Sunday, June 20, 2010

THOUSANDS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST CITY CUTS; MEDIA COVERAGE DISAPPOINTING

By Neal Tepel

You wouldn't know it from reading the newspapers, but there was a huge demonstration in New York City on Wednesday June 16, 2010. Sanitation  Workers at RallyAbout 20,000 municipal workers rallied along Broadway by City Hall Park to protest deep proposed budget cuts. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget for next year calls for the loss of thousands of city worker jobs,

including those of teachers, firefighters, sanitation workers, social workers, day care workers and others.

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A Living History of UFT Political Action from the Beginning to the Present at the Rally: Present UFT Political Director Paul Egan (left), UFT Political DirectorsUFT Former Political Director Thomas Murphy, Sandra March (first person to ever serve as the UFT Political Director) and current TRS Board Member, and Former Political Director Marvin Reiskin. March was succeeded by Murphy, who was then followed by Reiskin.

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