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Union to Seek Injunction Against City’s “Early Learn” Children’s Program

April 30, 2012 Hearing May 2nd at 500 Pearl Street – 10:30AM WHAT: District Council 1707 AFSCME, representing 25,000 subsidized day care, Head Start and other non-profit employees, will challenge New York City’s right to drastically re-structure the city’s long-standing child care network administered by the Administration for Children’s Services. The union will seek an injunction…

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Campaign Protests Proposed Child Care Cuts

April 17, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter As the deadline for the City’s FY 2013 budget fast approaches, once again advocates for children services and union members who work in day care and Head Start centers stood on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, April 17 calling on Mayor Bloomberg to not cut child…

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Memo to College Presidents Regarding the Budget For CUNY

April 13, 2012By Assistant Vice Chancellor Matthew Sapienza Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature have reached an agreement on the fiscal year 2012-13 operating and capital budgets.   I write to provide you with a summary of the agreement’s impact on The City University of New York.  On the operating side, for…

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The Patience to Withstand

April 9, 2012By Tam H. Phan, Director of Community Affair, LaborPress Dedication to diplomacy—that is Carolyn Washington. She has been with AHRC for 33 years and has worked in Direct Care and Direct Support for that entire time. Her work requires the highest degree of patience and interpersonal skills. Every day she is tasked with…

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The Tenacious Pursuit of Education

April 3, 2012By Tam H. Phan, Director of Community Affairs, LaborPress Carolyn Cox always understood education was important. But as life went on around her, as it does for all of us, pursuing a degree can be difficult. But Carolyn knew that for her career to advance, obtaining an education was key. And with tenacity,…

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College Students Need Protection Too

March 27, 2012By Tam H. Phan, Director of Community Affairs LaborPress As Director of Community Affairs for LaborPress, I always have on top of mind our news and advocacy platform for unions and labor organizations. There is one in particular that hits very close to home—adequate funding for CUNY. I am currently a CUNY graduate student studying…

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Opposition to CUNY’S New General Education Plan Intensifies

March 26, 2012Around Town – By Neal Tepel Professors at the City University of New York have demonstrated unprecedented opposition to CUNY’s controversial new general education plan, Pathways. More than 3,300 faculty and staff have signed an online petition calling for the repeal of Pathways; numerous elected faculty bodies have passed resolutions against it; and…

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Lehman Should Stay and Bloomberg Should Go

March 26, 2012By Mohammed Shamim With the programs provided by Lehman High School and the diversity of the student body that have resulted from this school, it seems very clear that Lehman should stay and Mayor Bloomberg should go. Lehman High School’s students and faculty, supported by Bronx community members, have made the argument of…

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Metropolitan College of New York Re-Opens its Doors in the Bronx

March 23, 2012By John Bae, LaborPress Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, with a warm welcome from the community and public officials such as Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) re-opened its doors in the Bronx after more than five years.  The Bronx Extension Center, located at 529 Courtlandt…

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Students and Parents Protest School Closings

February 13, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter It wasn’t easy listening to the approximately 100 speakers who voiced their anger about school closings to the 13-member Panel for Educational Policy at Brooklyn Technical H.S. on Thursday, February 9 as their voices were drowned out in the cavernous auditorium by remnants of Occupy Wall Street. Nonetheless, the…

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