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City workers speak about how the mayor’s proposed budget cuts will affect our kids and our communities.
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Phyllis C. Murray
· Jun 17, 2010 at 1:40 am
RALLY AT CITY HALL
By Phyllis C. Murray
There was a rally at City Hall. And the message was loud and clear:
“Today New York’s unions and people from the communities we serve are coming together to help save the services our City depends on. If the administration gets its way, more than a billion dollars will be slashed from the city budget. We’ll lose fire houses, libraries, senior centers, after-school program and tutoring for our kids. Trash will pile up. And even hospitals will be on the chopping block.” Municipal Labor Committee
Members of The United Federation of Teachers were present to stand with other workers and community members as the crisis in New York City Public Schools continued. “The threat of a cut of $500 million from New York City public schools was real. And if these cuts become a reality the children will suffer.” Visit: http://www.protectingourkids.org
“The cuts would have a negative impact on after school programs, art, music and sports. Thousands of great teachers will be lost. And the class sizes will skyrocket. ”
Members of P.S. 75x Chapter attended the rally and stood with thousands of their union brothers and sisters on June 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. They were greeted by members of the UFT Bronx Borough Office. All UFTers were easily identified with their UFT Banners and SAVE OUR CITY shirts. This rally was a culmination of a series of rallies which were orchestrated by Jose Vargas, UFT Borough Rep. The rallies were held around the Borough of the Bronx for months. The rallies made it clear that the Mayor and all the elected officials must stop the budget cuts, now. “It’s time to save our city…for our kids, our communities and our future.”
· Jun 17, 2010 at 7:03 am
I prefer these to most of the media we have run in the recent past. These are 2 – 2 1/2 minutes. In 30 seconds could the feel be maintained?
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