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Thanks to the efforts of public sector unions in New York, like the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, NYSUT, and the NYS AFL-CIO, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed and Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law making changes to the Taylor Act. These changes are meant to preempt any changes that will come thanks to the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case, which will be decided in June.

Below are some of the new changes that have been made. While some are minor and often already in practice, some of these changes are major and will help many New York unions to keep their membership strong, if the Supreme Court decides to support the corporate-backed attempt to bring Right to Work to the entire country.

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