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Rally for “Good Jobs Now” on April 29

From the New York City Central Labor Council:

Good Jobs Now

On April 29th from 4 to 6pm, in conjunction with the AFL-CIO’s Good Jobs Now campaign, the NYC Labor Movement will rally at City Hall and then march down Broadway and through the Financial District. AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka will lead the rally where we call for the recovery to make its way to working people on Main Street. We need to make sure that the economic bailout does more than just protect CEO bonuses, that it helps to bring back the 10 million jobs lost since 2007.

Collectively, we will show that when working men and women speak with one voice, they are heard loud and clear. This AFL-CIO Good Jobs Now campaign will be our call for action. Taxpayers bailed out the big banks, now we need to make sure that working men and women have the same opportunity to get back on their feet.

WHAT: Good Jobs Now Rally (followed by march down Broadway)
WHEN: Thursday, April 29 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall: enter at Broadway & Chambers St.

Visit the New York City Central Labor Council for more information.


1 Comment:

  • 1 Gary
    · Apr 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    It is important to try to raise money from the federal government, but we do not have to depend on them for money. Here is another way to get through this financial mess, while avoiding layoffs, and proving to the public that teachers are concerned about student education. It is something that the union has done before:

    If we allow the city to defer a small percentage of our salary (and charge the city interest for this), we can help the city save money and avoid lay-offs, avoid increases in class size, and prevent young union members from the devastation that accompanies the loss of a job.

    Bloomberg-Klein want to set this union back decades by changing seniority rules, which would be devastating for everyone and pit older teachers against younger teachers. Working together as a union to preserve class sizes for students and protect younger teachers, will shut people up who ignorantly say that teachers are just interested in money, and shut them up about getting rid of seniority.