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The OCTA Advocate is a monthly newsletter available to all OCTA members and contains updates and information relavant and pertinent to the union side of public education. Click on the boxed image to view a recent issue of The Advocate.
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In this edition of the SUMMER 2018 ADVOCATE:
1. Report: Testing debacle prompts outrage from teachers, parents 
2. THANK YOU to each of the following people for helping to get this year’s budget approved 
3. The 2018 OCTA Scholarship Committee selected 13 recipients 
4. OCTA Dental Plan (Delta Dental) - Open Enrollment Information – May/June 2018 
5. FLEXBLE SPENDING PLAN – Re-enrollment is required each year. 
6. Pension & Retirement Education Program
7. The Oswego County Teachers Association will be holding the Spring Luncheon for retired NYSUT Educators and SRPs of Oswego County. June 11, 2018 

In this edition of the SEPTEMBER 2018 ADVOCATE:
1. Why Union? Why NYSUT? 
2. Welcome New (and old) OCTA MEMBERS!
3. Message from NEW OCTA president . . . 
4. Benefit Corner - NYSUT MB, SBC, LTD
5. BEWARE of Union busting emails and calls! 
6. Meet the 'new' negotiations chair
7. Print your NYSUT membership card
8. Link to OCTA Website