Spring is here & so are Anti-Union Canvassers!
PEF members: As the winter weather finally breaks, and spring is here… we can expect one of the anti-union forces here in NYS to begin another door knocking canvas, targeting PEF union households. Their past efforts have been unsuccessful! Last time this occurred, many PEF members took to social media to voice their feelings about the paid, out-of-state canvassers, who were aggressive in their harassment of our members. In response, PEF leaders and members, along with PEF Field Service Organizing staff, handed out the attached pro-union literature and were welcomed and appreciated by the members they spoke to about the value of being a PEF member.
PEF has teamed with AFL-CIO and NYSUT in a social media campaign, which includes this video message.
We are expecting this will eventually happen in every PEF region around the state. We believe our membership engagement effort is working, evidenced by our members complete rejection of these solicitors and our incredibly low number of union drops. To ensure our continued success, we suggest the following:
- Share this new video , flyer and palm card on your social media page;
- See attached “Our Union Dues Work For You” palm card, which is available at each regional office;
- Speak to your members about this door to door operation and inform them that these efforts are financed to the tune of $20 million by anti-union organizations who are trying to line their own pockets by busting public sector unions.;
- Set up a “quick-response team” that can quickly mobilize to combat any centralized flyering of state offices. Dan Carpenter, PEF Associate Director of Field Service Organizing can assist you in setting up a team.
- Print out the “Union Busters Aren’t Welcome Here” signs for your front doors;
- Check PEF Communicator regularly for CONTRACT UPDATES;
- Call on PEF Field Service Organizing, Dan Carpenter at gro.f1590758017ep@re1590758017tnepr1590758017acd1590758017 or Mike Farrell at gro.f1590758017ep@ll1590758017erraf1590758017m1590758017 to assist you in fighting back against the effort now targeting your region.
Thank you for your commitment to PEF and the work you do each day to support our members.
We are #WinningTheFutureTogether!