For those looking to see an activist union leader in action, there is this piece taken from the latest NYSUT Leader Briefing where Beth Chetney confronts the Lieutenant Governor:
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul sat at a picnic table with Beth Chetney, president of the Baldwinsville TA. Surrounded by protesters and media representatives, Chetney aired concerns about student testing, teacher evaluations, a growing lack of control that educators feel inside their own classrooms, and Cuomo himself. Hochul tried to assure the activists that Cuomo is listening -- and cares about teachers and the pressures they face. "The issues you raise are legitimate," Hochul said. "I assure you they are being talked about at high levels. And you're going to see some changes."
There is a full report from Perdido Street School here based on coverage from Syracuse.com.
It needs to be emphasized that Beth Chetney is a leader of the statewide opposition to Michael Mulgrew's Unity Caucus called ST Caucus. MORE is affiliated with ST Caucus which stands for Stronger Together. ICE is a big supporter of ST Caucus.
I have no confidence that we will see much positive change coming from the dysfunctional, corrupt government in Albany but having union leaders like Beth Chetney, not to be confused with another Stronger Together leader Beth Dimino, gives us all hope.