Hundreds protest school|
aide layoffs in New York
Some 500 people, mostly American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 37 members, rallied at City Hall in New York October 4 to protest the pending layoffs of 700 public school employees, mostly school aides, many of them part-time workers. Those marching included members of the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing faculty and staff at the City University of New York.
I am here to support my brothers and sisters who are getting laid off, said Mary Smith, a school aide and member of District 37.
About 150 Occupy Wall Street protesters joined in support of the action. I am here to stand up with everyone and say no to the injustices all around us, commented Rich Drinkwater, a youth from Red Bank, N.J., who came with the Wall Street demonstrators.
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