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Growing Backlash Against Massive Cuts to CUNY
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Growing Backlash Against Massive Cuts to CUNY

New York, NY – At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, legislators granted Governor Andrew Cuomo emergency powers to control New York’s budget. Consequently, the Empire State faces approximately $10 billion in rolling cuts. But PSC-CUNY, the union representing CUNY staff, is urging citizens to support lawmakers who are willing to pushback against the draconian…

NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order
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NYC Labor Leaders Condemn Police Brutality; Push HERO Order

New York, NY – Phase 1 of the city’s reopening plan begins this week, but as social distancing restrictions ease, labor leaders are pushing a new order meant to protect people of color from systemic threats to their safety on the job and outside of work. While the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how vital…

NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget
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NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget

New York, NY – The largest union representing property service workers in the United States in supporting the campaign to cut $1 Billion from the NYPD budget following a week of often violent police suppression of Constitutionally-protected demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Supporters of cutting the NYPD budget, including New York…

32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd
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32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd

As millions of Americans sheltered in place in what many expected to be a sleepy Memorial Day — it became anything but after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota cops went viral.   The latest killing of an unarmed Black citizen by police superseded the sacrifice of America’s war veterans in the minds of…

New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions
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New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, launched a new web tool on Wednesday to help workers across America safely and anonymously report unsafe work conditions, while also learning about workers’ rights and getting access to critical safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic. SafeJobChecklist.org launched at 11 a.m. and included…

Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers
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Film Legend Adds Star Power to the Struggle of Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Legendary Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda never had to endure economic hardship — but this week, at a virtual town hall for essential workers, Fonda made it clear that she stands solidly behind working men and women struggling on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I’m a person of privilege,” Fonda…

Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff
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Union Representing CUNY Adjuncts Hits the Streets to Protest Mass layoffs, More Austerity Measures for Students and Staff

New York, NY – Now that they’ve been bailed out, the corporate class is wasting no time trying to shove austerity measures down the throats of our “frontline heroes” and “essential workers” studying at the City University of New York [CUNY].   On Monday, May 18, CUNY students and faculty fighting back against efforts to…

CUNY To Lay Off Staff
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CUNY To Lay Off Staff

New York, NY —  CUNY colleges have announced planned layoffs of hundreds of adjunct professors. Adjuncts teach 56% of courses at CUNY.  “Adjunct faculty are not expendable. They are talented teachers and devoted mentors of students; they deserve far better than panicked, preemptive layoffs. CUNY management should be fighting to protect every job at the University, not finding…

New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy
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New York Workers Need a Hero in This Time of Crisis – And They Expect Cuomo to Be That Guy

New York, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo could soon end up becoming a hero or a goat depending on how he reacts to calls from labor rights advocates to issue a new executive order aimed at protecting workers throughout the state. Supporters of the New York Health and Essential Rights Order — HERO — say…

Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!
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Two Worldwide Pandemics Can’t Stop Retired UFT Educator as She Celebrates her 100th!

Queens, NY – New York is toasting a retired public school teacher who, at 100 years old, has lived through two global pandemics. United Federation of Teachers [UFT] member Luisa Ceci Jacobson celebrated her centennial on May 10, with friends and family forming a cavalcade of cars honking horns and cheering the Italian emigre outside…

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