Joan Perrini ED 52 Director, Karen Magee NYSUT President with RC 43 President Deb Peterson who is one of the 2014 AFT Living the Legacy Award winners.More
Unions and seniors united to appeal to Congress and say with one voice "HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE!". The rally brought AFSCME, AFL-CIO, AFT, CWA, NEA, SEIU, as well as other organizations together to voice their concern over conservative efforts to voucherize Medicaid and reduce or privatize social security. Senators Warren and Pelosi, Reps Braley, Ellison, Garcia and others addressed the crowd with promises to stand strong.
This year's midterm elections in Florida are important for the future of our state & all of its citizens, especiallly students who can't vote. If you are new to Florida or just haven't registered to vote, do it.
It is no secret that Rick Scott has helped the privatization movement of public education in Florida and hurt public education. In recent articles and editorials most of FLorida's major news publications have reported extensively on how bad the damage is.
Check out this link for the latest in a string of commentaries.....
When Americans think of student debt, they think of it as a young person's problem. NOT SO! Increasingly seniors are struggling to pay back student loans....rising student debt among those 65 and older (from $2.8 B in 2005 to $18.2 B last year!). One senior testified before Congress that she anticipates the day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments on her student loans.
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NYSUT RETIREE SERVICES FLORIDA CONFERENCE
JANUARY 13, 2015
The state of Washington may have recently set precedent for fully funding public education. The WA State Supreme Court is holding its legislature in contempt for not making enough progress toward fully funding public education. It does not force the Legislature to come up with a complete plan for fully funding public education before the end of this year but the court's ruling asserts the justices can punish the legislature for its failure. Plaintiffs had hoped for an effective time line but that did not happen.