Check out Labor Press's piece on the June 12 rally, which also focuses on
At a City Council hearing last week led by Finance Committee Chair Domenic Recchia and Public Housing Committee Chair Rosie Mendez, NYCHA revealed its plan to close its community and senior centers. The closings would result in the layoff of up to 500 workers, including center stuff. The agency even sent out notices to the staff as if this was a done deal. Well, it is not a done deal.
SSEU Local 371 members displayed solidarity and dedication at the June 12 Fair Contract Rally and at the June 13 City Council hearing in support of our sisters and brothers in the NYC Housing Authority.
The large numbers at both events confirm that we are serious, we are united, and we fight back.
The officers and staff thank you for your continued support.
We added 11 videos and a radio ad for the June 12 Rally for city contract to our facebook page. Check them out here.
The following is an article by Lisa L. Colangelo published at New York Daily News on Tuesday, June 11, 2013:
Most of the city's 300,00-plus employees have spent the last few years working under expired contracts.
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.
SSEU Local 371 members will meet at 3:30 pm on the corner of Murray and Church Streets. Make your voices heard!
On Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m., the City Council will hold a hearing regarding the sequester and its effect on the New York City Housing Authority. The Union is concerned that this loss of federal funds could result in cuts to senior and community centers, places where our members work.
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.