Alan B. Lubin, New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) former executive vice president serving from 1993 to 2010, helped guide the union's massive political mobilization and legislative efforts. He came to Albany after 26 years as an educator and elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT's affiliate in New York City. He served from 1995 to 2010 as a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a member of the NYS AFL-CIO’s executive council.
Lubin helped shape the union's legislative and political action programs as executive vice president. Realizing the strength of a grassroots political network, Lubin organized NYSUT's nationally acclaimed political action committee with activists in every New York State electoral district.
That strong presence helped bring forward landmark legislation, including the permanent cost-of-living adjustment law for retired public employees (COLA), the Schools Against Violence in Education law (SAVE) and the bill mandating that every state public school have a defibrillator available. Under Lubin's advocacy, state school aid increased 133% since the early 1990s.
Lubin serves as co-chair of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY), a unique broad based consensus building organization seeking common ground between business and labor. He currently serves on the Medicare Rights Center Board as treasurer and the Rural Migrant Ministry. He also serves on the state of New York’s Comptroller's Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation.
Lubin heads his own consulting firm, Alan Lubin Consulting. His priorities as a consultant continues to include expanded involvement of newer members in their unions, greater minority member participation in state and local unions and organizing new members into labor's family. In addition, he continues to work at building coalitions between different groups to benefit all of society.
He was elected to the United States Electoral College for the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections.
Lubin lives in Clifton Park with his wife, Sharon. They have two grown children, both SUNY graduates, and a beautiful granddaughter, Helena