As part of the CNY Solidarity Coalition educational breakouts on Sunday, there will be a breakout group presenting the Constitutional Convention.
Guest speaker Jamie Dangler will be presenting.
Jamie is the Vice President, United University Professions.
UUP respresents more than 42,000 faculty, professional staff, health care professionals, and retirees at 29 SUNY campuses, including Upstate Medical University and hospital, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Cortland, and SUNY Oswego in the Central NY area.
All are welcome to attend this informational meeting as part of the CNY Solidarity Coalition.
In the November general election, you will be asked to vote on whether or not New York should hold a
convention to change our state constitution. A Convention would be a boondoggle for politicians and
corporate lobbyists to take away your wages, benefits and rights. And to make matters worse, you’d have
to pay the price tag—hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Your union urges you to VOTE NO!
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR UNION
A Constitutional Convention would be controlled by well-funded special interests and career
politicians who would dominate the process and take advantage of the system to benefit
themselves at your expense.
Corporations and their lobbyists will use a Convention to weaken workers’ rights and protections.
Pensions, prevailing rate in construction, collective bargaining, and care and benefits for injured
workers could all be on the chopping block.
It’s a financial boondoggle that could cost taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars and invite corruption by enabling
entrenched Albany politicians to make up to $80,000 on top
of the taxpayer-funded salaries they already receive.
With no timeline to complete their work , there could be no
end in sight. Albany politicians, their friends and insiders could continue enriching themselves at the taxpayers’ expense for years.