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February 6, 2013

2013.02.06: FW: Emergency Rally to Save LICH – Thursday, Feb. 7!

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 2:44 pm

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 2:44 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FW: Emergency Rally to Save LICH – Thursday, Feb. 7!

From: George Gresham [mailto:OnlineOrganizer@1199.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 01:36 PM
To: Stacy Gray
Subject: Emergency Rally to Save LICH – Thursday, Feb. 7!

 
 
 

Emergency Rally to Save LICH!

Please join us for an emergency rally in midtown Manhattan this Thursday, Feb. 7 to save Long Island College Hospital. SUNY will be meeting about the closure of LICH, which would destroy healthcare services for 100,000 patients and jobs for more than 2,000 workers.

When: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 2:30 PM

Where: 33 West 42nd St. (between 5th and 6th Ave.) Manhattan

We must take action to preserve quality care and quality jobs in our city!

In Unity,

George Gresham

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Save Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn!

Recently the State University of New York announced the proposed closure of Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn. This would be disastrous for Brooklyn patients, LICH caregivers, and working families throughout the city, and we need your help.

Contact the SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpherat at chancellor@suny.edu or (800) 342-3811 and the Board of Trustees at trustees@suny.edu or (518) 320-1157.

Tell them that SUNY should explore all other options to keep LICH’s vital healthcare service and good jobs in our community.

LICH provides crucial medical care to over 100,000 people a year, including seniors, working families and vulnerable patient populations. LICH is also one of the area’s largest employers, and a closure would mean the loss of 2,000 good jobs and a severe blow to our local economy. Take action now and stay tuned!

Recent press

http://brooklyn.ny1.com 

http://www.nytimes.com

http://www.nydailynews.com

 

 

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November 28, 2011

2011.11.28: 4 p.m. Today: Mass Rally to Stop CUNY Police / Board of Trustees Attacks

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:20 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 4 p.m. Today: Mass Rally to Stop CUNY Police / Board of Trustees Attacks

Mass Rally to Stop CUNY Police / Board of Trustees Attacks

*A People’s Assembly to Defend Education*
Monday, November 28, 4PM
Outside of Baruch College – Vertical Campus Bldg
25th street between Lexington & 3rd ave

At Baruch College on Monday, November 21, CUNY Police attacked students and faculty seeking to peacefully enter a Board of Trustees public hearing.  Video footage shows police brutalizing dozens of people in the Vertical Campus lobby to the shock of hundreds outside and a balcony of students above.  Meanwhile during the public hearing on the 14th floor, CUNY advocates railed against the Board of Trustees’ responsibility for a tuition hike totaling $1500 over 5 years, teacher healthcare under threat, and an increasingly corporate-driven model of education.  Altogether, 15 students and faculty were arrested in the lobby, and 5 were ultimately jailed for 24 hours (including a Baruch faculty member), all who had come to testify that CUNY serve the working people of New York, not wealthy administrators.

This Monday, November 28, our university will rally again outside Baruch College at 4pm to protest the Board of Trustees’ business mtg that will pass measures to further squeeze the public out of CUNY.  Even though these mtgs are legally obligated to be open to the public, Baruch’s president has announced that the Vertical Campus will be closed to almost everyone by 3pm.  In this case, we will reclaim CUNY on the outside, and clearly expose the Board’s illegitimate mtg happening inside.  We need our families, other schools, unions, community groups, and the broad Occupy movement to bring out mass support.  Together we can demand a stop to this violence by the CUNY police and administration upon our school community, and that we see being inflicted elsewhere upon pro-democracy movements from UC-Davis to Occupy Wall Street.  Our university and communities are not for sale, and we will not give up our rights to free speech and assembly. FREE CUNY! 

RSVP/share Facebook links:
Emergency CUNY-wide General Assembly on Sunday N27 at 3pm.
Monday N28 mass rally at 4pm outside Baruch. 
Monday rally/march at 3pm from Madison Square Park to Baruch.
Petition for CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to resign.
Occupy Colleges Monday N28 Student Strike call in solidarity.

 

June 28, 2011

2011.06.28: Anti-austerity protests TODAY at NOON & 7 p.m.

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity,OWS — nyclaw01 @ 9:47 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:47 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Anti-austerity protests TODAY at NOON & 7 p.m.

New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts:

Students•Labor•Communities United

nocutsny.wordpress.com <http://nocutsny.wordpress.com/>  | nocutsny@gmail.com

MEDIA ADVISORY: JUNE 28, 2011

CONTACT: DEE KNIGHT 646-271-4158 OR DOUG SINGSEN 917-494-5587

Bloombergville Anti-austerity Protest to confront City Council & Mayor Tuesday, June 28, at noon and 7pm

WHAT: Two protests against City Council vote on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget deal

WHERE: First protest at “Bloombergvile,” Park Place and Broadway

Second protest in front of Emigrant Savings Bank, 51 Chambers St.

WHEN:   First protest at noon Tuesday, June 28

Second protest 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 28

WHY: The Council vote was originally scheduled for 1:30pm, Wednesday, but shifted to Tuesday, then announced for 8pm. So protest originally scheduled for noon will proceed, but a second protest will take place from 7 pm until after the vote happens.

The Bloombergville protesters denounced the tentative budget deal late Friday night, June 24:

“While teacher layoffs were apparently avoided, more than 1,000 city jobs in health care will still be cut. Childcare programs will be de-funded. City libraries, which thousands of New Yorkers rely on for job help and computer access, will still face cutbacks. Tuition for CUNY students is set to rise continuously for years.

The Bloombergville coalition has called on all its supporters to join this protest, and make plans for continued efforts to force the Bloomberg administration to use the $3 billion+ “rainy day fund” to serve the interests of New Yorkers, instead of merely serving the interests of the banks.”

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June 27, 2011

2011.06.27: LOs NEEDED

Filed under: Antiwar,Austerity and Budget Cuts,International Human Rights — nyclaw01 @ 1:46 pm

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 1:46 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: LOs NEEDED

If you can legal observe for this event, please contact the NYLG Chapter office (212) 679-6018

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No to the US/NATO War on Libya!

Stop Funding War – Start Funding Jobs & People’s Needs!

June 27 is the end date for NATO’s 90 day no-fly zone in Libya.

But NATO has extended it and expanded it: 10,000 bombing sorties attacking and killing civilians and destroying a country.

The destruction hits here at home when the bombs drop overseas.

No to $trillions for war, & destruction of jobs & services!

Emergency Protest

Monday, June 27 4:30 to 6pm

From City Hall (Broadway & Park Place)to Wall Street & Back.

Also supporting Bloombergville – New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts students, unionists, homeless & others, camped at City Hall to oppose the cuts,

More than 60% of the U.S. population is against the U.S/NATO war on Libya… The U.S. Conference of Mayors said: Redirect the billions now spent on war toward urgent domestic needs. STOP the budget cuts.

NYC does NOT have a deficit – it has a surplus the mayor refuses to use!

Let’s force the politicians to stop funding war and fund human needs – Now!

Self-determination for the nations of the Middle East, South West Asia & North Africa!

Money for Jobs and Education, Not for War!

Called by:United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) www.UNACpeace.org <http://www.unacpeace.org/> Endorsed by:

• Bloombergville – New Yorkers Against Budget Cuts: Students•Labor•Community United, • Freedom Party, • Bailout the People Movement, • BAYAN – USA, • Colia Clark for Senate (NY, Green Party), • December 12 Movement, • FIST (Fight Imperialism Stand Together), • Green Party Manhattan, • Haiti Liberté, • Harlem Fightback Against War at Home & Abroad, • Harlem Tenants Council, • Honduras Resistencia USA, • IAC (International Action Center), • ILPS (International League of Peoples Struggle), • ISHN (International Support Haiti Network), • ISO (International Socialist Organization), • Jersey City Peace Movement, • May 1 Workers and Immigrants Rights Coalition, • NY Free Mumia Abu Jamal Committee, • NY Power to the People Committee, • Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, • Park Slope Greens, • People Power Movement, • SI (Solidarity Iran), • Socialist Action, • Veterans for Peace, Chapter 021, NY, • Workers World Party, • World Can’t Wait,

The bombs fall both on Libya and NYC – we say NO!

May 10, 2011

2011.05.10: LO Req. Various Locations – Mon. 5/9 5:30pm – Wed. 5/11 – 3pm

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Civil Liberties — nyclaw01 @ 9:21 am

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:21 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: LO Req. Various Locations – Mon. 5/9 5:30pm – Wed. 5/11 – 3pm

If you can legal observe for any of the following events,

please contact the Chapter office at (212) 679-6018


From: nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net [mailto:nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net] On Behalf Of nlgnyc
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 4:20 PM
To: nycmassdefense@lists.riseup.net
Subject: [nycmassdefense] LO Req. Various Locations – Mon. 5/9 5:30pm – Wed. 5/11 – 3pm

If you can legal observe for any of the following events, please contact the Chapter office at (212) 679-6018

* Priorities are May 10 –May 11 at 12 noon

Who: May 12th Coalition

What: Street Actions

Where: Various Locations

When: Monday, May 9 –Wed. May 11

Contact person: various

Monday, at 5:30pm there is an action at the Economic Club at 1335 Ave of America’s during the Boehner Speech.

Contact number for this is either 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.  Meet at 53rd and 7th Ave at 5:30pm.

3 Events on Tuesday:

Tuesday May 10th at 8:30am:  Tax Event for PE and Hedge Funds at the Princeton Club at 15 West 43rd St.  If possible, meet group at 52 Broadway at 8:00am and leave together.

Contact 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.

Tuesday May 10th at noon:  Goldman Sachs at 200 West Street (near Vesey St.).  Meet at the site at Goldman Sachs.

Contact is 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.

Tuesday May 10th at 3pm:  Unpermitted small march through Wall St.  Meet at 52 Broadway at 2pm. and leave with group.

Contact is 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.

Two Events on Wednesday:

Wednesday at noon at Bank of America shareholder meeting at 115 West 42nd St.  Meet at Bank of America.

Contact is 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.

Wednesday at 3:00pm:  Downtown lobby takeovers.  Meet at 52 Broadway at 2pm and leave with group.

Contact is 917-517-5202 or 347-515-4665.

February 16, 2011

2011.02.16: Thur, Feb 24, 12 pm at City Hall: Rally to Demand Jobs, Schools and Services–called by DC 37

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 9:58 am
From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:58 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Thur, Feb 24, 12 pm at City Hall: Rally to Demand Jobs, Schools and Services–called by DC 37
And just maybe the fightback will come to NY. I’ve heard there are a couple different protests and actions in the works.  Here’s a DC37 rally for next Thursday.
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tell the mayor
GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT

Rally To Demand    JOBS  SCHOOLS  SERVICES

Thursday, February 24, 12 to 2
CITY HALL PARK

Centre St. Plaza, #6 subway entrance, across from Brooklyn Bridge

NO CUTS TO CITY SERVICES
Tax Wall St.–$19 billion in profits
End Overpriced City Contracts–$9 billion
Cut The War Budget–$190 million a day
Make The Corporations Pay Their Fair Share

KEEP NEW YORK WORKING

Local 154, 375, 768, DC 37 AFSCME
212-815-1375 | www.local375.org

2011.02.16: 10,000+ protest attack on public sector union in Wisconsin

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity,Political Action — nyclaw01 @ 9:35 am

From:  Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:35 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 10,000+ protest attack on public sector union in Wisconsin

http://www.thenation.com/blog/158609/more-10000-protest-wisconsin-governor-hosni-walkers-move-destroy-public-sector-unions

Tens of Thousands Protest Move by Wisconsin’s ‘Dictator’ Governor to Destroy Public-Sector Unions

February 15, 2011

More than 10,000 Wisconsinites marched on the state Capitol Tuesday, as crowds rallied in cities around the state, students walked out of high schools and public employees lined roadways holding aloft banners declaring their determination to battle an attempt by Republican Governor Scott Walker to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights and pack state government positions with political patronage appointees.

Another huge crowd — numbering perhaps 8,000 — surrounded the Capitol for a Tuesday night rally. Protests spread to the Milwaukee area, where hundreds of workers massed outside Walker’s suburban home.

The crowds in Madison will swell Wednesday. The city’s schools are closing, as teachers take sick days to join the protests and buses packed with public employees roll into the city.

The protests, unprecedented in recent Wisconsin history, are being organized by union—the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, the Wisconsin Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin and others—in anticipation of a Thursday vote on whether to give the governor powers that the senior member of the state legislature describes as nothing short of dictatorial.

Many of those who showed up for one of the first of what expected to be days of ever-expanding protests borrowed themes language and themes from the crowds that filled the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities to call for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorial reign.

Signs at Tuesday’s rally — which the AFL-CIO said attracted a crowd of 15,000 and which news outlets broadly reported drew more 10,000 state and local employees and their backers— referred to the governor as “Hosni Walker” and declared: “Protest Like an Egyptian.”

Another asked: “If Egypt Can Have Democracy, Why Can’t Wisconsin?”

One senior state employee had gone online to find the Arabic words for “Remove Walker” and made a picket sign with the message.

Police barricades were erected on streets around the state capitol as uniformed officers were posted to block protesters from entering parts of the building where a day-long hearing on the governor’s proposal was being held. But the crowd surged into the building after a rally that featured, among others, AFSCME President Gerald McEntee, who identified the Wisconsin fight as a “ground zero” struggle for organized labor.

As evidence of the dawning recognition that the Wisconsin fight is an essential one for organized labor—and that Walker’s union-busting strategy poses a threat that could spread to other Republican-dominated states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania—unions that the governor had tried to break off with sweetheart deals began to break with the conservative governor. Hundreds of firefighters, whose contracts would be protected under the plan Walker proposes, showed up at the Tuesday’s rally and were drew roars of approval.

McEntee, the firefighters and others showed up not merely to protest but to lobby. While Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature, some veteran Republican legislators, such as state Sen. Luther Olsen, who represents many unionized workers, have suggested that the governor’s power grab is simply too “radical.” The longest serving member of the legislature, state Senator Fred Risser, a Madison Democrat well liked by senior Democrats and Republicans, has said: “Without a willingness to even discuss what concessions need to be made with state employees, the governor comes across more like a dictator and less like a leader.”

AFSCME put Republican members of the union front and center Tuesday, with Mike Recklies, a correctional officer from from Republican-leaning Walworth County, reminding conservatives that “there is no bigger government than the one that takes away an individual’s rights and freedom—and that’s exactly what we’re seeing going on in Madison right now. The legislature needs to think hard about what it means to be an American and stop this Big Government power grab against individual rights.”

Brenda Klein, a food service worker from Green Bay, said: “I went to the polls last November and voted to protect our freedoms from government threat and to create jobs. I never dreamed that this would be the result. The bill being rammed through the legislature does the opposite and it must be stopped.”

A shaken Walker, conscious that he has stirred up unprecedented anger, has threatened to call out the National Guard to put down protests.

But an archivist for the Wisconsin Historical Society showed up at Tuesday’s rally wearing a white T-shirt on which she had written: “I am not afraid of the National Guard.”

Progressive legislators raised an outcry about the governor’s threats and, as the workers rallied outside the Capitol, a cheer went up when the crowd saw three legislators—Democrats Mark Pocan, Cory Mason and Sondy Pope-Robert—come to the window of a hearing room and unfurl a banner that declared: “Solidarity!”

Pocan has taken the lead in detailing how Walker is not just attempting to gut union contracts but also moving to create dozens of new patrionage positions in state government.

A private-sector union member, Pocan has cheered on the demonstrations, arguing that they could yet turn needed votes against the governor’s plan.

On Tuesday, Pocan said: “The governor is trying to ram this through the legislature. But the people of Wisconsin aren’t just saying ‘no,’ they’re saying: ‘Hell no!’ ”

June 16, 2010

2010.06.16: LOs needed for rally re: cute to childcare at CUNY.

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Civil Liberties — nyclaw01 @ 1:49 pm

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:49 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: LOs needed for rally re: cute to childcare at CUNY.

LOs needed for rally re: cute to childcare at CUNY.


From: nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net [mailto:nycmassdefense-owner@lists.riseup.net] On Behalf Of nlgnyc
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:37 PM
To: nycmassdefense@lists.riseup.net
Subject: [nycmassdefense] LO Request Thurs. June 17 – 8am – 120 Broadway

If you can legal observer for this event, please contact the Chapter office (212) 679-6018.

Who: Hunter student-parents, children, supporters

What: Press Conference/rally

When: Thursday, June 17 at 8:00am

Where: 120 Broadway (AG Cuomo’s office)

Why: Childcare cuts to Hunter College and CUNY

Hunter parents have filed suit against Hunter College and CUNY for cutting space for childcare.

Contact person: Claudia O’Brien

Contact number: (201) 772-4500

March 3, 2010

2010.03.10: March 4: National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts,Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 9:41 am

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:41 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: March 4: National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Demonstration tomorrow to protest Patterson’s proposed budget cuts and to defend public education, among other things.  Part of a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, which comes out of a lot of protest throughout the past several months in California.  This demonstration is endorsed by the Transit Workers Union (under new reformist leadership), the Professional Staff Caucus (CUNY), and various reform groups within the Teachers’ Union.  Demonstration is at 4, but will definitely be going on after work.

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Please forward widely

National Day of Action to Defend Public Education
Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Rally at 4 pm at Gov. Paterson’s office (633 Third Ave. @ 41st St.),
Then March to MTA Hearings at FIT
(Seventh Ave. @ 27th St.)

  • It’s not our crisis, we won’t pay!
  • No school closures!
  • No budget cuts, no tuition hikes!
  • No layoffs, no salary or benefit reductions, no union-busting!
  • Restore free student Metrocards!
  • No privatization of public schools!
  • Cancel all student debt!
  • Eliminate racism in the public school system!
  • Free public education for all from kindergarten to college!

NYC website: http://march4ny. wordpress. com/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook .com/groups. php#/group. php?gid=24400005 1960

Google group: http://groups. google.com/ group/march- 4-education- ny

Email: March4NY@gmail. com
National website: www.defendeducation .org

http://grassrootseducationmovement.blogspot.com/

 

February 19, 2009

2009.02.19: Support Vigil for NYU Student Occupation

Filed under: Austerity and Budget Cuts — nyclaw01 @ 3:04 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:04 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Support Vigil for NYU Student Occupation

Since last night, NYU Students have been occupying their student union building to demand that the university provide financial transparency and accountability (See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/nyregion/19nyu.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion ).

A large number of police are present outside the building.

The students ask others to support them by joining the ongoing support vigil in front of the Kimmel Center, Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place.

For more information or updates, visit http://takebacknyu.com/

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