UPDATE: Big Win! - Friedrichs Is Just One Part...

UPDATE:As part of our ongoing effort to build capacity on a local level, and to train and engage new activists on the fight against "Right-to-Work" efforts like theFriedrichs vs CTAcase, the New York State AFL-CIO sent a team of staff across the state. Lastweek the trainings wrapped up in Elmira and we are happy to report it was asuccess. Hundreds of members from the Private sector, Public sector and Building Trades all came out, and from the feedback we received, they learned a great deal. The trainings provided background on the fight, a session on internal organizing, messaging training and digital strategy. While it isa great victorythat the Friedrich's case is no longer a threat, after SCOTUSdelivered a 4-4 decision,the "Right-to-Work"advocates are still approaching our members and there are already similar and just as dangerous cases at the lower court level. Ultimately this is a temporary victory that gives us more time to activate and engage membership for futures fights and highlights the importance of this coming years' elections.   The Supreme Court case - Friedrichs v. the California Teachers Association was just one in a pipeline of cases from wealthy special interest groups trying to silence the voice of working people. Together we will not let that happen. Learn more about these cases, who is behind them, and why they are important to all workers.The NYS AFL-CIO is giving presentations across the state at Area Labor Federations and Central Labor Councils. The presentations will consist of a multi-pronged approach of issue education, message development, and best internal organizing practices, all while keeping our message relevant through digital strategies and social media platforms. Together we can help prepare an army of activists ready to protect workers' rightshere in New York State. Find a presentation below and RSVP and get more details. Note some sessions will provide the full presentation and some are abbreviated as part of a CLC meeting.