We defeated the Con Con together!
The voters in our great state spoke and said NO to a Constitutional Convention. The UNITY/UFT Caucus worked around the clock to get the word out to Our members, families, neighbors, friends and even frenemies” to make sure that Proposition 1 was defeated. And it was. Soundly.
UNITY/UFT members went door to door, calling and leafleting to get the word out and to make sure that this ballot item was squashed. However, UNITY/UFT did not do this alone – NYSUT, NYS AFL-CIO and our sisters and brothers from other unions worked tirelessly as well to get the “NO” out.
As UNITY/UFT President Michael Mulgrew stated, “This ballot was defeated by the collective power of the working middle class who are fed up with these anti-union, anti-middle class adversaries that have become emboldened in the current chaotic political climate.”
We may have won this battle but the fight is far from over; Janus and a potential national Right to Work law looms overhead. But, as we just learned, when we put aside Our differences and work together for the betterment of our livelihoods, positive things happen. We cannot and must not forget that. We must take this momentum and our collective power and fight against the war coming our way. After all, we are a UNION and cannot lose sight of that fact.
As always since the inception of our union, UNITY/UFT Will continue to lead the Charge.