Oswego Classroom Teachers' Association
Educating Everyone Takes Everyone
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Below is the link to the BOE site. All agendas and BOE minutes are posted there for you to read at your leisure. When it gets close to the time when there is a BOE meeting, you can go to the site to see the agenda.
Message from NEW OCTA President, Carrie Patane
Greetings OCTA Membership!
I am eager to take on this new role and look forward to working with all of our members to unite us even further despite the results of the recent Janus case. Our union needs YOU in order to remain strong. A union works for its members not only bargaining fair contracts, but fighting for human rights. The contract we have in place has been earned over time through hard work, perseverance and dedication.
I greatly appreciate all of the work that went into creating the Oswego Classroom Teachers Association and the bargaining that has transpired to bring about such a strong contract. We all should be very proud of the benefits and employment rights we currently have. I will work hard to follow in the footsteps of our previous leaders and to continue to advocate for all of your rights.
I repeat, however, that a union is nothing without YOU.
We must be UNITED and we must stick together. A harm to one is a harm to all. YOU are a part of this union too and it is YOUR voice that must be heard. We all must work to get involved. Please send agenda items and concerns to your liaison representative. Speak with your building representatives face to face and let them get to know you so they can best represent your thoughts on issues that matter the most to you. Wear your OCTA apparel and show your support for our union. Take part in committees or building meetings. Without a strong union, anti-union forces think they can seize this opportunity to convince our members to abandon our union which would diminish our voice in the workplace and weaken our strength at the bargaining table. With a united membership, we have the power to exercise and protect our rights, to defend what we value, and to give our members a voice. We have the power to advocate for higher wages, quality healthcare, and a secure retirement. I look forward to working with each of you to protect our rights, further our profession, and to advocate for fair
Monthly OCTA general membership meetings happen on the second Tuesday of each month at the OCTA office starting at 4:10- 122 A West 2nd St, Oswego, NY (the old Mary Jean's Alterations). Have a question or concern for the OCTA officers or Board of Directors? Please use the 'Contact Us' box to the right to enter your question. We will address all questions at the next OCTA general assembly meeting, and the information will be disseminated through your building president, vice president or representative (see Building Officer / Rep list).