New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) – the largest Teachers Union in New York – has just reaffirmed their opposition to vaccine mandates for educators.

TEACHERS FOR CHOICE greatly thanks NYSUT President Andy Pallotta for sticking to his word. We reported back in June that Pallotta and NYSUT were opposed to any vaccine mandate for educators.

Thank you very much Mr. Pallotta, we greatly appreciate this!

In terms of COVID testing Pallotta and NYSUT are very supportive of in-school COVID testing. Up until today, NYSUT has always stated testing should be voluntary. It is unclear is they still hold that position, but we hope they do.

Below is a link to the full statement from NYSUT:


NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff (issued 8-2-21)

“We have advocated since the beginning of the year that any educator who wants a vaccine should have easy access to one. We would support local efforts to encourage more vaccinations, such as through programs that require that those who are not vaccinated get tested on a regular basis. But it’s critical that districts come up with plans to make testing available on-site and at no cost. What we have not supported is a vaccine mandate.” (emphasis added)

3 thoughts on “NYSUT Reaffirms They OPPOSE VACCINE MANDATES for EDUCATORS!!!

  1. I am glad they are standing by their opposition to vaccine mandates. Testing should be optional and a variety of options should be available. Sick until proven healthy is medical tyranny and unacceptable. Thanks for the work you are doing.

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  2. This is great to hear about no mandates for the educators, but the weekly testing is unacceptable. It’s only a ploy to get us vaccinated. Besides the vaccinated can spread the virus, just like the rest of us. Also, there needs to me no mandates period, which includes the students. If it turns out that the students are mandated to get vaccinated, I will be pulling my union dues. If others did as well, we might see no mandates across the board.


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