A Message to NYSUT Members

June 27, 2018

This is our moment.

We knew this was coming.

Wealthy special interests have been fighting for years to undercut unions and roll back the benefits earned by working families. Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus vs. AFSCME shows how far they are willing to go to attack working families. Anti-union forces think they can seize this opportunity to convince our members to abandon our union in an effort to diminish their voice in the workplace and weaken their strength at the bargaining table.

We are going to prove them wrong.

NYSUT fights to protect the collective bargaining rights that help secure higher wages, quality health care and a secure retirement for our members and their families. They know that strong unions provide our members a voice in the workplace and in the halls of power.

We have fought long and hard to protect our brothers and sisters in the labor movement, and we are not going to back down now. Our movement is stronger than ever. We are committed to working like never before to encourage every member to stick with our union.

If you haven’t already done so, contact your local union president today to sign your re-enrollment card. And I hope you will take a minute to use the resources here at www.nysut.org/janus to help fight to preserve our voice, our values and our union.

This is our moment. I am confident that, together, we will rise to it.

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta


Stay connected to your local union.

Be active. Be involved. Be engaged.

Use your voice. Spread the word.

Our Janus Action Center offers tools and resources to help you spread the word and stand strong by telling everyone: "I'm sticking with our union!"

  • Say NO to Union Busters!

    Be ready when the union busters come to your door. Hang our sign to say NO to union busting and YES to our union!

  • Share It

    Messages and memes to share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • See It

    Watch and share these videos in the 'Our Voice' series to learn why your colleagues are "sticking with our union."

  • Mark It

    If you received a funny email from Betsy DeVos' anti-union friends at the Mackinac Center - MARK it as SPAM. Then watch and share the video to spread the word about sticking with our union!
  • Wear It!

    From T-shirts to car magnets to buttons to lawn signs, the online store makes it even easier for you tell everyone: "I'm Sticking With Our Union."
  • Show It

    Download and print the poster to tell everyone: "I'm Sticking with Our Union."

  • Frame It!

    Wouldn't your Facebook profile picture look even better with our new "Im Sticking With Our Union" frame? Try it!
  • Say It

    Download talking points, fact sheets and other materials you can use to raise awareness with your colleagues and in your community.

  • Tell It

    We're collecting inspirational union stories and "Aha!" moments. Help to inspire others by sharing YOUR union story.
  • Sign Up

    Use your Member ID to create an account at NYSUT.org. It’s the easiest way to stay connected to our statewide union via email and other channels.