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A Decade of Neglect

“A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession” details for the first time the devastating impact on schools, classrooms and students when states choose to pursue an austerity agenda in the false belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves. The comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the long-term austerity agendas and historic disinvestment that sparked the wave of nationwide walkouts this spring.


NYSUT Member Briefing - June 29, 2018

NYSUT is prepared to grow in a post-Janus world

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME overturned a 41-year old legal precedent that preserved a union's right to collect fair share "agency fees" from non-members. It culiminates years of attacks by wealthy, anti-union, anti-public education advocates who want to break the labor movement and privatize education.


After Janus, we’re in it to win it

In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.


NYSUT Member Briefing - Mar. 29, 2018

At the wire: Increased school aid an investment that pays off

With lawmakers expected to vote on a state budget by the end of this week, it's important that we continue to remind them to support schools.


Operation Agua continues to provide lifeline to Puerto Ricans

Launched after Hurricane Maria made landfall six months ago, Operation Agua continues to serve as a lifeline for communities still without access to safe drinking water, and it is now more than 75 percent to its goal of bringing 100,000 water filters to Puerto Rico.