ALBANY, N.Y. April 20, 2021 — New York State United Teachers issued the following statement today on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:
“The pre-existing wounds of inequality opened further by George Floyd’s murder will take time to heal. Today’s verdict is a step forward for accountability, but let’s also recognize that it is one moment during what must be a persistent fight for justice in this country. As a labor movement, together we must continue to fight to eliminate the racism and prejudices that drive inequality and strive for a more just society for ourselves and for future generations.”
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.