ALBANY, N.Y. March 16, 2018 — Today, NYSUT President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement on the death of U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, who represented Western New York since 1987:
“Today, the people of New York lost a true champion for working families. Congresswoman Slaughter represented the embodiment of public service, but she was so much more than that. She was a pillar of our community, a relentless advocate and a voice for the voiceless. For more than 30 years, she represented our state with honor, courage and dignity. She was an inspiration to me and to the people she served. On behalf of NYSUT, all of our officers, our members and a grateful state, I join the chorus of people praising Congresswoman Slaughter for her service and sending our thoughts and prayers to her family, her staff and the people she inspired.”
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.