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The NYC Hometown Heroes Parade Does Not Represent Essential Workers

The parade ignores the fact that many of the essential workers lauded as “heroes” with this parade worked throughout the pandemic without adequate resources, adequate pay, adequate protections, and adequate staffing.

Andrew Yang: Anti-Union Warrior for School Privatization

Andrew Yang, known for his short-lived 2020 presidential run, is one of the leading candidates for November’s mayoral race in New York City. Despite his supposedly progressive leanings, his support of charter schools and school choice, and his hostility toward teachers unions, reveal his alignment with the capitalist status quo.

Emma Lee

April 9, 2021

MTA Temporarily Averts Austerity. A Wealth Tax Could Save It.

The full MTA budget includes anticipated funding from a yet-to-be-passed coronavirus relief package. Cuomo could easily solve the MTA’s budget problem by taxing the rich.

Zed Simon

December 20, 2020

MTA Plans Service Cuts and Fare Hikes, Keeps Its Cops

New York City’s MTA is facing massive cuts and fare hikes as a result of a budget crisis. These proposals will hit the working class hardest.

Otto Fors

November 24, 2020

The Housing Crisis Is Just Getting Started; Let’s Stop It

The real estate crisis poses a deep threat to New York City. New evictions, city budget shortfalls, and financial contagion could worsen an already intolerable situation. The Left should organize not only to ward off an eviction wave but to challenge the capitalist logic creating it.

David Klassen

November 8, 2020

New York City Cops Violently Repress Post-election Protesters

Amid election week, hundreds of protestors in the West Village are protesting the undemocratic U.S. regime. Some of these demonstrators have been violently attacked, kettled, and arrested by NYPD cops in full riot gear.

Maryam Alaniz

November 4, 2020

NYC Teachers Were About to Strike… Then Union Leaders Cut a Backroom Deal

On Tuesday, the City of New York and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced a handshake deal, made without the input of UFT members, that will allow schools to reopen with in-person instruction in late September. The deal, which was made less than a day before an expected strike authorization vote, does nothing, however, to address the vast majority of the safety problems in schools, and it does not make any inroads in allowing teachers with high-risk family members to teach remotely.

Francesca Gomes

September 3, 2020

NYC School Workers Solidarity Campaign Rejects UFT President Michael Mulgrew’s Deal with Mayor Bill de Blasio

The union leadership of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) struck a deal on Tuesday with NYC city officials to postpone reopening by 10 days. This deal comes as the UFT Delegate Assembly was planning to vote for strike authorization against school reopening. Below we republish a press release from the NYC School Workers Solidarity Campaign on this decision.

NYC Teachers Must Strike Against Reopening

Mayor de Blasio’s shoddy reopening plan for NYC schools --- an attempt to reboot the economy at the expense of working-class families --- reflects a total lack of concern for safety that will risk the lives of school staff, children, and the families of anyone who enters a school building. City teachers are discussing and planning for a strike to force remote instruction.

Francesca Gomes

August 30, 2020