BALCONY - Business and Labor Coalition of New York
May 21st, 2013

BALCONY stands by New York’s teachers and their union, New York State United Teachers, a key BALCONY member, as NYSUT plans to head to Albany on June 8 for a major rally.

“Sisters and brothers, I am asking you to come to Albany June 8; come to Albany – not by the hundreds, but by the thousands – to cry out with one voice to Fight for the Future of Public Education.” stated NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi.

NYSUT and its more than 650,000 members are mobilizing with a few simple demands that state legislators need to meet:

• End the over-reliance on expensive corporate developed tests!
• Demand fair and equitable funding of our schools!
• Protect the safety of students and staff!
• Restore local control of our public schools! Fix the Tax Cap!
• Invest in public higher education and save SUNY Downstate Medical Hospital!

Click here for more information on the June 8 rally and other NYSUT issues.