The nation has it's eyes on an incredible series in the New York Times that follows the life of a homeless girl named Dasani. Everyone is encouraged to read it, and relates to a lot of the points this Union has said about poverty and homelessness.
The Union is pleased to announce that Ohio State Senator Nina Turner will be the keynote speaker at the Union's Black Heritage Celebration Feb. 7 at DC 37.
To get a taste of her presence, check out this video.
JOIN US FOR A DAY TO PROTECT NORTH BRONX MOMS AND BABIES! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
1. Hospital Officials Closed Labor and Delivery at North Central Bronx Hospital Join us to ask why?
Reminder: A Delegate Assembly will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at its usual location. Also, the Next Wave Committee will have a meeting at the Union's office on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Union Secretary-Treasurer Juan Ortiz went on DC 37's television show last month to talk about the struggle taking place at the New York City Housing Authority. Check it out here:
SSEU Local 371 along with DC 37 continues to work on the flu vaccination issue in the Health and Hospitals Corporation. Due to a State mandate handed down prior to the flu season being declared everyone working in the hospitals having any kind of direct contact with patients is required to have the flu shot or wear a mask in designated areas.
AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement in regards to Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings:
Today, the death of Nelson Mandela marks the passing of a true warrior. President Mandela was a true fighter for justice. A man of compassion, courage, and as President Barak Obama said, ”A man for the Ages”. His story, life and legacy serves as a beacon of hope for all of us in the struggle. As Reverend Al Sharpton stated, ”we were touched personally by his life”.