DAY OF PROTESTS CONTINUES! PROTEST CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT AT 7PM!Posted: June 28, 2011
Though deals were agreed to last week, the budget has not been settled. Negotiations are going on all day. Union rank and file have yet to agree to the deals that were made. There’s still time to stop the vote and defeat the budget! Our day of protests continues.
BRING THE MESSAGE TO CITY COUNCIL
7:00PM — Gather at Bloombergville
Then March to 49-51 Chambers Street
Meet at Bloombergville (Broadway and Park Place) at 7PM. Then march with us at 7:30 to 49-51 Chambers Street (the Emigrant Bank Building) where City Council is holding its vote. We want to get there before the vote begins. We have to let City Council know New Yorkers reject this budget — and they must also!
Despite what you may have heard, this budget reduces services, eliminates jobs and guts union contracts. Major cuts are coming to city schools, healthcare, and public services. Just one example: on Friday, it was announced that 2000 teachers would be lost to attrition. By today that number has been raised to 2600.
If you have a child in public school, if you ride the subways, if you attend a city college, if you seek public medical services, these cuts will affect you. If you’ve been thinking about joining us in Bloombergville during the last 2 weeks — now is the time!
Join us tonight! It’s not too late to stop the vote!