Healthcare Professionals

NYSUT Represents over 25,000 Healthcare Professionals across the state in hundreds of local unions. These members work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medical centers, visiting nurses, Head Start, human service agencies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.

Job titles include: Nurse, Doctor, Therapist, Pharmacist, Optometrist, Phycologist, Dentist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare Tech, Direct Care worker, Social Worker, Occupational, Physical Therapist and Speech Therapist.

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NYSUT is affiliated with AFT, the second largest national healthcare union.
NYSUT is the largest member of the New York AFL-CIO and it shows with the NY AFL-CIO legislative agenda (PDF).

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  • Bethlehem teacher named 2023 NYS School Counselor of the Year 1/29/2024
  • NYSUT and partners launch One-in-Five campaign to combat cycle of childhood poverty 1/24/2024
  • Executive Budget: Highs and Lows 1/19/2024
  • NYSUT statement on the executive budget proposal 1/16/2024
  • NYSUT statement on Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address 1/9/2024
  • NYSUT releases 2024 legislative priorities ahead of Hochul’s State of the State Address 1/9/2024
  • New York’s hottest club is a Tier 6 mixer 10/26/2023
  • NYSUT fights to protect children from online dangers 10/11/2023
  • Testimony: 'Fix Tier 6' 10/11/2023
  • New poster celebrates tennis legend Billie Jean King for LGBTQ+ History Month 10/4/2023
  • Union summer: LAP program empowers locals to serve their members, community 7/21/2023
  • CTE Profile: Linda Romano, Newburgh Teachers Association 7/12/2023
  • More than thanks: Giving nurses what they need 7/5/2023
  • NYSUT statement on devastating Supreme Court rulings 6/30/2023
  • “Many Threads, One Fabric” event celebrates Asian, Pacific Islander American Heritage Month 5/19/2023
  • UFT celebrates nurses for everyday heroism 5/12/2023
  • Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12 5/6/2023
  • Union notches big state budget wins 5/3/2023
  • RA 2023: Celebrating Excellence in the Professions 4/29/2023
  • SUNY's three teaching hospitals need a cash injection to stay strong 3/24/2023
  • New Rochelle incident highlights critical role of school nurses 3/3/2023
  • Winter institute fires up local leaders 1/31/2023
  • Hochul’s State of the State continues commitment to public education 1/11/2023
  • NYSUT statement on Gov. Hochul’s State of the State Address 1/10/2023
  • NYSUT WRAPPED 2022: Year in Review 12/23/2022
  • FACT SHEET: What AFT Members Need to Know to Protect Themselves from Polio 8/30/2022
  • MAKING STRIDES: Union marks 20 years in fight against breast cancer 8/30/2022
  • NYSUT task force highlights school safety 8/30/2022
  • Fight for public schools at the ballot box this November 8/30/2022
  • NYSUT Women’s Committee to examine impact of Alzheimer’s 8/17/2022
  • Ending mandatory OT, better school staff support, focus of health care lobby day 5/13/2022
  • CLASSROOM HEAT: Take action and tell us YOUR classroom heat story 5/10/2022
  • Vestal school nurse, educators save eighth-grade student 5/4/2022
  • NYSUT wins bonus pay for broad range of health care workers in education 4/20/2022
  • Awards and Honors: Representative Assembly 2022 4/20/2022
  • NYSUT officers look to next 50 years 4/17/2022
  • SRPs vital to student mental health support 4/17/2022
  • Union activism delivers in state budget 4/17/2022
  • NYSUT statement on 2022-23 state budget 4/9/2022
  • Leaders share stories from the field in Q&A with NYSUT officers 4/1/2022
  • Awards and Honors: Representative Assembly 2022 4/1/2022
  • Mindfulness and yoga help to meet students’ social-emotional needs 3/23/2022
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, crucial lobbying continues 3/4/2022
  • NYSUT statement on end of statewide mask requirement for schools 2/27/2022
  • CDC releases new mask guidelines for communities 2/25/2022
  • Agreement addresses chronic pay, staffing issues at Long Island hospital 2/19/2022
  • This is no time to cut health care resources 2/19/2022
  • #NotJustPhysical: February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month 2/8/2022
  • Testimony: Health and Medicaid 2/8/2022
  • Agreement addresses chronic pay, staffing issues at Long Island hospital 1/24/2022