New York State United Teachers 31st Annual Convention
April 4, 2003--New York State United Teachers, New York's largest union, held its annual Representative Assembly in Washington, DC from April 3-5.  On the second day of the convention, delegates heard from Gov. Howard Dean in the morning and Sen. John Kerry in the afternoon.  The two candidates have radically different rhetorical styles: compare Dean's speech and Kerry's speech.  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, much speculated upon as a possible 2008 candidate, also spoke on April 4.  Sen. John Edwards had been scheduled to speak on April 3, but could not make it.  NYSUT, which claims 480,000 members, is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers of the AFL-CIO; Thomas Y. Hobart Jr. is president.
Thomas Y. Hobart Jr
NYSUT President 
Sandra Feldman
AFT President

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