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New York Rally Targets Cuts to Child Care Funding

Reprint May 23, 2011 By Scott Stevens May 12, 2011 UFT/photo by Miller Photography http://www.aft.org/newspubs/news/2011/051211newyork.cfm AFT president Randi Weingarten told a rally of more than 1,000 child care workers and parents in New York City May 11 that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget plan will hurt children and working families. “New York is a place that has…

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Drastic Cuts to Education Continue

May 23, 2011By Stephanie WestThroughout New York State the impact of the $1.3 billion cut to public schools is devastating. Besides teacher reductions, services are being trimmed in almost every category as guidance counselors, librarians and aides. Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers are slated to lose more than 700 positions. School districts such as Averill Park…

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Rally Against Child Care Cuts May 19th at 6PM

May 19, 2011By Stephanie West New York City Council Members representing the four districts that make up Upper Manhattan will hold a unity rally on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. to protest the budget cuts to child care centers being proposed in Mayor Bloomberg’s Fiscal Year 2012 Executive Budget. Council Members Melissa Mark Viverito,…

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Legislation to Prevent Tax Windfall for Millionaires

May 18, 2011By Stephanie WestAssembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has introduced legislation (A.7802) aimed at stopping a tax reduction slated to benefit millionaires. The legislation would prevent a lowering of the existing tax rate for the wealthy, help schools stave off the worst cuts, and give them the resources so that our children’s education will not be…

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Fundraising Effort Supports City Summer Youth Employment Program

May 18, 2011By Stephanie West  A public private partnership to help fund summer jobs for thousands of young New York City residents has been set up by the city. The partnership will support the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which for nearly fifty years has helped generations of New Yorkers secure their first paid employment….

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Protests Continue Against Budget Cuts to Child Care

May 16, 2011By Kismet Barksdale Chanting “we are one” and “enough is enough,” thousands of child care workers rallied outside City Hall on May 11th to protest city budget cuts to child care funding. This massive crowd of DC 1707 members was joined by many locals of the Central Labor Council, TWA Local 100, DC…

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Thousands Protest Teachers Layoffs and Budget Cuts

Reprint, May 16, 2001 By Micah Landau, Cara Metz and Michael Hirsch published May 12, 2011, http://www.uft.orgPhoto By Miller Photography Lower Manhattan on May 12 was flooded with tens of thousands of educators, other unionized workers, students, community advocates and New Yorkers of all stripes calling for a fundamental reordering of the city’s priorities. “This…

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Teach In at CUNY

May 13, 2011Stephanie West More than twenty faculty and staff from the City University of New York gave lessons today at a massive teach in on Wall Street, part of a major mobilization in Lower Manhattan organized by a coalition of community, labor, and progressive groups Over 100 “classes” took place at the event, which…

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