Post Tagged with: "New York"

2016 NY Fiscal Budget Includes Free Breakfast for Students

According to POLITICO Pro, free in-classroom breakfast for students is now included in the  NYC 2016 fiscal year budget. Anti-hunger advocates praised New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council for the decision, after months of lobbying.   The budget includes $17.9 million to provide in-classroom breakfast at 530 elementary schools and will reach 339,000 students by fiscal […]

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Op-Ed: New York’s Tale of Two Cities Extends to America

By Teresa Albano Editor, People’s World               NEW YORK –During his Jan. 1 inauguration speech New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, pledged to take “dead aim” at the Big Apple’s obscene wealth gap.  He had called it a “tale of two cities” throughout his campaign, yet reaffirmed in his speech that ending the “economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel […]

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Election Follow-Up: Local ATU President Wins N.Y. City Council Seat; Three Unionists Win Vancouver, Wash., Offices

Election Follow-Up: Local ATU President Wins N.Y. City Council Seat; Three Unionists Win Vancouver, Wash., Offices

NEW YORK —Union members won more than just the Boston mayor’s race on Nov. 5, returns from around the country show.  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 President I. Dameek Miller is a new New York City council member, and two unionists won seats on a commission to draft a new charter for Clark County, Wash., which includes Vancouver.  A third […]

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As NYC Students Head Back to School, New Subway Ad Campaign Reminds Parents That Asthma Can be Managed at School

As NYC Students Head Back to School, New Subway Ad Campaign Reminds Parents That Asthma Can be Managed at School

More than 140,000 children in New York City public schools have asthma, and as they prepare to go back to school, the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) and Children’s Health Fund are launching a subway ad campaign to try to make a healthier school year. Launching today, the ad campaign is a reminder to parents to return critical medical paperwork to the school.

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President Woodard’s Statement on Agreement Between AFSA Local 1 and the NYC Department of Education on APPR

AFSA Local 1 and the NYC Department of Education have reached an agreement on APPR. Here is President Diann Woodard’s statement.

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Outreach Program Provides Benefits, Assistance For Retirees

Outreach Program Provides Benefits, Assistance For Retirees

Contrary to popular belief, not all retired union members bumble around their Florida homes in their fuzzy slippers reading the Sunday comics.

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