On September 6, 2014, the NYC Labor Movement marches up Fifth Avenue in a massive display of solidarity. This is one moment in which all of labor in, around and from outside NYC can come together to celebrate all of the important work WE ALL do every day.
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This past week school safety agents, members of Teamsters Local 237, settled their contract with the city. The workers have been without a contract since 2010.
This contract also includes a resolution of a four-year lawsuit which highlighted the discrepancy in pay of over 5,000 female School Safety Agents as compared to their male counterparts in other agencies. The workers were earning up to $7,000 less than male workers who performed comparable duties. Both Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer had approved the $38 million settlement which will, over the course of the contract, bring the Safety Agents to pay equity.
with author MIRIAM FRANK
Co-Sponsored by TAMIMENT LIBRARY-NYU and the NY LABOR HISTORY ASSOCIATION
Join us on Wednesday evening 9/17
Bobst Library, 10th Fl.,
70 Washington Square South in the Village
near A/C/E/D/F, N/R & 1 Trains
We’ll have readings from the book, you can meet people who are in the book and we’ll talk about new developments in labor/gay politics.
There will be copies of OUT IN THE UNION for purchase, light refreshments and lots of interesting people…..
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The parade is being held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10am. It begins at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and continues up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street.
This year, we are honored to have Chris Erikson, Business Manager of IBEW Local 3 as our Grand Marshal and Julie Kushner, Director of UAW, Region 9A, as our Parade Chair, leading our parade up Fifth Avenue.
Join us to celebrate the working men and women who help keep NYC up and running!