspondence with Niagara-Wheatfield Teachers Association, June 5; Tony Ficcio's report for NYC Service Center, June 2; Stanley Kern, Mid-Hudson Report, June 5; Robert Klein re Elmsford, with attached correspondence discussing impact of Hurd decision on locals, June 5; report from Leon Lieberman, Albany, on the Schalmont disaffiliation, impact of Hurd on small cities, June 7; John DeGregorio's Suffolk regional report, June 1, with addendum re NYEA activity, June 7; Frank Squillace report on recent activities in Syracuse area, including major problem of Hurd decision impact on Central New York cities of Fulton, Oswego, and Auburn, June 5; Potsdam report from R. J. Allen, May 19; Vincent Grove report on Utica locals, May 9; Tony Ficcio's report, noting most of his time had been devoted to PEF activities, May 1

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Coordinator's Reports
March/April, 1978. Bi-weekly reports for periods ending April 14 and March 10 from John O'Leary, Nassau, re organizing, negotiations, NYEA activity; Mid-Hudson report from Stanley Kern re NYEA, school-related personnel, March 13; Suffolk regional report from John DeGregorio re negotiations, workshops, April 3; report from Leon Lieberman, Albany, re physical inadequacy of office, April 3; report from Tony Ficcio, noting most of his time had been devoted to PEF activities, March 30; report from Robert Allen, discussing NYEA situation in Watertown and other North Country locals, April 4; report from Ron Uba re organizing in Western New York, also noting "pathetic" secretarial staffing situation, April 4; John O'Leary's bi-weekly report for period ending March 31, noting organizing, negotiations in Nassau region; report by Robert Klein re negotiations in Elmsford region, April 4, with attached salary schedule increases and rankings by district, from 1973-74 to 1979-80, March 15, 1978; report by John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re negotiations, April 3; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, noting "hot and heavy" NEA challenges, March 16; monthly report from C.N. (Chuck) Rodgers re Vestal/Elmira Service Center spring conference, Ithaca College vote, NYEA "propaganda," other organizing, March 14, attached NYSUT Vestal-Elmira newsletters; Syracuse Regional Office Local Visibility Profile matrix, developed to assess vulnerability of locals to challenges by NEA, March 14; recent activity report from Frank Squillace re negotiations in Syracuse region, need for more office help, March 15; memo form Ray Samson discussing deficiencies with Visibility Profile in assessing strength of connection with NYSUT, March 31; memo from Vito DeLeonardis to regional coordinators, requesting use of visibility profile and feedback as to whether it is a useful instrument, March 2

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Coordinator's Reports
February, 1978. John O'Leary's bi-weekly report for period ending February 24 on Nassau Service Center activities, discussing problems with NYSUT's policy and practice re advisory arbitration as self-defeating, regressive, useless; Mid-Hudson report from Stanley Kern re strike at Dover Plains-Wingdale, impasse at Wallkill, and settlements at Ichabod Crane and Livingston Manor, February 14; Vinnie Grove's report on Utica activities, including negotiations, with attached newspaper clippings, February 14; memo to DeLeonardis from Stan Kern requesting additional staff for the Mid-Hudson Regional Office, vulnerability to challenge by NEA, with attached list of contract expiration dates at various locals and staff assignments, February 1

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Coordinator's Reports
January, 1978. UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, January 17; coordinator's reports from Vincent Grove (Utica), John O'Leary (Nassau), Robert Klein (Elmsford), Ron Uba (Buffalo), Stan Kern (Mid-Hudson), Frank Squillace (Syracuse), John DeGregorio, Leon Lieberman, Chuck Rodgers; staffing list for Western New York Regional Office; organizing update from Ray Samson; report from Robert Allen, Potsdam Regional Office, re NYEA situation at Watertown, negotiations in Plattsburgh region, January 23

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Coordinator's Reports
December, 1977. Report from Robert J. Allen (Potsdam, North Country) re NYEA situations in Watertown, Knox Memorial, Peru, Beaver River, and Jefferson County Community College, bargaining at the Potsdam, Watertown, and Plattsburgh Service Centers, organizing school-related personnel in Massena, workshops, December 15; recent activity report for Syracuse Regional Office, from Frank Squillace, noting staff assistance to other offices and states, even during NEA "blitz" in central New York, November 23; document describing operating structure of Advisory Committee to Executive Board; coordinators' reports from Vincent Grove (Utica), Leon Lieberman (Albany), noting intolerable office space situation, Ron Uba (Buffalo), Robert Klein (Elmsford), John O'Leary (Nassau) re budget problems, Jack Fallon (Mid-Hudson), Tony Ficcio, re federal mediation with Federation of Catholic Teachers, negotiations with Lexington School for the Deaf, Nazareth Regional High School; Ray Samson (Rochester), Charles Rogers (Southern Tier Regional Office), with attached Vestal-Elmira News & Views newsletters; John DeGregorio (Suffolk); Frank Squillace (Syracuse)

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Coordinator's Reports
June-September, 1977. Report from Tony Ficcio, noting "unberable" (sic) workload at NYC office, need for more secretarial and field staff to service 2,000 members, 17 bargaining units, four UUP campuses, an election and an organizing drive, September 8; Tony Ficcio memo of July 20 re staffing situation at NYC office, noting ratio of members to staff was 1,938:1; Tony Ficcio report of August 16, re negotiations at various Catholic schools (Lay Faculty Association) and Lexington School for the Deaf; by-weekly report from John O'Leary, Nassau Service Center, complaining about staffing levels, telling Vito DeLeonardis "you make my job impossible," noting especially that staff are taken away for "stupid, asinine, unplanned AFT assignments," September 30; O'Leary bi-weekly report of September 16, noting eight unresolved contracts and two strikes, terrible situation at Roosevelt; monthly report from C. N. Rodgers re Vestal/Elmira NYSUT Summer Leadership Conference, with attached materials and newsletters, September 20; Rodgers report of July 11; brochure re Maine Endwell Teachers United (METU); copy of NYEA Advocate, September 1977; lengthy letter from Jack Fallon to R. I. Allen, justifying large number of phonecalls from Mid-Hudson office of one minute or less, noting that these usually were requests for call-backs when party was unavailable, saving the office money on longer calls, noting also that calls to NYC were to arbitrators, since arbitration case load had increased dramatically, July 8; coordinator's reports from Leon Lieberman, Robert G. Klein (Elmsford), re negotiations, potential organizing targets, John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re NYEA activity, Robert Allen (North Country), June

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Vito Deleonardis Coordinator's Reports
January-June, 1977. Reports from Chuck Rogers (Southern Tier Regional Office); Vinnie Grove (Utica); John DeGregorio (Suffolk); Ray Samson (Rochester) re organizing; Robert J. Allen (Potsdam); Tony Ficcio (NYC) re organizing Federation of Catholic Teachers, schools for the deaf, New York Law School; Jack Fallon, special Mid-Hudson report re active NYEA rivalry; Robert G. Klein (Elmsford); Ron Uba (Buffalo), with attached flyers and newsletters (NYEA Niagara Frontier Educator); John O'Leary (Nassau), complaining of understaffing, with attached memos from field representatives; Leon Lieberman (Albany)

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
May 11/12, 1978. Coordinator's agenda for May meeting; confidential report on school-related personnel; service center survey; memo from R. I . Allen re meeting; newsletters, SUNY Alternative, the official publication of NYEA's Committee for Fair Representation; NYSSBA Hotline; PEF Communicator

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
April, 1978. Coordinator's agenda for April meeting; memos re Auxiliary Personnel Committee; agenda and materials for School-Related Employee Workshop, March 4; newsletter NYEA Leader, March 23

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Coordinator's Meeting/Legal (Vito De Leonardis)
March, 1978. Memo to Vito DeLeonardis from NYSUT counsel James Sandner re Matter of Tucker, March 1, 1978; memo from Sandner disagreeing with Conti memo of 2/8/78 and Ashe memo of 1/31/78 re decision in Grey v. BOE, February 27; flyer from NYEA exploiting upstate-downstate, anti-Shanker sentiment, "New York City Control?"; confidential Report on School-Related Personnel; arbitration awards

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NYC Coordinator's Meeting: Hilton, Diane Wagner
December 19, 1978. Meeting agenda; outline of Executive Director's report; memo from Diane Wagner summarizing meeting reports, December 21; report, "New York State United Teachers: The Public Relations Project for 1979"; NYSUT Management Memo; reprint of article from Labor Law Journal, "Public Sector Union Security: The Impact of Abood"; memo from AFT president Al Shanker, opposing voluntary wage control effort being promoted by U.S. Department of Labor, November 28, 1978; press release from Gov. Hugh Carey announcing appointments, December 10

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Diane Wagner (Coordinator's Meeting)
November, 1978. Agenda for Coordinators' Meeting, November 21, 1978; outline of Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion, with clippings attached, including article from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation quarterly, Foundation Action, "Foundation Deals Series of Crushing Blows to Union Bosses' Illegal Political Spending," articles from New York Times, Wall Street Journal ("Understanding Trade Unionism," by Irving Kristol, with reply), Education Daily, and New York Law Journal (Appellate Division decision in Sharon Jacobs matter); lists of independent and proprietary degree-granting institutions, for distribution to regional coordinators for identifying potential organizing targets, November 1

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Diane Wagner (Coordinator's Meeting)
October 24, 1978. Meeting agenda; outline of Executive Director's report; list of articles for discussion; AFT document, Scottsdale Home Visitation Workshop, or "Yes, We Make House Calls"; proposal, Summer Leadership Workshop & Sixth Annual Teacher Institute; summer/fall 1978 issue of Compact, a publication of the Education Commission for the States; related materials

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Coordinator's Meeting
September 20, 1978. Meeting agenda; outline of executive director's report; memo re options on NEA life insurance cash value; reprint from Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Cornell University) "Reinstatement after Termination: Public School Teachers," Charlotte Gold et al.

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
June 20, August 15, 1978. Summary of coordinator's meetings of June 20 and August 15; Ginny's notes re discussion at 6/20/78 coordinator's meeting; AFT brochure, "AFT NEA: The Crucial Differences"; memo critiquing proposed local presidents' survey; statements by AFL-CIO Executive Council; AFL-CIO Research Department article, "Measuring Inflation: An Analysis of the CPI," July 1978; article from July ILR Review re fact-finding

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
June, 1978. Meeting agenda; Ginny's notes re discussion at 6/20/78 coordinator's meeting; letter of resignation to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Ned Hopkins, citing belief that NYSUT does not represent interests of teachers, is controlled by Albert Shanker; reply from Hobart, accepting resignation, reminding Hopkins of obligation not to use information obtained as managerial or confidential employee against NYSUT, May 8; memo from Ray Ratte re coordinators' recommendations re school-related personnel; AFL-CIO articles

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
February 15, 1978. Meeting agenda; NYSUT Standards for Affiliation; memo from R. I. Allen re impact of new laws covering the handicapped, January 24; memorandum from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe to Jim Conti re decision by Appellate Division that Notice of Claim needed to be filed before commencing an Article 78 proceeding re tenure areas in the Hudson Falls Central School District, with attached text of decision, January 31, and cover letter to coordinators from Jim Conti, February 8; list of comparative membership by category and by service center from 1976 to 1977; newspaper clippings

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
January, 1978. Meeting agenda; results of training survey; administrative memos re inclement weather, mailing labels; article reprint re measuring the work of professionals

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
December 19, 1977. Meeting agenda; report by subcommittee of Executive Committee re seniority, layoff, and certification legislation, with cover memo asking for feedback from coordinators, November 39, 1977; memo to coordinators from Ray Ratte re arbitrability of Liverpool in Court of Appeals, with attached text of opinion, October 26, 1977

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
October 18, November 29, 1977. Meeting agenda; memo to coordinators recommending against a group legal services program for members, October 7; Buffalo Teacher newsletter, re election October 21; brochure about teacher centers, by AFT; NYEA materials; article from Organizational Dynamics, "Commitment Is Too Easy," American Management Association, Summer 1977

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
September 21, 1977. Confidential memos from NYSUT president Tom Hobart re strike procedures, for feedback from coordinators; memo re agency fees; article reprint from Today's Education, "The Teacher and the Law," September-October 1977; article (The Economist?), "What's coming in labor relations?" by George S. McIsaac

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
June 14, 1977. Meeting agenda; article reprints

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
May, 1977. Meeting agenda; letter to NYSUT Executive Board from field representative Vince Callaci (Jericho Service Center), warning against NEA cooperative service program for locals, UniServ Plus, saying that the program was tried and failed in the 1960s, allowed NEA to shirk responsibilities, May 18; "Business As Usual," anti-NYSUT sheet by anonymous NEA operative, the Roving Reporter, 5/7/77; findings, award and opinion by American Arbitration Association tribunal re Professional Staff Association and NYSUT, with cover letter, April 4, 1976; PERB decision and order in Monroe Woodbury Teachers Association, respondent, and Monroe Woodbury Central School District, charging party, with cover memo from Robert G. Klein requesting that it be put on the agenda for the next Coordinator's Meeting as topic for discussion, April 13, 1988; memo re June 6 meeting to discuss budget; summary of actions of NYSUT Board of Directors meeting of May 13-14, 1977

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Coordinator's Meeting (Ginny Stumpf)
April 26, 1977. Meeting agenda; UFT press release, quoting president Albert Shanker re Court of Appeals ruling on Stavisky-Goodman Law, April 5, 1977; follow-up memos from Ginny Stumpf re actions taken at meeting

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Coordinator's Meeting (Vito De Leonardis)
March, 1977. Meeting agenda; confidential memo to Vito DeLeonardis re staffing patterns, February 25, 1977; NEA anti-Shanker flyer, "Because you need to knowour view," re Stavisky-Goodman Law; Bureau of National Affairs Current Developments articles, March 3, 1977; memo from R. I. Allen, listing telephone costs of service centers, noting lowered usage over previous year, but advising ways to hold down costs even further, such as sending a letter instead of calling, March 22; list of vouchers for meals by field representatives and coordinators for the month of February, from R. I. Allen, March 22; article reprints

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Coordinator's Reports
Chart showing status of coordinator's reports by service center (dates received); October report from R. J. Allen, North Country (Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Watertown); bi-weekly report on NYC from Tony Ficcio, re decertification election at Cooper Union, NYEA "sending its crap to every teacher in the state," need to refute its "more outrageous lies," October 15; bi-weekly report from Tony Ficcio, re negotiations at Bishop Kearney, Lexington School for the Deaf, October 5; bi-weekly report re lost election at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, merger of school with LIU Brooklyn Center, November 17; bi-weekly report from John O'Leary, Nassau, re budget problems, November 2; bi-weekly report from O'Leary, complaining about increasingly intolerable working conditions, understaffing, need for additional field representative, lack of appreciation by headquarters, October 20; bi-weekly report, October 4; bi-weekly report from Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations, organizing, November 11; bi-weekly report from Klein, re difficult year for negotiations, successful organizing, attached list of salary minimums at area schools, October 28; organizing update from Ron Uba, with attached correspondence with locals re maintaining contact despite disaffiliation, November 12; Ron Uba's Buffalo Regional Office coordinator's report, re affiliations and disaffiliations, with attached newsletter, Buffalo Teacher, October 18; bi-weekly coordinator's reports from Leon Lieberman, Albany Regional Office, re organizing activities in disaffiliated locals, November 1 and 24; bi-weekly report for October 8; bi-weekly reports from Tony Ficcio, NYC, September-December; bi-weekly report from Chuck Rodgers, Vestal-Elmira, December 3

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Coordinator's Reports
September-December, 1976. Mid-Hudson report from Jack Fallon re disaffiliation/affiliations, October 22; bi-weekly reports from Ray Samson for Rochester Service Center, re organizing, October 20, November 11; Suffolk Service Center report from John DeGregorio, re status of county negotiations, NYEA activity, October 26; memo to local presidents from John DeGregorio re negotiations workshop, January 13, 1976; memos from Frank Squillace, Syracuse Service Center, re political matters, staff training, September-December; coordinator's reports from Vinnie Grove, Utica, with attached rancorous correspondence between NYSUT local presidents and NEA/NYEA local chairs and members, November; reports re negotiations, October 13, January 16; bi- weekly reports from Chuck Rodgers, Vestal-Elmira, with attached newsletters, September-November

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Organizing Reports
August-September, 1977. Bi-weekly report from John O'Leary re Roosevelt negotiations, August 11; report from Jim Conti re East Ramapo and Plainview, August 10; memos to Ray Samson and other materials re Webster affiliation campaign, October; memo from Ray Samson to Vito DeLeonardis re organizing in Rochester service area, September 28; confidential "read and discard" memo to field staff from John DeGregorio re NYEA activities at several sites in Suffolk County, September 29; memo from Leon Lieberman to Jim Conti re fall planning in the Albany service area, noting loss of six locals to NYEA, September 6; memo to Jim Conti from Ron Uba re organizing in the Buffalo service area, September 15; memo to Jim Conti from Robert G. Klein re fall planning for special activities in the Elmsford area, September 12; memos to Jim Conti re falling planning from John O'Leary (Nassau), Jack Fallon (Mid-Hudson), Tony Ficcio (NYC), Robert J. Allen (North Country), September; memo to Vito DeLeonardis from Ray Samson re organizing status in Rochester service area, with hand notation "Urgent please deliver to Ginny Stumpf," September 16; memo to John DeGregorio from Sy Horowitz (Suffolk) re Deer Park action plan, August 29; memo to Jim Conti from Frank Squillace (Syracuse Service Center) re plans to organize in Baldwinsville, August 25; memo to Jim Conti from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re organizing activities, with attached flyers from the Whitesboro Educators Association (NYEA/NEA) and Whitesboro Teachers Association (NYSUT), September 14; memo to Jim Conti from Chuck Rodgers (Vestal-Elmira Service Center) re fall planning, September 7; memos to Vito DeLeonardis from Ginny Stumpf re fall organizing campaign, September 15; from Tony Ficcio (NYC), John O'Leary (Nassau), and Leon Lieberman (Albany) re organizing activities

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Coordinator's Reports
Reports to Vito DeLeonardis; chart showing status of coordinator's reports for each service center, by date received

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Reports: Coordinators (Bi-Weekly)
Activity reports to Vito DeLeonardis from service centers

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Coordinator's Reports
December, 1979. Activity reports to Vito DeLeonardis from service centers: Tony Ficcio (NYC), re meetings with Lay Faculty Association, Federation of Catholic Teachers, Long Island University Brooklyn Center, and United Staff Association (USA) of New York University, December 12; John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re UFT nurses organizing, strategies for competing with SEIU (portraying it as the "retail clerk's union"), December 17; DeGregorio's regional report, December 3; John O'Leary (PEF) to John Kraemer re contract grievances, steward training, December 3; Howard Edelman (Nassau) re negotiations, organizing (ceased at Franklin General Hospital), December 10; Leon Lieberman (Albany) re organizing Guilderland School Nurses, Guilderland Office Workers Association, Niskayuna Aides Association, Fonda-Fultonville Non-Instructional Employees Association, South Colonie SRPs, and St. Clare's Hospital nurses, with additional note re "cataclysmic" year at Albany office over staff discipline issues, December 12; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers (Vestal-Elmira) re organizing, workshops, December 12; Stan Kern (Mid-Hudson) re new restrictive sick leave policy at two school districts, December 14; Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations, December 14; Frank Squillace (Syracuse), re workshops, Sandy Creek election, organizing, danger of disaffiliation of Onondaga-Madison BOCES Federation of Teachers, December 12; Robert J. Allen (North Country: Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Watertown), Robert G. Klein (Elmsford), re negotiations, Ray Samson (Rochester), re organizing at Strong Memorial Hospital, December 17, Ron Uba (Western NY), noting how tenuous relations were with locals, vote by Albion Teachers Association, December 17

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Coordinator's Meeting
December 20, 1979. Meeting agenda; Executive Director's report; summary of meeting, by Nancy Burger; list of articles for discussion; final report of NYSUT Committee on Membership Services; Local Presidents Questionnaire; memo to Executive Committee from Vito DeLeonardis re organizing potential for New York State; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; NLRB decision in Arden Hill Hospital case; opinion by American Arbitration Association Voluntary Labor Arbitration Tribunal re Professional Staff Association (PEF) and NYSUT; newsletters and articles

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Coordinator's Reports
November, 1979. Coordinator's report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re organizing, negotiations; Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re organizing, NYEA activities, collective bargaining, workshops, and membership promotion; report on UUP from Evelyn Hartman; report by Tony Ficcio (NYC) on surprise results of nurses' election at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, involvement of 1199; report by Ficcio on petition card drive at NYU, recognition by NLRB as bargaining agent for Pratt Institute; PEF report from John O'Leary, discussing serious problems; Howard Edelman, Nassau, re C.W. Post agency fee, organizing, negotiations; John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re negotiations, NYEA activity, vote at St. John's Hospital, need for uniform policy re strike expenses; report from Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office, re bargaining, organizing; report from R. J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA situation, negotiations at Potsdam, Watertown, and Plattsburgh areas; report from Ron Uba, Western NY, re organizing, vote at Falconer, workshops; report from Ray Samson re negotiations, organizing nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General, school-related personnel in Canandaigua (secretaries and custodians), Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, NYEA activity; Stan Kern, Mid-Hudson, re reasons for disaffiliation vote at Coxsackie-Athens; Vinnie Grove, Utica, re negotiations, NEA/NYEA and PEF, Wyandanch strike assistance

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
November 15, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting by Nancy Burger; list of items for discussion; outline of executive director's report; PERB board decision on motion in the matter of State of New York (Office of Employee Relations) and Public Employee Federation, petition, and Civil Service Employees Association, intervenor; Barron's clipping "Meany's Departure: It Will Bring More Militance, Less Unity to Organized Labor; summary of proposed PEF contract, with cover letter to members from president John Kraemer, November 13; report for Coordinator's Meeting by Division of Research and Educational Services; critical Report on the 58th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association, July 2-5, 1979, prepared for officers and staff of the American Federation of Teachers by Peter G. Laarman, Director of Field Communications; transcript of Secretary-Treasurer Lane Kirkland's press conference, September 28, 1979, Executive Council meeting; paper, The UAW Reaffiliation with the AFL-CIO; locals in arrears as of October 9, 1979; list of impasses

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Coordinator's Reports
October, 1979. Report from Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations, organizing at Arden Hill Hospital, NYEA activity, workshops; report from Howard Edelman, Nassau, re organizing at Franklin General Hospital, competition with NYEA at school districts, negotiations; from John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re negotiations, NYEA activities; from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re negotiations, organizing, NYEA activities; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC), re difficult election at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for nurses, strike settlement at Long Island University, contract negotiation at NYU; report from Stanley Kern, Mid-Hudson, re negotiations, disaffiliation vote at Coxsackie-Athens, instigated by one member; report by Leon Lieberman, Albany, re NYEA activities, organizing; report from Vinnie Grove, Utica, re negotiations, elections of various local presidents, with attached UUP newsletter by chapter at Utica/Rome SUNY College of Technology; report by Ray Samson, Rochester, re organizing at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General, NYEA activity with Rochester Teachers Association; Ron Uba, Western NY, re organizing workshops, Falconer; Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA situation in Watertown, negotiations in Watertown, Plattsburgh, Pottsdam, arbitrations, Improper Practice charges, other legal issues; report by Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office, re Unfair Labor Practice charges by Ithaca College Faculty Association over tenure regulations, with attached newsletters

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
October 17, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Nancy Burger; list of articles for discussion; memos from NYSUT director of finance re leased vehicles; report of Coordinators Committee; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; recap of impasses; workshop description re NYSUT proposed stress program; American Income Life Insurance Company newsletter, A. I. Labor Letter; Wall Street Journal clippings on economics and labor since the Great Depression

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Coordinator's Reports
September, 1979. Report from Leon Lieberman, Albany, re service program during staff strike, PSA (Professional Staff Association) rally, attendance by intimidation, moves by NYEA to take advantage to recruit; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman; report from Vinnie Grove, Utica, re status of negotiations, failure of implementation of affiliation by Herkimer County Community College faculty (dues issue); report by Robert J. Allen, North Country, re arbitrations and other legal actions, negotiations, NYEA activity; report by Howard Edelman, Nassau, re negotiations, NYEA activity; report by Ray Samson, Rochester, re organizing, NYEA activity; report by Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office, re Ithaca College, affirmation by NLRB, situation in Bainbridge- Guilford; report by Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re collective bargaining, organizing, NYEA activities in Tully; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re Mater Christi strike settlement, good contracts at other Catholic schools, organizing at LIU, NYU, Albert Einstein

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
September 19, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Nancy Burger; list of articles for discussion; memo from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to NYSUT Board of Directors re NYSUT/PSA agreement, outlining salary increases; NYSUT Management Memo; NYEA/NEA materials; American Income Life Insurance Company newsletter, A. I. Labor Letter; U.S. News & World Report article on the new breed of worker (Baby Boomers), more affluent, more demanding

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Monthly Coordinator's Report
August, 1979. Report from Robert J. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations (settlements and impasses), with attached newsletter from North Rockland Teachers Association, organizing efforts at Arden Hill Hospital; report by Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA activity in Alexandria Bay, negotiations in Gouveneur; Ray Samson, Syracuse, re negotiations, organizing; memo from Paul Luczak re organizing at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General, with attached anti-union letters to nurses from management; reports from Howard Edelman, Nassau, re negotiations, organizing; report from Tony Ficcio, NYC, re organizing; Suffolk summer regional report from John DeGregorio re negotiations, organizing at Riverhead Nursing Home and Southside Hospital; Stan Kern, Mid-Hudson, re impasses, need to be alert for payroll technique by which employers pay their employees' half of payroll tax, then reimburse themselves by lowering the employees' gross pay by that amount, thereby lowering the base on which the employer's half of Social Security is paid, and adversely affecting employees' retirement and other benefits, which are based on that lower gross pay; Vinnie Grove, Utica, re negotiations at impasse, new local presidents; Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations/settlements, organizing; Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re organizing, with attached clipping from Oneida Dispatch; Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier, re Ithaca College case before NLRB, other organizing, bargaining; Ron Uba, Western NY, re NYEA activities, organizing; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
August 23, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Nancy Burger; list of articles for discussion; report on Arden Hill Hospital organizing; report from Division of Research and Educational Services; highly confidential memo re coverage of headquarters and regional offices in the event of a staff strike; NYEA materials; articles from Bureau of National Affairs Current Developments; American Income Life Insurance Company newsletter, A. I. Labor Letter; newspaper clippings and journal articles

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Coordinator's Reports
June, 1979. PEF monthly report from John O'Leary; proposed PEF budget; report from Ron Uba, Western NY; John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re negotiations, disappearance of NYEA from Suffolk County, organizing; Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations, organizing at Arden Hill Hospital; Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier, re Ithaca College, bargaining, organizing, with attached Southern Tier Regional Office newsletter, list of Consumer Price Index rates for urban areas; Robert J. Allen, North Country, re negotiations in Pottsdam area, Watertown, Plattsburgh, NYEA activity, legal cases; Stan Kern, Mid-Hudson, re impasses and settlements, projected membership decline; Ray Samson, Rochester, re bargaining status of several locals, organizing of Monroe County BOCES aides, East Irondequoit Clerical Association, and Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (FNHP), with attached daily organizing activity schedule and related correspondence, article from RN about public perceptions of nurses, June 1979, question and answer sheet about FNHP organizing; coordinator's reports from Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations at several districts, organizing potential at Parsons Child and Family Center, a private school for "severely disturbed" children, other sites, need for full-time assistance in delivering service other than organizing; report from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re staff redeployment, PEF issues; report from Vinnie Grove, Utica, re negotiations at impasse, projected loss of membership, time commitment involved with PEF; report by Tony Ficcio, NYC, re organizing progress at Albert Einstein Medical College, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, potential strikes at Mater Christi, Christ the King, Rockville Center; Howard Edelman, Nassau, re recent settlements, need for organizing help; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
June 20, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Nancy Burger; list of articles for discussion; confidential memo to managers re dealing with arbitrators; report from Division of Research and Educational Services; document, One-Day Workshop on the Performance Appraisal Interview, presented by the Psychological Corporation; Education Daily newsletters; list of NYSUT legislative program bills signed into law or passed both houses; Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report Current Developments; AFT reprint, "Views on Collective Bargaining in Education"; State Education Department "Status Report on Teaching as a Profession and Teacher Competence"; Health Facilities Directory, January 1979, by Office of Health Systems Management

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Coordinator's Report
May, 1979. Report by Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re settlements in Rockland Community College and Nanuet, other negotiations, organizing at Arden Hill Hospital, difficulty in organizing unit in Scarsdale because of local attitude toward unionism, need for more secretarial and field staff; report by Ray Samson, Rochester, re organizing teacher aides at Monroe County BOCES, East Irondequoit secretaries, challenge by NYEA at Gates-Chili (with attached letter), organizing nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital, five others; Samson report of results of Rochester Teachers Association election, noting scheduled run-off; report by Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office (STRO), with attached newsletters, revised Consumer Price Index for urban areas, list of staff assignments; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, noting potential trouble if CUNY went to full state funding, implications for bargaining; report from Ron Uba, Western NY, with results of Buffalo election for officers, immediate need for secretary, work overload from PEF; report from Howard Edelman, Nassau, re tenure/3020a cases, excessing, organizing, arbitrations, negotiations; memo from Edelman re use of private attorneys for local bargaining units in Nassau County; memo from Edelman detailing involvement of field representatives in negotiations and other activities at various locals; memo from Edelman justifying need for replacement for him and additional staff for Jericho office, ratio of members to field reps; report from John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re strike by Suffolk Child Development Teachers Association over provision of air conditioning, other negotiations; report by Tony Ficcio, NYC, noting return of letter to Jim Conti for lack of postage, detailing examples of potential organizing opportunities if more help were provided; report from Vinnie Grove re workshops, affiliation vote at Herkimer County Community College, status of negotiations at various locals, work with PEF; report by Stan Kern, Mid-Hudson, re impasses at several locals, settlement at Coxsackie-Athens, organizing efforts, NYEA activity; report by Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA activities in Watertown, Potsdam, and Plattsburgh, negotiations at several schools, arbitrations and other legal matters; report by Leon Lieberman, Albany, re NYEA activities at various locals, activities of NYSUT minority locals, negotiations, organizing; report by Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re NYEA activities, work with PEF, UUP, redeployment of staff, negotiations, workshops; request from Squillace for clerical position, with attached related paperwork and earlier memo

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Coordinator's Meeting
May 24, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Diane Wagner; list of articles for discussion; memo re BOCES seniority problem; report from Division of Research and Educational Services; questionnaire surveying levels and causes of stress among teachers; draft legislation for demonstration projects for inservice education; NYSUT list of major legislative action through May 17, 1979; support memoranda for NYSUT PEF: Taylor Law collective bargaining bills; American Income Life Insurance Company A.I. Labor Letter; Collective Bargaining Agreement between League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York and District 1199 National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees RWDSAU/AFL-CIO, 1978-1980; New York State Nurses Association newsletter, Report; legislative bulletins re educational and licensing requirements for nursing; articles from National Elementary Principal, Citizen Action in Education, SAAANYS Journal, Education Daily, Bureau of National Affairs Current Developments

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Coordinator's Reports
April, 1979. Report by Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA activities in Massena, negotiations, arbitrations and other legal matters; Ron Uba, Western NY, re Buffalo Teachers Federation election of officers, with attached flyers; report from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re PEF, UUP, negotiations, organizing; report from Stanley Kern, Mid-Hudson, re impasses, settlements; request from Tony Ficcio, NYC, for more staff; report from Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations, organizing at community colleges and Albany Medical Center; report from Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier, re Ithaca College Faculty Association, AFSCME strike of security guards and prison guards at Elmira Correctional Facility, effect on PEF employees who were being transferred in to scab; report by Ray Samson, Rochester, re organizing at Monroe County BOCES, Wheatland-Chili Non-Teaching Association, Rush-Henrietta Food Services, Honeoye bus drivers, Community College of the Finger Lakes, Monroe County Substitute Teachers, others, related correspondence; report by Vinnie Grove, Utica, re negotiations, work with PEF

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting (Folder 1 of 2)
April 25, 1979. Meeting agenda; letters to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from members of the Professional Staff Association (NYSUT staff union), objecting to increased workload; memo from Ray Samson, requesting assistance in leafletting hospitals in Rochester area; list of articles for discussion; outline of Executive Director's report; document, "The National Labor Relations Act: A Guide for Organizers," by the Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT, AFL-CIO; apparently related document, "Monitoring the Employer Unfair Labor Practices"; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; recap of impasses; article reprints

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting (Folder 2 of 2)
April 25, 1979. Summary of meeting, by Diane Wagner; documents from the 7th Annual Representative Assembly: "Recent Law School Cases Involving New York State Teachers," "Seminars: giving and receiving information," program; flyer for Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals; letter to Vito DeLeonardis outlining recommendations for organizing campaign for nurses in Rochester

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Coordinator's Reports
March, 1979. Report from John O'Leary, Nassau, re raiding of West Hempstead custodial unit by SEIU Local 144, negotiations, nine pending tenure cases, NYEA activity; report from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re negotiations, NYEA activity, organizing, workshops, with attached newspaper clippings; report from Tony Ficcio, NYC, re Yeshiva University Faculty Association, pending Supreme Court case; report from John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re NYEA activity, organizing secretaries, librarians, Smithtown General Hospital; report from Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations at Rockland County Community College, Nanuet, and Port Jervis, organizing and the NYEA, problem areas at BOCES re special education classes, with attached PERB decision re Garrison Educators Association and Garrison Teachers Association; Mid-Hudson report from Stanley Kern re hearing by NLRB re Children's Home of Kingston; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman; report by Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations, organizing, threat of disaffiliation at Shenendehowa; memo re staff training from Ray Ratte; report from Robert J. Allen, North Country, re NYEA situation, workshops, negotiations, arbitrations and court cases; report from Vincent Grove, Utica, re workshops, NYEA mailings, negotiations at Mohawk Valley Community College, possible affiliation vote at Herkimer County Community College; report from Chuck Rodgers, Southern Tier Regional Office (STRO), re spring conference, serious membership losses at Horseheads after dues increase, bargaining at various locals, organizing progress, with attached newsletter; report from Ray Samson, Rochester, re negotiations, organizing at Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe County BOCES, NYEA activities; report from Ron Uba, Western NY, re negotiations (potential strikes by United Cerebral Palsy Employees Union, Franklinville Teachers Association), organizing, workshops and conferences

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Coordinator's Meeting (1 of 2)
May 15-16, 1979. Meeting agenda; summary of meeting, by Diane Wagner; list of articles for discussion; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; letter from Martin E. Segal Company evaluating merits of self-insurance proposal for Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES; Daily Star newspaper clipping, "Lawyer bills school district for time talking to reporter" following lawyer's dismissal from teachers' union negotiations; New York Times clipping, "Removing Incompetent Teachers Is Growing Problem for Schools"; other clippings; draft NYSUT report, "A Joint Employee OrganizationsDistrict Approach to Alcoholism Recovery Programs"

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Coordinator's Meeting (2 of 2)
May 15-16, 1979. Meeting agenda, with items added in pencil; handwritten notes; articles for discussion; NYEA materials; pie chart showing expenditures by VOTE/COPE on 1978 state and federal elections; newspaper clippings and article reprints; Public Employee Conference Bills as at 1/23/79; brochures, "AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards" and UUP "To Keep Pace with a Changing World"; summary of actions of NYSUT Board of Directors meeting, January 26-27, 1979

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Coordinator's Reports
Febtruary, 1979. Reports from John O'Leary, Nassau, re negotiations, layoffs, Levittown United Teachers fines of $170,000, field rep visibility; report from Robert J. Allen, North Country, re negotiations at several locals, arbitrations, tenure hearings, improper practice charges; report from Chuck Rogers, Southern Tier Regional Office (STRO), re Ithaca College Faculty Association certification by NLRB, problem with Horseheads Teachers Association; report on UUP by Evelyn Hartman, executive director; report by Vinnie Grove, Utica, re impasses, student discipline conference, legislative breakfast, retirement seminars; report by Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations, organizing at several districts; report by Ray Samson, Rochester, re organizing at Seneca Falls, Avon, Rochester Institute of Technology, Community College of the Finger Lakes, Monroe County BOCES II Teacher Aides, Rochester Regional Organizing Council, Wheatland-Chili Non-Teaching Association, and Hilton School Employees Association, NYEA activities in various districts; confidential memos to Jim Conti from Ron Uba, Western NY, re home visits in the Jamestown election, largely negative reception, Wellsville election; report from John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re negotiations, public relations; report from Tony Ficcio, NYC, re NYU, Catholic schools, missed organizing potential at Columbia for lack of staff; report from Stanley Kern, Mid-Hudson, re settlements, impasses, other negotiations, organizing potential SRP group in Saugerties; report from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re organizing, noting 53 bargaining units in central NY area

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Coordinator's Meeting
February 14, 1979. Meeting agenda; outline of executive director's report; summary of meeting, by Diane Wagner; list of articles for discussion; letter to coordinators from Jim Conti re unemployment insurance; proposal for discussion at coordinator's meeting, re teacher-to-teacher conferences; Project Teach update; memo from Herb Magidson, secretary-treasurer, re agency fees; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; NYSUT Information Bulletin re recommendations in the 1979-80 state Executive Budget for SUNY community colleges; January 19, 1979 (vol.1, no. 1) Healthwire newsletter by Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals; paper, "A Teacher Union's View of Public Sector Negotiations (What Should be the Parents and Lay Community's Role in the Process)"; newspaper clippings and article reprints

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Coordinator's Reports
January, 1979. Report from Tony Ficcio, NYC, re NYU, suggesting update go to Al Shanker; reports from Ficcio re his efforts in organizing NYU, assault on his professional integrity; report from Frank Squillace, Syracuse, re organizing or school-related personnel in Solvey, bus drivers in Cazenovia, negotiations, workshops; report from Robert G. Klein, Elmsford, re negotiations, organizing; report from John O'Leary, Nassau, re organizing at Hicksville, Plainview, C.W. Post, and Sewanhaka, negotiations of 19 teacher contracts, 6 non-teaching, trouble at Nassau Community College; UUP status report by Evelyn Hartman; report from Charles Rodgers, Southern Tier, re Ithaca College election, pending NLRB certification, organizing attempts at Corning Hospital, school districts, with attached newsletter; report from Ron Uba, Western NY, re organizing efforts in Jamestown, Buffalo, and Wellsville; report from Robert J. Allen, North Country, re slow negotiations, weak NYEA activity, outcome of arbitrations, political action and legislative workshops; report from Vincent Grove, Utica, re impasses, pending negotiations, potential strikes, increase in membership by 73; report from Stanley Kern, Mid-Hudson, re settlement by Liberty school-related personnel; report from Ray Samson, Rochester, re locals at impasse, NYEA activity, bargaining crisis at Avon school district; report by John DeGregorio, Suffolk, re NYEA activity at Stony Brook, Islip, Deer Park/Levittown, negotiations at Harborfields, successful workshop; report from Leon Lieberman, Albany, re negotiations, organizing, NYEA locals, need for more field staff

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Vito De Leonardis Coordinator's Meeting
January 17, 1979. Meeting agenda, 9-page summary of meeting, by Diane Wagner; list of articles for discussion; report by Division of Research and Educational Services; Revised Wage and Price Standards, Council on Wage and Price Stability, December 13, 1978; Federal Register report by Council on Wage and Price Stability: Noninflationary Pay and Price Behavior Voluntary Standards, Part V, December 28, 1978; Voluntary Pay and Price Standards: Interim Final Rules; Request for Comments, January 4, 1979; NYSUT Management Memo; article reprints

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Accounting
Memo re changes to NYSUT expense reimbursement policy; memo re proposed dues recommendation for 1991-92 and 1992-93, with attached income and expense projection and related materials; memo re health care cost containment; memo re financial situation and outlook; memo from NYSUT executive vice president Herb Magidson re proposed budget cuts announced by Gov. Mario Cuomo, with attached list of impact of cuts by district; memo re 1990-91 dues structure; memo from Jim Conti with attached Labor Organization Annual Report form to be filed with U.S. Department of Labor; memo re dues revision implementation; memo to local presidents, "Important Agency Fee Advance Reduction Information"; re wellness program proposed by American Institute for Preventative Medicine; memo re health and safety training; memo re hazard communications program, with attached proposal by United University Professions Staff Office; NYSUT financial statements as of January 31, 1990

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Legal Albany H.Q.
Memo from New York State School Boards Association re legislative proposals re changes to 3020a disciplinary hearing procedures, with attached survey for school superintendents; memo from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe to Jim Conti re Kidwell v. TCIU, requiring unions to accommodate members' objections to use of money for political purposes, December 20; memo from Ashe re obligation to bargain about decisions to subcontract academic programs to a BOCES, with attached copy of decision (Webster Central School District et al. v. PERB et al.), May 15; memo re re-opening of unemployment insurance cases, May 15; memo from Jim Conti to regional staff directors re decision; memo from Ashe re legality of mandatory retirement policy, June 14; memo from Jim Conti re drug-free workplace requirements, May 2; memos from Jim Conti to Bernard Ashe and regional staff directors re PERB administrative law judge decision in Watkins Glen Faculty Association v. Watkins Glen Central School District, implications for negotiating E.I.T. funds, March 27; memos re appeal of Maureen Keesler, with decision by state Commissioner of Education dismissing the appeal, March; letter from New York State School Boards Association, soliciting school attorneys to use the NYSSBA legal services for a fee, December 18, 1989

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Legal NYC
Memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT legal counsel James Sandner re early retirement incentives, with attached Older Workers Benefit Protection Act text and analysis, Bureau of National Affairs Labor Relations Reporter, October 15, 1990; memo to NYSUT officers and staff from counsel James Sandner re decision in NY Court of Appeals in Sobol and NYSUT advs. Schneider re Excellence in Teaching eligibility, with attached decision, June 28; memo form Jim Conti to NYSUT counsel James Sandner suggesting that he make a presentation to the Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Conference re nurses' professional responsibilities and liabilities, September 5; memo from Sandner re Jose P. v. Board of Education, City School District, City of New York, assignment of counsel, August 8; memo from Jim Conti re agency fees and union shops at Nassau, Suffolk, and Elmsford school districts, July 12

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Legislation
Memo from Department of Civil Service Division of Employee Benefits re option transfer period, outlining health insurance plan options, pre-tax contribution program, October 22; cover memo re questionnaire to local presidents, November 21; New York State School Boards Association Legislative Bulletin: Questions and Answers on the Teachers' Retirement System, May 30; memos to local presidents from NYSUT executive vice president Herb Magidson re Gov. Mario Cuomo's proposed state aid reductions, with attached spreadsheet of impacts by district, November-December; Cuomo's Message to the Legislature ("State of the State"), excerpt on education, reprinted by NYSUT, January 3; memo re duty of fair representation legislation, with attached text of bill in Assembly, August 17; preliminary report on indoor air quality, prepared for the Senate Democratic Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, September 1990, with cover memo to Jim Conti from John Costello, NYSUT Legislative Department; memo re mandatory class size bill, November 28; memo to local presidents re update of 1990 legislative report, August 10; memos re approach to proposal in Congress to amend the National Labor Relations Act to speed up certification process, May-July; memo re Assembly proposal to amend the Public Health Law to provide information to health care workers on their exposure to the AIDS virus, question of whether NYSUT should support or oppose, June 28, with attached text of legislation; memo from Jim Conti re pending health care legislation that would ban Medicaid reimbursement to health care facilities that used tax money to fight union organizing activity, June 21; lobbying materials, including "NYSUT Program for Pension Equity," "An Overview: Pension Reform: The Need Is Compelling," letters to legislators; text of bill in Assembly re asbestos removal, March 28, 1989; memos re Executive Order No. 131, insuring that the state's administrative hearing system operated in an impartial and timely way; New Jersey Department of Health Proposed Standards for Indoor Air Quality, with cover memo from Jim Conti suggesting that the information might be helpful in considering a draft proposal for New York, January 22; draft proposal for indoor air pollution legislation, by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), with cover memo from Jim Conti, December 19; memo asking whether school districts had reduced health insurance benefits for retirees, January 19

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New York Teacher (Newspaper)
Series of articles from NYSUT official publication, New York Teacher, re state retirement system; printing schedule, list of major stories for each issue, list of columns, potential new columns, potential focus areas for following year; A Study of the UFT Bulletin and New York Teacher, conducted by Clark, Martire & Bartolomeo, Inc.; draft of article on Commissioner's ruling on asbestos in schools, with note that Jim Conti recommended against doing story

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President's Office
Memos from president Tom Hobart to staff re NYSUT smoking policy in the workplace, March 28 and July 19; program for testimonial luncheon and Four Freedoms Award by Italian American Labor Council, honoring Tom Hobart, December 8; letter from the New York State School Boards Association, New York State Council of School Superintendents, and Association of School Business Officials to Gov. Mario Cuomo, urging elimination of Excellence In Teaching funds and other items, with cover memo to Tom Hobart from Jim Conti, December 1; art materials safety alert from Consumer Products Safety Commission, with cover memo from Tom Hobart to local presidents, September 4; memo from Jim Conti re NYSUT Task Force on Health and Safety, with attached list of members; ad by NEA in Education Week, with cover memo from Jim Conti, January 24; clipping from NEA Today, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting that national had to "bail out" NEA-NY, January 24; memo from Tom Hobart re new smoking regulations following new state law, December 20; NYSUT 1990 Annual Report and daily summaries of proceedings of the Representative Assembly, with cover letter from Tom Hobart to NYSUT staff, April 2

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Public Relations
Memo from Jim Conti to NYSUT public relations director Peter Boespflug re Jobs with Justice Health Care Action Day, noting reluctance to get involved until differences with AFSCME were resolved, December 18; materials re event; memos re brochures on pesticides, Right-to-Know, indoor air pollution, AFT publication reprints. Includes two photographs

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Research (Division of Research and Educational Services)
Memo re Regents appointments to the State Board for Nursing, December 13; materials re new teacher evaluation policy jointly developed by the Syracuse Teachers Association and the school district, April; NYSUT Information Bulletin re education reform survey, April 1990

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Educational Services (Division of Research and Educational Services)
Letter to Tom Hobart from Target Consultants International Ltd., providers of violence-suppression training, with cover letter to Jim Conti for discussion by Health and Safety Committee, January 3; weekly reports from Chuck Santelli re school budget defeats; memo re mentor-teacher internship programs, March 18; memo re State Education Department's removal of Watertown school district from Excellence and Accountability Program because of missed deadline, with attached newspaper clippings; memo re problems with implementation of D.A.R.E. program in Rome school district, January 8; local leader's survey on educational reform, February 16; results of survey, June 12; memo to NYSUT Executive Committee re revised NYSUT policy on selection procedures for the Board of Regents; NYSUT monthly report prepared by Division of Research and Educational Services, re EIT median salaries for 1990-91, other issues

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Reimbursable Cost Manual (Handicapped Children)
"Reimbursable Cost Manual for Programs Receiving Funding under Article 81 and Article 89 of Education Law to Educate Children with Handicapping Conditions," July 1989 and August 1990 editions, with cover letter to regional staff directors, October 24, 1990

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Member Benefits (Payroll Deductions)
Memo urging members to use payroll deduction for their dues; related correspondence

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Jim Conti Correspondence (Field Services)
October - December, 1990. Memos authorizing filing of Improper Practice charges at several districts; chain letter addressed to several union leaders in support of ending apartheid in South Africa, initiated by a professor at the University of South Africa, with list of circulation to date, November 20; request to Bill Keleher for any and all health and safety language in collective bargaining agreements, December 20; request to NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe for opinion re Kidwell v. TCIU case, December 20; memo to NYSUT public relations director Peter Boespflug re Jobs with Justice Health Care Action Day, noting reluctance to get involved until differences with AFSCME were resolved, December 18; requests for reports on membership promotion campaigns for various locals, December 18; memo to Ray Sampson complimenting him for excellent research on what constitutes a strike, December 18; letters to several local presidents, urging them to reconsider receiving health and safety training, as it would affect the amount of a grant received by NYSUT, December 17; memo to file re meeting with Public Employment Relations Board re impact of state fiscal crisis on agency, legislation requiring it to become revenue-producing, December 17; BOCES Steering Committee meeting notice, December 14; inquiry to Chuck Santelli re WEC Student Teaching proposal, noting that coalition appeared to be dominated by management interests, December 14; request to NYSUT counsel Jim Sandner for analysis of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act on Early Retirement incentive clauses, December 14; letter to state Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board, nominating the New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides for a training grant, December 14; cover letters to notices of safety and health violations sent to school districts, December 3 and October 29; notice of OSHA training session, November 29; letters to regional staff directors notifying them of nomination to Blue Cross/Blue Shield Regional Advisory Council, November 28; memo to OSHA reps that NYSUT would conduct analysis of the AHERA Management Plans under a grant from the NYS Department of Labor, requesting copy of plan from each area, November 26; letter to NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re health and safety liability issues for science teachers, requesting meeting, November 21; memos to regional staff directors re health and safety training and assistance, November 16 and 8; letter to Roger Wheeler, whose daughter might have been entitled to additional pay at R-C-G BOCES, November 16; letter notifying Doreen Ellis, UFT, that she had been appointed to NYSUT Task Force on Safety and Health by Board of Directors, November 16; memo to regional staff directors requesting bargaining load of each labor relations specialist in their office, November 8; notice of sexual harassment training session, November 8; letter to director of field services of AFT, requesting assistance for Wappingers Federation of Transit Custodial and Maintenance Workers in resolving internal problems, November 8; letter to regional staff directors re membership promotion, targeted to a list of locals, with attached description of AFT Full Membership Program, October 24; memo to regional staff directors re right of State Education Department Division of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations to review contracts for possible discriminatory clauses based on race, sex, age, and disabilities, October 22; memo requesting a copy of testimony at Assemblyman Richard Gottfried's hearing on indoor air pollution, October 19; memo directing that the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES local inform the Department of Labor that the district was not complying with the requirement that Right-to-Know training be provided, October 17; memo re new test for commercial drivers, October 11-12; letter to president of Roscoe Teachers Association re changes in staff assignments at NYSUT Mid-Hudson Regional Office, October 12; memo describing the Civil Service Participating Agencies Advisory Council, October 9; cover letters to various documents, not attached

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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

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Jim Conti Correspondence (2 of 2)
April 2 - September 28, 1990. Memos authorizing filing of Improper Practice charges at several districts; letters re meetings, dinners, workshops, and other events; cover letters re safety and health violations at various school districts; letter to NYS Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board, applying for multi-year contract under Training and Education Program, September 15; outline of remarks by Jim Conti to conference on arbitration in the public sector, September 14; Q & A sheet re required testing for commercial driver's licenses, with cover letters to NYSUT school bus drivers and local presidents, September 7; letter to NYSUT counsel James Sandner asking him to speak at Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals conference re liability issues, September 5; memo re program on Taylor Law at Le Moyne College, September 5; memo discussing two NYSUT Representative Assembly resolutions re prior public notice and comparable worth, August 30; letters to NYSUT present Tom Hobart and other NYSUT officials thanking them for agreeing to address the BOCES Leadership Conference, August 24; memo re bargaining status of locals statewide (in aggregate), August 22; letter recommending Thomas Sharkey to the American Arbitration Association panel, August 14; memo to regional staff directors requesting that they identify three to five locals in their region to target for an effort to increase their membership, August 9; memo re hearing for member of the VanderHeyden Hall Teachers Association, August 9; memo re decertification petition at Benjamin-Rush school district, July 19; memos re Excellence In Teaching funds dispute at Horseheads school district, July 19; summary of Part 83 decisions, noting that almost all had to do with sexual abuse and resulted in revocation of teaching certificates, July 16; letters re health insurance consortia (Orange-Ulster BOCES and East End Consortium on Long Island), July 12; confidential memo to NYCOSH Board of Directors re NYCOSH management salary increases, July 12; list of locals in Nassau, Suffolk, and Elmsford with either agency fee or union shop arrangements, July 12; memo re stop-loss insurance, July 11; memo re lack of cooperation by some locals in participating in health and safety training provided under a Department of Labor grant, July 10; letter to the director of Local Government and School District Affairs, CSEA, thanking him for publication, Throwing Away Our Future, noting that section, "Private Sector Not the Answer," demonstrated that privatization is never cheaper, July 10; cover letters to various documents, not attached

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Jim Conti Correspondence (1 of 2)
January 2 - March 29, 1990. Memos authorizing filing of Improper Practice charges at several districts; letter to regional staff directors, describing interns in Albany, plans for training, February 9; letter to director of Local Government and School District Affairs, CSEA, thanking him for waiver to organize nurses employed by Cortland School District, asking for meeting to discuss working together on other locals, February 9; letter requesting representative to attend health insurance conference, February 9; letters thanking NYSUT officials for spending time with interns, February 9; letters re various training; cover letters re safety and health violations at various school districts; letter to field representative discussing challenge of reducing health care costs, asserting that higher burden on employees was not the answer, February 2; cover letter to organizing report, adding that flexibility should be used in the percentage requirement for signatures needed to file a certification petition for teachers units, February 2; document, "Sexual Harassment: Policy Overview," with cover letter from President Hobart noting that it had been adopted by the NYSUT Board of Directors at its January 26 meeting; letters to health insurance executives and state agency officials thanking them for speaking at conference on health insurance, February 1; letter to Tom Hobart from the NYSUT Safety and Health Task Force urging that NYSUT support legislation raising the maximum benefit for workers injured on the job and closing the gap between disability awards for total and permanent partial disability, January 29; letters to regional safety and health groups asking that they provide training to NYSUT locals if a state grant became available, January 26; memo to regional staff directors asking that they identify locals to participate in health and safety training, January 25; letter to PERB director of Public Employment Practices & Representation, asking him to change the rule re validity of dues deduction or authorization cards that become stale during the period of litigation re petition, January 25; memo to regional staff directors announcing that U.S. Supreme Court would review whether a union that participated in work site safety and health monitoring could be held liable under state law in the event of an accident, January 25; memo noting that Central Islip School District was being sued by state Attorney General for violating Right to Know law and Public Employees Safety and Health Act, January 25; letter to Executive Director of NYCOSH, noting payment of $30,261, January 25; letter to NYS School Boards Association, requesting copies of Asbestos: A Handbook for School Board Members and Administrators, January 24; memo to regional staff directors re Appellate Division decision affirming state Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional the definition of "eligible teacher" for Excellence in Teaching eligibility, January 23; request to industrial hygienist at state Department of Labor to conduct Indoor Air Pollution Quality Survey for room in which Linotronic equipment was located, January 22; memo to general counsels and regional staff directors re agreement with AFSCME Council 82 prohibiting random drug testing, January 19; memo re planned activities for interns, criteria for tracking their progress, January 18; letters to individual regional staff directors re assignment of interns to their offices, January 17; letters to individual interns re assignments, January 16; minutes of NYSUT Task Force on Health and Safety meeting of January 12; request to National Committee on Pay Equity for review copy of Manual on Collective Bargaining for Pay Equity and price list for individual and bulk copies, January 12; letters to health insurance officials, requesting that they speak at health insurance conference on various topics, January 12; memo discussing ways to answer retirement questions for school-related personnel (SRPs), January 4

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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

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Unification Sheets
New York State Teachers Association Local Unit Membership Agreement Form with Tri-Valley Teachers Association, June 20, 1972; memo re four-way unified local at Henderson district, October 17, 1973; memo to coordinators re errors in dues guarantee forms, with attached list of locals indicating corrections, May 29 and June 5, 1973; memo noting the consolidation of Chestertown, Horicon, and Pottersville school districts and creation of North Warren Teachers Association, with list of officers, September 14, 1973; lists of locals, dues, and membership totals, for each regional office

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Original Dues Reimbursement
Letters recording dues reimbursement checks sent to locals that lost membership income as a result of unification

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Dues Reimbursements
Lists of locals in each regional office eligible for reimbursement based on loss of dues during the 1972-73 year as compared with the NEA dues guarantee, which was based on 1971-72 membership levels

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Dues Reimbursements Sent to NEA (1 of 3)
Notarized applications for reimbursement of dues income by various NYSUT locals

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Dues Reimbursements Sent to NEA (2 of 3)
Notarized applications for reimbursement of dues income by various NYSUT locals

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Dues Reimbursements Sent to NEA (3 of 3)
Notarized applications for reimbursement of dues income by various NYSUT locals; letters from NEA re dues reimbursement to locals

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Dues Income: Reimbursement
Correspondence re reimbursement checks

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3: Way Unification
List of Uniserv (United Staff Service Program) clusters (groups of NYSUT locals) by service center, 1972-73, with membership counts; lists of locals, with membership counts, presidents, and business addresses

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Uniserv Units
Lists of Univsev units (groups of NYSUT locals), 1971-72, as of December 25, 1971; Uniserv roster, showing service representatives; handwritten lists of locals by service center

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Uniserv General
Lists of Uniserv representatives, dates of hire, and personal information; related correspondence with NEA Leadership Development Academy, April 1972; list of proposed Uniserv clusters for 1972-73; Uniserv program review, August 8, 1972; staffing projections for locals by regional service center, 1972-73; tentative working draft, Uniserv Policy Implementation, 1971; Policy Implementation Guidelines, 1971; Policy Guidelines, adopted by NEA Board of Directors, February 1971; memo to regional coordinators re bulk purchase of library materials from Bureau of National Affairs, October 4, 1972; Western Union telex to national office requesting extension of May 1 deadline for application for funding Uniserv units, anticipating higher number of new units, May 1, 1972; map of New York State showing estimated number of Uniserv staff per region for 1972-73; cover letters noting checks sent from NEA or Uniserv national office to New York units; Uniserv cost projection for 1972-73; 1971-72 budget for Uniserv Unit 14A (Elmira, Corning Horseheads), with attached agreement; Uniserv agreement between National Education Association (NEA) and New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA), November 2, 1971; revised copy, July 9, 1971; correspondence re approval by NYSTA Board of Directors of a master plan to implement Uniserv in New York State, May 27, 1971; memos to field staff re training sessions

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Uniserv Contracts
Agreements with local service units and related correspondence

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Uniserv
List of Uniserv clusters, 1974-75; list for 1973-74; memo from NEA Executive Secretary Terry Herndon to NEA Board of Directors and state and local officials re schedule of transition to NEA's new constitution and by-laws, selection of delegates to 1975 Representative Assembly, October 1974; revised Uniserv Staff Utilization Program; related memo to state Uniserv coordinators, June 10, 1974; State Education Department Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities; materials from State Education Department re contingency budgets; agreement with Unit AA-1; Uniserv Staff Recruitment and Employment: Policy Employment Practices Guidelines, August 1972; application for Uniserv units for New York State, 1974-75; memo re renegotiation of 1974-75 Uniserv contracts, April 12, 1974

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Uniserv
Lists and related correspondence re professional staff; Uniserv agreements, 1973; NYSTA PSA Collective Bargaining Agreement, effective September 1, 1971 to August 31, 1974; Sparsity and/or Hardship applications for full Uniserv funding for various units, September 4, 1973

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Uniserv
Payroll information sheets; list of Uniserv reps, January 30,1973; staffing projections; reimbursement calculation, 1972-73; handwritten lists of membership (?) totals per local

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Uniserv
Descriptive document, New York State Teachers Association Unified Staff Services Program; earlier draft, May 3, 1971; handwritten draft; preliminary Uniserv Committee Report; regional staffing projections, membership projections; handwritten notes; related correspondence

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Uniserv
Policy guidelines; draft Uniserv agreement; correspondence; map of New York State showing regions served; handwritten notes

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Uniserv Service Centers Correspondence
Minutes of Uniserv Cluster unit 10-D (Syracuse) meeting of December 11, 1972; list of locals in Syracuse Uniserv cluster; minutes of Uniserv Cluster Unit 10-E (Syracuse, Fayetteville-Manlius) meeting, September 13, 1972; Verbal Skills Workshop Evaluation Forms, February 8, 1973; correspondence re cost-sharing for Utica negotiations, February-April, 1973; earlier related correspondence, 1971-72

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Vacancies: Transfers (1 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (2 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (3 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (4 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (5 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (6 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (7 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Transfers (8 of 8)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Promotions
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Vacancies: Seniority
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Salary: Other (1 of 4)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Salary: Other (2 of 4)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Salary: Other (3 of 4)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Salary: Other (4 of 4)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Substitutes: Regular
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Substitutes: Other
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Leaves: Bereavement
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  40  
Leaves: Child Rearing
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  40  
Leaves: Legal Matters
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  40  
Leaves: Maternity (1 of2)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  40  
Leaves: Maternity (2 of2)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Personal (1 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Personal (2 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Personal (3 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Personal (4 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Personal (5 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Sabbatical (1 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Sabbatical (2 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Sabbatical (3 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Sabbatical (4 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  41  
Leaves: Sabbatical (5 of 5)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  42  
Job Security: Promotion
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  42  
Job Security: Other
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  42  
PEF: Public Employees Federation
Newsletter (special edition) of the NYS Parole Officers Association POA News, n.d., c. 1975; program for Eastern Conference of Service Employee Unions, SEIU First Convention, May 29-30, 1975; Cost of PEF Campaign, May 1, 1977, to August 31, 1977; PEF campaign flyers; memo re NYSUT costs related to PEF, September 23, 1977; story list for PEF Communicator, comparing CSEA and PEF, November 11, 1977; PERB decision in PEF vs. CSEA case holding that there is no contract to bar an election, with cover memo from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner, October 31, 1977; PEF press releases re campaign to represent state technical workers; agreement between NYSUT and SEIU to continue the Public Employees Federation in spite of the withdrawal of other participating labor organizations, July 20, 1977; correspondence with PERB, May 1977; manual, Organizing New York State Employees: An Informational Booklet for President George Meany compiled by SEIU on behalf of the New York Coalition of Unions (AFT, SEIU, AFSCME, Laborers, Building Trades Council, Teamsters Local 237); reports on authorization cards collected as of June 12 and 20, 1975, and other dates; brochure, What the United Teachers Can Do for You; issues and answers sheet comparing PEF and CSEA services; other PEF campaign materials; CSEA anti-PEF brochure, focusing on strike record of affiliated unions; letter from PEF to Ridge Hill Faculty Association, June 6, 1975; letter from Tom Hobart and Al Shanker to medical practitioners, June 16, 1975; letter to nurses, June 16, 1975; similar letters to various professionals; text of articles for second edition of PEF Communicator, July 11, 1975; NYS Office of Employee Relations Employee Relations Manual, Section 12: Elections, May 1975; memo to Vito DeLeonardis from John Kraemer, discussing strategy for campaign to challenge CSEA as representative for professional, scientific, and technical state employees, May 29, 1975; petition for certification to PERB by PEF: A Federation of Affiliated Unions, August 28, 1975

  42  
PEF: General Correspondence (1 of 2)
Western Union telegram to PERB from Jerry Wurf, president, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), requesting holding action on PEF representation petition for NYS technical employees pending completion of AFL-CIO Article XX proceeding for settlement of internal disputes, April 21, 1978; copy of telegram to George Meany, president, AFL-CIO, from Al Shanker, AFT, and George Hardy, SEIU, asserting that Article XX charge by AFSCME itself violated Article XX, April 24; related correspondence; PERB certification of PEF and order to negotiate, September 27, 1978; related decision; CSEA legal briefs in state Supreme Court, decision and order in Appellate Division, SeptemberOctober; letter from NYSUT counsel James Sandner to NYS Office of Employee Relations, outlining plan for transition of representation by CSEA to PEF, September 25; letter from Sandner to state comptroller Arthur Levitt, re Public Employees Federation Policy on Agency Fee Dues Refunds, September 25; Agreement and Declaration of Trust Establishing the Public Employees Federation Group Benefits Program, September 26; proposed by-laws; list of members of PEF Negotiations Advisory Committee; list of members of PEF Executive Board; Steward's Manual; PEF Job Group Breakout, number of persons in each federal occupational category by state agency; tentative list, interim Executive Board, August 10; list of members of Wage & Policy Committee; memo to PEF Steering Committee, "To Do Immediately upon Certification," September 20; PEF campaign update to Al Shanker, AFT, and George Hardy, SEIU, from Vito DeLeonardis and John Geagan, April 6; letters from DeLeonardis to individual NYSUT service center directors, thanking them for help in PEF campaign, April 18; PEF update from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, April 17; list of logistical questions re transition to PEF, from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, April 17; confidential list of questions by field representatives re governance, from Conti to Hobart, April 17; confidential memo from Conti to Hobart re suggested staffing and service program for PEF, April 17; letter from Vito DeLeonardis to Al Shanker and Tom Hobart requesting meeting to discuss major issues re transfer of power from CSEA to PEF, April 13; letter to Vito DeLeonardis from NYC coordinator Tony Ficcio describing work by staff to accomplish PEF victory, April 15; letter from Tony Ficcio to Jim Conti, urging that control of servicing New York City be maintained by NYSUT regardless of eventual structure of PEF governance, noting political activism of members, April 18; anti-CSEA flyers, criticizing holdup of collective bargaining by challenge to results of election, delaying certification; pro-PEF flyers; confidential report to NYSUT Executive Committee from Sub-Committee on PEF re options for governance structure, n.d.

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PEF: General Correspondence (2 of 2)
Letters to members from CSEA re PEF challenge, warning that some authorization cards could have been forged, June-October; SEIU flyer reprinting finding of PERB hearing officer that no forgeries were made, no collusion with management occurred, and that PEF had established that it represented the majority of employees in the PS&T unit, July 20, 1978; brief of appeal by CSEA in state Supreme Court Appellate Division, November 22, 1978; list of PEF AFL-CIO Negotiations Advisory Committee Members, 1/24/79; outline, Suggested Presentation Approach, discussing reasons for maintaining relationship between NYSUT and PEF; correspondence re interim plans to provide service to locals after PEF certification; memo re PEF disability plan, December 12, 1978; correspondence re allegations of violation of Article XX in AFL-CIO constitution; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from president of Associated Community College Faculties, noting dissolution of organization and transition to affiliation with New York Educators Association-NEA, July 5, 1978; letter on behalf of PEF, authorizing consultant Martin E. Segal & Company to develop package of insurance plans, May 10, 1978; related correspondence; CSEA campaign flyers; Manual on Lay-Off Procedures, Municipal Services Division, NYS Department of Civil Service, April 1975; letter from American Federation of Teachers to Amalgamated Bank of New York, referencing check in the amount of $10,000 payable to Public Employees Federation (PEF) for deposit to collective bargaining campaign account for state employees, July 5, 1978

  42  
PEF: Correspondence
Correspondence with PERB, Governor's Office of Employee Relations; legal briefs

  42  
PEF
PEF telephone work request logs, many expressing concern over PEF or CSEA, 1978; job applications (cover letters, resumes) for field service or other positions; newspaper clippings; CSEA flyers

  42  
PEF: NYSUT Vito DeLeonardis (4)
Rough draft of text for campaign pamphlet for non- instructional staff; document, Possible Approach for Campaign; list of questions for NYSUT Coordinator's Meeting of October 22, 1975, re PEF; handwritten meeting minutes of January 14, 1975; other handwritten notes re organization, attendance sheet; list of assignments of NYSUT staff, April 17; memo from Vito DeLeonardis re agreement for joint organizing efforts of NYS schools between NYSUT and SEIU, May 29, 1975; letter from SEIU general organizer to involved unions re coalition, c. January 13, 1975; booklet by SEIU Local 32B, "Best ever Commercial Building Agreement secured by Union in peaceful negotiations," February-March 1975; document, Administrative Services Unit, with attached title inclusions; State Title Totals by Bargaining Unit Institutional Services; confidential handwritten letter to DeLeonardis from former PEF field representative re NYSUT employee, January 15, 1976; AFSCME campaign materials, 1976; financial records, newspaper clippings (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT Vito DeLeonardis-PEF Mailing March (5)
Correspondence with U.S. Postal Service re denial of special non-profit mailing rates for PEF, 1975-1977; PEF campaign materials distributed at World Trade Center April 7, 1977; correspondence re show-of-interest cards (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT Vito DeLeonardis (6)
Letter from Al Shanker and Tom Hobart re PEF campaign as alternative to CSEA, May 30, 1975; memos re expenses by NYSUT incurred for PEF, May (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT Vito DeLeonardis (8)-Coalition Reports and PEF Ballots
Daily ballot returns, March April; Handbook for Local Leaders; PEF campaign flyers; designation card; newspaper clippings with cover sheet "CSEA In Action from 4/21/75 thru 4/26/75"; weekly clipping bundles for May-April; weekly activity reports from John Trela, March May (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT-Vito DeLeonardis (9)-Correspondence
Confidential memo from Vito DeLeonardis to NYSUT coordinators re organizing school-related personnel (SRPs), April 8, 1975; correspondence re job security of PEF staff after representation vote, November; correspondence re vote tallies, results of certification election; financial records re PEF expenses (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT-Vito DeLeonardis (10)
PEF update from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, April 17, 1978; PERB decision re Rochester Psychiatric Center representation election (CSEA v. PEF) (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: NYSUT Vito DeLeonardis (11)
PEF campaign update from Vito DeLeonardis and John Geagan to Al Shanker (NYC AFT) and George Hardy (SEIU), April 6, 1978; letter from Al Shanker to NYSUT president Tom Hobart re grant to support organizing drive, October 27, 1977; letter to Shanker and Hobart from DeLeonardis re meeting to discuss PEF agenda items, April 13; financial records (Note: folders are numbered as found)

  42  
PEF: Legal Cases (CEA v. Newman)
Brief before PERB, New York State Employees Council 50, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, petitioner, and State of New York, and Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Respondents: Trial Memorandum of Respondent State of New York, 1968; opinion of the NYS Court of Appeals re PERB ruling, March 27, 1979; memos from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner re Court of Appeals decision, March 27, April 16, May 7, 1979; related correspondence

  42  
PEF: Legal Cases (CSEA Dispute)
Brief before PERB, In the Matter of the Conduct of an Election between the Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., and the Public Employees Federation, ALF-CIO: Statement of Objection; memo to PEF leadership from PEF president John Kraemer, denouncing CSEA's harassment, December 7; letter to George Meany, president, AFL-CIO, from president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, objecting to filing of American Federation of Teachers and Service Employees International to represent technical employees, April 21; letter from president of CSEA, related correspondence; PERB decision in PEF filing to decertify CSEA at Rochester Psychiatric Center; memos to PEF staff from John O'Leary re sign-in, sign-out arbitration case, eligibility lists, July; document, PERB Powers and Contract Violations; correspondence with Department of Civil Service re classification of employee, May-June; materials re other individual cases

  42  
PEF: CSEA Constitution Bylaws
CSEA Constitution and By-laws; memo from Vito DeLeonardis re decision by Executive Committee to have PEF affiliate with NYSUT, December 13; confidential list of PEF Executive Board members; agreement between AFSCME and CSEA

  43  
PEF CSEA: Misc. Info (News Articles etc.)
Draft of Steward's Manual; memo to PEF staff from John O'Leary re important recent legal decisions, November 10, 1978; memo re PEF governance structure, November 2; newspaper clippings

  43  
PEF: Miscellaneous
Confidential memo from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart re suggested PEF staffing and service program, April 17, 1978; related staffing memos; text of CSEA subpoena and motion to compel compliance, related correspondence, July 10

  43  
PEF: Budget
Lists of unpaid bills; proposed 90-day budget

  43  
PEF: Communication
Newsletters, PEF Communicator

  43  
PEF Legal I (CSEA v Newman )
Briefs in state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals re PEF escrow case

  43  
PEF Legal II (CSEA v Newman )
Opinion and Recommendations of Fact-Finding Panel; Brief on Behalf of Respondent Appellant (CSEA); related briefs and memos

  43  
PEF Legal: CSEA Transcript (PERB Hearing) June 1, 1978
June 1, 1978. Transcript

  43  
PEF Legal: CSEA (PERB) Memorandum/Memo of NYS
Memorandum

  43  
PEF Legal: CSEA-PERB Division and Order/Notice of Motion to Reopen
Decision and order

  43  
PEF Legal : CSEA Appeal
Briefs, Affirmation in Opposition by parties; Notice of Motion for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals

  43  
PEF: AFSCME-Legal (AFL-CIO Impartial Umpire)
Brief on Behalf of Public Employees Federation; Statement on Behalf of AFSCME; Determination of Impartial Umpire Mills; Analysis of Umpire Mills' Decision; proposed press release; letter of appeal dated July 31, 1978, to George Meany, on SEIU letterhead; article appearing in April 15, 1978, issue of AFL-CIO News regarding the election in the PS&T Unit

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Steve Berman (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Harry Fairbank (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Walter T. Fults (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Frederick Ott (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Linda Stanczik (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Fran Wolf (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Bill Beenhouwer (Mid: Hudson)
Activity reports

  44  
Paul E. Hannon (Pittsburgh)
Activity reports

  44  
Dale D. Fairchild (Potsdam)
Activity reports

  44  
Don Mesitor (Potsdam)
Activity reports

  44  
Gilbert Biancucci (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Ruben Cirillo (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Myron Green (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Wesley G. Marsh (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
John J. Moody (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Marilyn Nordine (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Robert Swayze (Rochester)
Activity reports

  44  
Richie Baron (Suffolk) Activity
Activity reports

  44  
Steve Bluth (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Ray Calabrese (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Marty Feinberg (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Seymour Horowitz (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Richard L. Newcomb (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
George Rubenstein (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Dolores M. Schirmer (Suffolk)
Activity reports

  44  
Helen Beale (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  44  
Thomas J. Clerkin (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  44  
Mary K. Kassman (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  45  
James T. Matthews (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  45  
Douglas Matousek (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  45  
Harry Slywiak (Syracuse)
Activity reports

  45  
Robert Towner (Southern Tier Reg. Office: STRO)
Activity reports

  45  
Peter Blood (STRO: Binghamton/Vestal)
Activity reports

  45  
John Callahan (STRO: Binghamton/Vestal)
Activity reports

  45  
Robert Towner Jr. (STRO: Binghamton/Vestal)
Activity reports

  45  
Brian Laud (STRO: Binghamton/Vestal)
Activity reports

  45  
Richard Bruce (Utica)
Activity reports

  45  
Joseph M. Power (Utica)
Activity reports

  45  
Daniel J. Mahoney (Utica)
Activity reports

  45  
Douglas Flynn (Utica)
Activity reports

  45  
Dawn Hopkins (UUP)
Activity reports

  45  
John Berkhoudt (UUP)
Activity reports

  45  
Jan Moritz (UUP)
Activity reports

  45  
Tina B. Kaplan (UUP)
Activity reports

  45  
Paul Manke (UUP)
Activity reports

  45  
Bernard Perry (Watertown)
Activity reports

  45  
William Curtis Jr. (Watertown)
Activity reports

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Arbitration Issues: List
Original listing of arbitration issues

  46  
Agency Fee (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  46  
Association Rights: Access to Records (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

  46  
Association Rights: Management Rights (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Negotiation of Matters Not Specified (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Recognition Clause
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Recognition Clause (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Use of School Facilities (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Association Rights: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Educational Policies and Programs: Academic Freedom (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Educational Policies and Programs: Certification (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Educational Policies and Programs: Curriculum Committee (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Educational Policies and Programs: Liaison Committee (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  46  
Educational Policies and Programs: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Assignment (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Coaches Pay (1 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Coaches Pay (2 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Intramurals (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Student Advisor (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Various Clubs (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Extracurricular: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Health Insurance (1 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Health Insurance (2 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Dental Health (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Income Protection (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Life Insurance (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Welfare Fund (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Other (1 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  47  
Fringe Benefits and Insurances: Other (2 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Preparation Time (1) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Preparation Time (2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Preparation Time (3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: School Calendar (1) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: School Calendar (2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Supplies and Materials (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (1) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  48  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (4) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (5) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (7) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Teaching Assignments (8) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Other (1 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Other (2 of 2) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  49  
Working Conditions: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary :Differential Staffing (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Graduate Credit Hours (1 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Graduate Credit Hours (2 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Graduate Credit Hours (1 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Graduate Credit Hours (2 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Longevity (1 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Longevity (2 of 2) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Merit (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Prior Credit (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Retirement Pay (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Severance Pay (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  50  
Salary: Step Placement (1 of 4) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Step Placement (2 of 4) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Step Placement (3 of 4) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Step Placement (4 of 4) (Arbitration)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Structure (1 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Structure (2 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Salary: Structure (3 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Job Security: Discipline (1 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Job Security: Discipline (2 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  51  
Job Security: Discipline (3 of 3) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation (1 of 6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation (2 of 6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation (3 of 6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation (4 of 6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation (5 of 6) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Evaluation ( of 66) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  52  
Job Security: Fair Dismissal (1 of 4) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  53  
Job Security: Fair Dismissal (2 of 4) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  53  
Job Security: Fair Dismissal (3 of 4) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  53  
Job Security: Fair Dismissal (4 of 4) (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries

  53  
James Conti Correspondence (1 of 3)
Newspaper clippings with cover memo re national coverage of "A Nation at Risk" report and Al Shanker's comments on it, May 2, 1983; background materials, including correspondence to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, relating to change in Education Law re sharing by school boards of insurance costs, 1961-1983; memos re Improper Practice charges; requests from Jim Conti to NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe for legal opinion re rights of various teachers; consent decree in unemployment insurance case MLC v Sitkin and NYSUT v Sitkin, August 18; memo to coordinators re cases re duty of fair representation, August 17; memos re negotiation breakdowns at Three Villages, Sweet Home, and other locals, August; clarification petitions in Newburgh, July-August; memo re health care organizing, July 19; summary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision barring employers from providing smaller annuity payments to women, in Bureau of National Affairs Daily Labor Report, July 6, 1983; materials re 3020a charges against teacher in Honeoye school district, July 18; resolution on education reform, passed at the AFT national convention, July 11; newspaper clippings re Pres. Ronald Reagan speech at AFT convention; request for legal opinion re East Greenbush charges that a teacher tampered with Regents exam, possible 3020a or criminal charges, June 30; paper, "How Neutrals Can Help Bargainers in Troubled Times," by Robert Birnbaum, Teachers College, Columbia University, April 1983; PERB Board Decision and Order re Corning T.A. self-funded insurance, June 20, 1983

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James Conti Correspondence (2 of 3)
Memos re Improper Practice charges; request for legal opinion re possible improper discharge of teacher, seniority question in Lancaster district, June 28; request for legal opinion re layoff of tenured auto mechanic at Erie BOCES II, June 28; legal question of whether a laid off teacher in Maryvale could turn down an offer on preferred eligibility list and still remain on list, June 28; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher in Franklinville, June 28; memos re other individual cases; memo re withholding of FICA (Social Security) payments from tax-sheltered annuities under new law, June 27; letters of congratulations to union officers in Cattaraugus County BOCES in collective bargaining election, June 24; legal memorandum from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re transfer of credit in Greenwich Teachers Association case, Commissioner's decisions, June 21; memo re PEF dues increase, June 14; arbitration decision in Hamburg Teachers Association and Hamburg Central School District, May 5; decision in Appellate Division, Sweet Home Central School District v. Sweet Home Education Association, October 29, 1982, and original lower court decision, with cover memo to coordinators from Jim Conti that school districts were taking position since Sweet Home decision that transfers could not be negotiated or grieved, June 9, 1983; memo to coordinators with attached discussion of U.S. Supreme Court decision, Connick v. Myers, limiting public employees' free speech rights, May 27; text of bill in Assembly amending Education Law re transfer rights, with cover memo from Jim Conti noting neutral position pending decision in Appellate Court on Lewiston/Porter case, May 27; memo re health insurance for retirees, April 26; letter to director of improper practices and representation re PERB rules of procedure, asserting that they encourage employers to delay in certifying petitions, May 23; New York Times clipping re trend among municipalities contracting out to volunteer groups work that was formerly done by public employees, with cover memo to coordinators from Jim Conti, May 23; report to assistant to president of AFT on Conference on Grievance and Arbitration, May 19; Mediation of Grievances presentation outline to United Food and Commercial Workers Union, April 25; paper discussing legal aspects of grievance-arbitration procedure, presented to AFL-CIO presidents and unions, April 20; memo to coordinators re suggested contract provisions for check-off for NYSUT benefit trust, May 10; memo from Jim Conti to John O'Leary with recommended field service policy re Article 20 of the AFL-CIO Constitution (non-raiding clause), May 10; letters to Al Shanker and Jim Conti from PEF member, charging illegal activities in handling grievance, with reply from Jim Conti noting that complaints would be investigated, April-May; correspondence re coordinated bargaining, with attached paper by Dr. Robert Doherty, "Multi-Employer Bargaining in Education," April

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James Conti Correspondence (3 of 3)
Westmoreland Non-Instructional Employees Union contract re health insurance policy and Teachers Association policy, with cover memo that school district announced it would pull out of insurance plans, and that grievances had been filed on behalf of both groups, September 16; memo re claim from attorney that NYSUT pay legal fees for teacher in Janet Heinrich vs. Marcellus School District, September 6; Statement for Network Organization on the Environment of the Workplace and Community, with cover letter to ACTWU re meeting and press conference, December 8; AFT survey of state employees, showing basic information re bargaining unit classifications and number of members in NYS, November 30; letter from Jim Conti to PERB Director of Conciliation, proposing experiment in which a school district with labor relations problems would agree to assistance with negotiations by a neutral, October 31; letter to all school districts from NYS Social Security Agency re extension agreement for tax sheltered annuity plans, October 11; correspondence re appeal by the Commissioner of Labor to the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board in Ames case, October; material re Improper Practice charge by General Brown Non-Teaching Association, September; request for information re school-related personnel rights from paraprofessional in Rockville Centre School District, September; information re potential refund of Social Security taxes deducted from tax-sheltered annuities, September 29; memos re professional standards plan for probationary appointments, developed by Whitney Point school district, September; memo to Vito DeLeonardis discussing finding alternative approaches to organizing health care workers, noting limited success, September 30; memos re new Rules and Regulations for Protecting the Public Order, adopted by the Schodack Board of Education, banning the wearing of protest buttons and other paraphernalia within a school building, question of violation of constitutional rights, possible faculty action, August; report to Tom Hobart on New York OSHA/Environmental Network meeting, September 8

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Legal Log, Field Services
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff

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NYC Legal
Memos re potentially precedent-setting unemployment insurance appeal of laid-off teacher (Linda Schmidt, Vestal) who turned down per diem substitute work, with attached decision and related case, August 18, 1982; request for legal advice from teacher who returned to work after disability leave, but could do only limited tasks, April 2, 1983; decisions in the matter of Nancy Alexander vs. Board of Education of Southold School District and Alexander vs. NYSUT and Southold Teachers Association, June 30, 1983 (reinstatement issue)

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Albany Legal
Opinion of NYSUT legal counsel that Warren-Washington BOCES teacher whose tenure area had been abolished had no recourse after reassignment in accordance with Rules of Regents, December 19; initial inquiry, September 20; request for legal assistance in taxpayer-group petition for information against Ballston Spa district, November; materials re Improper Practice charges; request for confirmation of arbitrator's award in Lansingburgh, ordering reimbursement to teachers for health insurance premiums during summer, and district's unilateral altering of unpaid leave request dates, September 28; request for confirmation of arbitrator's award in Troy ordering that records of improper termination of coaches be expunged, September 21; memos re new Rules and Regulations for Protecting the Public Order, adopted by the Schodack Board of Education, banning the wearing of protest buttons and other paraphernalia within a school building, question of violation of constitutional rights, possible faculty action, August; request to open a case for laid off teacher at Washington-Warren- Hamilton-Essex BOCES, July 1; per diem contract for the Ballston Spa Per Diem Substitute Unit, June 28; memos re petition for classification of unit at Adirondack Community College, June 30; request for legal opinion re teacher in East Greenbush facing possible 3020a and penal charges for falsifying Regents exam, June 39; request for appeal to Commissioner re laid-off librarian at Hoosic Valley Central School District (seniority dispute), June 17; request for appeal to Commissioner re Troy Board of Education in hiring uncertified coach despite application by certified coach, May 24; PERB decision in Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District (failure to negotiate a change in assignment), May 10; materials re Improper Practice charge against Stillwater Central School District, including conformation of arbitration award, April-May; materials re agency fee dispute with teacher at Glens Falls district, 1982-83; memo re possible Commissioner's Appeal in salary docking dispute for teacher in Amsterdam school district, April 21; request for legal assistance to represent member of Granville Non-Instructional Employees Association facing possible dismissal for Section 75 charges, April 12; request for legal opinion re Cambridge Faculty Association case re sick leave, February 9

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Albany Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff; materials re Improper Practice charges; request for legal opinion re Open Meetings Law question at Ballston Spa, September 7; request for opinion re re-deployment of laid-off teacher at South Colonie, October 18; request for pursuit of confirmation of arbitrator's award in South Colonie re compensation for teachers assigned cafeteria duties during their preparation period, September 9; request for pursuit of court order to enforce reinstatement of teacher awarded in arbitration decision at Broadbalbin district, September 7; materials re layoff and elimination of two jobs in Albany school district, August 23; materials re possible violation of 2510 rights in appointment dispute in Lansingburgh district, May; materials re 3014b case at Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES re assignments of special education teachers, July; materials re revocation of teaching certificate of teacher at Brittonkill district on morals charge (Part 83 of Commissioner's Rules), including letter from NYSUT that legal department had determined the issue was "personal" and that the union did not represent teachers in cases of that nature, July; request for appeal to Commissioner or court case on behalf of Hoosic Falls Teachers Association re accuracy of seniority list, layoff of teacher who had taken maternity leave, July; request for attorney by the president of the Glens Falls Teachers Association re threat of lawsuit by middle school principal after release of survey by association indicating teachers had no confidence in the principal, June 16; material re layoff, recall rights for teacher in Rensselaer City School District, June 3; legal opinion re possible violations by North Colonie district of Commission's Regulations Part 200 re education of students with handicapping conditions (class size requirements for special education students and other issues), May; legal memo re seniority issues and school consolidation at Niskayuna district, May; request for legal review of job abolition in Corinth school district, May; request for legal assistance from Hadley-Luzerne Teachers' Association re threat of libel lawsuit by district superintendent after association took out an ad criticizing him during school board election campaign, April 7; memos re other cases at Hadley-Luzerne; request for legal assistance for teacher at Perth district, suspended on tenure charges, February; materials re court case in Berlin district re probationary appointment, February; letter to chairman of the Adirondack Community College Board of Trustees from theater faculty members who was informed that his contract would not be renewed, resigned, but wanted to appeal, with related memo from Jim Conti, February; materials re proposed merger of Tri-County Teachers Association of Warren-Washington-Saratoga-Hamilton Counties and Southern Adirondack League of Teachers (SALT), with attached constitutions, February; request for attorney to represent teacher in 3020a charges (selling cocaine) in Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady BOCES, January

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Elmsford Legal
Materials re Improper Practice charges; inquiry re whether school district (Fishkill) was obligated to pay teacher for years of past experience, March 31, 1983; inquiry as to whether the Mount Vernon Federation of Teachers constitution ran afoul of the Landrum-Griffin law, January 1983; memos re recourse of teachers association in Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES re rights of teachers hired with outside funding, August 1981- March 1982; review of BOCES health insurance program, February 1982

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Jericho/Nassau Legal
Materials re Improper Practice charges in Herricks, Levittown, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Roosevelt, Merrick, Lynbrook, Franklin Square, Baldwin, West Hempstead, Bethpage, Nassau BOCES, Floral Park, and Massapequa districts; PERB decision that East Meadow Teachers Association violated Taylor Law in failing to negotiate in good faith, October 12, 1983

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Mid: Hudson Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; materials re Improper Practice charges in New Paltz, Greenville, Hunter-Tannersville, Jefferson-Youngsville, Cairo-Durham; PERB decision in Hyde Park case, October 4, 1983; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher at Pine Planes (assault), October 18; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher at Millbrook who wished a negotiated settlement allowing her to retire due to illness, September 26, 1983; legal memo re layoff issue at Saugerties, September 14, 1983; memo re military leave pay dispute at Berkshire Farm District (Special Act school), July 19; materials re Commissioner's Appeal for terminated teacher in Saugerties, July 1983; memos re seniority issue affecting other teachers in Saugerties, April; confidential memo re summons and complaint re sick bank in Saugerties, May; information re teacher at Catskill Central Schools assigned an attorney for a variety of 3020a charges, May; request for legal opinion re teacher on sick leave, possible 3020a charges, April 27; materials re Ellenville School-Related Personnel arbitration re grievance over appointment in violation of contract, March; correspondence re evaluation of superintendent at Cairo-Durham district, March; request for enforcement of arbitrator's award re back pay for Onteora Non-Teaching staff member, January 1983; request for legal services for teacher at Highland Central School District, October 1982; request for legal assistance for a long-term substitute teacher at Marlboro school district who was repeatedly passed over for promised regular appointment, September 1982; request for legal assistance re involuntary reduction in two teachers' salaries at Greeneville Central School District, July 1982; legal memo and related material re appointment dispute at New Paltz, January 1982; materials re claim for reimbursement for workshop by teacher who resigned from Hunter-Tannersville district, January 1982

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Mid: Hudson/Kingston Federation of Teachers-Education Support Personnel
Confidential memos, handwritten notes, newsletters, and other materials re potential disaffiliation of support personnel from union, election of local officers, concern about staff involvement with politics of the local, personalities involved; collective negotiations agreement with district

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Mid: Hudson/Carol A. Slothin Matter
Confidential memos to NYSUT president and executive director Tom Hobart and Vito DeLeonardis, handwritten and typed notes of phone conversations and meetings, and other materials re complaints of staffing and management problems at Mid-Hudson Regional Office

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North County Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; legal memo and related material re workload of teacher in Belleville district, advising arbitration, October 13 and December 12, 1983; request for legal action in tenure question at Parishville-Hopkinton district, December 6, 1983; briefs in state Supreme Court re Indian River district, November; memos re 3020a charges filed against three Special Education teachers at Northeastern Clinton School District, approach to representation, September 1983; legal memo and related material re bus driver terminated for health reasons from General Brown district, June-October 1983; Improper Practice charge filed against General Brown district for unilaterally reducing the hours of a bus driver, contrary to employment agreement, disqualifying her from health insurance benefits, September 1983; timeline and related memos re reassignment of full-time teacher (and NYSUT activist) to part-time at Chazy district, September 1983; memos re FICA (Social Security) refunds for tax-sheltered annuities, May-June; Improper Practice charged filed against Parishville-Hopkinton district, August 1983; request for legal clarification re elimination of positions, seniority issues, at Brushton-Moira district, April 1983; request for legal clarification re South Lewis Board of Education's budget transfers, March 1983; memo re possible unjust termination by Ticonderoga Central School district, January 18, 1983; materials re 3020a case against a teacher at Chateaugay district, January; memo re possible Open Meetings Law violation by Malone Board of Education, February 1983; materials re 3020a case against a teacher in the Chazy district, November 1982; correspondence with health insurance consultant Martin E. Segal Company re dual enrollment problems, September-November 1982; legal inquiry re 8-month probationary appointment at General Brown district, November 1982; request for legal review re Ogdensburg teacher, unpaid leave dispute, October 1982; memo re Improper Practice charge against Tupper Lake school district, September 27, 1982; confidential memo and related correspondence re bonding problem (overcharging, theft) for Massena Paraprofessionals Association dues, August 26, 1982; materials re assignments, seniority in Peru school district, July 1982; request for legal assistance for teacher on sick leave at Moriah school district, June 1982; legal memo re driver's ed program, layoff at Parishville-Hopkinton district, May 28, 1982; materials re tenure dispute between two teachers resulting from reduction of force at Saranac district, May 1982; memos re negotiated salary schedule at Indian River district, concluding there was no justification for opening a case, March-June 1982; materials re public remarks made by Gouveneuer schools superintendent in not recommending a teacher for tenure, possible libel/slander case, March-April 1982; memos re seniority/layoff question at Beekmantown Central School, May 1982; memo re possible violation of Open Meetings Law by South Lewis school district, concern over possible staff cuts, March 23, 1982; request to legal department for enforcement of arbitrator's award in Salmon River School District, December 1981

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Rochester Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher in the Rush-Henrietta school district involving physical altercation with student accused of theft, allegation by teacher of racial motivation of charges by district, December 19, 1983; memo re legal interpretation of right of teachers to free lunch period, December 12, 1983; memos re tenure implications of proposed reorganization of Dansville elementary, middle, and secondary school, transfer of teachers, November-December 1983; Improper Practice charge re Wheatland-Chili school district re failure to negotiate new job responsibilities, October 1983; correspondence re Commissioner's appeal of Unemployment Insurance decision in Ames case, October 1983; materials re denial of child rearing leave in Palmyra-Macedon district, involvement of Human Rights Division, October 1983; correspondence re representation of a teacher in Webster school district, charged with felony sexual abuse, decision by teacher to waive right to 3020a hearing and pursue binding arbitration, March-September 1983; correspondence re Webster case re professional leave, sexual discrimination, May-July 1983; legal brief re stay of arbitration in Hilton school district, July 1982; legal questions re cutbacks in Driver Education programs in Gates-Chili school district, July 13, 1983; materials re 3020a case (absenteeism) in Honeoye school district, July 1983; legal memo and related correspondence re layoff question in Gates-Chili school district, July 1983; legal questions re tenure, unemployment insurance, June 1983; memos re seniority credit for teacher in Spencerport, June 1982; memo re seniority credit while on unpaid leave (Honeoye Falls- Lima), recommendation for filing grievance and Improper Practice charge, May 1983; Improper Practice charge re unilateral change in working conditions at Spencerport re use of district vehicles, May; request by Korean War veterans for service credit in NYS Teachers Retirement System, April 12, 1983 (West Irondequoit), related memos; Improper Practice charges for Canandaigua City School District Clerical Association, Greece Support Services Employees Association; request for legal opinion re seniority credit for prior (interrupted) service at Fairport district, February 1983; seniority question re part-time service at Spencerport, January 1983; legal memo re possible seniority claim at Rush-Henrietta, March 1983; memo re petition to state Supreme Court for lost wages by physical education teacher in East Irondequoit, December 1983; recall rights question at Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES, August 1982; materials re abolition of teaching position at Gates-Chili, July 1982; similar layoff cases; memo re disproportionate punishment of bus driver at Rush-Henrietta, June 21, 1982; memo re abolition of 26 teaching positions at Rush-Henrietta, impacting most tenure areas, June 16, 1982; memos re subcontracting of bus services at Wheatland-Chili, May-June, 1982; request for local assistance funding in unemployment insurance case of teacher aide whose case was lost on appeal by Rochester City School District, April 29, 1982; correspondence re failure of Penfield school district to make Social Security contributions for teacher for ten years, March 1982; legal memo re restoration of dental hygienist position to full time in Dundee district, February 1982; tenure rights question at Spencerport re physical education teacher, health as separate tenure area, March 1, 1982; memo re age discrimination case at Monroe Community College, February 12, 1982; memo re potential strike situation at East Irondequoit, Improper Practice charge, February 12, 1982; Improper Practice charge against Monroe Community College on behalf of part-time and adjunct faculty members, related memos, January 6, 1982; materials re emergency evacuation plan at Webster school district, question of Commissioner's Regulations, January 13, 1982; memos re loss of health benefits by teachers laid off at Rush-Henrietta school district, January 1982; legal memo re tenure issue for remedial reading teacher in Victor, January 12; letters of thanks from Jim Conti to field representatives and NYSUT directors for work on collective bargaining campaign, February 12, 1982

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Southern Tier Legal
Chronology of layoff situation for elementary school teacher in Charlotte Valley, question of seniority, December; materials documenting legislative intent of section of Education Law allowing school districts to contribute to the premium costs of insurance plans, as research for Improper Practice charge in Windsor school district, 1961-1983; summons with notice in state Supreme Court, served on both Sidney School District and Sidney Teachers Association for breach of contract and breach of duty of fair representation re termination of probationary teacher, related memos, December; Improper Practice charges against various districts; opinion from NYS Social Security Agency re tax-sheltered annuities, October 11; memos re reprimand of teacher at Newfield for refusal to perform duty at awards ceremony, including confidential memo that district was correct, behavior of teacher "reprehensible," and incident and related Improper Practice charge could set back relations ten years, August-October; memos re Harpursville district going outside of teaching staff for coaching position, October; materials re 3020a case against a Bainbridge-Guilford teacher for striking a student with a stick, August-October; materials re Whitney Point change in professional standards for probationary appointments, memo that union could do nothing about it, July-October; review of Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES collective bargaining agreement, noting violation of federal sex discrimination law, October; memos re rights of laid-off teacher in New Berlin district, September; memos re probationary status of occupational therapist at Cortland-Madison BOCES, September; correspondence with PERB, request for order for enforcement, re self-funded insurance at Corning, June-August; materials re 3020a charges (absenteeism) against a teacher in Elmira school district, June; memos re layoffs resulting from takeover of special education programs by Binghamton school district and a consortium of three BOCES, May; Commissioner's Decision (Niver) re rights of former Steuben BOCES driver's education teacher, related memos, March-June; memo re school-related personnel acting as teacher substitutes in Windsor Central School District, March 24; memo re recall rights of teacher laid off by Chenango Forks district, February; materials re Elmira district's demand for repeated physical and psychological testing of guidance counselor after hospitalization, January; Improper Practice Charge re unilateral change in health insurance for retirees by Newfield school district, January 10; memos re Cortland-Madison BOCES teacher of severely multiple handicapped children, who resigned rather than risk exposure to child with congenital herpes requiring total care, statewide legal implications, November 1982-January 1983

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Southern Tier Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; letter asking advice from insurance consultant Martin E. Segal Company re new coordination of benefits agreement requested of locals, health insurance coverage for couples working for the same school district, October 22; materials re Improper Practice charges against various districts; memo re dues overpayment and refund, Sidney Non-Teaching Personnel Organization, October 18; repeated requests for legal assistance with work overload situation at Charlotte Valley, January-October; memos re tenure and layoff question for teacher at Chenango Forks who was not properly notified that change in assignment would affect tenure status, July; request for review of contract language re early retirement incentive in Greene, June; memos re absorption of Elmira Student Center program by Chemung BOCES, MayJune; legal memo and related materials re elimination of school nurse teacher positions, replacing with RNs, at Chenango Forks, May-June; request to insurance consultant Martin E. Segal Company for comparisons of health insurance plans from private carriers, March 2; request for review of agreement between Vestal School District and Vestal Teachers Association re determination of seniority and maintenance of accurate lists, potential problems, February 26; legal memo re salary dispute by teacher who resigned her position prior to accepting another at Otselic Valley, February; legal memo re right to hearing for teacher charged with insubordination by Elmira City School District, question of whether charge was a discipline or a reprimand, February; timeline and related correspondence re alleged strike by Horseheads guidance counselors, January; legal memo affirming the right of a school district to abolish or divide positions, February 12

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Suffolk Legal
Improper Practice charges against Center Moriches and Elwood school districts, November; request for legal assistance for Ballston Spa district in fighting taxpayer-group lawsuit, November; letter to teacher re mandatory retirement, indicating school district was within its legal rights, June 17

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Syracuse Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; materials re 3020a charges against a teacher at Liverpool school district, July 1983; legal memo and related materials re tenure question at North Syracuse Central School District, July 1 and September 1983; Improper Practice charges against various districts; collective bargaining agreement between Liverpool Central School District and United Liverpool Faculty Association, 1982-84, outlining grievance procedure, with memo re possible contract violation in arbitrating a case for a non-member, noting serious union security implications, December 20, 1983; correspondence with PERB re Employee Application for Designation of Persons as Managerial or Confidential by Phoenix Central School District, January-December 1983; materials re possible Commissioner's Appeal for part-time teacher in Canastota, December 15; materials re possible violation of Commissioner's Regulations re teaching load at Port Byron district, November 1983; memo re right to position at Onondaga-Madison BOCES, October 11, 1983; related seniority issue, May 17; correspondence re attorney's claim for payment in case of Heinrich v. Marcellus Central School District, 1981- September 1983; notice of petition for stay of arbitration in Onondaga Community College case, August 1983; related materials, April; notice of petition to confirm award of arbitrator by Liverpool Central School District, memo noting that local had not planned to appeal award, July 1983; materials re 3020a case against a Weedsport teacher for incompetence, June 1983; Memorandum of Understanding between the Hannibal Central School District and the Hannibal Faculty Association re health insurance buy-out encouraging withdrawal from the insurance plan, provisions for couples, with cover memo requesting close scrutiny, March 17, 1983; materials re refusal of Auburn City School District to provide personnel files to state Human Rights Division in sex discrimination case, efforts to discredit union, March 1983; materials re Onondaga Central School District's intention to subcontract out its transportation system, demand by union to negotiate decision, February 1983; request for review and advice re Jamesville-DeWitt district's creation of a full-time rotating substitute teacher, question of whether position was entitled to probationary status, February 1983; materials re possible violation of teacher's preferred eligibility rights, Phoenix school district, February 1983; memos re Liverpool Middle School tenure case, December 1982; memo re Teachers' Retirement System Convention reimbursement for delegate expenses, inability to sue district, November 1982; chronology of events re suspension of bus driver in LaFayette district, appeal to Civil Service Commissioner, request for enforcement, November 1982; memos re involuntary reduction in credited work time for teacher at Onondaga-Madison BOCES, September-October 1982; memos re tenure/seniority questions arising from the creation of two new positions in the Cazenovia school district, September 1982; request for legal advice re Canastota district's intention to move from state health insurance plan to self-funded insurance, September 1982; memo re demand from teacher for legal assistance from North Syracuse Education Association in defending 3020a charges, despite her never having joined the union, threat of liability for breach of duty of fair representation, August 1982; materials re retaliation (demotion) by Onondaga-Madison BOCES against tenured speech pathologist who complained about program for the deaf to State Education Department's office for handicapped services, July 1982; materials re tenure status of Liverpool teacher, March 1982; materials re pursuit of stay of arbitration (Solvay) or vacating awards (Oswego), March 1982; legal memo discussing Auburn and general school districts' budget and financial audit and control procedures, with attached document from State Education Department re contingency budgets, February-March 1982; request to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from Onondaga Community College Federation of Teachers to pursue injunction against college's elimination of drama department, reply from Hobart that other avenues must be exhausted, irreparable harm could not be proved, January 1982; request for legal review for Oswego Teachers Association re school nurse teachers, hiring of RNs instead, with attached arbitration decision, January 1982; correspondence and legal documents re Marcellus High School seniority issue, reduction from full-time to part-time, January 1982

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Utica Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; memo re bureaucratic mix-up by State Education Department in issuing permanent certification to teacher in Stratford school district, realization by SED of mistake 7 years later and subsequent demand to return it, ensuing legal battle, December 1, 1983; request for legal review of termination of term substitute teacher at Frankfort-Schuyler district, dispute over right to 30-day's pay, November 1983; memo re Westmoreland district's intention to pull out of statewide health insurance plan, with attached contract language for teachers and for non-instructional employees, September 30; materials re layoff of two tenured teachers at Herkimer district, July 1983; Improper Practice charges at various districts; memo re proposal by Civil Service Department to amend Civil Service Law to allow appointing one of top three on eligibility list, which NYSUT would oppose, March 1983; list and text of legal citations requested by regional staff director Vinnie Grove, January 1983; letter from member thanking NYSUT for help after being fired, with cover memo from Vinnie Grove asking whether the letter should be published in New York Teacher, January 1983; materials re dismissal of a probationary teacher in the Adirondack Central School District, July 1982; memo re intention of Cherry Valley school district to pull out of statewide health insurance plan in favor of self- insurance, possible contract violation, May 1982; materials re teacher of emotionally disturbed children at Madison/Oneida BOCES who was told that she was being recommended for termination two months after receiving tenure, and after being severely assaulted by a student, May 1982; materials re bus driver, also working nights as custodian, fired from both positions without notice by Oriskany school district, April 1982; request for legal review of first-aid standing orders at St. Johnsville Central School District in the absence of the school nurse, April 1982; correspondence and minutes of St. Johnsville Central School Board meeting re reinstatement of teacher believed to have been improperly terminated, January-February 1982; request for legal assistance for two teachers terminated by the Utica City School System, January 1982

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Western NY Legal
List of inquiries fielded to legal staff in 1982; Improper Practice charges at various districts; request for assignment of attorneys to 3020a case at Starpoint, Niagara Falls, Lewiston-Porter, Depew, West Seneca, and Lockport school districts, January; inquiry re sick leave bank for pregnancy-related illness at Cheektowaga district, November; memos re denial of recall/ layoff rights at Sweet Home School District, October; similar issue in Niagara Falls, September; improper layoff case in Niagara-Wheatfield, September; memos re million-dollar libel suit against teacher by principal at Sweet Home School District, September; layoff and seniority questions at Pioneer school district, September; memo re reduction in guidance counselor positions at Sloan district, August; memos re North Tonawanda age discrimination suit, August; request for legal assistance re layoff at Hamburg district, seniority question, July; memo re illegal garnishing of wages of teacher in Tonawanda school district for not working on non-required work days, July; layoff/tenure question at Hamburg district, July; tenure/seniority question at Lancaster district, July; request to appeal Commissioner's Decision re Sweet Home tenure issue, May; materials re unemployment insurance appeal board decision, reversing previous position that laid-off teachers can refuse per diem substitute work, May; memo re grievance filed against Amherst Central School District for improper layoff of teacher, March; memos re arbitrator's deduction of fee from award to teachers in Randolph school district, January; memos re stays of arbitration in Portville, West Seneca, and North Collins districts, January; memo re possible appeal to Commissioner re tenured teacher at Gowanda whose job had been eliminated, January

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Western NY Legal
Improper Practice charges at various districts; legal memo re Erie BOCES II tenure/seniority/layoff question re elimination of auto mechanics position, November 8, and earlier memos, June; materials re 3020a case at Springville involving district's pressuring teacher to retire, threat of public challenge to competency, Human Rights Division claim, December; materials re Niagara Falls tenure issue, noting that the correct teacher was recalled, December; materials for Article 78 proceeding against Leroy Central School District in terminating a probationary teacher, September; details in 3020a case of West Seneca teacher who had failed to obtain timely certification, September; materials re 3020a case against teacher at Sweet Home Central School District of Amherst and Tonawanda (immoral conduct), September; layoff/tenure question at Lewiston-Porter district, September; legal memo re seniority status of teacher at Lancaster district, September 8, with attached Commissioner's Appeal, earlier memos, June; history of appointments at Kenmore school district, showing pattern of hiring term substitute teachers at the beginning of school year, terminating them at the end of the school year, then rehiring them at the beginning of the next school year, August 22; seniority list at Kenmore district, question of tenure status of probationary teacher, reduction in hours, August; materials re layoff situation (reduction and reassignment of staff) at Depew district, seniority rights, August; memo requesting legal assistance for tenured science teacher at Lewiston-Porter, complex layoff situation involving several other teachers, June 27; memos re EEOC charges against Cheektowaga teachers local, June; materials re 3020a charges against teachers at Sweet Home Central School District and Frontier Central School District, July; materials re teacher working at Clarence school district, on preferred eligibility list for librarians at Maryville school district, now choosing between two job offers, question of impact on eligibility status, June; materials re 3020a (immoral conduct) and criminal charges against teacher in Franklinville, June; complex tenure question at Dunkirk re teachers facing layoff, possible bumping an administrator, June; materials re Lake Shore arbitration ordering that psychiatric coverage be reinstated, need to have arbitration confirmed in court, June; materials request for legal assistance in layoff /seniority case at Cleveland Hill district, June; arbitrator's award in Hamburg case, sustaining grievance, with attached Appellate Court decision in Sweet Home case re whether transfers can be negotiated or grieved, June; memos re petition to vacate arbitration award by the Akron Central School District, June; memo to Cattaraugus/Allegany/Erie/Wyoming BOCES faculty from the Enchanted Mountain Teachers Association Steering Committee notifying them that a representation petition had been filed with PERB, April 11; legal memo re seniority status of three teachers at Depew district, March 30; memos re layoff of NYSUT member resulting from action taken by NYEA on behalf of one of its members at Niagara-Wheatfield, March; request for attorney to represent teacher in 3020a case involving absence because of birth of granddaughter overseas, March; memos re layoffs in Tonawanda district, related grievances, arbitrations, and court cases, December 1982-January 1983; Erie County Supreme Court decision in Buenzow et al. v. Lewiston-Porter Central School District and Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Orleans-Niagara Counties, and related memos, January 1983; memos re teacher at West Seneca school district who had run out of sick leave, requested extended leave without pay, but whose position was declared abandoned by the district, possible recourse to 3020a hearing, February; materials re 3020a case (conduct unbecoming) against a teacher in Frontier district, convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a hit-and-run accident that killed a child, serving prison time, February

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Grievance Procedure: Arbitrability
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Arbitrability
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Arbitrability
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Arbitrability
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Timeliness
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Timeliness
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Class Grievance
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Procedural Problems
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Right of Association to Grieve
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Grievance Procedure: Other
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Job Security: Discharge
Arbitration summaries and text of awards for grievances at various school districts

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Coordinator's Reports
December, 1980. Memo from Ron Uba (Western Regional Office) expressing concern re continued affiliation of Mayville Teachers Association, December 11; coordinator's report from Ron Uba, re organizing and negotiations, December 16; coordinator's report from Vinnie Grove (Utica Service Center) re bargaining status of Westmoreland Non-Instructional Employees Service Organization, Whitesboro Employees Union, Oriskany teachers and non-teaching employees, December 15; report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re Harborsfield election, December 9; coordinator's report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re organizing school-related personnel at BOCES, day care employees, activities of NYEA locals, political repercussions of switching (Senate) endorsement from Jacob Javits to Elizabeth Holtzman, expression of confidence in staff performance, December 15; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau), analyzing the failed representation election against NEA at Hicksville, organizing efforts at Solomon Schechter Day School, Manhasset non-teaching personnel, Freeport, December 12; activity report by Ray Samson (Rochester) re negotiations, organizing, December 11; coordinator's report from Robert J. Allen (North County) re negotiations in Tupper Lake, NYEA activity, arbitrations and other legal actions, December 15; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern, re negotiations, organizing, December 16; coordinator's report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford), re negotiations, organizing of nurses at Westchester County Medical Center, with attached staff assignments, noting need to expand staff in Elmsford office, December 12; activity report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re negotiations, organizing, conference and workshops, NYEA activity, December 12; confidential PEF report from Ron Peretti re reporting structure and other issues, December 16; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re organizing activities at Cornell University and related materials, attached letter from Greenwood Educational Support Personnel Association, withdrawing from NYSUT, attached newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs, October 15; December 12; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC), noting that PERB determined that NYSUT had adequate card count for Cornell University Adjunct Faculty Association, other negotiations and settlements, December 11; letter from NYSUT general counsel James Sandner to president of Long Island University Faculty Federation, Local 3998, confirming that NYSUT legal services would be available to the local, April 11; memo to Tony Ficcio re Taylor Business Institute settlement, November 24; monthly report from John O'Leary re organizing at Hicksville, Hofstra, hospitals, Cornell clericals, December 11; Coordinator's Meeting minutes of November 24, including summary of Executive Director's report, legislative, legal, organizing, and Research and Educational Services reports, and reports of individual coordinators

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Coordinator's Meeting
December 12, 1980. Agenda and meeting minutes of December 18; Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion; related materials re NYS right-to-know law, article reprints; 12th annual Gallup Poll results of the public attitudes toward the public schools; monthly report of the Division of Research and Educational Services; booklet, General Industry OSHA Safety and Health Standards

  57  
Coordinator's Reports
November, 1980. Coordinator's Meeting minutes of November 24; memo from Leon Lieberman re organizing strategy re NYEA/NEA, December 1; coordinator's report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations, organizing, November 20; monthly report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re NYEA activities, organizing at Ithaca College, rejection of petition by U.S. Supreme Court for review, creation of Cornell Support Services Professionals-NYSUT-AFT local (with attached letter from organizing committee), petition filed by UAW on behalf of maintenance workers, attached Southern Tier Briefs newsletter, November 14; monthly report from John O'Leary re organizing activities at Hicksville, Cornell, Ithaca College, November 20; activity report from Ray Samson (Rochester) re negotiations at impasse, organizing, November 20; regional report from John DeGregorio (Albany) re NYEA activities, organizing technicians at Smithtown Hospital, adjuncts at Dowling College, November 19; report from Evelyn Hartman re political infighting at UUP, November 20; coordinator's report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations at Potsdam, Watertown, and Plattsburgh regions, workshops, NYEA activity, legislative and political campaigns, November 18; Mid-Hudson report from Stanley Kern, re negotiations, organizing, workshops, November 21; activity report from Frank Squillace re conferences and workshops, negotiations, organizing, November 20; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re strike settlement at LIU-Brooklyn Center, settlements with Federation of Catholic Teachers, Cornell, November 18; coordinator's report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re negotiations, organizing, November 21; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau), re organizing problems in Freeport, campaigns in Hicksville, Hofstra, November 10; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, political activities, workshops, organizing, attached newsletter, The Negotiator, November 11; confidential memo from Don Pierce re Hastings settlement, November 4; coordinator's report from Leon Lieberman re talks with NEA-affiliated Schenectady Adult Education Educators Association possibly switching to NYSUT, other organizing activities, November 20; coordinator's report from Ron Peretti re PEF

  57  
Coordinator's Meeting
November 24, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints and newspaper clippings; monthly report of the Division of Research and Educational Services; minority report to the Representative Assembly by the Rochester Teachers Association

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Coordinator's Reports
October, 1980. Confidential memo from John O'Leary to Executive Committee re organizing plans for 1980-81, including Hicksville, Cornell administrative personnel, Cornell ILR adjunct faculty, Ithaca College faculty, request for U.S. Supreme Court review, potential NEA challenge to UUP, nurse organizing at Miserecordia Hospital in the Bronx, PEF organizing vs PS&T United, October 21; PEF status report from Ron Peretti, October 31; coordinator's report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations at various locals, workshops, October 16; coordinator's report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re NYEA activities, October 16; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re NYEA activity, negotiations, October 20; report from John O'Leary re organizing at Arden Hill Hospital, NYC Municipal Hospital, survey being sent to NYEA locals to determine whether services had declined, to find opportunities for campaigns against NEA, October 8; report on UUP from Evelyn Wakshull (Hartman), October 20; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern re negotiations, organizing, October 21; report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re negotiations, political action, organizing, October 17; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re organizing, October 14; activity report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re membership projections, collective bargaining, organizing Catholic schools, conferences and workshops, October 15; coordinator's report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations, NYEA activity, membership growth, workshops, arbitrations, court cases, and other legal action, October 16; coordinator's report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, political activity, NYEA activity, with attachments, October 17; program for Regional Conference on Student Discipline, re positive approaches; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re strike at LIU Brooklyn Center, potential strike at NYU, settlement at Lexington School for the Deaf, Cornell Adjunct Faculty, October 15; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re negotiations, NYEA activity, questions from locals re agency shop rebates, October 20; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re negotiations, organizing, October 14; report from Ray Samson re negotiations, NYEA activity, school-related personnel organizing, October 15

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Coordinator's Meeting
October 22,1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints

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Coordinator's Reports
September, 1980. Report from Ron Peretti re PEF, noting antagonistic relationship, with attachment, September 12; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re negotiations, with attached newspaper clipping, September 12; coordinator's report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re Javits primary, negotiations, organizing, workshops, September 12; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re "soap opera" at Wagner College, possible strike vote at LIU-Brooklyn Center, Federation of Catholic Teachers, other pending negotiations, demand for recognition by Cornell adjuncts at ILR School, September 15; report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations at Potsdam, Watertown, Plattsburgh areas, NYEA activity, arbitrations and other legal actions, September 9; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re negotiations, organizing, September 10; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re massive layoffs at Elmira City School District, legal review, organizing Ithaca College Faculty Association, filing for certification with NLRB, attached Southern Tier Regional Briefs newsletter, September 11; report from John O'Leary re organizing Visiting Nurse Services of Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, Misericordia Hospital, municipal hospitals, September 10; reports on UUP by Evelyn Wakshull, September 15, and Nancy Angellotti, September 9; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern, September 12; recent activities report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re Javits (Senate) campaign (with attached separate memo), negotiations, denial of unemployment cases, organizing, September 10; report from Vinnie Grove re negotiations at eight districts, Javits campaign calls, September 11; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, September 10; report from Leon Lieberman re Javits campaign, organizing, September 10

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Coordinator's Meeting
September 16, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's report; article reprints; Report on the 59th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association, July 1-6, 1980, prepared for officers and staff of the American Federation of Teachers by Peter Learman, director of field communications, AFT/AFL-CIO (highly negative); monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

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Coordinator's Reports
August, 1980. UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, August 11; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re negotiations, unemployment compensation denials, August 12; report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re representation election at Niagara County Association for Retarded Citizens, leadership workshop, August 14; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, details on some contract settlements, organizing, August 5; activity report from Ray Samson (Rochester) re 20 bargaining units at impasse, organizing at Hillside Children's Center, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (School Support Personnel), Greece Support Service Employees Association, decrease in membership, August 7; Mid-Hudson report by Stan Kern re negotiations, NYEA activity, August 12; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations, membership projection for following year, August 13; PEF status report from Ron Peretti to John Kraemer, copied to Vito DeLeonardis, August 12; monthly report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re negotiations, organizing, turnover in local presidents, August 11; report by Leon Lieberman re organizing, August 11; reports from Robert J. Allen re negotiations in Potsdam, Plattsburgh, and Watertown areas, unemployment compensation problems, NYEA activity, arbitration and other legal actions; report by Tony Ficcio (NYC) re organizing, strike potentials, difficulty in negotiating at Cooper Union because of Yeshiva case, August 11; confidential memo from Ron Peretti re PEF, August 11; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re problems organizing Ithaca College faculty, decertification petition against NYEA at Elmira, organizing drive for non-exempt workers at Cornell, attached newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs, July 10

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Coordinator's Meeting
August 20, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; memo to Political Action Committee members re Javits Senate campaign, August 7; list of congressional, Assembly, and state Senate endorsements by NYSUT Board of Directors, July 14; monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

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Coordinator's Reports
June, 1980. PEF updated from Ron Peretti, June 25; report by John O'Leary re organizing at Ithaca College, municipal hospitals, observation that private-sector employers resist unionization far more actively and ruthlessly than do public-sector employers, June 12; coordinator's report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations, agreements, NYEA activity in Alexandria Bay, Beaver River, other locations, arbitrations and other legal actions, June 5; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re negotiations, projected membership decline, organizing in Hicksville and other locations, June 11; report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re organizing the Niagara County Association for Retarded Children, disaffiliation of Cleveland Hill Education Association from NYEA, affiliation with NYSUT, with attached correspondence, potential with United Teachers of Buffalo, attached newsletter, June 23; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford), re negotiations, organizing, June 18; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re negotiations, organizing of Syracuse Lay Faculty Association, June 19; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk), re difficulties organizing Southampton College because of Yeshiva decision, June 18; report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re projected membership decline because of job cuts, July 17; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re current developments, organizing, June 17; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern re organizing, anticipated membership decline, June 20; report from Tony Ficcio (NYS) re projected membership increase, organizing at Cornell ILR School, potential at Parsons School of Design, problems at Pratt because of Yeshiva argument by management, negotiations at Lexington School for the Deaf, Nazareth Regional High School, Cooper Union, Brooklyn Center, FIT, Taylor Business Institute, June 13; report by Ray Samson (Rochester) re organizing at Wayne-Ginger Lakes BICES (school support personnel), Greece Support Service Employees Association, Hillside Children's Center, York, slow negotiations, June 19; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, June 19

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Coordinator's Meeting
June 24, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints, newspaper clippings; report to Executive Committee from Vito DeLeonardis re New York City Nurses Hospital collective bargaining campaign and election, June 5; monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; newsletter, Twilight Zone: An Occasional Report on Bizarre Activities of the National Education Association for AFT Staff and Leadership, June 1980

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Coordinator's Reports
May, 1980. Confidential memos to Vito DeLeonardis from R. I. Allen re visits to Elmsford and Rochester offices, discussing operations, May 27; UUP report from Evelyn Hartman, noting membership drive for new hires, May 20; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern, re settlement of Kingston school-related personnel strike, organizing efforts hospitals, May 19; report from Chuck Rogers (Southern Tier) re good progress in bargaining, organizing drive at Cornell, competition with UAW, May 16; report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations out of Watertown, Potsdam, and Plattsburgh offices, NYEA activity, layoffs in many districts, arbitrations and other legal activities, May 13; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, need for more office staff, May 19; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re settlements, potential trouble spots (strikes), health care organizing at Mohawk Valley General Hospital, Rome Memorial Hospital, interaction with PEF, May 16; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re hospital campaign, LIU Brooklyn Center, negotiations at Federation of Catholic Teachers, Wagner College, Taylor Business Institute, Lexington School for the Deaf, FIT; May 15; report from John O'Leary re organizing at NYC municipal hospitals, problem in that there was no time to create internal organizing committees at hospitals, plans to write monthly organizing bulletin for all offices, set up file of employer literature to help anticipate responses, conduct training, May 6; report from Ron Uba (Western NY), re successful Pioneer School-Related Personnel Collective Bargaining election, organizing at Niagara County Association for Retarded Children, progress after marathon bargaining session at Alexander and Kadimah locals, indication of massive effort by NYEA against UUP, May 16; report by Ray Samson (Rochester) re negotiations, organizing at Hillside Children's Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Greece and BOCES non-teaching employees, May 19; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re settlement by Syracuse Teachers Association to include agency fee, improved dental plan, 25 remaining locals still not settled, efforts to convince local leaders that teacher organizing had reached saturation point, need to focus on health care industry, plans to organize Benjamin Rush Psychiatric Center Hospital, Catholic-school teachers, May 14; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re organizing, negotiations, May 9; report from Leon Lieberman re NYEA organizing activities, NYSUT organizing against NYEA locals, political action in helping elect union-endorsed school boards, successful negotiations, bad year for layoffs, May 15; confidential memo from Ron Peretti re PEF, relationship with executive director John Kraemer, May 20

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Coordinator's Meeting
May 22, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints, newspaper clippings; monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, Fourth Annual Delegate Assembly (New York Educators Association, NYEA); blank NYSUT Survey of School-Related Personnel

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Coordinator's Reports
April, 1980. Request from John O'Leary to regional coordinators for reports on organizing activities by field representatives, April 1; forms for organizing reports, with cover memo; Western NY coordinator's report from Ron Uba re Pioneer School-Related Unit election, nurses organizing, NYEA activity, April 16; PEF status report from Ron Peretti to John Kraemer, copied to Vito DeLeonardis, Jim Conti, and others, April 23; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re negotiations, no activity by NYEA, April 14; report on UUP by Evelyn Hartman, noting political infighting, predicting increased activity by NEA-affiliated SUNY Alliance, with attached letter, April 14; activity report from Ray Samson (Rochester) re organizing campaigns for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Non-Teaching Staff, Greece Non-Teaching Employees, election results at Rochester, successful Teacher-to-Teacher conference, April 14; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re anticipated bargaining at seven locations, organizing status of Cornell ILR School campaign, municipal hospital nurses, April 11; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re organizing clerks, custodians, secretaries, lay faculty at Syracuse Diocese, negotiations for Syracuse Teachers Association, workshops, April 15; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re bargaining, organizing campaign at Cornell for secretarial, technical, and extension staff, April 14; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re organizing teacher aides at Freeport, Bellmore-Merrick, Herricks non-teaching personnel, Catholic teachers, unsettled negotiations at BOCES, April 9; report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re assistance with lettuce boycott with United Farmworkers, impasses in negotiations at various locals, some settlements, April 15; memo and flyer from Lieberman to all NYSUT affiliates re money management seminar; memo from Lieberman to all NYSUT affiliates re lettuce boycott; coordinator's report from Robert G. Klein re growth in membership, organizing, negotiations, workshops, April 14; report from Robert J. Allen re negotiations in Watertown, Potsdam, and Plattsburgh, NYEA activity, organizing, arbitrations and other legal actions, workshops, concerns with Ausable Valley contract, leadership, April 10; report from Stan Kern (Mid-Hudson) re organizing at St. Francis Hospital, negotiations at New Paltz, April 14; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations, BOCES problem, stress workshops, possible layoffs at various districts, organizing potential at Rome Memorial Hospital, April 15

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Coordinator's Meeting
April 17, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints, newspaper clippings, re nursing salaries; monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; NYSUT Legal Services Plan brochure; anti-NYSUT letters from NYEA

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Coordinator's Reports
February - March, 1980. Memo from R. I. Allen re visit to Nassau regional office, positive evaluation of staff meeting, operations, noting staff dissatisfaction with location and layout of office, anticipated substantial rent increase, potential relocation, February 15; memo from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re negotiations, organizing, NYEA activity, arbitrations and other legal actions, February 16; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re massive effort to organize elementary Catholic lay teachers in Nassau and Suffolk counties, prospects for new rental space, February 14; memo from John O'Leary re organizing NYC nurses, Catholic teachers on Long Island, February 25; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re impact of Yeshiva decision, anxiety created, doubts of success in organizing Cornell ILR adjuncts, increase in grievances, February 21; report from Ficcio re organizing, February 3; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern, re impasse at New Paltz, organizing at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, March 11; memo from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford), re negotiations, organizing, NYEA activities, successful conference, March 7; report on UUP from Evelyn Hartman, March 7; report by Ray Samson (Rochester) re organizing nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital, school-related personnel (non-teaching: secretaries, custodians, bus drivers), successful conferences, March 6; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re one remaining unsettled contract from 1979/80, rejection of contract at C.W. Post, organizing teacher aides at Freeport and Bellmore-Merrick, elementary Catholic school teachers, March 4; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re bargaining at Harpersville, Greenwood, Bainbridge-Guilford, organizing in Elmira, positive early contacts at Cornell University for non-exempt employees, attached Bear Facts newsletter and other campaign material, poster for conference, March 7; report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re successful negotiations workshop, good relationship with UUP staff liaison, March 10; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re negotiations by Westmoreland Teachers Association, Improper Practice charge against district for failing to bargain in good faith, excellent early settlement by New Hartford Teachers Association, potential problems in Herkimer, organizing Oneida County BOCES aides, EEOC complaint against NYS Teachers' Retirement System by retired teacher whose annuity was less than a similarly situated male, possible litigation, March 10; regional report from John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re smooth negotiations, membership increase, increase in arbitration load, very well attended workshops, March 5; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re organizing, negotiations, workshops, problems in two locals, March 6; report from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re transfer of Whitehall from SEIU to NYSUT, dues calculation, March 10

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Coordinator's Meeting
March 12, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; list of articles for discussion; associated materials including article reprints, newspaper clippings; monthly report of the NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes; report on Supreme Court's Yeshiva University decision, by John O'Leary

  57  
Coordinator's Meeting
February 8, 1980. Agenda and minutes; Executive Director's Report; materials re negotiations workshop; article reprints

  57  
Coordinator's Reports
January, 1980. Report from Ray Samson (Rochester) re organizing nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital, NYEA activity, attached correspondence with Rochester Teachers Association, February 4; report from Ron Uba (Western NY) re problems in organizing hospital nurses, February 7; report on UUP from Evelyn Hartman, re concerns over funding of SUNY, February 6; report by John DeGregorio (Suffolk) re runoff election at St. John's Hospital with 1199, competition with 1199 and Teamsters at Brunswick Hospital, negotiations, membership increase, successful workshops, January 30; report from Tony Ficcio (NYC) re LIU Faculty Federation grievances, organizing, February 1; report from Robert G. Klein (Elmsford) re negotiations, organizing at hospitals, collective bargaining election for Mt. Vernon Monitors & Aides, growth in membership, planned workshops, continuing arbitrations and other legal action, January 31; report from Robert J. Allen (North Country) re Potsdam, Plattsburgh, and Watertown negotiations, NYEA activity, organizing, arbitrations and other legal action, workshops, January 28; memo from Leon Lieberman (Albany) re settlements by Albany Public School Non-Instructional Employees Association, Hudson Falls Teachers Association, strike possibility by Mohonasen teachers, workshops, potential problems at several locals, membership growth, January 29; report from Frank Squillace (Syracuse) re organizing Cazenovia custodians, East Syracuse-Minoa secretaries, Syracuse Diocese Lay Faculty, negotiations, NYEA activity, workshops, problems at Onondaga Community College Federation and Onondaga-Madison BOCES Federation of Teachers, press conference with Al Shanker, January 30; report from Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier) re settlements in Binghamton and Johnson City, other bargaining status reports, organizing, workshops, attached newspaper clippings, Southern Tier Briefs newsletter, January 28; report from Howard Edelman (Nassau) re "disaster" in negotiations at BOCES, organizing Port Washington aides, Baldwin aides, Hicksville, Plainview, Long Island Secretaries, Manhasset Non-Teaching Personnel, turf battles for Catholic teachers, need for new printer for overworked secretarial staff, January 17; Mid-Hudson report from Stan Kern, re successful representation election against NYEA in Saugerties, organizing technical employees at St. Francis Hospital, need for more organizing staff if other locations (Vassar College and Culinary Institute of America) are to be affiliated, February 5; report from Vinnie Grove (Utica) re rejection of contract by Westmoreland Board of Education, Improper Practice charge, organizing, NYEA activity, February 5

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Working Conditions: Class Load (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

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Working Conditions: Class Load (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

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Working Conditions: Class Load (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Class Size (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Class Size (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Class Size (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Class Size (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Length of School Day (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Length of School Day (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

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Working Conditions: Non: Teaching Duties (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  58  
Working Conditions: Non: Teaching Duties (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  59  
Working Conditions: Non: Teaching Duties (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  59  
Working Conditions: Non: Teaching Duties (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  59  
Working Conditions: Vacancies (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  59  
Working Conditions: Vacancies (Arbitrations)
Summaries of arbitrations and full text of cases

  59  
UUP General
Correspondence, expense statements, newsletters; PERB decisions; membership totals by campus

  59  
UUP Higher Education Organizing (1 of 3)
Flyers re organizing at SUNY Plattsburgh, Oneonta, Old Westbury, Purchase, Farmingdale, New Paltz, Canton; confidential memos

  59  
UUP Higher Education Organizing (2 of 3)
Memos, flyers, newspaper clippings

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UUP Higher Education Organizing (3 of 3)
Memos, flyers, newspaper clippings

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UUP Higher Education Organizing Balloting
Instructions; challenge sheets; ballot counts; handwritten notes; PERB sample ballots

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UUP Higher Education Organizing Freedom Campaign Packet
Campaign packet (UUP Constitution and By-laws, history of UUP, flyers)

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UUP Higher Education Organizing New Member Welcome Packet
New member welcome packet (agreement, benefits brochure, UUP Constitution and By-laws, cover memo)

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UUP Higher Education Organizing
Memos

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UUP Downstate Medical Center
Flyers, newsletters/memoranda

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Coordinator's Memos
Memos to service center coordinators re use of telephones as it related to federal and state election campaign law, September 27; state Supreme Court Ungerer decision as it related to suspension without pay, September 21; original Commissioner's Decision, September 17; PERB board decision and order re reprimand of Ellenville Teachers Association president, September 21; PERB hearing officer's decision re Pierson Teachers Association (Sag Harbor district), September 21; Commission's Decision re Goldberg (Hicksville) re sick leave payment, September 16; Commissioner's Decision re Leibowitz (NYC) re seniority, September 16; flyer re increase in retirement benefit, September 20; description of retirement plan, September 10; memorandum of agreement re interest-free loans for striking teachers, September 10; state Supreme Court decision re Smith (Unadilla), stay of arbitration, September 10; state Supreme Court decision re Abissi (Johnson City) re illegal layoff, August 27; state Supreme Court decisions in Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, and Malone, re stays of arbitration, August 9; request to send information about NYEA activities to Paul Doyle as soon as possible, July 22; request from Jim Conti for names of locals that would definitely be going on strike in the fall, July 22; request that certain information be included in all requests for legal assistance for teachers, July 21; Court of Appeals/Appellate cases re Commissioner's Decisions (Tuller vs. Susquehanna Valley, Steele et al. vs. NYC, Meliti), with cover memo urging coordinators to read them carefully, July 20; Commissioner's Decisions in Grossman and Cadicamo, with cover memo, July 20; memo noting mandatory attendance at Presidents' Conference, July 16; memo noting Court of Appeals decisions re Yonkers Federation of Teachers and Long Beach, with attached opinions, July 12; court cases and cover memo re decisions in Poughkeepsie, Pordum, Rocker, and Candor, June 30; list of secondary locals approved for affiliation by NYSUT Board of Directors, June 23; personal and confidential memo to coordinators re picketing SUNY campuses in support of UUP, May 5; request for list and description of dismissed arbitration cases, for study with Cornell, April 30; request for negotiations assignments for field representatives and for notification of impasses as they occur, April 26; agenda and related materials for Coordinators Meeting of April 13; two state Supreme Court cases (Purcell v. UUP, arbitration award in Niagara Wheatfield District vs. Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association) and one Commissioner's Decision (Onondaga Indian Reservation School), with cover memo, February 9; list of budget analysis requests, with cover memo, January 12; meeting notices

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Merger Disaffiliation
Confidential memos re United Teachers-New York, NYSTA, January- March 1972; summary of merger concerns; NYSTA-proposed merger agreement; memo from Grand Island (Buffalo) Teachers Association favoring disaffiliation with NEA, 1975-76; list of NYSUT staff remaining with NEA as of 8 March 1976

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National Education Association
Legal memorandum for discussion by NEA, "A Federal Collective Bargaining Statute for Public Employees: Redesigning the NEA Proposal to Meet the Requirements of National League of Cities v. Usery, by Robert H. Chanin, Office of General Counsel, October 1976

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NYS School Boards Association
Letter from NYS Teachers' Retirement System to executive director of New York State School Boards Association re determination that retirement at age 55 would incur substantial additional cost, January 12

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NYS Teacher's Retirement System
Brochures re benefits under the NYS Employees' Retirement System for pre- and post 1973 members, and NYS Teachers' Retirement System; stenographic record of the 1976 Annual Delegates Meeting, NYS Teachers' Retirement System; Administrative Bulletin re opportunity to buy retirement credit for WWII veterans, August 15, 1977; related forms; NYSUT Retirement Bulletin, November 1978

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NYSUT Publication: The Copy Right
Newsletter for editors of NYSUT-affiliated organizations, with editorial tips

  60  
NYSUT Publication: New York Teacher
Memo re revised deadlines for official publication, requiring more lead time because of relocation of printing facilities as cost-savings measure

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NYSUT Publication: Our State
Copy of newsletter published by NYSUT

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NYSUT Publication: Update
Newsletter for local leaders of NYSUT

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Organizing General Information
Memo to Jim Conti from regional coordinator Frank Squillace re plans to organize Baldwinsville, August 25, with attached flyer and correspondence; PERB decisions

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Organizing Election/Organizing Cost
Memo to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from R. I. Allen re expenses associated with affiliation elections, per district 1976-77 fiscal year; AFT publication, Scottsdale Home Visitation Workshop or "Yes, We Make Housecalls," with telephone techniques; booklet, Election Guidelines: Information, re conventions, 1975

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Organizing Reports (Jim Conti)
August-September, 1977. Activity reports from Ron Uba (Buffalo), Ray Samson (Rochester), Ginny Stumpf, Leon Lieberman (Albany), John O'Leary, Jack Fallon, Tony Ficcio (NYC), Frank Squillace (Syracuse), Chuck Rodgers (Southern Tier), Vinnie Grove (Utica), Robert J. Allen (North Country), Sy Horowitz (Suffolk), and Robert G. Klein (Elmsford); handwritten notes

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PERB General Information
Letter to Jim Conti from arbitrator, requesting payment for services, threatening legal action, August 30, 1978; other invoices from arbitrators; PERB newsletters; PERB board decision and order re 23 demands of Orange County Community College Faculty, September 24, 1976; letter from counsel for NYS Office of Employee Relations to PERB deputy chair arguing that two Improper Practice charges were stale and should be dismissed, March 26, 1976; similar correspondence; PERB cases: Orange County Community College Faculty Association (board decision and order), Ellenville Central School District and William Lenard and the Ellenville Teachers Association (hearing officer's decision and recommended order), Jamestown Teachers Association (exceptions to hearing officer's report and recommendations), Board of Education of the Central School District No. 3 of the Towns of Amherst, Clarence and Cheektowaga (respondent's memorandum)

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PERB News from PERB Reports
Newsletters

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PERB: Subpoenas in PERB Recordings
Letter from PERB to NYSUT counsel, clarifying procedure for request for subpoena, November 21, 1973, with cover letters to NYSUT field staff

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Plattsburgh IV Workshop
Memo from John O'Leary evaluating Protecting Teacher Rights segment of Plattsburgh IV workshop

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School District: Taxpayer Rights to Inspect District Records
Excerpts from Commissioner's Regulations re financial accounting in school districts, Comptroller's Opinion, correspondence with president of Livonia Teachers Association, April 21, 1970

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School Finance
Overview of New York State's System for Financing Public Schools, by (NYS) Division of the Budget, November 2; City Schools in Fiscal Crisis: City School Districts and Their Constitutional Tax Limits 1977-78, May 1978, by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

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School Related Personnel
Memo to participants at the School Related Personnel (SRP) Conference, noting high satisfaction rate with conference, November 13; NYSUT Committee on Auxiliary Personnel Report on the Role of Paraprofessionals in School Systems; 1978 School Related Personnel Conference Summary of Evaluation Forms; responses to questionnaire about how locals were organized dues, relationship with teachers, other issues; confidential Report on School Related Personnel, including attached Report of Ad Hoc Committee for School Related Personnel; memo to Jim Conti and other NYSUT directors re SRP conference, listing suggestions, including changing name to Educational Support Personnel, November 14; memo from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to local presidents, inviting them to attend first statewide SRP conference, noting NYSUT would underwrite many of the costs, with attached registration form, September 19; Coordinators Recommendations on School Related Personnel, with cover memo, June 9

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Social Security
Booklet, "The Value of Social Security," by the Social Security Institute; booklet by the Social Security Administration, "Your stake in social security as a public employee"; memos by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, "Some Facts and Issues on Social Security," re impact of the withdrawal of a political entity from the Social Security system, as proposed by the City of New York, May 25, 1976; letter from NYS Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz to NYS Comptroller Arthur Levitt, noting that law barred political subdivisions from withdrawing from Social Security, October 3, 1977

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Special Education
Memo to Jim Conti requesting draft contract language for NYSUT locals for special education teachers, February 11; memo to Conti and others with questions re legal liability of teachers in Farmingdale and generally, who were asked to sign an individualized education plan for special education children, February 15

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Staff Assignments
Confidential memo from R. I. Allen to NYSUT executive director Vito DeLeonardis re staffing patterns at the Albany service center; schedules of attorneys at Elmsford and Long Island regional offices, 8/23/77; staff assignments for bargaining for 1977-78; fact sheet re Reduction in Force (RIF, elimination of positions) and how they affected tenured and probationary teachers

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State Aid: General Info
New York State Educational Conference Board Proposal for 1977-78 State Aid to Public Schools, January 1977; fact sheets prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, "What's Wrong with the Recommendation for State Aid to Education in the Executive Budget?" March 4, 1977, and Comparison of State Aid to School Districts under the Executive Budget Proposal and the Legislation Enacted March 31, 1977 (1976-77 to 1977-78), March 23, 1977; printout, Preliminary Estimate of 1977-78 State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Schools under Executive Budget Proposal, January 14, 1977; printout, 1976-77 State Aid for Elementary and Secondary Schools (Revised Estimates), prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, May 1976, with cover letter to local presidents from NYSUT second vice president Antonia Cortese, June 11, 1976; New York Teacher issue prepared for the NYS Legislature by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, "Facts about State Aid to Elementary and Secondary Schools," March 20, 1977; United Teachers Legislative Program 77, January 6, 1977

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Strikes: General Information
Memo to Vito DeLeonardis re strikes and crisis procedures, November 2, 1978; AFT strike training materials and cover letter, July 7, 1978; confidential management strike plan leaked from Mt. Vernon School District, with cover note to Jim Conti, suggesting it be distributed to other regional service centers, June 24, 1976; lists of school districts at impasse, July-August 1976; SEIU strike manual, "How to Conduct a Successful Strike," n.d.; transcript of taped discussion, "Can the Education of School Children Be Used as a Pawn in Settling Confrontations? Here and Now Discussion of Teachers' Strikes," n.d., Williamsville Central School District, Orchard Park Central School District, Erie County Educators Association; paper, A Comparison of Male and Female Teacher Attitudes Toward the September 1975 Niagara Falls, New York, Teachers' Strike, by Phyllis Forcucci: a research study submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement in Education 595: Research Methods and Techniques, State University College at Buffalo

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Suffolk: Middle County T.A. Grievance
Correspondence re problems with field representative

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Summer Institute
Index of booklet, "Public Employees in Court," with cover memo from author John O'Leary to Jim Conti, noting it was written for course in Buffalo and that Ray had the full copy, June 12, 1978

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Tax, Property: Equalization Rate
Booklet by State Board of Equalization and Assessment, "The Equalization Rate in the Property Tax: What It Is and What It Does," December 1976, with cover memo to field staff noting clarity of document, July 7, 1977

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Taylor Law
Concepts Involving Arbitration as a Means of Dispute Settlement in the Way of Taylor Law Revision; Taylor Law Revision; outline of presentation on Taylor Law for Coordinator's Meeting of November 19, 1976; amendments to Taylor Law adopted by PERB on May 14, 1976

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Teacher Centers
NYSUT Information Bulletin re federal teacher centers program, updated October 19, 1978

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Teachers: Employment Rights
List of employment rights, possibly contract language, n.d.

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Telephone
List of telephone equipment charges by department

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Tenure
State Education Department memo to district superintendents, school district administrators and attorneys re changes in procedures relating to charges against tenured personnel, advising that pending proceedings be deferred until applicability is clarified by legislature, June 22, 1977; State Education Department document re procedures for selection of 3020a panel members, June 1, 1977; form letter to nominees for hearing panel on charges brought against tenured teachers, October 12, 1977; memo from R. I. Allen re 3020a seminar, January 4, 1978; State Education Department document, The Rights of Tenured School District Employees to a Hearing on Charges Provided by Section 3020-A Education Law, June 1, 1977, with cover sheet, "New Tenure Hearings" and cover memo to coordinators and service centers, June 9, 1977; staff recommendations respecting tenure areas; document, "Tenure, Abolition, and Seniority Questions (under Baer)," compiled by Robert G. Klein for Coordinator's Meeting, May 12, 1976

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Tenure Panel
List of qualified neutrals provided by the American Arbitration Association to be utilized by the Commissioner of Education in 3020a hearings, June 1, 1977

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Training Programs
Brief document re field staff training program; memo re orientation session, need to develop a notebook of materials for future use, May 24, 1976

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U.S. Supreme Court Reports
Summary of case in U.S. Supreme Court Reports, Manuel Vaca et al. v. Niles Sipes

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Unemployment Insurance
Booklets from NYS Department of Labor, "A Guide to Employer Rights and Responsibilities under the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law: Handbook for Employers with Key Forms," 1978, and "Local Governments: Coverage under the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law," September 1977

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Unemployment Insurance Appeal Decisions
Booklet from NYS Department of Labor, "Unemployment Insurance Information for Claimants," 1978-79; memos from Jim Conti to coordinators

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UUP
Correspondence between UUP president Samuel Wakshull and PERB trial examiner John Crotty, NYSUT counsel James Sandner, and others, re SUNY representation election and other issues; UUP Financial Statement and other financial information, years ended August 31, 1978 and 1977; Labor Organization Annual Report; "Data Relative to New York State Community Colleges under SUNY Jurisdiction," prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, March 1977; Report of the Temporary State Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education in New York State, March 31, 1977; SUNY booklet, Policies of the Board of Trustees, 1975; campaign flyers and newsletters

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VOTE/COPE General Information
Material by VOTE-Committee on Political Education (COPE) of NYSUT: tentative schedule, 1978 VOTE/COPE Campaign, daily finance report as of close of day, December 30, 1977; expense report for year ended December 31, 1976; printout, VOTE/COPE Contribution Listing by Local Within Service Center as of December 31, 1977; resolution approved by NYSUT Board of Directors: Recommendation for Carey Endorsement [for governor], October 9, 1978; list of NYS congressional, Senate, and Assembly candidates, 1978 general election; list with winners circled, with cover memo, November 13; unofficial 1978 election results, noting political makeup of congressional delegation and state legislature, NYSUT endorsement record, 11/13/78; memo to NYSUT Board of Directors re suggested payroll deduction plan for VOTE/COPE, December 1, 1978

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Zip Code Policy i.e. releasing lists
Memo from R. I. Allen to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, seeking clarification of policy; correspondence with president of the North Rockland Teachers Association re need to obtain lists of NYC teachers living in zip code areas outside the city

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Administrative Committee
Summary of general observations on special board workshop on due process in 3020a procedures of June 8-9; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of September 27; agenda for Administrative Committee meeting of September 25, re goals for 1984-85, office pilfering, switchboard relief, and affirmative action; related memos re goals from NYSUT president Tom Hobart, chief counsel James Sandner, suggested Legislative Department program for 1985, goals for Field Services, public relations, New York Teacher, other departments; resolutions adopted by 1984 Representative Assembly and departments to which implementation was assigned; job description for assistant to the president; Reform Caucus Forum Report, Winter 1984 Delegate Assembly: UUP's NYSUT/AFT Affiliate Relations, with cover letter to Administrative Committee from Tom Hobart, June 14; agendas for Administrative Committee meetings of May 8 and April 10, with related department reports; statement of Ben J. Wattenberg, chairman, Coalition for a Democratic Majority, before the 1984 Democratic Platform Committee, April 9; testimony of Terry Herndon, president of Citizens Against Nuclear War, before the Platform Committee of the Democratic Party, April 9; memo to commissioners of United States Commission on Civil Rights re program recommendations for FY1984, with cover memo to Administrative Committee, February 1; results of local presidents questionnaire re NYSUT services, by Division of Research and Educational Services, November 12

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Board of Directors
Agenda for December 7-9 meeting; biographical description of James Williams (sic) Guthrie; Convention Committee and Executive Committee recommendations re potential sites for Representative Assembly, with attached timeline and agenda; President's Report to NYSUT Board of Directors, December 7; document prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, The New Part 100 of Commissioner's Regulations adopted by the Board of Regents at their November 16, 1984, meeting; NYSUT financial statements and supplementary financial information, year ended August 31, 1984; comparative balance sheets as of August 31 and July 31, 1984, and August 31, 1983, and as of September 30 and August 31, 1984, and September 30, 1983; NYSUT Benefit Trust progress report; memo to NYSUT president Tom Hobart and secretary-treasurer Herb Magidson re "Inside Your Schools" program report, November 19; memo from State Education Department to Board of Regents re renewable contracts for teachers, November 5; report to NYSUT Board of Directors from coordinator for NYSUT retirees, re large increase in retired membership, but noting failure by many locals to bill dues to retired members, December 4; New York Times clippings re national standards proposal, teacher warranties, November 14, December 4; memo re new area code for Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, November 26; list of Regents' Action Plan proposals, NYSUT positions on the proposals, and regulatory outcomes; letter to Board of Directors from Tom Hobart re next (January 20-21) meeting, with attached materials: NYSUT brochure, "Organized Labor's Foreign Policy: Freedom of Association," with cover letter from NYSUT second vice president Toni Cortese, certified independent audit of NYSUT 1982-83 fiscal year, with cover letter from secretary-treasurer Herb Magidson; summary of actions of Board of Directors meeting of January 20-21, with attached approved statement, NYSUT Response to Education Reform Initiatives in New York State and NYSUT Discussion Paper on the Board of Regents' Proposed Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York; memo re changes in Board of Directors directory, January 10; agenda for January 20-21 meeting; minutes of Board of Directors meeting of October 21-22, 1983; Executive Committee minutes, September 15, November 10, and December 8, 1983, and January 5, 1984; guidelines on vendor access to NYSUT activities; memo re image development campaign expenditures, December 5

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Executive Committee
Agenda of May 31 meeting; Executive Committee minutes of April 6; NYSUT comparative balance sheet as of April 30, March 31, and August 31; membership analysis; resolutions referred to Board of Directors by Representative Assembly, with recommendations by NYSUT president Tom Hobart for committees, May; background material re pay equity; agenda of Executive Committee of April 6 and associated reports; list of NYSUT-endorsed candidates for delegate and alternate to the 1984 Democratic National Convention; membership analysis; comparative balance sheets as of February 29 and January 31, 1984, and August 31, 1983; vita of Harry Lampman; Facts about the Employee Assistance Program, NYSUT and CSEA; NYSUT Proposal for State Aid and Education Reform in NYS 1984-85, prepared for NYSUT Board of Directors, March 2-3, 1984; addendum to draft of NYSUT policy on the Regents' Action Plan to Improve Elementary and Secondary Education Results in New York, March 3, 1984; draft policy; overview of revisions to Regents' Action Plan; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of February 16 meeting

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Coordinator's Memos
Memos to service center coordinators re field service goals, April 27, 1984; implications for negotiations after legal cases including Sweet Home decision (attached), June 9, 1983; new presidents conference, June 5, 1983; BOCES promotional brochure (copy attached), June 1, 1983; text of U.S. Supreme Court decision, Connick v. Myers, and summary of Smith v. Wade, with cover letter from Jim Conti recommending that all field representatives read them for relevance to public employees' First Amendment rights, May 27, 1983; memo from Jim Conti re New York Times article re voluntarism as means of reducing the public workforce, May 23, 1983; request for suggestions for any changes to arbitration summary sheets, used for inputting information to database, May 18, 1983; suggested contract provisions to be used when negotiating for check-off for NYSUT Benefit Trust, May 10, 1983; photocopy of report by National Commission on Excellence in Education to the Secretary of Education, "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," April 26, 1983; New York Times article on reaction by Al Shanker, May 1, 1983, with cover letter from Jim Conti, calling the report "the biggest thing that's happened to education in the United States since Sputnik," with potential to create some of the biggest problems; confidential memo soliciting comments re next PSA contract, April 28, 1983; memo from R. I. Allen soliciting budget requests, noting planned purchase of microcomputers for each office, April 19, 1983; request from the Guam Federation of Teachers for information re potential arbitrator from New York, Don Mullaney, March 31, 1983; memo re new AFT guidelines for expense reimbursement, April 14, 1983; memo from Jim Conti announcing that he had returned and would be visiting regional offices, April 13, 1983; memo re accounting procedure for billing, April 8, 1983; memo with attached material re efforts to contain health insurance costs, April 7, 1983; brochure by the NYS Bar Association, The Clients' Security Fund, re agency established by NYS to provide a remedy of last resort for victims of dishonest attorneys, with cover memo, March 31, 1983; memos requesting confirmation of local welfare funds, March 1983; memo requesting early notification of any legal problems, March 24, 1983; memos re various staff training programs, including brochure for NYSUT Effective Teaching Program; NYSUT Information Bulletins re 1983-84 school calendar and regulations re length of school day, NYS Health Insurance Program; memo re coordination of distribution of materials to locals; memo re accounting procedure for workshops, January 4, 1983; memo re statewide health insurance, November 23, 1982, with attached Memorandum of Understanding between the State of New York and Public Employees Federation (PEF) requiring employee contribution to plan; memos re stationery, business cards, reporting absences or overtime, other housekeeping items; memo to general counsels and coordinators re recent Triborough legislation re categories qualifying for Improper Practice charges, September 15, 1982; memo asking for status of organizing efforts for per-diem substitutes, September 14, 1982; list of dates for potential AFT staff assignments by regional office, September 10, 1982; memo re upcoming meeting to discuss strategies for input into a Regents-authorized study of salaries at schools for children with handicapping conditions (Special Act Schools and 4201 and 853 Schools), August 24, 1982; memo reminding coordinators that phone banks should be re-established in anticipation of political activities, July 27, 1982; confidential memo from Jim Conti to coordinators asking for close cooperation with coordinator of organizing, John O'Leary, outlining procedure, January 28, 1982

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Coordinator's Reports Raymond G. Ratte
Reports re training activities

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Albany Regional Office: General Information
Materials re proposed consolidation of Schalmont, Mohonasen and Draper School Districts, June 14, 1984; notice of disaffiliation of Schalmont Non-Instructional Employees Association from NYSUT, August 6, 1984; Improper Practice cases; status of negotiations assignments of staff; memo re early retirement incentive, with attached text of legislation, August 16, 1984

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Albany Regional Office Leon Lieberman Coordinator's Reports
Memo to Leon Lieberman from R. I. Allen, questioning work activities of two field representatives as reflected in activity reports, June 20, 1983; coordinator's reports from Leon Lieberman to Vito DeLeonardis, 1984

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Elmsford Regional Office General Info
Determination dismissing complaint filed with state Human Rights Division against NYSUT, July 17, 1984; memo from field representative to NYSUT counsel James Brady re complaint against president and negotiating team of Mahopac Teachers Association by a teacher over reduced sick bank benefit in new contract, June 21, 1984; materials re Peekskill Faculty Association, including PERB administrative law judge decision, state Supreme Court summons and complaint, correspondence re legal representation for NYSUT staff, March-May 1984, exceptions to the hearing officer's decision and recommended order, July 1983; description of self-funding by employer for benefit such as health insurance, guidelines for negotiating into contract; campaign flyers by NEA re East Ramapo non-instructional staff representation election, February 1984; memo re automatic payroll deduction at East Ramapo district for political action committee, statewide implications, November 8, 1983; letter of offer to Elmsford staff member Tony Wildman from Cornell ILR School to teach a course, with attached permission from NYSUT Field Services Director R. I. Allen, August-November 1983; memo from state Department of Civil Service re unified coordination of health insurance benefits system, August 8, 1983; notification from NYSUT secretary-treasurer to Organization of Pius Employees that they would be disaffiliated if dues were not received, September 20, 1983

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Elmsford Robert Klein Coordinator's Reports
Coordinator's reports re negotiations, organizing, workshops, predictions that membership will increase

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Mid: Hudson Regional Office General Office
List of candidate endorsements, August 23, 1984; confidential memo re Jeffersonville-Youngsville strike assessment, including bargaining history, timeline of strike activities, May 29, 1984; PERB hearing officer's decision in Jeffersonville-Youngsville school district Improper Practice charge, July 22, 1983; unattributed document, "Crisis Management" (guide for escalating a situation to create a crisis); memo to Jan Conti describing difficult negotiator, April 10, 1984; memos re Dutchess County United Teachers Council; NEA-NY newsletter Issues, re Dutchess BOCES impasse, May 25, 1984; memos re Mid-Hudson Summer Leadership Conference; memos re other conferences and training programs; memo re membership projections at various school districts, April 17, 1984; arbitrator's award and opinion in the matter of Dutchess United Educators and Dutchess Community College, with cover letter from Jan Conti to Jim Conti, January 4, 1984; form letter sent to all locals in Mid-Hudson region, re threat of tuition tax credits, February 16, 1984; survey results of participants in PERB seminar, ranking the most important characteristics of mediators, December 1, 1983; memo to Jim Conti from NYSUT counsel Bernard Ashe re layoff of teachers at Saugerties school district, September 14, 1983; opinion and Award of arbitrator in Onteora Central School District/Teachers Association grievance re drivers education, with request for reversal, July 20, 1983

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Mid: Hudson Jan Conti Coordinator's Reports
Coordinator's reports re settlements, impasses, strike at Jeffersonville- Youngsville Faculty Association, organizing, training

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Nassau Regional Office General Office
Memo to Vito DeLeonardis, Jim Conti, and R. I. Allen from coordinators James Gaspari, Frank Squillace, and John O'Leary, recommending revisions to crisis reimbursement policy, June 22, 1984; revised recommendations, October 26, 1984; letter from James Gaspari to NYSUT president Tom Hobart, advising him of his intention not to send Nassau local presidents attached letter from Farmingdale Federation of Teachers protesting dues increase, September 26, 1984; memo to presidents and delegates re highlights of Board of Directors meeting of September 22, 1984; monthly coordinators' reports from James Gaspari (Nassau), November 15, 1984, and Jan Conti (Mid-Hudson), November 26, 1984; Nassau Community College Adjunct Faculty Association Vanguard newsletter election issue (anti-NYSUT), October 1984; draft of letter to the president of the Nassau BOCES Council of Teachers re invitation to attend rally, with cover memos from James Gaspari to Jim Conti, and from Jim Conti to Tom Hobart, May 1983; PERB board decision and order in the matter of Nassau BOCES and Nassau BOCES Central Council of Teachers, February 10, 1984; schedule of staff reassignment of locals arising from maternity leave of one field representative, related correspondence, October-November, 1983; agenda and report of staff meeting of October 24, 1983; Improper Practice charges against Lynbrook and Farmingdale school districts; PERB hearing officer's decision in matter of East Meadow Teachers' Association and East Meadow Union Free School District, June 3, 1983; letter from NYSUT first vice president Kenneth Deedy to John Meehan, president of the Adjunct Faculty Association of Nassau Community College, re meeting of committee formed to resolve differences between AFA and NYSUT, May 10, 1983

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Nassau John Gaspari Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports, re efforts to organize adjunct faulty at Nassau Community College, rivalry with Adjunct Faculty Association, with attached anti-NYSUT AFA newsletter, Vanguard

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NYC Regional Office General Info
Post hearing brief submitted on behalf of the Long Island University Faculty Federation to the Regional Director before the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2, in the matter of Long Island University, employer-petitioner, and Long Island University Faculty Federation, Local 3998, affiliated with NYSUT, AFT

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Potsdam Regional Office (North County) General Information
Memo to Jim Conti re concern about shortened salary schedule at Saranac Lake local, July 11, 1984; handwritten notes (by Jim Conti?) on St. Regis strike, February 22, 1984; report on North Country staff meeting, from R. I. Allen to Vito DeLeonardis, October 6, 1983; memos re dispute with Social Security Administration over refunds for FICA withholdings on tax-sheltered annuities, May-September 1983

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Potsdam (North County) Robert J. Allen Coordinator's Reports
Coordinator's reports re negotiations for school-related personnel at various locals; impact of Fort Drum expansion on local schools, anticipated to be greater than construction of St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s; impact of cuts in dairy price supports on attitudes of farmers, many of whom sat on school boards, toward teacher salaries, October-December

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Organizing John O'Leary Coordinator's Reports
Monthly reports on organizing at hospitals, community colleges

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Organizing Correspondence
Letter of rejection to candidate for Joint State UUP Labor Management Committee

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Rochester Regional Office General Information
Memo from R. I. Allen re needed renovations to Rochester office space, October 5, 1984; memo from coordinator Ray Samson to Vito DeLeonardis re NYSUT organizing attempts against NEA-NY locals, July 6, 1984; announcement of dinner honoring state Commissioner of Labor Lillian Roberts, receiving the 1984 Humanitarian Award; memos, agreements, PERB decision, and related materials re comparable pay issue at Spencerport re girls' track coach, Human Rights Division complaint, January-August, 1984; compilation of survey on NYSUT services; correspondence re failure to negotiate a contract by Greece United Substitute Teachers Organization (GUSTO), August-November 1984; tally of GUSTO election results, July 12, 1983; projected 1984-85 membership figures, by local, April 17, 1984; workshop agendas re public relations, SRPs; lengthy anti-NEA letter from Sen. Steve Symms, promoting Heritage Foundation, November 21, 1983; anti-NYSUT flyer from NEA, sent selectively to East Irondequoit teachers, with cover note to Jim Conti, December 1983; correspondence re unemployment insurance appeal case, October 1983; letter from NYSUT counsel to teacher and Korean War veteran in Rochester seeking representation against the NYS Teachers Retirement System for preferential benefit for WWII veterans, claiming violation of rights under constitutional equal protection clause, June 20, 1983; PERB hearing officer's decision in Spencerport Improper Practice charge, May 20, 1983; article and memo re job sharing, April 1983, with document, "Working Together Learning Together," an evaluation of a Partnership Teaching Pilot Project, re experience at the Chisholm School, 1978; memo re organizing tutors at Rochester City School District, April 22, 1983; PERB decision of director in Greece Central School District case re certification of representation petition by GUSTO, May 3, 1983; Rochester Regional Educational Conference program, April 22, 1983

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Rochester Ray Samson Coordinator's Reports
Activity reports re negotiations, organizing; spreadsheet of planned activities; letter from Canandaigua Custodial-Maintenance Association, notifying of disaffiliation from NYSUT, April 18; letter to organizing coordinator John O'Leary re decision not to attempt organization campaign for Wayne Central school-related personnel, December 11; program for Collective Bargaining Conference '85

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Southern Regional Tier Office (Vestal) General
Form Certificate of Resolution of the Board of Education Regarding a Joint Municipal Activity Health and Dental Insurance, with attached Rules of the Joint Administrative Body in Relation to the Cooperative Health Insurance Arrangement of the Broome-Tioga County Area School Districts; memos from Legislative Department re early retirement incentive, with cover note to Jim Conti from Chuck Rodgers asking why they were being sent to locals and field offices, October 1984; newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs, November 1984; newspaper clipping from the Ithaca Journal, "The UAW and Cornell: The relationship remains unclear," August 17, 1984; PERB decision of administrative law judge in Charlotte Valley Central School District re unilateral requirement that Charlotte Valley Teachers Association meetings held on school property be open to the public, July 11, 1984; correspondence with state Insurance Department re Broome-Tioga County Area School District Joint Administration of Health Insurance Arrangements, July- August 1984; memo from Jim Conti to Chuck Rodgers re opinion of NYSUT counsel re Horseheads creation of two part-time home economics positions for the junior and senior high schools, July 1984; memo from Jim Conti granting permission to file Improper Practice charge against Corning-Painted Post school district, June 19, 1984; correspondence with consultant Martin E. Segal Company re Tier III retirement supplement, from president of Malone Federation of Teachers, May 23, 1984, and with Jim Conti re Clinton, Essex, Warren, and Washington Counties BOCES re Blue Shield Par Plus health plan, June 7, 1984; PERB board decision and order re Whitney Point Central School District violation of Taylor Law re probationary teachers, May 11, 1984; PERB decision of administrative law Judge in Whitney Point Improper Practice charge re retroactive application of condition of employment, February 7, 1984; state Supreme Court brief, Lippman et al. v. Board of Education of Sewanhaka Central High School District, October 17, 1983; correspondence re certification for driver education teacher at Harpursville district, December 1982-December 1983; invitation to legislative workshop re Governor's budget and Regents Action Plan, from NYS Association of College Admissions Counselors and NYS Counseling Association, January 3, 1984; correspondence re settlement of 3020a case at Bainbridge-Guilford district, December 20, 1983-January 1984; materials re legislative intent of amendment to Education Law enabling school districts to contract for group insurance, re Improper Practice charge at Windsor district, 1961-1983; related report of PERB fact- finder; memo re strategy for challenging NEA locals, to be coordinated with NYSUT media campaign, December 8, 1983; letter notifying of disaffiliation from NYSUT of Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Employees' Association, October 20, 1983; related memo re cost of dues, September 1983; memos re seniority issue at Owego Appalachin district, June 1983; arbitration award re Bainbridge-Guilford Central School and related memos, July 1983; PERB appointment of fact-finder in case of Unatego Central School District and Unatego Non-Teaching Association, may 6, 1983; appeals court (Gargiul v. Liverpool Central School District) and arbitration briefs; list of locals eligible for affiliation with the Tri-County Labor Council, May 26, 1983

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Southern Regional Tier Office (Vestal) Charles Rodgers Coordinator's Reports
List of recent contract settlements, November 13; list of locals with contracts settled after August 1984, with chief negotiators and field reps, November 13; list of locals in Syracuse Regional Office area that settled contracts since September 1, 1984, November 12, 1984; monthly reports from Chuck Rodgers re current developments in Broome-Tioga County area schools, bargaining, organizing efforts against NEA locals, with attached newsletter, Southern Tier Briefs, Proposed Rules of the Joint Administrative Body in Relation to the Cooperative Health Insurance Arrangement of the Broome-Tioga County Area School Districts, revised June 19, 1984

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Suffolk Regional Office General Information
Memo to John DeGregorio from R. I. Allen requesting clarification of various points in his activity reports, questioning activities of field representatives, noting overall "skimpy" nature of reports, June 20, 1983; confidential memo from John DeGregorio to Tom Hobart, listing locals and relationship with attorneys, December 12, 1984; memo from DeGregorio to local presidents re planned distribution of computers to all offices, with attached questionnaire re software, equipment, and training desired, November 8, 1984; memo from DeGregorio to R. I. Allen re Suffolk Community College crisis negotiations, December 12; memo from DeGregorio re locals that agreed to early retirement program, December 12, 1984; memo from DeGregorio re changes to NYS health insurance program, cutback in coverage for outpatient mental health services, impact on EAP utilization, with related materials, including letters from members protesting the change, October 1984; inquiry to NYSUT legal staff re transfer of teacher in Smithtown, September 4, 1984; descriptions of job duties for field representatives; AFT election result form for Half Hollow Hills Substitute Teachers Association, May 23, 1984; related memo, May 24; collective bargaining agreement between United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk and NYSUT United Center Employees Association, April 1, 1984, to March 31, 1987, with cover letter to Jim Conti from John DeGregorio, June 14, 1984; letter from Amityville Teachers' Association requesting that NYSUT form a coalition of locals to seek help from the state for massive investment losses by school districts as a result of bankruptcy of Lion Capital Associates, a firm dealing in government securities, May 29, 1984; related memo to regional office coordinators, June 1; related remarks by Gordon Ambach, Commissioner of Education, before the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, May 23, 1984; related newspaper clipping from Education Week, May 23; highlights of Board of Directors meeting of March 2- 4, 1984; memos re membership turnover on Wyandanch school district, January 1984; description of potential Improper Practice charges in Middle Country School District, January 1984; form from state Department of Labor, Report of Collective Bargaining Settlement in New York State, with request from Jim Conti to return it with requested information, December 1983; PERB hearing officer's decision in Suffolk BOCES II case re paraprofessionals, with handwritten cover memo to Jim Conti, September 1, 1983; anti-NYSUT flyer mailed by NEA to locals in Amityville and Three Villages, both in crisis bargaining, with cover letter from John DeGregorio to Jim Conti, September 7, 1983

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Suffolk John DeGregoris Coordinator's Reports
Reports re negotiations at Suffolk Community College and Bayshore, organizing, staffing, workshops

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Syracuse Regional Office General Info
NYSUT Syracuse Regional Office Operations Annual Report 1980-1991; picketing guidelines, with cover memo, July 23, 1984; memo from NYSUT counsel re seniority status of teacher at Skaneateles school district, July 18, 1984; Syracuse Post-Standard clipping re rise of organizing by substitute teachers, May 31, 1984; memo from NYSUT legal counsel re tenure status of Port Byron teacher, May 14,1984; memo re certification of West Genesee Substitute Teachers Association, May 2, 1984; related ballot tally and certification by PERB and other materials; memo re per diem substitute teachers at West Genesee, April 24, 1984; inquiry to NYSUT legal department re whether use of teacher aides for study hall supervision was legal, April 9, 1984; memo from Syracuse coordinator Frank Squillace to organizing coordinator John O'Leary re concern about stability of Benjamin Rush Employees Union as bargaining agent and its affiliation with NYSUT, possibility of new owner of hospital, attempt to decertify, need for workshop, March 9, 1984; notification of hearings by state Senator Jim Donovan, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, re school aid/tuition tax credits, February 16, 1984; materials re claim for payment by attorney in Heinrich v. Marcellus Central School District case, September 1983; memo to local presidents advising that they do not release lists of members' names to third parties, September 16, 1983; memos re age discrimination issue at Jamesville-DeWitt school district, seeking challenge to policy of automatically cancelling health insurance to teachers, active or retired, upon reaching 65 years of age, May

  62  
Syracuse Frank Squillace Coordinator's Reports
List of locals that settled contracts since September 1, 1984, November 12, 1984; activity reports re negotiations, organizing North Syracuse bus drivers, dues collection problem at Benjamin Rush hospital, in arrears for two years for thousands of dollars, political activity, October-December

  62  
Utica Regional Office General Info
Minutes of NEA-NY Community College Council meeting of September 22, 1984, with cover memos; letter from NEA-NY Community College Council to Mohawk Valley Community College Faculty Association president, inviting him to meeting, October 30, 1984; letter from consultant Martin E. Segal Company noting deleterious effect of legislation on collectively bargained 501(c)(9) trust funds, April 20, 1984; memo from R. I. Allen to Utica regional coordinator Vinnie Grove re assignment of field reps to assist AFT, February 15, 1984; memo re unusual aspects of Remsen contract settlement, May 13, 1983

  62  
Utica Vinnie Grove Coordinator's Reports
Reports re negotiations, school district mergers, high asbestos levels at Middle School in Camden district, concern over possible merit-based award program at Cherry Valley school district

  62  
UUP General Info
UUP at Canton Newsletter, November 16, 1983; memo from Canton chapter president outlining problems with faculty sabbatical leaves

  62  
Western NY (Buffalo) Regional Office General Info
List of locals that settled recently, November 21, 1984; President's Report and Provocator newsletters of NEA-affiliated Buffalo Teachers Federation; letter from Al Shanker to Tom Hobart, noting grant of $7000 from AFT to NYSUT, September 10, 1984; agenda for meeting of November 14, 1984, of SRP (School-Related Personnel) Council of Western NY, with attached minutes of meeting of September 19, 1983; summary of summer meetings in E.D. 1. September 14, 1984; letter to information services director, Erie County I BOCES, from several local presidents and E.D. directors, expressing concern over planned Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center, July 20, 1984, with cover memo to local presidents in E.D. 1, 2, and 4; coordinator's report from Ron Uba, November 27, 1984; schedule for "Inside Your Schools" cable program, October 30, 1984; letter from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western NY re Chautauqua County Medical Benefits Plan rate increase, June 25, 1984; letter from teacher from Amherst Central School System re determination of seniority status vs teacher with identical start date, layoff, September 6, 1984; NY Times clipping re U.S Supreme Court ruling that seniority was higher criterion than race in layoff decisions, June 13, 1984; survey by public opinion research firm Peter D. Hart Associates re attitudes about teaching, with cover memo from Ron Uba re potential use in Buffalo area, March 2, 1984; newsletter of NYSUT Retirees of Western NY, The NYSUT Retiree, with cover letter to local presidents from chair of Retirees Organizing Committee, noting upcoming activities, February 27, 1984; memo re strategies to affiliate the Buffalo Federation of Teachers with NYSUT, January 30, 1984; mailgrams and related correspondence requesting legal assistance from NYSUT for teacher laid off in Cheektowaga-Sloan Central School District, September 1983-January 4, 1984; handwritten notes of December 8, 1983, meeting re organizing efforts in Buffalo; letter from Western NY coordinator Ron Uba to president of Niagara Falls Teachers re recommended response to layoffs, elimination of special teachers, reduced elementary preparation time and resulting increase in duties re special subjects, need for task force and survey, December 13, 1983; memo from Ron Uba to Jim Conti requesting information supporting assertion that NEA was anti-AFL-CIO, in preparation for meeting with Buffalo AFL-CIO Executive Board, December 12, 1983; PERB board decision and order re Cheektowaga-Maryvale Union Free School District and hearing officer's decision that district had violated Taylor Law, September 27, 1978; handwritten notes re Western NY Regional Office staff meetings, November 2 and May 24, 1983; list of NEA locals in eight counties in Western NY, December 8, 1983; notification from Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board that tape of hearing before administrative law judge in Pembroke school district case had been lost and therefore decision was rescinded, and new hearing had to be held, November 16, 1983; materials re upcoming meetings of Industrial Relations Research Association and Retirees Organizing Committee, October 1983; agenda for negotiations and contract enforcement workshop, October 12, 1983; memo to Vito DeLeonardis from R. I. Allen reporting on September 14 staff meeting of Western NY office, September 19, 1983; confidential memo from Jim Conti to Ron Uba, praising his role in Cattaraugus County BOCES representation election, June 24, 1983; similar letters to field staff and president-elect of new local; PERB consent agreement re Cattaraugus BOCES, May 20, 1983; related campaign materials; exchange of memos between Ron Uba and Jim Conti re Sweet Home arbitration award re transfer of teachers, May-June 1983; materials re possible disaffiliation of LeRoy Teachers Association, including flyer promoting NYSUT, May 1983; memo to local presidents from Western NY Board of Directors requesting expressions of support for striking Nurses United, affiliated with Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, May 13, 1983

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Western NY (Buffalo) Sweet Home
Material re representation election vs NEA

  62  
Western NY (Buffalo) Regional Office Ron Uba Coordinator's Reports
Monthly coordinator's reports re negotiations at several locals, including list of open contracts as of June 30, 1983; organizing, workshops, Mondale presidential campaign; memo to Ron Uba re organizing against NEA in Southern Tier, with attached anti-NEA article from Reader's Digest, May 9, 1984; newspaper clippings criticizing NYSUT for holding its convention in Toronto, including rebuttal from Tom Hobart, noting anti-union policies of Buffalo Hilton, March-April; Sweet Home election materials

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Leaves: Sick (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  62  
Leaves: Sick (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  62  
Leaves: Sick (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  62  
Leaves: Sick (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  62  
Leaves: Unpaid (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  62  
Leaves: Vacation (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Leaves: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Leaves: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Custom and Past Practice (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Custom and Past Practice (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Maintenance of Program (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Maintenance of Standards (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Maintenance of Standards (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Summer School (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Summer School (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Unit Questions (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  63  
Miscellaneous: Unit Questions (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Miscellaneous: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Miscellaneous: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Just Cause (Arbitrations) (1 of 2)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Just Cause (Arbitrations) (2 of 2)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Just Cause (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Just Cause (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Just Cause (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Personnel File (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  64  
Job Security: Personnel File (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Promotions (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Probations (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Seniority (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Seniority (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Subcontracting (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Subcontracting (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Subcontracting (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Teacher Protection (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Tenure (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Tenure (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  65  
Job Security: Other (Arbitrations)
Arbitration summaries re grievances

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
August 14, 1996. Agenda; blank agreement for employees with East Islip Union School District; letter from Al Shanker re rise in apparent hate crimes, burnings of predominantly black churches and those whose leadership had spoken out against intolerance, fund by AFT to help rebuild, July 2, 1996, with attached New York Times clipping; letter from American Cancer Society re SmokeLess States campaign, supporting higher tobacco excise tax among other policies, August 7; memo from New York Healthy Schools Network, urging endorsement of Clean Air, Clean Water Bond Act, August 9; materials from New York State School Boards Association re tenure, including commentary by president, schedule of public forums

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
June 13, 1996. Agenda; memo re Goals 2000 and NYC share of funds, June 13; notes on Regents meeting of June 12; related document from State Education Department, "Supplemental Questions & Answers Raising Standards, Building Local Capacity, and Reporting Results"; memos re New York Coalition for Ad-Free Education

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting (Chuck Santelli)
June 13, 1996. NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of May 16; NYSUT Building Corporation Board of Director's meeting agenda of June 13; memo to NYSUT Executive Committee from president Tom Hobart recommending members for Ad Hoc Task Force on School Funding, June 13, with attached resolution by Representative Assembly, urging creation of task force; NYSUT Committee Nominations, 1996-1998, by Executive Committee; list of requests for affiliation; NYSUT dues forecast; confidential salary schedule for supervisory and other confidential employees; Report of the NYSUT Task Force on New Members; bid summary for 1999 Representative Assembly convention at Niagara Falls, including status of union employment of service workers; Associated Press (AP) text of article, "Regents Approving New History Curriculum for New York Schools," June 13; draft Report on Proposals for a 12-Month School Year, by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; draft versions of two school report cards provided from the State Education Departments, with cover letter from NYSUT second vice president Antonia Cortese to NYSUT Executive Committee, June 13; draft of letter from Cortese to Education Commissioner Richard Mills re possible pitfalls of proposed school report cards, June 12; newspaper clippings re impact of state budget cuts on schools; letter from New York State School Boards Association to president of the Rochester Teachers Association re presentation at summer academy, "Educational Standards: Preparing for the Future," with attached agenda, May 9

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting (Chuck Santelli)
May 16, 1996. Agenda; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of April 18; schedule of Executive Committee & Board of Directors meetings 1996-1997; notes on New York Coalition for Ad-Free Education; letter to the editor of the Albany Times Union from NYSUT vice president Alan Lubin, responding to letter from Republican state Senator Michael Nozzolio's letter responding to Democratic Assemblyman Ed Sullivan's letter re state budget, May 9; two special issues of newsletter, NYSUT Legislative Update, re retirees' health insurance and pension supplementation, May 10; report on state aid, prepared by NYSUT Legislative Department, Committee of 100, May 13-14, 1996; report, New York State Tax Cuts: "Promise or Peril?" Committee of 100, May 13-14, 1996; Briefing Bulletin prepared for the NYSUT Board of Directors and Staff, May 1996; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, May 1996; memo to NYSUT officers re preliminary 3020a reform study, May 15; Change New York press release, "Teachers, Not Pupils, Get Most of School Aid, CHANGE-NY Analysis Finds, May 9; draft executive summary, Analysis of EAI's [Education Alternatives, Inc.] Proposals to Wappingers Central School District, prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services, May 1996; State Education Department New York State Elementary School Report Card: Prototype for Typical Suburban School, draft April 24, 1996

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
April 18, 1996. Agenda; confidential memorandum re State Education Department's draft legislative proposal re preschool special education, April 18; memo re summary of proposed position on preschool special education proposals, April 18; confidential memorandum re reducing costs in preschool special education programs, April 10; text of draft legislation re special education programs, April 10; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, April 1996; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of February 29; NYSUT Financial Statements as of March 31, 1996; newspaper clippings re tenure, racial remark by Yonkers coach, March-April; AFT 1996 proposed constitutional amendments; 1996 Representative Assembly Report on Attendance; summary of 1996 RA delegate evaluations, April 18; Fiscal Policy Institute briefing paper: "Off Target: Assessing the Economic, Social and Fiscal Implications of Governor Pataki's Executive Budget"

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
February 1996. Agendas for meetings of February 2 and 29; memo re conversion of sick leave for pay, February 19; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of January 16; nomination materials for SRP (School-Related Personnel) Employee of the Year, February 2; proposed special order of business: NYSUT Response to the Commissioner's Proposal to Phase Out Regents Competency Tests; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, February 1996

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
January 16, 1996. Agenda; draft NYSUT Response to the Commissioner's Proposal to Phase Out Regents Competency Tests; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, January 1996; memo re 1996-97 Executive Budget Proposal, December 20, 1995; draft special order of business: Recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards, January 12; Special Order of Business #2: Regents Examinations and State Standards, adopted by the 1995 Representative Assembly, March 1985; confidential draft no. 1: Teaching as Profession, comparing NYSUT proposals with current status; affiliation requests

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
December 1, 1995. Report of Committee to Review Responsibilities of Board Members; confidential Issues for Discussion: Mandatory Continuing Education; Relationship between Time and Learning; affiliation requests

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
November 16, 1995. Agenda; NYSUT Executive Committee minutes of October 19, 1995; list of date changes for meetings of Executive Committee and Board of Directors, November 16; affiliation requests; NYSUT Regents' Report Card, by Division of Research and Educational Services; memo from President Tom Hobart to Executive Committee, listing constitutional amendment and resolutions committees and chairs for 1996 Representative Assembly

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
October 19, 1995. Agenda; School Revenues: Selected Issues (for discussion only), prepared for NYSUT Executive Committee; resolutions re public school finance, school budget votes, and educational funding; letter to Al Shanker from executive director of Council of the Great City Schools, October 2, 1995; highly critical letter from Shanker in reply, October 10; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, October 1995; report from Public Agenda, "Assignment Incomplete: The Unfinished Business of Education Reform"; newspaper clippings; draft report of the Task Force on the NYSUT Representative Assembly; NYSUT Briefing Bulletins prepared for Board of Directors and staff, re 1995 New York Court of Appeals Decision on School Finance, Mandatory Continuing Education; confidential memo re UFT coordination, September 13

  66  
Executive Committee Meeting
September 8, 1995. Agenda; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report, September 1995; draft NYSUT Employees' Retirement Plan amendment; tentative program and related information re 1996 Representative Assembly; confidential salary schedule for supervisory and other confidential employees; memo re PSA tentative agreement, September 8; list of Political Action Committee members; agenda of NYSUT Building Corporation Board of Directors meeting of December 8, 1995, with attached minutes of annual membership meeting of June 27, 1995, and balance sheet

  66  
Management Meeting 6/26/97
June 26, 1997. Agenda; job summary for labor relations specialist; presentation points re NYSUT Retiree Health Insurance

  66  
Management Meeting 12/14/95
December 14, 1995. Memo to executive assistants from President Tom Hobart re Management meeting of December 14

  66  
Management Meeting 9/24/95
September 24, 1995. Memo to managers re terms of NYSUT PSA agreement, September 21; NYSUT Employees Retirement Plan Amendments effective September 1, 1995

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
June 17,1997. Agenda; memo re Leadership Institute at Cornell, with tentative program; survey, Local Assessment of NYSUT Services, 1993-94

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
May, 13,1997. Agenda

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
April 24, 1997. Agenda; memo not for general distribution for NYSUT officers and associates only, re consequences of Rochester and Syracuse teacher association elections; newspaper clippings re tenure; field and legal report on local bargaining

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
March 25, 1997. Agenda; 1997 proposed RA resolutions re raising standards for students and other issues; 1997 Representative Assembly Proposed Constitutional Amendments & Resolutions

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
February 25, 1997. Agenda; printouts of NYSUT web pages; NYSUT 25th anniversary logos

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
February 4,1997. Agenda; memo to NYSUT Executive Council re AFT post- election poll of members; Peter D. Hart Research Associates Findings from a Post-Election Survey among AFT Members Nationwide; "Rules for Union Political Action"; list of AFT and UUP e-mail addresses

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
January 21, 1997. Agenda; financial statement (net assets) for NYSUT Employees Retirement Plan 1980-1996; quarterly history of plan market value, March 1990-September 1996

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
December 10, 1996. Agenda; memo re legislative needs, with attached Summary of NYSUT Policy on Standards of Student Achievement and Assessment; related memos

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
November 11, 1996. Agenda

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
October 29, 1996. Agenda; list of home telephone numbers of NYSUT managers; press release by New York State School Boards Association, "Reform of New York's Teacher Tenure Laws Is Crucial First Step to Improving Public Schools' Performance," October 16

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
October 15, 1996. Agenda

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
September 17, 1996. Agenda; list of articles for upcoming issue of New York Teacher

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
September 4, 1996. Agenda; New York Times clipping re new Regents standards

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
June 18, 1996. Agenda; 3020a arbitrator per diem list; charts showing planned phase-out of Regents Competency Tests; summaries of Regents actions, June 1996

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
May 28, 1996. Agenda; Mid-Hudson Regional Office 1995-96 stipends/release time list for officers, by local; list of calls made by Nassau Regional Office in May from phone bank; schedule of mailings for political campaign season

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
May 14, 1996. Agenda; draft statewide report, 1995-96 Telephone Survey of New Members in Locals Participating in NYSUT's Pilot Project on New Members (selected highlights, for internal use only); text of Associated Press (AP) report, "Regents Move Toward Requirement of Regents Exams"; related newspaper clippings; Analysis of EAI's Proposals to Wappingers Central School District, prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services; NYSUT Legislative Update newsletter

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
April 30, 1996. Agenda; summary of Regents actions, April 1996

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
April 9, 1996. Agenda; 1996 NYSUT Representative Assembly Report on Attendance; Preliminary Analysis, 1996 "Chapter 655" Report: Long Island Districts; cost estimates for New York Teacher inserts

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
March 26, 1996. Agenda; AFL-CIO Fact Sheet, "Pat Buchanan: Washington Wolf in Workers' Clothing"; newspaper clippings debating suspension of students by teachers; memo re NYSUT OnLine

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
March 11, 1996. Agenda

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
January 20, 1996. Representative Assembly Proposed Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
December 12, 1995. Memo re next meeting

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
November 21, 1995. Agenda; program schedule for Board of Directors meeting

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
November 7, 1995. Agenda; list of home phone numbers of NYSUT managers; memo re weather-related emergency closing procedures

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
October 17, 1995. Agenda

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
October 3, 1995. Agenda; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart congratulating Tom Donahue on his election as president of the AFL-CIO, noting the importance of restructuring the local labor councils to reinvigorate the labor movement, September 7, 1995

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
September 7, 1995. Agenda; Division of Research and Educational Services Monthly Report

  66  
Administrative Committee Meeting
August 14, 1996. Agenda; summary of actions of June 25 meeting; Report of the Second Vice President, Walter E. Dunn, Jr.; New York State AFL-CIO Unity newsletter, "State Fed Blunts All-Out Carrier Offensive," June-July 1996; memo from New York Healthy Schools Network asking that NYSUT endorse Clean Air, Clean Water Bond Act and meet with League of Conservation Voters, August 9; blank agreement for employees with East Islip Union School District; list of personnel activity (new hires, retirements, transfers, promotions, leaves) 6/25/96 8/14/96; NYSUT financial statements as of June 30, 1996; memo re vacation shutdown coverage, July 12; letter of resignation from Board of Directors member Richard Mann, July 3; tentative agenda for NYSUT 1996 Presidents' Conference on Endorsements; newsletter, The Chalk Board, for current and retired NYSUT employees, summer 1996

  66  
Board of Directors Meeting
June 25, 1996. Agenda; minutes of meetings of June 13, February 29, and February 2-3; NYSUT Building Corporation Membership meeting agenda for June 25 and minutes of December 1, 1995; President's Report; list of personnel activity, 2/2/96-6/26/96; NYSUT financial statements and membership reports as of May 31, 1996; NYSUT 1996 Survey of Wappingers Falls Residents: Report of Findings, May 28, 1996; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin on new Commissioner's Regulations re Regents exams, June 1996; memo urging early endorsement of 27th Congressional District candidate Thomas Fricano; year-end report of the Division of Research and Educational Services, September 1, 1995 August 31, 1996; NYSUT Committee Nominations, 1996- 1998; assignment of referred resolutions; calendar of Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings 1996-1997; memo to NYSUT Board of Directors from president Tom Hobart recommending members for Ad Hoc Task Force on School Funding, June 25, with attached resolution by Representative Assembly, urging creation of task force; guidelines for paid advertisement announcing community college endorsements for local (county) elections; list of requests for affiliation; letter to local presidents from Tom Hobart, urging attendance at upcoming AFT, AFL-CIO, and NYSUT conventions, June 11; NYSUT Regents' Report Card, June 1996; draft Report on Proposals for a 12-month School Year; Regents Task Force on Teaching Focus Areas; draft versions of two school report cards from the State Education Department, with cover memo from vice president Antonia Cortese, June 18; memo re preliminary state aid budget information

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Board of Directors Meeting Feb. 2: 3, 1996
February 2-3, 1996. Agenda; minutes of meeting of December 1-2, 1995; minutes of Executive Committee meetings of January 16 and February 2; President's Report; Report of the Second Vice President Walter E. Dunn, Jr.; Report of the Secretary-Treasurer; revised NYSUT response to Commissioner's proposal to phase out Regents competency tests; Proposed Amendments to the Contractual Agreement between the Syracuse Teachers Association, Inc., and the Syracuse City School District, January 1, 1995, through June 30, 1999; nomination for NYSUT SRP Employee of the Year; list of requests for affiliation; memo to Political Action Committee members, Board of Directors, and VOTE/COPE coordinators re possible early retirement incentive to narrow range of public employees, with attached newspaper clippings, January 29; NYSUT Information Bulletin re 1996-97 Executive Budget impact on public schools; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, February 1996; Legislative Update newsletter, January 26; legislative memoranda in support of efficiency study grant for education, categorical aid to school districts and BOCES; brochure from NYS Educational Conference Board, opposing state aid cuts; Recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards, January 1996; handwritten notes

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Board of Directors Meeting
December 1-2, 1995. Agenda; minutes of Executive Committee meetings of December 1 and November 16, 1995; President's Report; Report of the Second Vice President Walter E. Dunn, Jr.; Report of the Secretary-Treasurer Fred Nauman; consolidated financial statements, year ended August 31, 1995; NYSUT membership comparison as of October 31, 1995, vs. fiscal year end 1995; related statements; personnel activity 9/8/95-12/1/95; newspaper clippings re Internet, noting that the Senate had started a web page; summary of findings of Empire State Survey re Students at Risk: New Yorkers on Education, conducted July 6-24; Report of Committee to Review Responsibilities of Board Members; Testimony of Alan Lubin, Executive Vice President, NYSUT, to the Standing Committees on Education, Local Governments, Real Property Taxation, and Ways & Means, Legislative Commission on Government Administration, November 29; memo from vice president Antonia Cortese re Shared Decisionmaking Biennial Review, November 27

  66  
Board of Directors Meeting
September 8-9, 1995 Agenda; President's Report; minutes of June 26-27 meeting; Executive Committee minutes of September 8; resolution re crisis in collective bargaining, with attached list of members of task force on local bargaining; proposed resolution granting pensions for NYSUT Board of Directors; special issue of AFT newsletter, Action, re standards of conduct and achievement, August 18, 1995; memo updating on "Lessons for Life" media campaign, with attached newspaper clippings; list of political action committee members, district assignments, and contact numbers; letter from Al Shanker to CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., urging company boycott of sweetener supplier A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company, noting anti-worker corporate behavior, lockout, August 14; NYSUT financial statements as of July 31; list of personnel activity (new hires, promotions, etc); tentative program and timeline for 1996 Representative Assembly; draft NYSUT employees' retirement plan amendments; testimony of Antonia Cortese, first vice president, NYSUT, to the Board of Regents and New York State Education Department at their 1996 Legislative Conference, September 13, 1995; memo re expiration of term of members of the Board of Regents, request from Cortese to NYSUT Board of Directors for names of potential replacements; materials re Goals 2000: Educate America Act grant applications; NYSUT Final Legislative Report, with cover memo to local presidents from NYSUT executive vice president Alan Lubin; NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report; AFL-CIO state legislative advisory letter re attack on state prevailing wage law; other AFL flyers; 1995 NYSUT calendar for conferences and meetings; materials from the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition

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Misc. Meetings: Special Education Certification
June 25, 1996. Education Commissioner's Commentary: The cost and quality of special education, in New York School Boards newsletter, June 24; text of Commissioner's Regulations re certificates for teaching special education, reissued 7/95; confidential memorandum re SED draft memo entitled High School Course Credit for Students with Disabilities, May 31; presentation graphs, New York State Education Department Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities: Report on Disability Issues, June 1996

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Misc. Meetings: Elimination of RCT's: Radio Interview (WRVO)
June 20, 1996. Charts showing timeline for phase-out of Regents Competency Tests; NYSUT Information Bulletin re the SED's Strategy for Raising Standards; notes from NYSUT work group on all-Regents standards; themes identified by participants at the January 24th NYSUT meeting on all-Regents standards; handwritten notes; memo to Chuck Santelli re his upcoming appearance on WRVO talk show

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
June 5, 1996. Memo and brief agenda

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
May 1, 1996. Agenda; minutes of April 3 meeting; financial statement

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
April 3, 1996. Agenda; minutes of March 6 meeting; financial statement; ECB's analysis of 1996-97 Executive Budget: An overview on the impact on school districts, and comments on specific elements; memo re NYSUT's strategy on building the capacity needed to eliminate RCTs (Regents Competency Tests), March 27, 1996

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
March 6, 1996. Agenda

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
February 7, 1996. Agenda; list of officers

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
January 19, 1996. Notes from January 10 ECB meeting; financial statement; discussion items for ad campaign on Executive budget

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
January 10, 1996. Agenda; memo re working group meeting

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Space (Division of Research & Educational Services Workspace Considerations)
January 9, 1996. Floor plans; memo to division director Chuck Santelli

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Space Meeting with Tom Hobart
December 8, 1995. Memo from Tom Hobart re meeting on office space; floor plans

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Symposium on Cost Effectiveness in Education
December 12, 1995. Materials on symposium presented at New York University; related memos

  66  
Misc. Meetings: RSD Meeting
December 13, 1995. Testimony of Alan Lubin, Executive Vice President, NYSUT, to the Standing Committee on Education, Local Governments, Real Property Taxation and Ways & Means, Legislative Commission on Government Administration, November 29, 1995; NYSUT discussion paper, School Revenues: Selected Issues, prepared for Executive Committee, October 19, 1995

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Breakfast Meeting with J. O'Connell et al. i.e. Legislation Issues
November 30, 1995. 1995 Legislative Program, NYSUT

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Fourth on Options in Education Funding Reform
November 28, 1995. Letter to Tom Hobart from Educational Priorities Panel re forum

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Committee to Review Role of ED and at Large Directors
November 28, 1995. List of nominated members; list of issues to be considered

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Task Force in Local Bargaining
November 10, 1995. Agenda; memo to task force members re bargaining scene; 1994-95 School District Profile

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Educational Conference Board
November 1, 1995. Agenda; articles of agreement; minutes of October 4 meeting; list of officers and member organizations; Confidential Report to the NYSUT Board of Directors on the New York State School Board's [sic] Association Annual Convention, October 19-22, 1995; letter from the ECB to president of National Education Association of New York (NEA-NY), welcoming the organization as a member, October 20; state Supreme Court decision and order re FOIL request for 3020a records re principal at Jericho school district, allowing release with portions redacted, with cover memo, October 25

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Misc. Meetings: NYS Education First Alliance
November 1, 1995. Update on latest congressional continuing resolution and its impact on New York education funding, with cover fax sheet to (apparent) members of alliance, February 1, 1996; earlier updates on federal legislation, including loss of Medicaid reimbursement, October 31 and 25, 1995

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Misc. Meetings: NYS Education First Alliance
October 17, 1995. Draft itinerary of Regents meeting

  66  
Misc. Meetings: NYS Education First Alliance
July 19, 1995. State Education Department press release, "Regents Urge Congress to Restore Federal Aid to Education," September 15, 1995; urgent update from State Education Department re House passage of Labor/ HHS/ Education appropriations, August 4; earlier updates; preliminary draft of State Education Department's Teacher Resource Guide for Early Elementary Grades, with cover memo, August 21; White House press release, "House Republicans Cut $36 Billion in Education and Training Nationwide," promising Clinton veto, July 25; memo re first meeting of Task Force on Elementary School Standards, July 11; New York State Education First Alliance Statement of Purpose, with attached timeline for FFY 1996 appropriations and reconciliation bills, excerpts from Update on Federal Legislation, July 12, list of New York congressional delegation and contact numbers; items for discussion for Regents

  66  
Misc. Meetings: AFL: CIO Convention
October 23-26, 1995. Preliminary schedule of meetings and events; tentative program; convention call

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Misc. Meetings: ECB: State Aid
October 4, 1995. Letter from state Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffmann to Alan Lubin as vice chair of Educational Conference Board re proposed cuts in education, August 23; letter from NYSUT Executive Vice President Alan Lubin to chair of NYS Educational Conference Board, recommending NEA-NY be included as a member, noting merger talks with NYSUT; ECB Articles of Agreement

  66  
Misc. Meetings: Breakfast Meeting with Kadamus
September 29, 1995. List of subjects for discussion

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Misc. Meetings: Fiscal Policy Institute: Federal Budget Debate
September 8, 1995. Materials for Fiscal Policy Institute Briefing for Government Officials and Community Leaders: The Federal Budget Debate and Its Implications for New York State

  67  
School District Organization
Spring. Memo to NYSUT Board of Directors and other officers from Charles Santelli, director of Policy and Program Development, re districts recommended for study of possible consolidation, with attached Commissioner's recommendations for discussion and list of targeted districts, January 4, 1993; State Education Department report, "School District Reorganization: An Introduction: A Guide to the Reorganization of School Districts in New York State," revised January 1991; State Education Department document, "Master Plan for School District Reorganization in New York State, Revised," 1958; "A Guide to School District Reorganization for New York State," October 1, 1957; booklet prepared for NYSUT staff use, "Centralization, Annexation, Consolidation, Dissolution," April 1993; Report of the Statewide Advisory Committee on School District Organization; related reports

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Affiliation Requests
Memos

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Executive Committee Meeting
June 12, 1997. Agenda; minutes of April 10 and May 1 meetings; financial report as of May 31; NYSUT Building Corporation Board of Directors meeting agenda, June 12, 1997, and membership meeting agenda and minutes, June 25, 1996; NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, June 1997; NYSUT Briefing Bulletin re NYSUT principles on graduation requirements, May 1997

  67  
Executive Committee Meeting
May 4, 1997. Agenda; minutes of February 28 and March 1 meeting; draft resolution in opposition to California Proposition 209, AFT resolution on affirmative action, and attached AFL-CIO memo updating on civil rights legislative proposals, March 18; draft staff paper on teaching, by State Education Department Task Force on Teaching, March 31; New York Times clipping re federal appeals court upholding California Proposition 209; tentative speakers and program notes on NYSUT 1997 Representative Assembly general session; NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, April 1997; Wall Street Journal clipping, "The Shanker Education Standards," April 9, 1997

  67  
Executive Committee Meeting
February 28, 1997. Agenda; appeal before the Commissioner re Yonkers tenure case (Carol Craft and Ruth Dworkin); Report of Ad Hoc Task Force on K-12 School Funding, with cover memo, February 14; Agreement and Declaration of Trust of the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust, with cover memo to Executive Committee and Board of Directors, February 28; draft policy statement in support of accreditation of schools of education, February 28; memo recommending nonoccurrence with 1996 Representative Assembly resolution on standards of achievement, February 27, 1997; nomination form for NYSUT School-Related Personnel (SRP) Employee of the Year; report of the secretary-treasurer Fred Nauman to the NYSUT Board of Directors meeting, February 28-March 1, 1997; financial statements as of January 31, 1997; NYSUT membership comparison as of January 31, 1997, vs. fiscal year end 1996; membership dues arrears outstanding as of fiscal year ending 8/31/96; personnel activity 1/10/97-2/28/97 (new hires, retirements, etc.); memo from Fred Nauman re proposed dues for 1997-98 and 1998-99; NYSUT Constitutional Amendment: Article VI Dues; Committee on Local Union Administration, Best Practices of NYSUT Locals, February 1997; requests for affiliation; editorial on the death and impact of Al Shanker, Schenectady Daily Gazette, February 25; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, February

  67  
Executive Committee Meeting
January 10, 1997. Agenda; minutes of December 19, 1996, meeting; memo from vice president Toni Cortese re draft proposal about staff development; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, January; PSC Executive Council resolution on the impact of welfare reform on CUNY, December 19; proposed calendar of meetings; 1997 Representative Assembly committee nominations, policies and procedures action items; nominations for PAC appointments; recommendations of Mills' Task Force on Future of BOCES; NYSUT and Subsidiary Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedules, years ended August 31, 1996 and 1995; report of the secretary-treasurer Fred Nauman; memo re new position for web development in public relations department; memo to Tom Hobart from Pension & Retirement Committee re resolution on retroactive membership and prior service credit for members not told of their right to join TRS (Teachers Retirement System); requests for affiliation; resolution re procedure for affiliation of secondary locals

  67  
Executive Committee Meeting
December 19, 1996. Agenda; minutes of October 24 and November 19 meetings; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, December; summary of field services hiring; memo re Regents proposed graduation requirements; Associated Press (AP) report of computer error affecting report cards at hundreds of schools across the state; memo re NYSUT recommendations to Commissioner's Task Force on BOCES; committee report and recommendations on resolutions referred to the Board of Directors by the 1996 Representative Assembly; requests for affiliation; Salient Points of the New York City Governance Bill; Governor's Program Bill, 1996 Extraordinary Session memorandum; memo from Tom Hobart recommendations for constitutional amendments, committee chairs; update on NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Funding; NYSUT membership analysis as of November 31, 1996 and 1995; U.S. Department of Labor form LM-2, Labor Organization Annual Report, with cover memo from accountants re reporting obligation of NYSUT officers receiving compensation over $10,000

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Executive Committee Meeting
October 24, 1996. Agenda; requests for affiliation; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, October; Remarks by Donald Benker, chair, School Funding Task Force, NYSUT, at a discussion sponsored by H. Carl McCall, New York State Comptroller, on an Agenda for Equitable and Cost-Effective School Finance Reform, October 17, 1996; memo from English teachers at Lindenhurst Senior High School, criticizing low level of new Comprehensive Examination in English, October 23; individual reports of the three July 10 focus forums (English Language, Mathematics, and Elementary School) on student achievement standards and the new assessments; summary report

  67  
Executive Committee Meeting
September 27, 1996. Agenda; minutes of August 14 meeting; Division of Research and Educational Services monthly report, September; requests for affiliation; proposed sequence of teacher certification; field and legal report; 1997 Representative Assembly tentative program; draft report on proposals for a 12-month school year

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Officer's Meeting
July 21, 1997. Agenda; results of survey by Sen. Caesar Trunzo re school funding, social issues, forwarded by Commack Teachers Association; Board of Directors breakdown of experience

  67  
Officer's Meeting
June 17, 1997. Agenda; tentative calendar of the Progressive Caucus of the American Federation of Teachers, with attached list of officers and committee chairs; tentative agenda for NYSUT Board of Directors' meeting of June 30, 1997; agenda for management meeting of June 26; SRP recommendations for service on NYSUT committees

  67  
Officer's Meeting
June 3, 1997. Agenda; agenda for Administrative Committee meeting of June 3; proposed dates for Administrative Committee and Officers' meetings; agenda for Executive Committee meeting of June 12; list of New York Teacher/Bottom Line deadlines; 1997-98 NYSUT budget, additional items pending approval; revised Plan of Benefits for NYSUT Education and Learning Trust, with cover memo from attorneys Blitman & King, May 30; memo from organizing coordinator John O'Leary re organizing psychologists, May 29; proposed equipment purchases; NYSUT Building Corp. draft 1997-98 budget; draft 1997-98 NYSUT Budget, with cover memo from secretary-treasurer Fred Nauman, May 29; State Education Department Task Force on Teaching draft Staff Paper on Teaching, May 7, 1997; draft list of issues for the Regents' Task Force to consider, June 3; memo re Center for Educational Innovation Charter School Update

  67  
Officer's Meeting
May 13, 1997. Agenda; tally of attendance at 1997 Representative Assembly; responses to questions on graduation standards asked at the local presidents conference preceding the RA; New York Teacher story list for 1996-97; material re financial condition of in-school television programmer Channel One owner K-III Communications Corp.; clipping from U.S News & World Report re crisis in NEA; supplemental data from the 1996-97 Local Presidents' Survey, re outsourcing/privatization, April 15; memo re workforce development system, April 3

  67  
Officer's Meeting
April 24, 1997. Agenda; program featuring recipients of the Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service; memo re 3020a database system; graphs showing disposition of cases statewide; agenda for AFT Northeast Regional Conference; NYSUT membership classification

  67  
Officer's Meeting
April 3-4 1997. Memo re practices at successful school districts re orientation of new teachers; NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force in New Members Final Report, June 1996; NYSUT Officers Retreat Summary of Homework Assignment, April 3-4; handwritten notes; membership configuration: retirees

  67  
Officer's Meeting
March 25, 1997. Agenda; memo from the National Committee for Public Education & Religious Liberty (PEARL) re amicus brief for ACLU appeal challenging Ohio Federal District Court ruling in favor of school board that opened public meetings with prayer, March 19; newspaper clippings re criticisms of Industrial Development Agency (IDA) tax breaks for corporations; draft resolution re NYSUT reimbursement policy for legal services; agenda for NYSUT/Cornell ILR Leadership Institute and list of participants; program for Northeast Region Education Forum and related memo from National Education Association; job description for assistant in research/educational services; summary of findings from First Things First: What Americans Expect from Public Schools, by Public Agenda, 1994-96; NYSUT and AFT resolutions on affirmative action issues

  67  
Officer's Meeting
March 11, 1997. Agenda; list of participants in 1997 Leadership Institute; program for officers' retreat; resolution in support of credit unions; memo from Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals re discordant internal affairs, March 3; resumes of job applicants; memo re California Proposition 209 to dismantle affirmative action, March 6, with attached proposed resolution in opposition

  67  
Officer's Meeting
Febraury 25, 1997. Agenda; Executive Committee agenda for February 28; results of building representative survey; memo suggesting aggressive outreach to colleges to bring union message to future teachers, February 10; draft outline re principles of charter schools; document, Possible Options for Cost Savings in Special Education Programs; draft policy statements, some with handwritten edit notations, in support of accreditation of schools of education: the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, February 12 and 24, and cover memo re edits to Chuck Santelli; lengthy correspondence re equipment requests; memo re mid-year management salary increases; Draft Resolution on Opposition to California Proposition 209 which Seeks to End Affirmative Action

  67  
Officer's Meeting
Febraury 4, 1997. Agenda; NYSUT dues forecast; salary schedule for individual administrative, professional, executive, and top executive staff; confidential NYC Public Charter Schools Recommendations for Design and Implementation, draft of November 4, 1996; memo re new position request, Rochester building superintendent

  67  
Officer's Meeting
January 21, 1997. Agenda; Board of Directors meeting agenda for January 10-11; list of attendees to "think tank" meeting of January 22; discussion document re web issues; Representative Assembly action items re committee procedures, voting procedures; NYSUT/Cornell ILR Leadership Institute announcement and application form; memo re pension plan service requests

  67  
Officer's Meeting
January 3, 1997. Agenda; draft for discussion only, NYSUT and Subsidiary Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplemental Schedules, years ended August 31, 1996 and 1995, 12/12/96

  67  
Officer's Meeting
December 10, 1996. Agenda; tentative NYSUT Response to Regents School Aid Proposal, revised December 6; memo re AFL-CIO State Federation dues; recommendations for member appointments to constitutional amendments, resolutions committee chairpersons, and timekeeper; announcement of new recognition programs for 1997, Local Union Community Service Award and Life Line Honor Roll; newspaper clipping noting power of NYSUT in Albany; memo recommending renewal of major underwriting commitment for Inside Albany television show, December 9; memo recommending realignment of duties for two legislative lobbying staff, November 15; memo re Occupational Education Committee recommendations; memo and draft resolution opposing parental rights movement, said to be backed by coalition of conservative organizations, December 2; draft letter to president of Connetquot Teachers Association, notifying him of charges of improperly withholding dues collected from members, demanding payment, December 3

  67  
Officer's Meeting
November 11, 1996. Agenda; recommended subcommittees on leadership development; memo from NYSUT vice president Antonia Cortese re proposed policy changes by State Education Department's White Paper on School Nursing Services; summary of Nov. 5, 1996, meeting of 1997 Pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference Committee

  67  
Officer's Meeting
October 29, 1996. Agenda; memo from NYSUT general counsel re summons and complaint against NYSUT for breach of duty of fair representation in Mt. Vernon case; memo from general counsel re Auerbach v. Harborfields Central School District, with attached case; letter from Farmingdale Federation of Teachers to Retiree Advisory Committee, thanking them for active involvement of retirees against attempt by school district to pit active employees against retirees in negotiating lower contributions by district for health benefits

  67  
Officer's Meeting
October 15, 1996. Agenda; Executive Committee agenda for October 24 meeting

  67  
Officer's Meeting
October 1, 1996. Agenda

  67  
Officer's Meeting
September 17, 1996. Agendas for Board of Directors' and Executive Committee meetings of September 27; memo re VOTE/COPE contribution flow chart (attached); memo describing crisis situation at Salmon River school district between teachers and Mohawk nation members

  67  
Officer's Meeting
September 4, 1996. Agenda; document, Strategic Planning System, listing 5- and 10-year vision for NYSUT and education in New York State, including the abolition of school boards, the right to strike, and the ability of students to compete academically with international trading partners; memo from president Tom Hobart re need for leadership program for local leaders, proposed budget; letter from Assemblyman John Flanagan (Northport) to constituent, defending tenure system, August 20; letter to NYSUT president Tom Hobart from State Education Department Deputy Commissioner James Kadamus inviting nomination of four teachers to serve on new Statewide Task Force on BOCES, August 13; letter to James Wood, NYSUT executive director of Field and Legal Services, from president of Commack Teachers Association, requesting assistance in liable dispute with newly elected member of the school board, August 23; memo re request by AFT International Affairs for financial support for Podkrepa Teachers Union of Bulgaria, September 4

  67  
Officer's Meeting
Aug. 13, 1996. Agenda; Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting tentative agendas of August 14; NYSUT position on local boards of education policy deviations from statutory tenure rules; letter from American Cancer Society re SmokeLess States grant program, August 7; memo from New York Healthy Schools Network, urging endorsement of Clean Air, Clean Water Bond Act to replace coal-fired boilers in schools, August 9

  67  
Officer's Meeting
June 18, 1996. Agenda; Board of Directors meeting tentative agenda for June 25; NYSUT Dataline newsletter for computer users, first edition (summer 1996); memo re new voicemail system; Strategic Planning System, listing 5- and 10-year vision for NYSUT and education in New York State; clipping from Education Week, "Texas Teachers' Union Assails Chief's 'Gag Order'," June 12; list of personnel by local and year; list of total number of new presidents from 1993-95; analysis of local presidents tenure by length of service, turnover rate, gender, as of 1995

  67  
Officer's Meeting
May 28, 1996. Agenda; NYSUT Officers' Presentation, First Draft 1996-97 Budget, May 28, 1996, including dues forecasts, projected significant items and events, staffing requests, salary schedule for top management; Education Week clipping, "Unions May Sue to Enforce Notice of Layoffs, Court Rules," May 22; list of NYSUT committee nominations

  67  
Officer's Meeting
May 14, 1996. Agenda; budget items, including bottom line impact of major cost increases and decreases; list of NYSUT committee nominations; report on the 12-month school year, prepared by NYSUT Division of Research and Educational Services

  67  
Officer's Meeting
April 30, 1996. Agenda; proposed amendment to Education Law providing for greater flexibility in scheduling the school calendar, developed by NYS Council of School Superintendents and submitted for review to the Education Commissioner, NYSUT, and NEA, April 10; memo re estate planning/investment management services for surviving spouses/families

  67  
Officer's Meeting
April 9, 1996. Agenda; Executive Committee meeting agenda of April 18; list of staff attending AFT convention; materials for state Senate hearing on telecommunications; memo re pre-retirement planning session in anticipation of projected staff retirements in next few years; confidential memo to Personnel Committee re approved salary increases, April 4; correspondence between secretary/treasurer of NYS Professional Fire Fighters Association and president of NYS AFL-CIO, re endorsement by NYS Public Employee Conference of representation by AFL-affiliated International Union of Police Association; memo recommending expansion of investment options for NYSUT 401(k) plan; newspaper clippings; memo re print shop/mailroom restructuring

  67  
Officer's Meeting
March 26, 1996. Agenda; memo to NYSUT president Tom Hobart re new task for at-large directors; confidential New York State Performance Report template; confidential document, Possible Options for Pre-K Handicapped Programs; memo re NYSUT opposition to fingerprinting of prospective employees, comparison to two proposed bills in state Senate, March 11; memo re secretarial needs; newspaper clipping from Education Week re parents' reaction to strike in San Diego Unified School District

  67  
Officer's Meeting
March 11, 1996. Agenda; confidential memo from NYSUT general counsel re legal department restructuring; memo re 1996-98 committee appointments

  67  
Officer's Meeting
January 30, 1996. Agenda; tentative agendas for Executive Committee meeting of February 2 and Board of Directors meeting of February 2-3

  67  
Officer's Meeting
January 16, 1996. Agenda; agenda for Executive Committee meeting of January 16; December 1995 and January 1996 drafts, Recommendations of the NYSUT Task Force on Elementary School Standards; third draft, NYSUT response to Commissioner's proposal to abolish Regents Competency Tests; draft principles for implementing an all-Regents high school graduation standard policy; questions for local leaders attending related meeting; NYSUT's Financial Position, January 1996; memo re tentative agreement with Local 1141, CWA; BuildAFT newsletter, re relocation of offices; memo of agreement with Ray Bloch Productions for production of side and video project, "Let's Talk Union"

  67  
Officer's Meeting
December 12, 1995. Summary report of December 1-2 meeting of Task Force on Civil and Human Rights; memo from task force re fingerprinting, noting inability to reach agreement between members from upstate and NYC; confidential document, Creating Teaching as a Licensed Profession: outline of issues

  67  
Officer's Meeting
December 1, 1995. Agenda; memo re proposed dues for 1996-97 and 1997-98

  67  
Officer's Meeting
November 21, 1995. Agenda; tentative agenda for Board of Directors meeting of December 1-2; memo re library staffing; memo re NYS School Boards Association proposed legislation to reform teacher tenure system, October 13; proposal for smoking shelter; NYSUT Legal Department restructuring interim report

  67  
Officer's Meeting
November 7, 1995. Agenda; tentative agenda for Executive Committee meeting of November 16; materials by Committee to Review Responsibilities of Board Members and At-Large Members of the Board, with outline of responsibilities; comparison of proposals from Hilton and Sheraton as venues for 2000 Representative Assembly; CWA salary per diem schedule

  67  
Officer's Meeting
October 17, 1995. Agenda; NYSUT dues forecast; NYSUT Division of Education and Research monthly report; letter to NYSUT Executive Vice President Alan Lubin from president of Commack Teachers Association, urging action against unsympathetic lawmakers, October 10; comparison of local assessment ratings

  67  
Officer's Meeting
October 3, 1995. Agenda; temporary/part-time staffing request form; invitation to NYSUT to join the Capital Area Business and Education Partnership; memo re retiree health insurance; draft mission statement; spreadsheet of cases for legal defense reimbursement fund, October 2; memo recommending stabilization of per diem rates, September 28; anonymous letter to UUP members re relationship with NYSUT, warning of Stalin-like machinations; proposed exterior renovations to Utica office; recommendation for formal endorsement of NYS elder hostel, with attached minutes of Retirement Association Subcommittee of May 18; draft position paper, Eliminating the School Property Tax?; NYSUT Information Bulletin re School Budget Votes and Contingency Budgets, February 1995

  67  
Officer's Meeting
September 7, 1995. Agenda; agendas for Executive Committee meeting of September 8 and Board of Directors meeting of September 8-9; tentative agenda for NYSUT Management meeting of September 21; handwritten notes re salaries and raises; NYSUT listings on America Online; materials from Roosevelt Teachers' Association re crisis situation re state takeover of district, contractual matters, downsizing, shared decision making plan; materials re 1996 Representative Assembly, including proposal by Ray Bloch Productions; memo re Faculty Association Suffolk Community College general election activities, November 1, 1993; memo re suggested revision of mailing label policy, June 13, 1995

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NYSUT 25th Anniversary
Retrospective booklet for 25th Anniversary; NYSUT Constitution, effective April 1999

  67  
NYSUT Correspondence
June-December 1971. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) from Ken Law (director of regional field services) to regional coordinators and field staff

  67  
NYSUT Correspondence
December, 1971 - March, 1972. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) from Ken Law to field staff

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
March 17 - May 31, 1972. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) to regional coordinators re three-way unification

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
March 17 - May 31, 1972. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) to regional coordinators re three-way unification

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence
June 1 - August, 1972. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) re three-way unification, court decisions

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence
August - November, 1972. Chronological files of New York State Teachers Association (NYSTA) to staff

  68  
Robert Allen Correspondence
January - December, 1972. Chronological files re internal financial and accounting matters

  68  
Robert Allen Correspondence (1 of 2)
January - August, 1973. Reimbursement memos

  68  
Robert Allen Correspondence (2 of 2)
January - August, 1973. Memos re internal financial matters

  68  
Robert Allen Correspondence
September - December 1973. Memos re internal financial matters

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
March 1 - June 27, 1973. Chronological files of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional directors and coordinators re three-way unification, locals in arrears, other internal matters; coordinators meeting agendas

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
March 1 - June 27, 1973. Chronological files of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional directors and coordinators re three-way unification, locals in arrears, other internal matters; coordinators meeting agendas

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence
October 15 - December 31, 1973. Chronological files between Ken Law and regional coordinators, including legal decision re maternity leave, PERB decisions, Commissioner's decisions, Improper Practice charges, membership problems, strikes, impasses, position requests; higher education materials

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
April 1 - July 15, 1974. Chronological files between Ken Law and regional coordinators and field staff re internal financial matters, payroll requests and other personnel issues, legislative and legal matters; organizing team guidelines

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
April 1 - July 15, 1974. Chronological files between Ken Law and regional coordinators and field staff re internal financial matters, payroll requests and other personnel issues, legislative and legal matters; organizing team guidelines

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
January 1 - March 31, 1974. Chronological files between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional coordinators re payroll and personnel issues; memo re implications of gasoline shortage; draft annual report of Division of Field Services; agendas for coordinators' meetings; Western Union telex re breakup of merger talks by NEA

  68  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
January 1 - March 31, 1974. Chronological files between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional coordinators re payroll and personnel issues; memo re implications of gasoline shortage; draft annual report of Division of Field Services; agendas for coordinators' meetings; Western Union telex re breakup of merger talks by NEA

  69  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
December 1, 1972 - February 28, 1973. Chronological files of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional directors and coordinators re three-way unification, need for more secretarial help, dues and tax issues, pending legislation introduced by NYSUT, arbitration awards, request for activity reports

  69  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
December 1, 1972 - February 28, 1973. Chronological files of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) between Ken Law, Robert I. Allen, and regional directors and coordinators re three-way unification, need for more secretarial help, dues and tax issues, pending legislation introduced by NYSUT, arbitration awards, request for activity reports

  69  
NYSUT Correspondence
Novemer 18, 1974 - April 28, 1975. Chronological files with regional coordinators re Ithaca College and community college contacts; coordinators' meeting agendas; tenure hearings; legal staff opinions; PERB and court cases; appeals before the Commissioner; Improper Practice decisions; negotiations status; memo re proposed Taylor changes, January 22, 1975

  69  
NYSUT Correspondence (1 of 2)
July 1 - November, 1975. Chronological files with regional coordinators re Ithaca College constitution; agreement between Better Buying Service of America, Inc., and NYSUT; memo urging local presidents to call legislators protesting wage freeze, November 17, 1975; arbitration case in Gloversville Teachers Association; tenure issues; settlements in Cayuga County; Improper Practice charge in Ogdensburg; PERB decisions; other legal cases; impasse at South Colonie; list of striking locals; related memos

  69  
NYSUT Correspondence (2 of 2)
July 1 - November, 1975. Chronological files with regional coordinators re Ithaca College constitution; agreement between Better Buying Service of America, Inc., and NYSUT; memo urging local presidents to call legislators protesting wage freeze, November 17, 1975; arbitration case in Gloversville Teachers Association; tenure issues; settlements in Cayuga County; Improper Practice charge in Ogdensburg; PERB decisions; other legal cases; impasse at South Colonie; list of striking locals; related memos

  69  
Robert Allen Correspondence
January - June, 1974. Chronological files of memos to regional coordinators re internal financial matters, including reimbursement for training, request for replacement typewriter; memo re problem with Vestal Service Center, possible disaffiliation of Harpursville local, May 25; list of statewide BOCES membership by local (actual and potential); roster of participants in BOCES leaders workshop, June 14, 1973; notes from April 11 coordinators' meeting, with attached agenda; legal cases; list of NYSUT members in Monticello area, February 6

  69  
Robert Allen Correspondence
August - December, 1974. Chronological files of memos to regional coordinators re internal financial matters

  69  
Robert Allen Correspondence
January - May, 1976. Chronological files of memos to regional coordinators re internal financial matters, including reimbursements for crisis negotiations in Penn Yan, statewide BOCES conference, meetings; tenure, residency, and other legal issues; state Supreme Court decisions in Gouveneur and Spencerport school districts; decision re United University Professions; Commissioner's decision in Lafayette district re termination of teacher; arbitration case re Susquehanna Valley; memo re continued operation of Rochester Service Center, resignation of staff member to join NEA, February 6

  69  
Robert Allen Correspondence
June - December, 1976. Chronological files of memos to regional coordinators re internal financial matters, from rebukes for the price of a meal, number and duration of phonecalls to headquarters, or non-bulk purchases of mimeograph paper to demands for receipts and explanations for vouchers; list of locals in arrears; school budget analysis requests; correspondence with NYSUT legal counsel as to whether a local charitable lottery by the Fulton Teachers Association was legal, December; correspondence re wording of strike pledge by Skaneateles Teachers Association in return for recognition, December; correspondence re previously unknown minority local in Sandy Creek, December; correspondence re certification of librarian in Vestal/Avoca, December; memo re proposals for Executive Committee for developing closer relationship with non-teaching organizations affiliated with NYSUT, November 29; affiliation status of various locals; memo to Jim Conti discussing relationship of Field Services to Legal, July 9; list of secondary locals approved for affiliation, June 23

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Robert Allen Correspondence (1 of 2)
January - December, 1977. Chronological files of memos re internal financial matters, including request for furniture and other equipment, dues and expense reimbursements, strike loans to locals, and problems with central purchasing of office supplies, leased car maintenance; PERB rules of procedure; memo re cost of health insurance; confidential memo re "special" public versions of NYSUT and AFT budgets to be used if requested, December 9, 1977; inquiry from a BOCES employee in Brockport requesting assistance in organizing a local, November 30; letter from Lewiston-Porter Association of Educational Employees, consisting of clerical workers and school nurses, inquiring about affiliation, November 4, with reply; memo re complaint from Mid-Hudson office that locals were being used to break in new field reps who would then be transferred out after gaining some experience, November 28; list of locals in arrears, October 25; list of arbitration cases by category, 1973-77, with cover letter to professor at York College of Pennsylvania, October 24; updates on school- related units (SRPs, non-teaching personnel); status report of Lakeland and Yonkers strikes, September 7; materials from State Education Department Office for Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions re new regional associates, August; memos demanding reimbursement from field reps for parking tickets paid by NYSUT, August; list of issues for School-Related Personnel Ad Hoc Committee, June 30

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Robert Allen Correspondence (2 of 2)
January - December, 1977. Chronological files of memos re internal financial matters, including request for furniture and other equipment, dues and expense reimbu