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ARTICLES & RESOURCES
Following are selected reports from the pages of NYSUT United, presented here as part of our effort to provide NYSUT members with information on the critical issues related to the November 2017 vote on a constitutional convention in New York State.
NYSUT UNITED. APRIL 2017
The coalition website NoNewYorkConvention.org provides dozens of documents and links to arm regular folks like us with the information to write effective letters to the editor, to speak to groups large and small, and to dominate social media. [ FULL STORY ]
NYSUT UNITED. MARCH 2017
"It would be a big waste of money," said NYSUT Executive Vice President Andy Pallotta. "It's worth noting that — for that very reason — current legislative leaders have spoken out in opposition to the constitutional convention.". [ FULL STORY ]
NYSUT.ORG. FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli talked to the media about why a taxpayer-funded Constitutional Convention is a bad idea.. [ FULL STORY ]
NYSUT UNITED: FEBRUARY 2017
As NYSUT retirees have noted, a constitutional convention is not only a threat to individual pensions, but to the economic impact those pensions have on the state's economy. Get the facts and debunk the myths. [ FULL STORY ]
NYSUT UNITED: JANUARY 2017
New York State's commitment to labor — especially public-sector labor — is truly a pillar of the international trade union movement. So, when the constitutional convention referendum tops the ballot on Nov. 7, 2017, look no further than Article 1, Section 17 of the state constitution for one key reason to vote NO. [FULL STORY]
NYSUT UNITED: JANUARY 2017
"I read that a state constitutional convention vote takes place Nov. 7, 2017. What does this mean, and how could it impact me?" [FULL STORY]
NYSUT UNITED: MAY 2016
Here are three key reasons why a state constitutional convention should be rejected. [FULL STORY]
NYSUT UNITED: FEBRUARY 2016
Opening up the constitution to haphazard and wholesale changes could alter working conditions, our retirement security and our members' ability to provide a sound and basic education. [FULL STORY]