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  • The Beacon Lite: Hello Summer!

    07.10.2017/General News
    Hello Summer! We are all excited it is here. Time to spend with friends and family. It is a time to rest mentally and physically from another year.   Though it is a time to rejuvenate it is also a time for reflection. As teachers, we constantly reflect on our year. We think of...
  • Volunteers needed for Summer Jam

    06.05.2017/General News
    Long Island Teachers are an official sponsor of this year's WBLI Summer Jam.  We will have a table outside of the Jones Beach Theatre where we will be handing out swag and talking to parents about the great work that Teachers do.  Summer Jam will be taking place on Friday June...
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    05.10.2017/General News
    Every year the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, along with the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL-CIO and more host the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It is one of the largest single day food drives in the country.  It is so...
  • The Educated Voter

    05.09.2017/General News
    The Bellport Teacher’s Association proudly endorses the South Country School District’s 2017 Budget and supports the following candidates for the Board of Education: Jack NixI’m inspired to bring a younger perspective to the BOE. Teachers need help to thrive in their creativity...
  • Long Island Duck's Tickets

    05.02.2017/General News
    Long Island Teachers are advertising with the Long Island Ducks, and part of the package is season tickets to all home games. They have 4 seats for each game valued at $12 each. Below is the schedule. Simply just let your Building Rep know which game you want and we will make...
  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass - April 25th

    04.21.2017/General News
    A message from President Wayne White   April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections, but OSHA...
  • Announcement: CMM Plan Open Enrollment Opportunity

    04.21.2017/General News
    Open Enrollment Period: May 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017Coverage Effective Date: January 1, 2018  As you may be aware, the Catastrophe Major Medical (CMM) Plan has been closed to new participants since July 2011. On January 1, 2014, the CMM Plan became self-insured and sponsored by...
  • Workers Memorial Day Service - April 28th

    04.20.2017/General News
    On Workers' Memorial Day, April 28th, workers across our Nation pause to remember those who have died as a result of a workplace injury or illness. Once again, Long Island's workers failed to escape the tragedy of death as a result of performing their jobs. These workers and...
  • BTA President Wayne White Elected At Large Director for Districts 21,22,23

    04.20.2017/General News
    This past weekend, the 600,000 members New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) held their annual Representative Assembly as well as the triannual statewide union officers' elections. A few open positions within the leadership offered a much-needed change in leadership throughout...
  • 4 Reasons Why DeVos is Bad for Public Education

    01.09.2017/General News
    Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will get a hearing before senators this week (Tuesday, January 17th).  Let's take a closer look at this surprising pick-a lobbyist and political donor with no education experience. DeVos has never served as a...
  • Happy Holidays from Bellport Teachers!

    12.20.2016/General News
    On behalf of all of us at the Bellport Teachers Association we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a very Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year. 
  • Celebrate a union made Thanksgiving

    11.21.2016/General News
    As you celebrate a festive Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and the special people in your life, Labor 411 reminds you to be grateful for the employers who provide their employees with living wages and a great working environment. Consult our union-made Thanksgiving...