Three candidates for mayor (Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller William Thompson) came to the most recent Executive Committee meeting to hear from SSEU Local 371 about members' concerns. Many members talked about the need for a new citywide contract and fears about privatization of city services.
We encourage all of our members to participate in the June 12 rally at City Hall, telling the current mayor and the next mayor that city workers need a contract with real raises and real benefits.
The more workers come out, the more City Hall will listen.
There will be a televised mayoral debate focusing on the Latino community Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
It will be hosted by CUNY/Hunter College, and take place at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College East 68th Street (between Park and Lexington Ave).
Space is limited and a reservation is required.
Inspired by the fight against Cablevision, Communications Workers of America members made this video about the power of the union. Check it out. Trust us: This is the type of worker resistence to preditory capitalism you can dance to!
In These Times has a story about the legal services workers on strike in the City. Come out and support them:
6/5 - Wed
*Queens Picket 9-10:30 - 89-00 Sutphin Blvd. (E, J, or F train to Sutphin Blvd.)
6/6 - Thurs
Reminder: Members are encouraged to attend the Municipal Labor Committee Rally Wednesday, June 12 at 4 p.m. at City Hall to protest the fact that nearly all City unions are without contracts. It is important that as many workers as possible attend in order to let the current mayor and the next mayor know that we demand adequate raise increases.
Tonight's Political Action Committee--6:30 p.m., at 817 Broadway on the 12th floor--will feature City Council Members Letitia James, Darlene Mealy, Jessica Lappin, Andy King and Donovan Richards. Candidate for City Council Mendy Mirocznik will also be in attendance.
The DC 37 candidate forum is tonight at 199 Chambers Street in Manhattan. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and people who RSVPed are encouraged to get their early.