Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 12, 2011 Rally and March Against Layoffs and Budget Cuts

If you are a New York City public school teacher, I am sure that you have heard about the big rally tomorrow.  The UFT elected leadership is urging all members to converge on City Hall tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 PM.  Here is a link to the info on the UFT website.

City Hall is a very big place, however.  I hope that the chapter leader in each school is organizing teachers to either travel together or meet at a special location.

If you do not have a specific group to rally with (it's much more fun that way), here is an invitation for you.

Where will you be on May 12th?

Come hang out with Real Reformers. 

Since there will be thousands of people converging downtown, Teachers Unite and the Fight Back Friday committee (NYCoRE, GEM, Teachers Unite, People Power Movement, CAPE, ICE, TJC) encourage teachers, parents, and youth to first meet-up with fellow education organizers before we join our union brothers and sisters for the teach-ins and march.

Date: Thursday, 5/12
Meet-up Time: 4-4:15pm
Location: Southwest corner of Reade St. and Centre St. in Manhattan

I strongly urge you to come to this rally.  I know you're tired at the end of the day, and discouraged after years of Bloomberg scapegoating, but this is an opportunity to show Bloomberg that we are a united force.  Remember, it is not the UFT leadership that intimidates Bloomberg -- that is pretty obvious.  It is the UFT members marching in unison that scares the Charlie Roger Able Peter out of him.

For the sake of your job and all the reasons you must keep it, please come to City Hall tomorrow.

Retirees and those who are retiring soon:  Jobs are threatened today;  Your pensions could very well be threatened tomorrow.

None of our benefits are out of Bloomberg's reach.

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