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NYSUT Executive Vice President Emeritus Alan B. Lubin has spent nearly a half-century fighting for public education, civil rights, students and working people.

He served for decades in leadership roles in both the United Federation of Teachers and NYSUT, including 17 years as NYSUT’s executive vice president where he forged strong bipartisan relations and helped win tremendous victories in Albany for NYSUT members across the state.

As leader of NYSUT’s legislative and political action operation, Lubin led the fight to protect public employees’ pensions from inflation through enactment of a Cost-of-Living Adjustment; won record school aid increases and gained passage of legislation that requires schools to be equipped with Automated External Defibrillators. School defibrillators have been credited with saving dozens of lives in schools and on athletic fields across the state. Lubin, who is also a co-founder of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY), remains active in union issues and is on the board of the New York Rural and Migrant Ministry and other social justice groups. Lubin was named NYSUT executive vice president emeritus in 2015.

The Shanker Award is especially meaningful to Lubin. When Lubin was a young teacher and unionist in New York City, Shanker invited him to meetings with Bayard Rustin, A. Phillip Randolph, Norman Hill and other leading labor figures of the day. There, Lubin said, he learned to listen, hone arguments and strategize — and, with Shanker, began to emphasize the importance of building strong coalitions with others who share the union’s goals.

“Albert Shanker was my mentor and my teacher,” Lubin said. “I am forever grateful to him. I am deeply honored to receive the Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service.”

The Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service — the highest honor bestowed by NYSUT — recognizes special contributions to public education in the United States. Pioneering a militant brand of teacher unionism, Albert Shanker led educators across New York State in a crusade for workplace dignity, and then led teachers nationwide into an era of educational reform and higher standards. The late, legendary UFT and AFT president has been described as “one of the greatest educators of the 20th century.”

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