|Photo: Barbara Crane|
There's a national assault on unions - in Wisconsin, in Ohio, in New York, in New Jersey, and it’s growing. It’s a concerted attack on the basic right of workers to be represented by effective unions.
But labor is fighting back, standing up for our rights as workers... and for one another.
NYSNA members can help stop the elimination of seniority rights for teachers by opposing Senate Bill S3501B. S3501B is considered an attack on collective bargaining rights by drastically changing layoff procedures for teachers and supervisory personnel in New York City schools.
As the workers in Wisconsin continue to fight Gov. Scott Walker's plan to strip many public employees of their collective bargaining rights, there are solidarity rallies happening around the country, including New York.
“Across the country this movement has been driven by the members themselves. The workers are awake, alive and are instinctively and spontaneously self-organizing in ways as never before,” said Lorraine Seidel, NYSNA Economic and General Welfare director, who has been in Madison, Wisconsin this week.
NYSNA stands with the people on the ground, sleeping in the capitols and living at the demonstrations. They are the members, their families, their communities and their colleagues, and their solidarity is so much more than lip service. Don't wait to be invited - take advantage of opportunities to unite as they evolve!
For more information about solidarity rallies and how you can get involved:
|Sat, Feb 26
|Wisconsin Solidarity in New York: Rally to Save the American Dream
City Hall Park, New York, NY
|Presented by Moveon.org|
|Sat, Feb 26
|Capital District Area Labor Federation
and Move On
State Capitol, State Street, Albany, NY
|Contact Kathleen Scales: 518.452.0404
|Sat, Feb 26
|Western NY Area Labor Federation
Leonard Post VFW Hall
2450 Walden Ave, Cheeketowaga, NY
|Contact Patty Devinney: 716.852.0375
|Wed, Mar 2
Mt Hope Cemetery
791 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY
|Contact Aron Reina: 585.263.2650
Event at Main Entrance
|Thurs, March 3
|Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
Teamsters Local 445
15 Stone Castle Rd, Rock Tavern, NY
|Contact Beth Soto: 845.567.7760|
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.