AFT - American Federation of Teachers
"I have real human conditions that I am faced with every day. People who are dependent on the system; and if the system fails them, they have nothing."
NY State Public Employees Federation
New York State
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"The research out there now shows that for those of us without Social Security and without a defined benefit, chances are you are going to be on public assistance."
APEA Retired Public Employees Association
"I am grateful that we had a union. [Reinstatement] wouldn’t have happened otherwise."
"Most of us are working in aging buildings. And because of cost-cutting, we are seeing deferred maintenance: Filters aren’t changed; ductwork isn’t cleaned; and no one checks to see if the fans are working."
Rockland Association of Management
"We recognize the problems in providing service to our customers and we want to be heard."
View video of AFT President Randi Weingarten's "Work That Matters" tour in Montana, and TV advertisements highlighting the work of public employees.