What's at Stake: Wisconsin

what's at stake?

So, you think Janus v. AFSCME is simply about the ability of unions to charge a fee to cover collective bargaining costs?

Think again.

wisconsin fact sheet

Wisconsin is the case study of what could happen in New York.

Brought by anti-labor forces and funded by the wealthy elite, Janus simply marks the first punch in what will become an all-out assault on public sector unions.

Consider Wisconsin — a state with a strong union movement and rich pro-labor history.

Once Gov. Scott Walker unleashed his attack on public employees — limiting their collective bargaining power — unionized educators watched as their pay plummeted, retirement security diminished, health-insurance premiums soared, seniority and dueprocess protections vanished, and turnover skyrocketed.

You think Janus v. AFSCME is simply about the agency fees?

THE FACT IS: If we don’t value what we have and protect it by everyone paying his or her fair share, we will lose so much more than we will save.

Rise up and protect our voice, our values, our union.

wisconsin fact sheet

wisconsin fact sheet

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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.

  • 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.