If you care about getting a raise and a new contract, make sure you attend this rally—and bring a colleague! Mayor Bloomberg has made it clear that he will not approve retroactive pay for City workers and that he means to increase health insurance costs. Neither PSC nor any other public-employee union in NYC has pursued bargaining under those terms. “The rally on June 12th is our chance to make clear collectively to the next Mayor that that position is not acceptable,” said Pres. Barbara Bowen. “The City has had multi-billion-dollars surpluses for several years, and Mayor’s projected budget deficits have not fully materialized.”
The rally is at City Hall Park, next Wed., June 12, from 4-6 PM. Contact Deirdre Brill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP. Need more reasons to attend? How about proposals to shift health care costs onto workers? Or tabloids casting public servants’ contract demands as an attack on tax-paying New Yorkers? As if CUNY professors, sanitation workers, teachers or firefighters aren’t also taxpayers.
A promotional video for the rally with workers from every sector of the City’s labor movement—including PSC leaders—is now online.