Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky protested cuts in pay, benefits and school funding on Monday, walking off the job and descending upon the halls of power in their state capitals. NYSNA President, Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN shared these words:
"Today, you should be proud. You are standing up for your students, your communitities, and each other. Fightingn to properly fund public education has many parallels with fighing to properly fund healthcare. The New York State Nurses Association, with 42,000 members working in communities all over New York State, stands shoulder to shoulder with you in your struggle. In Solidarity!"