Central New York NYSUT Members Join the Thousands in Times Square March
Photo from NYSUT website: "In Times Square, the revolution starts now"
On Saturday, April 9, NYSUT members from Central New York joined thousands of other union members and supporters rallying in Times Square in support of workers' rights and in opposition to trying to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class with public sector job cuts.
Story and video on the NYSUT website
"This is the first time I've ever felt disrespected," said Jeff Peneston, United Liverpool Faculty Association and Teacher of the Year, about the attacks against teachers. This was his first rally. "You can't ask someone to help raise your kids if you don't respect them."
... Auburn TA member Steven Franchina said he is "disappointed" in the attack on public workers. "We're out there every day and we give it our all no matter what is going on," said Franchina, an elementary remedial math teacher.
Phil Cleary, NYSUT, sent us the following:
Union Rally Draws Over 10,000 to Times Square:
NYSUT members attending this year's RA led the way to a rally to Times Square. Over 10,000 union members and their families stood in defiance of anti-worker actions around the country. This is what democracy looks like!
See video from NY1:
NY Post : Well-Red Teachers Join Protest:
NYSUT Coverage and Photostream:
Count on Fox and Friends:
Funny, Fox said there were only a few hundred at the rally. They may need a lesson from a public school math teacher. Check out their coverage and you decide.