Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00–7:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center

Mark Janus and Samuel Alito: Unwitting Architects of an American Union Renaissance?

The Robert and Augusta P. Finkelstein Memorial Lecture Series

Please join us in the AUPAC at 5:00 p.m. before the lecture for a welcome reception.

What role do educator unions play in our schools and communities? What ideologies underlie recent attacks on public sector unions by well-funded political action committees? How will teacher unions respond to the recent landmark Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling?

Please join us as we explore how these battles currently playing out affect us as educators, students, and community members.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please register below.

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5:00–6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00–7:30 p.m.  Lecture by Matt Jacobs followed by Q&A

About the Speaker

Matt Jacobs

Matt Jacobs taught social studies for 30 years in the Sewanhaka Central HS District. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Rochester (1968) and an M.A. in history from the University of Chicago (1971). A lifelong unionist, Jacobs served as president of the Sewanhaka Federation of Teachers from 1992-2003. He was a member of the National Education Association of New York (NEA/NY) board of directors from 1988-2003 and served on the National Education Association’s national board of directors from 1998-2003. From 2003-2006 he was vice president of NEA/NY while serving on the statewide Executive Board of the Working Families party. Following the unification of NEA/NY and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in September of 2006, Jacobs served on the NYSUT board of directors and executive committee from 2006-08. He began his current position as the Nassau Regional Staff Director in September of 2013.

Faculty Coordinators:
Robert Linne
Tracy Hogan
Diana Feige
Mary Jean McCarthy
Administrative Support:
M. Antonella Sullivan
Assistant Dean:
Patrice Armstrong-Leach

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