Monday, October 22, 2018
We are less then 3 weeks from a very important date, Election Day. It is no secret that over the last few years collective bargaining rights have come under attack from all angles. Whether it was Janus which made Right to Work (for less) a national law for public sector unions, the weakening of OSHA standards, the elimination of class action lawsuits and a tax deal that will put so many of us in debt to the federal government; these attacks are meant to make it harder for unions like NYSUT to do their job and protect our diverse and hardworking membership. On Election Day, NYSUT and teachers from across the country are being asked to head to the polls with one simple voting plan. Vote your wallet, vote for Pro-Union candidates that have earned our trust and respect and that will help to preserve our way of life. We are all taking these midterm elections very seriously. Our very right to exist is on the Ballot this November, so please come out and do more than just vote. Be vocal, recruit and participate in the below walks and let's do our part to make a difference this upcoming Election Day.
Over the next three weeks, our local will be joining with unions from across Long Island to take part in labor walks for our endorsed candidates. During these labor walks, we will be speaking to fellow union members about the importance of voting for union endorsed candidates. One of those candidates is Liuba Grechen Shirley. She is the first legitimate challenger to Pete King in over a decade. Over the next two weeks, we will be doing special walks for her. Both are listed above. I encourage everyone to come out this week and next to help make sure that we gain a friend in Congress from the 2nd Congressional District.