NYSUT leaders and members are sending lawmakers an urgent end of year assignment: Keep your commitment to a strong public education system, pre-K through post-grad.
Lawmakers are receiving calls from members urging them to reject Gov. Paterson's devastating and irresponsible budget plan. One option to raise revenue is a progressive income tax hike on the state's wealthiest New Yorkers - at an increase rate for those making $1 million or more annually and a further increased rate for those making $5 million or more.
Use the AFL-CIO's toll-free number 1-877-255-9417 to call your state representatives and tell them there's a better way. Let lawmakers know we're depending on them to support a budget that shares the pain equally and does not disproportionately hurt working class families.
We need to make our voices heard!