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July/August 2019:

Congratulations to the following LFA Award winners:   School: Student Winner: McGann Mercy Dominic Dorval Xaverian Adam Kwadich St Edmund Bridget Mc Evoy Archbishop Molloy Jack Roche Bishop Kearney Nina Amatore St John the Baptist Megan Iovino Holy Trinity Harshil Patel Christ the King Kahil Evans Nazareth Janaya Parrish Bishop Loughlin Jiaqi Liu Want to Have a Good Retirement? Tips for a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement :  By Kathleen Coxwell 1. Have a sense of purpose and meaning 2. Create the best retirement plan possible 3. Make friends with your future 4. Think health not wealth 5. Trade time for money 6. Want health in retirement? Make exercise fun 7. And, if walking is your exercise, walk fast 8. Think income not investments 9. Leave behind more wealth than you had when you first retired 10. Keep a schedule and structure Board of Directors :   Three   members   of   our   Board   of   Directors   will   be   leaving   us   this   school   year.   James   Fanning   of   Holy   Trinity   High School   and   Chris   Wright   of   St   Edmund   Prep   are   both   retiring.   Lisa   Molnar-Juliano   is   leaving   us   due   to   the   closing   of Bishop   Kearney   High   School.   We   thank   them   for   their   service   to   our   Board   and   the   members   they   represented through the years.  Our best wishes Meeting with Entercom: On   July   10   the   Executive   Board   will   meet   with   Mr.   Richard   Landesman   of   Entercom.   The   purpose   of   the   meeting   is      to   investigate   the possibility of creating LFA radio commercials on WFAN, WCBS and or WINS. Please send us important school news for publication. Send news to ddvt2001@gmail.com Cooking with VP Jerry Franza: Chicken Murphy :   Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts cut in half 1 cup of dry white wine 1 tablespoon of fresh or dry basil                                             1 teaspoon of dried oregano             ½ teaspoon of chopped garlic                                           salt and pepper to taste                               14 ounces of sweet or hot cherry peppers  ½ pound of sliced mushrooms                                                                       Steps: 1 . Place chicken in frying pan until slightly brown 2 . Combine   all   ingredients   in   a   small   bowl   and   then   cover   the   cooked   chicken,   return   to   frying   pan   and   cook   everything   together   for   15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s July/August 2019 Message…………. Negotiations   were   reopened   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School   and   our   brothers   and   sisters   were   presented   with   an   amended      contract. The faculty voted once more and ratified the revised Collective Bargaining Agreement.   Our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Loughlin   High   School   voted   and   ratified   the   proposed   successor   contract   presented   by   the   bargaining team!   I   am   proud   to   say   that   at   this   point,   ALL   of   our   LFA   schools   have   updated   contracts!   It   has   been   great   working   with   our   brothers   and   sisters who operated diligently to represent their colleagues as bargain team members. LFA all the way!   On   behalf   of   the   Executive   Board,   I   would   like   to   wish   you   all   a   restful   and   safe   summer.      May   you   all   enjoy   the   break   and   be   able   to   face   the new school year refreshed and full of rejuvenated goals and ambitions that will earn you successful lessons throughout the school year!   To   our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School,   we   continue   to   pray   that   your   future   be   filled   with   more   success   as   you      move forward  opening doors to new adventures.  Your President and Business Manager, Ciro Quattrocchi

June 2019:

Retiree News: We   morn   the   passing   of   retiree   Terry   Brody,   Terry   taught   at   Nazareth   High   School   for   nearly   40   years.   We   offer   our   prayers   and   condolences to her family. Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School   retiree   Mike   Herzlin   on   his   wedding   on   June   23rd,   best   wishes   from   the   LFA   board   and   our membership. The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this   video .    The   Diocese   of   Rockville Centre    invites    you    to    watch    this    video    https://youtu.be/pOb3H6jwtpo ,     a    collaborative    effort involving   St   John   the   Baptist   &   Holy   Trinity   students.      It   is   another   addition   of   “Faith   in   the   Public Square” and the Diocesan Edge Project. Cell Phones in the Classroom (By Education .com) : Once   the   bane   of   high   school   teachers   everywhere,   cell   phones   have   gone   from   irritating   to   imperative   in   the   secondary   classroom. Charting    Magellan’s    course,    compiling    a    list    of    Shakespeare’s    apocrypha    or    calculating    pi    to    three    hundred    decimal    places?—there’s probably   an   app   for   that.   Cell   phones   can   be   used   as   cameras   for   media   projects,   portals   for   Internet   access   and   graphing   calculators,   and their   myriad   uses   evolve   constantly   with   the   integration   of   new   technology.   Though   the   threat   of   cheating   or   disruptive   conversations   via text message looms large, mobile enthusiasts argue that these evils existed in the classroom long before the advent of cell phones. One   particular   use   for   cell   phones   in   the   classroom   is   Poll   Everywhere .   Poll   Everywhere   tracks   live   audience   polling   via   SMS   text   messages or   the   web.   While   it   offers   tiered   pricing   for   the   corporate   sector,   the   free   version   is   popular   for   educators   who   use   this   slick   app   for   quick quizzing or classroom surveys. Archbishop Molloy High School community morns the passing of Brother Michael Fisher.  The school was closed on May 17th. School News:   A high   school   in   a   Chicago   suburb   is   spending   more   than   $53,000   to   reprint   its   2018-2019 yearbook   after   staff   discovered   photos   inside   in   which   students   were   flashing   the   white supremacist “OK” hand sign. A teacher from Florida writes this commenton a student’s assignment! “WTF”! (pic left) We   also   had   a   5th   grade   teacher   set   up   a   slave   auction   in   class   using   black   students   as slaves. She got fired! Was she surprised?  Students   from   Xaverian   High   School   and   Bishop   Kearney   High   School   participated   in   Brooklyn’s   Memorial   Day   Parade,   the   oldest   Memorial Day Parade in the country, having been established over 150 years ago! C ooking with VP Jerry Franza: Lamb Chops:   Ingredients: 12 lamb chops ¼ cup olive oil ¼ tsp of red pepper 3 cloves of crushed garlic salt to taste parsley for garnish                Steps: 1 . Mix oil, red pepper, salt in a mixing bowl and with garlic rub the chops. 2 . Grill the chops for 4 minutes on each side. 3 . Garnish with parsley. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s June 2019 Message: The   teachers   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School   unfortunately   did   NOT   ratify   the   proposed   successor   contract!   A   new   bargaining   team   will need   to   be   formed      and   the   negotiation   process   will   have   to   start   over   in   the   near   future.      Negotiations   are   underway   at   Bishop   Loughlin High School.    We   continue   to   pray   for   our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of   Saint   Joseph   close   the   School   after   58 years   of   service   to   the   community.   We   hope   and   pray   that   they   will   find   jobs   and   continue   on   in   their   career   paths.   We   wish   them   all   much success for the future. **************************************************** Nice to hear from our retirees:   “Ciro, this is  Vinny Visco, just wanted to tell you that you do a great job keeping retirees in touch. Thank you,” Thanks for reaching out Vinny.   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi    

As news stories that impact our local are published, we will update this area with the national news from the Laborers

International Union of North America

House Democrats, Republicans unite to repeal ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax' 

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives voted Wednesday, July 17, to repeal the Affordable Care Act's so-

called "Cadillac Tax" more than eight years after the legislation known as "ObamaCare" became law.

The tax would have slapped a 40 percent levy on the value of health insurance plans above $11,200 for single coverage and $30,100 for

family policies beginning in 2022. Lawmakers kept delaying the tax's implementation before the House voted 419-6 to repeal it. The

margin increases chances that the Senate will follow the House and send the measure to President Trump for his signature.

Click here for a link to the story
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Lay Faculty Association Local 1261 Phone: (718)539-6440   Email: layfacultyassociation1261@gmail.com © 2019 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.

LiUNA! News:

Recent News from our

local:

July/August 2019:

Congratulations to the following LFA Award winners:   School: Student Winner: McGann Mercy Dominic Dorval Xaverian Adam Kwadich St Edmund Bridget Mc Evoy Archbishop Molloy Jack Roche Bishop Kearney Nina Amatore St John the Baptist Megan Iovino Holy Trinity Harshil Patel Christ the King Kahil Evans Nazareth Janaya Parrish Bishop Loughlin Jiaqi Liu Want    to    Have    a    Good    Retirement?    Tips    for    a    Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Retirement :  By Kathleen Coxwell 1. Have a sense of purpose and meaning 2. Create the best retirement plan possible 3. Make friends with your future 4. Think health not wealth 5. Trade time for money 6. Want health in retirement? Make exercise fun 7. And, if walking is your exercise, walk fast 8. Think income not investments 9.    Leave    behind    more    wealth    than    you    had    when    you    first retired 10. Keep a schedule and structure Board of Directors :   Three   members   of   our   Board   of   Directors will   be   leaving   us   this   school   year.   James Fanning    of    Holy    Trinity    High    School    and Chris   Wright   of   St   Edmund   Prep   are   both retiring.    Lisa    Molnar-Juliano    is    leaving    us due   to   the   closing   of   Bishop   Kearney   High   School.   We   thank them    for    their    service    to    our    Board    and    the    members    they represented through the years.  Our best wishes Meeting with Entercom: On    July    10    the    Executive    Board    will    meet    with    Mr.    Richard Landesman   of   Entercom.   The   purpose   of   the   meeting   is      to investigate   the   possibility   of   creating   LFA   radio   commercials   on WFAN, WCBS and or WINS. Please   send   us   important   school   news   for   publication.   Send news to ddvt2001@gmail.com Cooking with VP Jerry Franza: Chicken Murphy :   Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts cut in half 1 cup of dry white wine 1 tablespoon of fresh or dry basil                                             1 teaspoon of dried oregano             ½ teaspoon of chopped garlic                                           salt and pepper to taste                               14 ounces of sweet or hot cherry peppers  ½ pound of sliced mushrooms                                                                       Steps: 1 . Place chicken in frying pan until slightly brown 2 . Combine   all   ingredients   in   a   small   bowl   and   then   cover the    cooked    chicken,    return    to    frying    pan    and    cook everything together for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s July/August 2019 Message…………. Negotiations   were   reopened   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School and   our   brothers   and   sisters   were   presented   with   an   amended     contract.   The   faculty   voted   once   more   and   ratified   the   revised Collective Bargaining Agreement.   Our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Loughlin   High   School   voted and   ratified   the   proposed   successor   contract   presented   by   the bargaining team!   I   am   proud   to   say   that   at   this   point,   ALL   of   our   LFA   schools   have updated   contracts!   It   has   been   great   working   with   our   brothers and     sisters     who     operated     diligently     to     represent     their colleagues as bargain team members. LFA all the way!   On   behalf   of   the   Executive   Board,   I   would   like   to   wish   you   all   a restful   and   safe   summer.      May   you   all   enjoy   the   break   and   be able    to    face    the    new    school    year    refreshed    and    full    of rejuvenated   goals   and   ambitions   that   will   earn   you   successful lessons throughout the school year!   To   our   brothers   and   sisters   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School,   we continue   to   pray   that   your   future   be   filled   with   more   success   as you  move forward  opening doors to new adventures.  Your President and Business Manager, Ciro Quattrocchi

June 2019:

Retiree News: We   morn   the   passing   of   retiree   Terry   Brody,   Terry   taught   at Nazareth   High   School   for   nearly   40   years.   We   offer   our   prayers and condolences to her family. Congratulations   to   Nazareth   High   School   retiree   Mike   Herzlin   on his   wedding   on   June   23rd,   best   wishes   from   the   LFA   board   and our membership. The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this video .    The   Diocese   of   Rockville   Centre   invites   you   to   watch   this video     https://youtu.be/pOb3H6jwtpo ,      a     collaborative     effort involving    St    John    the Baptist    &    Holy    Trinity students.      It   is   another addition   of   “Faith   in   the Public   Square”   and   the Diocesan Edge Project. Cell Phones in the Classroom (By Education .com) : Once   the   bane   of   high   school   teachers   everywhere,   cell   phones have    gone    from    irritating    to    imperative    in    the    secondary classroom.    Charting    Magellan’s    course,    compiling    a    list    of Shakespeare’s    apocrypha    or    calculating    pi    to    three    hundred decimal   places?—there’s   probably   an   app   for   that.   Cell   phones can   be   used   as   cameras   for   media   projects,   portals   for   Internet access   and   graphing   calculators,   and   their   myriad   uses   evolve constantly   with   the   integration   of   new   technology.   Though   the threat   of   cheating   or   disruptive   conversations   via   text   message looms   large,   mobile   enthusiasts   argue   that   these   evils   existed   in the classroom long before the advent of cell phones. One    particular    use    for    cell    phones    in    the    classroom    is    Poll Everywhere .    Poll    Everywhere    tracks    live    audience    polling    via SMS   text   messages   or   the   web.   While   it   offers   tiered   pricing   for the   corporate   sector,   the   free   version   is   popular   for   educators who use this slick app for quick quizzing or classroom surveys. Archbishop     Molloy     High     School     community     morns     the passing   of   Brother   Michael   Fisher.    The   school   was   closed   on May 17th. School News:   A    high    school    in    a    Chicago    suburb    is    spending    more    than $53,000   to   reprint   its   2018-2019   yearbook   after   staff   discovered photos    inside    in    which    students    were    flashing    the    white supremacist “OK” hand sign. A    teacher    from    Florida    writes    this    commenton    a    student’s assignment!     “WTF”! (pic left) We    also    had    a    5th grade     teacher     set up    a    slave    auction in   class   using   black students    as    slaves. She    got    fired!    Was she surprised?  Students   from   Xaverian   High   School   and   Bishop   Kearney   High School    participated    in    Brooklyn’s    Memorial    Day    Parade,    the oldest    Memorial    Day    Parade    in    the    country,    having    been established over 150 years ago! C ooking   with   VP   Jerry   Franza:   Lamb Chops:   Ingredients: 12 lamb chops ¼ cup olive oil ¼ tsp of red pepper 3 cloves of crushed garlic salt to taste parsley for garnish                Steps: 1 . Mix   oil,   red   pepper,   salt   in   a   mixing   bowl   and   with   garlic rub the chops. 2 . Grill the chops for 4 minutes on each side. 3 . Garnish with parsley. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s June 2019 Message: The   teachers   at   Nazareth   Regional   High   School   unfortunately did     NOT     ratify     the     proposed     successor     contract!     A     new bargaining   team   will   need   to   be   formed      and   the   negotiation process   will   have   to   start   over   in   the   near   future.      Negotiations are underway at Bishop Loughlin High School.    We    continue    to    pray    for    our    brothers    and    sisters    at    Bishop Kearney   High   School   as   the   Sisters   of   Saint   Joseph   close   the School   after   58   years   of   service   to   the   community.   We   hope   and pray   that   they   will   find   jobs   and   continue   on   in   their   career paths. We wish them all much success for the future. **************************************************** Nice to hear from our retirees:   “Ciro,   this   is      Vinny   Visco,   just   wanted   to   tell   you   that   you   do   a   great job keeping retirees in touch. Thank you,” Thanks for reaching out Vinny.   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi

As news stories that impact our local are published, we will

update this area with the national news from the Laborers

International Union of North America

House Democrats, Republicans unite to repeal ObamaCare

'Cadillac Tax' 

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of

Representatives voted Wednesday, July 17, to repeal the

Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac Tax" more than eight

years after the legislation known as "ObamaCare" became law.

The tax would have slapped a 40 percent levy on the value of

health insurance plans above $11,200 for single coverage and

$30,100 for family policies beginning in 2022. Lawmakers kept

delaying the tax's implementation before the House voted 419-6

to repeal it. The margin increases chances that the Senate will

follow the House and send the measure to President Trump for

his signature.

Click here for a link to the story