What's at Stake

what's at stake?

They’re at it again.

Anti-labor forces funded by the wealthy elite and their wellheeled friends are launching yet another attack on working Americans, this time with a legal challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court known as Janus v. AFSCME.

Should the billionaires succeed in their latest assault on the nation’s workers, they would strike a blow to the very future of public-sector unions.

There is much at stake:

  • The right to bargain collectively for a living wage
  • Health coverage for you and your loved ones
  • Your right to a secure and dignified retirement
  • A voice on the job to ensure safe conditions, and prevent the abuse and exploitation of workers
  • A respectable standard of living for all working families

Don’t be fooled. The Janus case is about the rich getting richer at the expense of the working class.

America’s labor movement has shown time and again throughout history that, in banding together and fighting for what’s right, we can defeat injustice. And that holds true today.

We can fight this. We will fight this. And we will win.


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!"

Follow the links below for messages, memes and more.

  • 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.

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