Joseph Cummings was a UFT member for more than 20 years, most recently teaching social studies and economics at Murry Bergtraum HS in Manhattan.
Patrice Jordan was a UFT member for over 25 years, working as an English teacher at Morris Intermediate School in Staten Island from the early 1970s until her retirement in 1991.
Rafaela Burgos began a 30-year career as a UFT member at PS 154 in the Bronx, eventually retiring from PS 41 in Staten Island.
Marsha Moed was a UFT member for 24 years, most recently as a principal’s secretary and office manager.
Suzanne Rettig was a UFT member for 10 years, most recently as a paraprofessional working in special education.
Florence Washington was a UFT member for 30 years, most recently as a teacher’s assistant at IS 52 in the Bronx.
Jonathan Priess was a social worker at Canarsie HS and Franklin K. Lane HS in Brooklyn and a UFT member for 20 years.
Barry Berk was a UFT member for 37 years, beginning his career at Junior High School 54 in Manhattan and, after teaching at two other schools, reached retirement as a social studies teacher at the Bronx High School of Science.