The New York State United Teachers has endorsed Tom Suozzi in the Special Election for the New York 3rd Congressional District.
NYSUT President Melinda Person released the following statement in support:
“Tom Suozzi supports educators, opposes onerous standardized testing, is an advocate for community schools and will fight to change the state and local tax cap to provide financial relief to middle-class families. He is a strong advocate for unions and public education and will be a powerful voice for the workers, students and communities of the 3rd District in the halls of Congress.”
Suozzi has expressed commitment to top NYSUT priorities this year, including increased funding to expand the community school model; tax relief for hardworking families across New York; the proposed More Teaching, Less Testing Act that would give states the option to test less frequently and use more reasonable evaluation measures; and the greater labor movement as a whole.
The special election will be held Feb. 13, 2024, to replace an expelled former member.
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with nearly 700,000 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.