We find it deeply disturbing that a majority of the staff currently employed by NYSUT in the legislative department are classified as managers and are not allowed to join a union.....This is coming from some upstate NYSUT people. Remember - Unity Caucus in NYC controls much of NYSUT in NYState which controls the national AFT. Until the Unity machine breaks here in NYC there can be no real changes at the state or national level. But there is some hope that with around 30% of the delegates in NY State Unity can be challenged if a statewide coalition based on Stronger Together. While it is not clear, this may be one more shot at the Unity controlled Revile NYSUT.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
NYSUT Update: New Organizers Will Not Be Unionized
UPDATE from a source: I heard that the new organizers hired will in fact be PSA members. My understanding is that all NYSUT staff, except for the Legislative department (Pallotta's staff) is PSA. Incidentally PSA is taking a freeze while the officers and the legislative staff are all getting 2% raises.