Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Teachers Association is the organization that represents the hard working and committed teachers of the Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Central School District.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Teachers Association embraces new and innovative ideas. Here are some initiatives we believe in.
Asking Tough Questions: The BHBLTA reached out to NYSUT President Iannuzzi to discuss and justify the APPR and other issues of concern to education. President Iannuzzi spent an afternoon in Burnt Hills meeting with the TA president and a large general assembly meeting (150 members) to express his beliefs and answer tough questions asked by our members. We thank President Iannuzzi for his time and providing a positive outlet to express our thoughts and concerns.
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
NYSUT is a federation of more than 1,200 local unions, each representing its own members. We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). We are also part of organized labor – the AFL-CIO – and of Education International, with more than 20 million members world wide.
We range in size from tiny locals of fewer than 10 members to the United Federation of Teachers, which represents more than 140,000 teachers and other school employees in New York City.
We are dedicated to improving not only our working conditions, but also our professions. We’re united in a common commitment to improve the quality of education and healthcare for the people of New York.
NYSUT is a grassroots organization. We elect the people who lead our local unions and or state and national affiliates. We elect delegates to a state convention – the Representative Assembly – who discuss issues and set policy that determines the programs and services that NYSUT provides us.
Our NYSUT officers, elected by the Representative Assembly, oversee a staff of more than 450 that carries out the union’s business. The convention delegates also elect a Board Of Directors, which determines policy between conventions.
NYSUT® is a federally registered service mark of the New York State United Teachers.
The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.
The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
The AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.4 million members.
Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT’s membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRP); local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the union includes more than 170,000 retiree members.
In non-convention years, the AFT hosts the Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) conference, a professional issues meeting that attracts nearly 3,000 educators from around the country. AFT’s healthcare, higher education, public employee and PSRP divisions also host yearly professional issues conferences.
The AFT advocates sound, commonsense public education policies, including high academic and conduct standards for students and greater professionalism for teachers and school staff; excellence in public service through cooperative problem-solving and workplace innovations; and high-quality healthcare provided by qualified professionals.