I writing to tell you that I am retiring as CSA President, effective August 31, 2017.
I am proud of the work I have done during my four terms as CSA President, and hope you share my pride in all we as a Union have accomplished together – wage increases and performance incentives, stable healthcare options, the list goes on and on.
Most importantly, I am proud to leave this office in the extraordinary hands of Mark Cannizzaro, who, by the rules set forth by our Constitution, will assume the Presidency.
Mark was and remains our chief negotiator, having secured several of our contracts, most recently the lucrative contract you are working under in addition to the one that got our Early Childhood Center Directors their first raise in a decade. There is no one I trust more to lead this Union in these trying times. I know you will work with him as you worked with me to make CSA the Union that protects its members, speaks truth to power and always puts New York City school children first.
Because it's always about the children.
My work is not done. As Executive Vice President of the American Federation of School Administrators I will continue to work on national educational issues. So you will be hearing from me.
Thank you for your support through times good and bad. Thank you for allowing me to speak in your name, because you are the Union.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
God bless you, and God speed!
Ernest A. Logan