I’m sure you heard the dreadful news that Michigan yesterday joined the two dozen so-called “right to work” states, which will have the effect of further weakening unions and driving down wages.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, UUP and other unions will join with the faith-based leaders of Brooklyn for a noontime rally in Albany at the State Capitol. The purpose of this rally is multi-faceted: to protect the collective bargaining protections of ALL whom we represent; to save medical services and jobs at Downstate Medical Center; and to prevent a move toward privatization of ALL our public hospitals.
Our New Paltz UUP chapter plans to participate in this rally, beginning at 12:30 to about 2 PM. We will also have the opportunity to meet with our legislators and/or staff, and to have a display table in The Well of the Legislative Office Building to let the public know about what our SUNY campus is all about.
WE NEED TO HAVE A LARGE SHOWING. The Governor is giving his State of the State Address on January 9, and we want to get his attention beforehand. SO P-L-E-A-S-E HELP!!!!!!
We will be forming car pools or renting a bus, depending on how many participants we have. If you can support our union by attending this event, please contact our Chapter Assistant, Mary Thompson, by phone (ext. 2770) or email: email@example.com. A sign-up sheet will also be available at tomorrow’s gathering.
Peter D.G. Brown