This is Our Union

New York State United Teachers:
dedicated to improving the quality of education in New York State.

New York State United Teachers

Welcome to NYSUT, our union representing more than 600,000 professionals who work in, or are retired from, New York’s schools, colleges and health care facilities.

We are college and university faculty and professional staff; classroom teachers, school bus drivers, librarians, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teaching assistants and teacher aides; nurses and health care technicians. We are one union — working together to remain strong for our members and champion the good work you do every day.

What Our Union Does

Unions Fight for Your rights in the Workplace

We Fight for You In the Workplace and Government

At the heart of what we do is collective bargaining. This means we stand together as a group, which gives us power when it comes to negotiating contracts or holding lawmakers accountable to ensure they support pro-education policies.

  • For Your Benefits
  • For Your Profession
  • For a Better World
  • For Your Rights
  • For Your Benefits

    The union offers contract protection, higher earnings, access to affordable health care, retirement security — and more.

  • For Your Profession

    NYSUT gives you a voice with lawmakers and policymakers to improve your workplace and profession.

  • For a Better World

    As a union member, you are part of a community dedicated to each other and to making the world a better place.

  • For Your Rights

    Your union is your partner in advocacy and legal representation.

Professional Support for Your Union

We Offer Professional Support

NYSUT offers a wide variety of services to help you grow as a professional and achieve ongoing certification and education requirements.

  • Professional Development & Education
  • Certification Assistance
  • Professional Development & Education

    We offer a wide variety of affordable, flexible professional learning opportunities for members. Courses are designed to help our members obtain CTLE hours or take required training for certification.

  • Certification Assistance

    New York State teacher certification can be complicated. Thankfully, your union has an office that’s specifically devoted to guiding our members through the certification process.

NYSUT Union Member Benefits

We Provide Benefits to Save You Money

Discount programs on financial services you need and consumer goods you want. 

  • Student Loan Help
  • Financial & Legal Services
  • Shopping & Travel Discounts
  • Student Loan Help

    We can help you determine how to most efficiently pay off your student loans. We've also partnered with several organizations to help you reduce your loan debt, pay it off quickly and keep it under control. 

  • Financial & Legal Services

    Our union provides members with high-quality, affordable group insurance rates, mortgages and a wide variety of legal services. 

  • Shopping & Travel Discounts

    We negotiate competitive group rates on products, services, travel and more.