Fifty Years of Union Celebration: CSA Dances the Night Away
More than 780 guests celebrated the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators’ (CSA) 50 years of unionism recently with a dinner and dance that included a high-profile appearance from actor and activist Susan Sarandon as well as a powerful speech from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. The gala took place at the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, which provided a hint of old New York elegance throughout the evening. The union, under the current leadership of Ernest Logan, has played a pivotal role in public education and has an unswerving commitment to its members and the children they serve. Logan delivered an impassioned speech about education that received a standing ovation.
Guests included Dr. Randi Herman and Anita Gomez-Palacio, union officers, in addition to Chancellor Dennis Walcott, CEO of Jet Blue Dave Barger and Pencil Exec Director Michael Haberman. “We shouldn’t wait another 50 years to do something like this,” said Jim Phair, Principal PS 107 in Queens, as the educators danced the night away. #