The following is a statement by NYSUT President Karen E. Magee, reacting to yesterday’s National Labor Relations Board ruling on contract employee organizing efforts:
"NYSUT celebrates this decision. Far too many of our students have graduated into a discouraging world of temporary or contract employment without the fair pay and benefits they deserve. Now, new generations of workers — whose dreams have been too long deferred by the dominance of exploitive profiteers — have the hope of a voice in the workplace and the advantages that their own unions can provide."
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.