Welcome

Welcome to the VSTA website. It is our hope that you will visit here often to learn more about your union.

This year the following contracts will expire:
VSTA-Teachers
VSTA-TA Unit
VSTA-EOP Unit
VSTA-RN Unit

In addition the teacher aides (13) contract expired in June of 2013. With your support we can bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion.

Spring 2014 E-Newsletter

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Constitution And Bylaw Review Committee

At the March Executive Council Meeting delegates voted to form a committee to review the VSTA constitution and bylaws. As part of the process each member will be given an opportunity to provide input into the committee’s deliberations. Very shortly you will receive correspondence from committee chair Joe Mangini (VP-24) in your school mailbox. Please take a moment to respond. Further information regarding the process can be found in the March 2014 Presidents Report. In addition, updates will be provided at unit meetings and at each months executive council meeting. Please contact your unit leader with any questions or if you have interest in serving on this committee. It is expected the committee will present a formal report to the executive council in November of 2014. Please click here for the most current copy of the constitution.


March President's Report

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Retiree Council Action Alert

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Winter 2014 E-Newsletter

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VSTA Welfare Fund Annual Report

Click here for the most current copy of the annual fincancial report.

Pouring Out Hearts In Pouring Rain

Click here to read more about Valley Stream's Day of Action.

Fall 2013 E-Newsletter

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The Pension Debate: Public Pensions and Long Island's Schools

Long Islanders want the best and brightest educators for their children, but it is a challenge to recruit and retain teachers without the guarantee of a secure retirement. As a part of a broader exploration into the issue of pension reform, Long Island Business Report examines the impact of pension funding on Long Island's education system. Watch the Video >

Commissioner King Gets Spanked

NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr. and PTA hold the first of five presentations across the state on Common Core followed by Q&A and public comment. Click here to view the video.