For Your Rights

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NYSUT's 44 full-time staff attorneys are highly experienced in education, civil service and labor law and are available to assist members with job-related issues, including disciplinary cases and in most certification and licensing cases. They protect the right to arbitrate grievances in court and enforce arbitration decisions made in your favor. This professional legal representation could otherwise cost you tens of thousands of dollars in private attorney legal fees; it is available to members at no cost.

Your partner in advocacy

Your NYSUT labor relations specialist has extensive experience and expertise in work place issues, such as contract negotiations and enforcement though the grievance procedure. NYSUT labor relations specialists are skilled negotiators working to ensure that your rights are protected though the collective bargaining process. Your LRS works with your local's president to provide assistance before, during and after contract negotiations to maximize the impact of your collective voices.

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