UPDATE: April 19, 2019
Knock, knock! Unionbusters are coming
NYSUT joined forces with the Public Employees Federation and the state AFL-CIO this spring to launch an aggressive advertising campaign to educate public-sector union members about the monied forces behind union-busting efforts. Centered on a 30-second ad titled “Showdown,” the campaign lets union members know that the doorknockers who encourage them to surrender their union membership are part of a $10 million national anti-worker campaign funded by billionaires. LEARN MORE.
Betsy DeVos and her union busting billionaire buddies are back at it.
In the last couple of days, we have received reports that anti-union door knockers have gone to the homes of teachers in the Capital Region. They are spending the holiday season going door-to-door urging our members to leave their union.
While we know our members are sticking with our union, we also know that the special interests who pledged to spend $10 million attacking teachers unions will not back down any time soon.
Here's what you can do to stand strong against the union busters.
1. Display the signs.
Download and print these signs to proudly display on your front door. Send a message to any would-be union buster: "Anti-union solicitors aren’t welcome here. I’m sticking with our union!"
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2. Read and share the FAQ.
We have also created a handy guide for members (PDF) who have questions about why people are knocking on their doors and what they can do to support the union.
3. Share the video.
You can also share the video urging members to "Say No to Betsy" and her union busting buddies. Visit www.nysut.org/saynotobetsy for more.
4. If you see something, say something.
Report any union busters who knock on your door to our Member Relations Teams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Share this page!
Click below or cut and paste the shortcut: www.nysut.org/unionbusters.
We know our union is stronger than ever, which is what drives our opponents crazy. This is the campaign that never ends, but it is one that is making us stronger every day.
NYSUT is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with you as we fight to defend our voice, our values, our union.