The Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA) is bargaining unit that represents all teachers, including guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech and occupational therapists, hired by the Hempstead School District. The HCTA is dedicated to maintaining a fair and professional relationship with the school district and works to ensure the most productive working conditions for our members. Your union is here to serve you. We want to assist you in any way possible to make your years in Hempstead rewarding.
One of our primary responsibilities is to negotiate and protect our collective bargaining agreement also known as "the contract". Our contract spells out the terms and condition of employment in the district. It is only powerful if it is enforced. Every member should read and become familiar with it. Vigilance is the only guarantee that the contract will be adhered to. Additionally, our union works to safeguard member's rights to due process when disciplinary actions are taken by the district. The HCTA is committed to promoting the professional. After you have had the chance to read your contract, you will realize how well protected you are.