Dear Members: We hope you had a great summer and while SFT President Juliet Benaquisto is composing a formal welcome back letter, we felt that we needed to get you this important information first... On Election Day, November 7th, 2017, a simple question will be asked of the citizens of New York State: "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend same?" We are asking all members to VOTE NO because a Constitutional Convention would threaten:
YOUR Bargaining Rights!!
YOUR Public School Funding!!!
For more information about a possible Constitutional Convention, watch the video using the link below. https://youtu.be/rrHQ5pnSe_I HOW YOU CAN HELP!!!! FREE VOTE NO! SWAG: The SFT will purchase a VOTE NO! car magnet or lawn sign for each member to display... Click Here for Free Vote NO Swag! PHONE BANKING: There are opportunities for members to phone bank, calling other NYSUT members to encourage them to also Vote No! Phone banking will take place at NYSUT Headquarters 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY, Monday-Thursday 4:30-7pm starting Sept 26th - Nov 6th. SFT 1st VP Mike Silvestri will be running the phone bank on Tuesdays. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Click this link to sign up to phone bank. TEMPORARY PART-TIME POSITIONS OPEN AT NYSUT: Over the summer NYSUT hired members including our own Lou Grevely, to get the word out to other members to Vote No! Lou and the others who worked throughout the state knocked on 35,000 doors and spoke to over 8,500 members! NYSUT is continuing that work this fall and is paying members $1200-$1800 depending on the time commitment they choose!! See the attached posting for more info...