November 16, 2015

America Works Together: Week of Action Nov. 16-20

Source: NYSUT Communications
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In the run up to oral arguments in Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, the labor advocacy coalition America Works Together is calling for a "Week of Action for Working People" to highlight the benefits for individuals, communities, and the country at large of the longstanding precedent that enables working people to negotiate together.

Join NYSUT as we continue our ongoing Union Value campaign and work with these many coalition partners this week to ensure the public and the Supreme Court know that the current law has formed the foundation for people to work together for more responsive public services - better outcomes in the classroom for our kids, quicker response times in emergencies, and better staffing for hospitals - and more vibrant communities.

In the News

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A.G. Schneiderman and A.G. Jepsen announce multistate coalition urging U.S. Supreme Court to protect workers' organizing rights in key labor case.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that he is leading a coalition of 20 states and the District of Columbia in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Ninth Circuit decision protecting "agency shop" and "fair share" provisions in public sector collective bargaining agreements. 11/15/2015

AFT files amicus brief in 'Friedrichs' case. The AFT along with the American Association of University Professors, filed an amicus curiae brief Nov. 13 in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case threatens to make it harder for working people to join together and speak out together. 11/3/2015


Sign the Petition

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Enough is enough! It's time to stop attacking working people.

Corporate CEOs and the wealthy special interests cannot stop us from banding together and forming unions to make our lives better.

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BOOM! Join the #WorkTogether Thunderclap

Activists this week are really getting the word out about this important Supreme Court case. To help spread the word even further, the America Works Together coalition has created a Thunderclap for the #WorkTogether call-to-action.

Will you sign up here? https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/34555-stop-attacking-working-people

So what's a "Thunderclap" anyway?

A social media Thunderclap allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks.

By boosting the signal at the same time, a strong Thunderclap can get a topic or hashtag like #WorkTogether trending on Twitter and Facebook.

Think of it as social media solidarity.

You can learn more about Thunderclap here: https://www.thunderclap.it/?locale=en.

Hurry! The #WorkTogether Thunderclap campaign ends Nov 19, 11:00 AM EST. Thanks!


Resources

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America Works Together. Learn more and take action.

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NYSUT Union Value: Resources for members and local leaders