Andrew Pallotta

Andrew Pallotta: Janus Case An Attack On All Workers

Feb 27, 2018

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that may forever change the ability of working people to successfully fight for better pay, good health insurance, job security and a secure retirement.

The coming fiscal year is shaping up as a challenging one.

Let’s be clear: New Yorkers are under attack. The federal tax bill is going to hurt New Yorkers at the same time our State is facing a substantial budget deficit that threatens key services, including education and health care. This is a double whammy that will make negotiating a final state education budget more difficult.

Andrew Pallotta: Albany Must Keep Its Promises

Dec 14, 2017

If you make a promise, you should keep it.

We can all agree on that, right?

Andrew Pallotta: The Republican Tax Scam

Nov 28, 2017

As I record this commentary, the final version – and ultimate fate -- of the Republicans’ tax bill has not been decided.

Andrew Pallotta: Redefining What Is Union Work

Oct 31, 2017

What do you think about when you hear the term “union work?”

“An injury to one is an injury to all.”

That cry is a stirring call to action for the labor movement. Its message of solidarity – of reminding fellow workers that ‘we got your back’ – has reassured ordinary New Yorkers in political battles and resounded on picket lines during contract disputes for decades.

Every child should be taught by a highly skilled, qualified teacher.

Measuring Progress On Testing

Jul 18, 2017

How do you measure progress? That’s great question. In the fight to reduce standardized testing and return decision-making to classroom teachers, some critics say New York is moving too slowly.

Most New Yorkers just aren’t that familiar with charter schools.