From:   Kelley <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 10:27:05 PM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] URGENT! FIGHT DC37 LAYOFFS TUESDAY 10/11 @ 9:45AM!

For anyone that is available tomorrow morning before the Sotherby's

action, DC 37 could really use your support in fighting the city over

the layoffs of school workers from Local 372, at the City Council

Finance Committee hearing.. The hearing will begin at 10am at the

Emigrant Savings Bank building across from the Department of Education

(49-51 Chambers Street), it is important that protesters gather

outside of the building from 9:30-9:45 to shame city council members

and Chancellor Dennis Walcott as they enter the building (there is

only one entrance/exit). Additionally, we need as many people as

possible to get inside the hearing to testify and voice public

disapproval for the continuation of budget cuts in a time of surplus

in the city. If anyone plans on engaging in CD or disruptions make

sure that you are not disrupting while folks give testimony against

the layoffs.


As you all already know, the layoffs of unionized school workers is

part of a larger plan announced by the mayor this week to cut an

additional $2 billion from city agencies, with health care and

education continuing to take the hardest hits. It is time for us to

stand up for the rights of workers, schools, and students and to

oppose the policies of this ruthless mayor and incompetent Chancellor.

Raising enough of a stink at this committee meeting in hearing may

provide a small window of opportunity to restore DC 37 workers to the

schools that they were unnecessarily and unfairly laid off from. It

would be great if we could OWSers to march up to the City Council

hearing and get loud. SHUT IT DOWN!