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Tell Your State Legislators to Act on the Worker Shortage!

New York State AFL-CIO
15 Mar, 2022
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Public employees are leaving their jobs. At a time when costs are rising at unbelievable rates, it’s no surprise that these workers are moving on to higher paying jobs in order to get by.

These are teachers, nurses, firefighters, EMTs, transit workers and other critically important professionals that we all rely on. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need them now more than ever.

Our state and local governments cannot compete in this job market. Unless we make these jobs more attractive, we will continue to struggle to recruit and retain workers in our communities, and important public services will become less reliable.

Contact your state legislators today and let them know they need to improve benefits for public employees by reforming tier 6. Tell them that they need to do this NOW to keep our communities functioning.