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© 2018 LFA Local 1261

News From the LFA and its member schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

June 2018:

The   eleven   winners   of   the   Lay   Faculty   Association   Award   are   published   below.      We   wish   to   thank   the   Mason   Tenders   District Council   and   Business   Manager   Mr.   Robert   Bonanza   who   has   donated   $500.   The   money   has   been   allocated   towards   the   award   which each   winning   student   was   given   this   year.   Mr.   Bonanza   has   always   been   very   supportive   of   all   of   our   local’s   efforts.      We   congratulate   all of our winners.  Each student received a certificate and $50.00.  The 2018 LFA Award Winners are: Bishop McGann Mercy HS: Margaret Gazda Xaverian HS: Stefano Ienti St. Edmund Prep HS: Alia Alawi Bishop Loughlin HS: Linda Ineus Archbishop Molloy HS: Conor Mangan Bishop Kearney HS: Johanna Obdyke St.John the Baptist HS: William Smith Jr. Holy Trinity HS: Andrea Campos Christ the King HS: Arnaldo Deliz Jr. Nazareth Regional HS: Josey Cruz The Child Legacy School: Rama Colucci School   shootings   in   United   States   outnumber   other   G7   nations:       There   have   been   at   least   289   school   shootings   in   the   United   States since   January   1,   2009.   These   figures   include   shootings   on   school   (all   grade   levels   to   college)   grounds   involving   at   least   one   injury   caused by the shooter or shooters. United States 289 Canada 2 France 1 Germany 1 United Kingdom 0 Italy 0 Japan 0 In Mexico, not part of the G7 had a total of 8 shootings at schools during the same period of time. Source: CNN analysis, news reports Major   Supreme   Court   Decision   due   This   Month:       The   U.S.   Supreme   Court   is   currently   considering   a   case   called   Janus   v.   AFSCME, which,   depending   on   the   outcome,   could   rollback   gains   in   the   workplace   and   make   the   entire   nation   so   called   "right-to-work"   for   public employees.      If   the   court   rules   against   us,   the   union   would   have   to   represent   workers   in   your   workplace   in   most   instances   even   if   they   do not pay a dime in dues.  Stay tuned for more information and spread the word about union solidarity! LIUNA   public   sector   members   are   increasingly   facing   threats   to   collective   bargaining   rights   through   court   challenges,   state   legislation, and anti-union advocacy groups. Local 1261 is a private sector union; however, we can also be under attack at some point. Remember, the difference between you with a contract with rights and becoming an “At-will employee” is our union. Update,   June   27:      Today’s   Janus   v.   AFSCME,   Supreme   court   decision   has   nothing   to   do   with   our   union.   We   are   a   private   union   and   our local   makes   no   political   contributions   of   any   kind.      The   LFA   is   committed   to   making   sure   our   members   are   aware   of   this   information   and will continue to keep you informed of any further developments.  Thank you for your continued support! LFA all the way! Good   Teacher   and   a   Bad   Teacher:       Good:   A   New   Jersey   schoolteacher   devoted   45   years   to   helping   students   with   disabilities.   Now   she's leaving them $1,000,000.00 Not   so   good:   A   teacher   who   was   caught   having   sex   with   a   colleague   in   a   Florida   classroom   before   school   didn’t   understand   why   she   was in   trouble   when   interrupted   mid-act   by   the   principal,   telling   him   “I   am   doing   this   on   my   own   time   and   not   being   paid,”   according   to school officials. The President’s June 2018 Message…………. Negotiations   at   Archbishop   Molloy,   St   John   the   Baptist   and   Christ   the   King   are   progressing   well.   A   tentative   meeting   is   scheduled on June 25th for Bishop Kearney. I   commend   the   Bargaining   Team   at   Xaverian   High   School   for   representing   their   faculty   well   at   the   negotiation   sessions.   Ratification for the Memorandum of Agreement is underway. Congratulations   to   Karla   Espinoza   Nieves   from   the   Child   Legacy   High   School   as   she   receives   the   Power   Women   in   Business   Award, details to follow next month. As   Bishop   McGann   Mercy   High   School   closes   its   doors   this   August   we   wish   our   brothers   and   sisters   much   success   in   finding   new jobs.   May   God   give   them   the   strength   as   they   continue   to   pursue   their   mission   as   Catholic   Educators   for   many   more   years   with great achievements and triumphant accomplishments. ****   A   reminder   to   all   teachers   and   staff   who   participate   in   the   LIUNA   pension   and   /   or   the   MTDC   Medical:   Anyone   wishing   to   retire MUST contact the LFA office at least FOUR (4) months before you intended retirement date. **** Ciro Quattrocchi

May 2018:

Bishop   Loughlin's   Earth   Day   Initiative   5K   Green   Tour:       Each   year,   April   22nd   marks   Earth   Day   --   a   day   set   aside   to   acknowledge   the importance   of   a   healthy   Earth.   On   Friday,   April   20th,   thirty   eight   environmental   science   students   started   paying   homage   to   our   home planet just a few days early during Bishop Loughlin's first Earth Day 5K Green Tour of Manhattan organized by the Earth Day Initiative. Xaverian    High    School    players,    who    wore    No.    70    in    honor    of    the    year    the    late    Brother    Raymond    Hoyt   graduated,   celebrated   their   3-2   win   over   St.   John’s   Prep   in   an   ALS   Awareness   Series   high   school   match   up   at Fenway Park in Boston.   Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School’s   Rick   Dolan   for   his   induction   into   the   Girl’s   Catholic   High   School Association Hall of Fame in April, 2018. Holy   Trinity   HS   Sophomore   wins   Coding   Challenge:       Congratulations   to   sophomore   Edward   Noble   of   Holy Trinity   High   School   for   submitting   the   winning   app   for   his   Congressional   district!   The   Congressional   App Challenge   aims   to   engage   students   in   coding   and   computer   science.   Over   4,100   students   participated   across the    country.    Edward    received    his    certificate    with    his    family,    his    teacher    Ms.    Mary    Clare    Pellet,    and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. He was honored at a formal reception in Washington D.C. Xaverian High School Senior awarded Gates Scholarship: After   completing   an   arduous   application   process   with   three   rounds   of   cuts,   Xaverian   High   School   senior   Barron   Wei   is   one   of   only   300 students   from   across   the   country   to   be   awarded   a   Gates   Scholarship.   Launched   this   year,   the   new   program   from   the   Bill   &   Melinda Gates Foundation awarded its first full scholarships to 300 students in the Class of 2018. A   retiree   comments   on   the   March   for   Our   Lives      article:       “The      LFA   is   to   be   commended   for   including   information   about   the   March for   Our   Lives   rally.   It   was   shocking   to   see   that   a   member   objected   to   this   inclusion.   If   this   is   nothing   but   a   bunch   of   misguided   youth, then   count   this   retired,   72,   year   old,   retired,   LFA   member   among   them.   This   is   not   a   partisan   issue   .It   is   not   Republican,   Democrat, Conservative or Liberal matter, but rather a fight for human life.” On May 18th, our 22nd  school shooting this year occurred in Texas. More dead! Senator Cruz rushed to the school and people will pray. Changes   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School:       Board   of   Trustees   announces   the   resignation   of   Dr.   Margaret   Lacey-Berman   effective   July   1, 2018.      An   unforeseen   opportunity   for   Margaret   and   her   family   has   arisen   that   will   take   them   out   of   the   New   York   area   beginning   in   July.     Bishop   Kearney   is   very   fortunate   that   former   President,   Dr.   Margaret   Minson   has   graciously   agreed   to   take   on   the   role   of   Interim   Head of School The President’s May 2018 Message…………. Negotiations   at   Archbishop   Molloy   and   Xaverian   are   progressing   well.   Negotiations   at   the   Child   School/   Legacy   High   School   are   in   the beginning   stages   and   will   be   suspended   until   July.   Negotiations   at   Christ   the   King   will   commence   on   May   21.   A   tentative   meeting   is scheduled in June for the Rockville Centre Schools. No meetings are scheduled yet for Bishop Kearney. I   commend   the   Bargaining   Teams   of   each   School   for   surveying   their   faculties   and   collating   the   wishes   and   needs   to   be   presented   at   the negotiation   sessions   as   they   diligently   represent   their   teachers.   I   am   committed   to   work   my   hardest   to   get   the   best   Agreements   for   each of our Schools. I   would   also   personally   like   to   congratulate   the   recipients   of   the   LFA   Awards   at   our   Union   Schools.   I   wish   the   designated   graduates   much success in their future endeavors. Ciro Quattrocchi    
News
© 2018 LayFacultyAssociation 

News From the LFA and its member

schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

June 2018:

The   eleven   winners   of   the   Lay   Faculty   Association   Award are   published   below.      We   wish   to   thank   the   Mason   Tenders District   Council   and   Business   Manager   Mr.   Robert   Bonanza who    has    donated    $500.    The    money    has    been    allocated towards   the   award   which   each   winning   student   was   given   this year.   Mr.   Bonanza   has   always   been   very   supportive   of   all   of our   local’s   efforts.      We   congratulate   all   of   our   winners.      Each student   received   a   certificate   and   $50.00.      The   2018   LFA   Award Winners are: Bishop McGann Mercy HS: Margaret Gazda Xaverian HS: Stefano Ienti St. Edmund Prep HS: Alia Alawi Bishop Loughlin HS: Linda Ineus Archbishop Molloy HS: Conor Mangan Bishop Kearney HS: Johanna Obdyke St.John the Baptist HS: William Smith Jr. Holy Trinity HS: Andrea Campos Christ the King HS: Arnaldo Deliz Jr. Nazareth Regional HS: Josey Cruz The Child Legacy School: Rama Colucci School    shootings    in    United    States    outnumber    other    G7 nations:       There   have   been   at   least   289   school   shootings   in   the United    States    since    January    1,    2009.    These    figures    include shootings    on    school    (all    grade    levels    to    college)    grounds involving at least one injury caused by the shooter or shooters. United States 289 Canada 2 France 1 Germany 1 United Kingdom 0 Italy 0 Japan 0 In   Mexico,   not   part   of   the   G7   had   a   total   of   8   shootings   at schools during the same period of time. Source: CNN analysis, news reports Major   Supreme   Court   Decision   due   This   Month:       The   U.S. Supreme   Court   is   currently   considering   a   case   called   Janus   v. AFSCME,    which,    depending    on    the    outcome,    could    rollback gains   in   the   workplace   and   make   the   entire   nation   so   called "right-to-work"   for   public   employees.      If   the   court   rules   against us,    the    union    would    have    to    represent    workers    in    your workplace   in   most   instances   even   if   they   do   not   pay   a   dime   in dues.  Stay   tuned   for   more   information   and   spread   the   word   about union solidarity! LIUNA   public   sector   members   are   increasingly   facing   threats to   collective   bargaining   rights   through   court   challenges,   state legislation, and anti-union advocacy groups. Local   1261   is   a   private   sector   union;   however,   we   can   also   be under attack at some point. Remember,   the   difference   between   you   with   a   contract   with rights and becoming an “At-will employee” is our union. Update,    June    27:        Today’s    Janus    v.    AFSCME,    Supreme    court decision   has   nothing   to   do   with   our   union.   We   are   a   private union   and   our   local   makes   no   political   contributions   of   any kind.      The   LFA   is   committed   to   making   sure   our   members   are aware    of    this    information    and    will    continue    to    keep    you informed   of   any   further   developments.      Thank   you   for   your continued support! LFA all the way! Good    Teacher    and    a    Bad    Teacher:         Good:    A    New    Jersey schoolteacher    devoted    45    years    to    helping    students    with disabilities. Now she's leaving them $1,000,000.00 Not   so   good:   A   teacher   who   was   caught   having   sex   with   a colleague     in     a     Florida     classroom     before     school     didn’t understand   why   she   was   in   trouble   when   interrupted   mid-act by   the   principal,   telling   him   “I   am   doing   this   on   my   own   time and not being paid,” according to school officials. The President’s June 2018 Message…………. Negotiations   at   Archbishop   Molloy,   St   John   the   Baptist and    Christ    the    King    are    progressing    well.    A    tentative meeting is scheduled on June 25th for Bishop Kearney. I   commend   the   Bargaining   Team   at   Xaverian   High   School for    representing    their    faculty    well    at    the    negotiation sessions.       Ratification       for       the       Memorandum       of Agreement is underway. Congratulations   to   Karla   Espinoza   Nieves   from   the   Child Legacy   High   School   as   she   receives   the   Power   Women   in Business Award, details to follow next month. As   Bishop   McGann   Mercy   High   School   closes   its   doors this    August    we    wish    our    brothers    and    sisters    much success    in    finding    new    jobs.    May    God    give    them    the strength    as    they    continue    to    pursue    their    mission    as Catholic    Educators    for    many    more    years    with    great achievements and triumphant accomplishments. ****   A   reminder   to   all   teachers   and   staff   who   participate   in the   LIUNA   pension   and   /   or   the   MTDC   Medical:   Anyone wishing   to   retire   MUST   contact   the   LFA   office   at   least FOUR   (4)   months   before   you   intended   retirement   date. **** Ciro Quattrocchi

May 2018:

Bishop   Loughlin's   Earth   Day   Initiative   5K   Green   Tour:       Each year,   April   22nd   marks   Earth   Day   --   a   day set   aside   to   acknowledge   the   importance of   a   healthy   Earth.   On   Friday,   April   20th, thirty       eight       environmental       science students   started   paying   homage   to   our home   planet   just   a   few   days   early   during Bishop     Loughlin's     first     Earth     Day     5K Green    Tour    of    Manhattan    organized    by the Earth Day Initiative. Xaverian   High   School   players,   who   wore   No.   70   in   honor   of the    year    the    late    Brother    Raymond    Hoyt     graduated, celebrated    their    3-2    win    over    St.    John’s    Prep    in    an    ALS Awareness   Series   high   school   match   up   at   Fenway   Park   in Boston.   Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School’s   Rick   Dolan   for his     induction     into     the     Girl’s     Catholic     High     School Association Hall of Fame in April, 2018. Holy   Trinity   HS   Sophomore   wins Coding                               Challenge:                                Congratulations      to      sophomore Edward   Noble   of   Holy   Trinity   High School   for   submitting   the   winning app   for   his   Congressional   district! The   Congressional   App   Challenge aims   to   engage   students   in   coding   and   computer   science.   Over 4,100     students     participated     across     the     country.     Edward received   his   certificate   with   his   family,   his   teacher   Ms.   Mary Clare    Pellet,    and    Congresswoman    Kathleen    Rice.    He    was honored at a formal reception in Washington D.C. Xaverian High School Senior awarded Gates Scholarship: After   completing   an   arduous   application   process   with   three rounds   of   cuts,   Xaverian   High   School   senior   Barron   Wei   is   one of   only   300   students   from   across   the   country   to   be   awarded   a Gates   Scholarship.   Launched   this   year,   the   new   program   from the    Bill    &    Melinda    Gates    Foundation    awarded    its    first    full scholarships to 300 students in the Class of 2018. A   retiree   comments   on   the   March   for   Our   Lives      article:      “The      LFA   is   to   be   commended   for   including   information   about the   March   for   Our   Lives   rally.   It   was   shocking   to   see   that   a member    objected    to    this    inclusion.    If    this    is    nothing    but    a bunch   of   misguided   youth,   then   count   this   retired,   72,   year old,   retired,   LFA   member   among   them.   This   is   not   a   partisan issue   .It   is   not   Republican,   Democrat,   Conservative   or   Liberal matter, but rather a fight for human life.” On   May   18th,   our   22nd      school   shooting   this   year   occurred   in Texas.    More    dead!    Senator    Cruz    rushed    to    the    school    and people will pray. Changes   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School:       Board   of   Trustees announces    the    resignation    of    Dr.    Margaret    Lacey-Berman effective   July   1,   2018.      An   unforeseen   opportunity   for   Margaret and   her   family   has   arisen   that   will   take   them   out   of   the   New York   area   beginning   in   July.      Bishop   Kearney   is   very   fortunate that    former    President,    Dr.    Margaret    Minson    has    graciously agreed to take on the role of Interim Head of School The President’s May 2018 Message…………. Negotiations      at      Archbishop      Molloy      and      Xaverian      are progressing   well.   Negotiations   at   the   Child   School/   Legacy   High School   are   in   the   beginning   stages   and   will   be   suspended   until July.   Negotiations   at   Christ   the   King   will   commence   on   May   21. A    tentative    meeting    is    scheduled    in    June    for    the    Rockville Centre    Schools.    No    meetings    are    scheduled    yet    for    Bishop Kearney. I   commend   the   Bargaining   Teams   of   each   School   for   surveying their    faculties    and    collating    the    wishes    and    needs    to    be presented     at     the     negotiation     sessions     as     they     diligently represent   their   teachers.   I   am   committed   to   work   my   hardest to get the best Agreements for each of our Schools. I   would   also   personally   like   to   congratulate   the   recipients   of the   LFA   Awards   at   our   Union   Schools.   I   wish   the   designated graduates much success in their future endeavors. Ciro Quattrocchi