NYSUT Communications
Saturday April 02 2022 4:26 PM

Union work: Delegates set course for the future

Holding a photo of her transgender son, Tanya Forget-Truesdell of Edwards-Knox Service Employees Association spoke in favor of a resolution condemning the recent wave of anti-LGBTQ legislative measures.

Urgently calling for action and funding to support NYSUT’s Future Forward agenda, Representative Assembly delegates approved a wide range of resolutions to guide the union’s advocacy in the coming year.

In convention action Friday and Saturday, RA delegates considered 29 resolutions and approved three special orders of business. In all, 17 resolutions were approved, seven were defeated, four were referred to the Board and one was ruled out of order.

Many of the resolutions call for programming and funding to make NYSUT’s Future Forward initiative a reality. These include resolutions to:

Delegates approved three special orders of business: one in support of the people of Ukraine; another calling for federal funding to address school and community violence; and a third urging NYSUT to condemn the wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and support LGBTQ educators and students.