NYSUT Member Benefits endorses various group programs available for purchase by NYSUT local associations or their employers and benefit funds. These programs are typically bargained for with the employer or purchased by a benefit fund.
However, given the challenges in bargaining and the fact that many benefit funds may have trouble increasing their funding (or your local may not have a benefit fund), we’re now seeing local associations pool their local union dues for the purpose of putting a group plan in place for their members.
Those locals that have chosen to purchase and implement group programs not only bring valuable benefits to their members at a heavily discounted rate, but also demonstrate to their membership the additional benefits of being a union member -- along with your union fighting for better contracts, safer working conditions, fair pay, and professional learning opportunities.
to learn more about this concept and group programs available.