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New York State United Teachers: dedicated to improving the quality of education in New York State.

Our union represents nearly 700,000 professionals who work in or are retired from, New York’s schools, colleges, and health care facilities.

If you are interested in joining NYSUT, or forming a union at your workplace, fill out the form below.

What It Means To Be a NYSUT Member: It’s important to know that when you and your co-workers organize a union with NYSUT that in most cases you are forming your own brand-new union that is affiliated with NYSUT. NYSUT provides support, advocacy, and expert negotiation and legal assistance as needed, but ultimately it is you and your co-workers who will control the negotiations process and vote on a contract that suits your needs. This independent structure means that you control the process, but it also requires active participation from all union members to maintain a strong voice in the workplace and advocate for your needs and the needs of the students/clients/patients you serve. Learn more about our union.

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