THE MAYOR’S ANTI-UNION ATTITUDE IS HURTING OUR SCHOOLCHILDREN!
Family members of bus-riding students need mutual support to address three concerns:
1. Problems people are experiencing with the city's 'alternative transportation plan'
2. How to get our children to school and back during this strike, or get their mandated instruction and therapies by other means
3. How to help the drivers and matrons bring the strike to a speedy resolution that benefits the long term safety and education of NYC students with and without disabilities. In other words, how to get Employee Protection back into the bids!
Parents to Improve School Transportation invites all who are willing to exchange ideas and take on some of this work to a:
CITYWIDE STRATEGY MEETING
Saturday January 19, 2013
12 noon to no later than 3:00 pm
at Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061
101-49 Woodhaven Boulevard
Ozone Park, Queens, NY 11416
Building has parking, elevator and accessible restrooms
Near A train Rockaway Blvd. stop--which has long staircase
This is not a media event or a political rally. This is a working meeting! Bring your skills, information and energy. Children are invited to create artwork about the school bus, to send to the picket lines.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-504-3310 (se habla espanol)
For those who want to do something right this second, you can:
a) sign and share the petition at aflcio.org/safety1st
b) comment on the facebooks and twitters of the NYCDOE, Mayor Bloomberg, the media, etc.
c) visit any of the bus garages where pickets are happening 24 hours a day, see http://nysaflcio.org/strike-supportpicket-locations/ d) translate this message to another language