Notice of Upcoming Events
IUC Affiliates Meeting
CWA Local 1081 Office
60 Park Place, Suite 504
Newark, NJ 07102
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
We need you to join us. Having just hosted the successful National Labor Fightback Conference at Rutgers, we have plans to make, programs and events to mobilize for, and lots of exciting actions coming up that need our attention and our energy. It can’t happen without you.
Protest Christie's Giveaways! No More Giveaways to the 1%!
1 Hudson Place, Hoboken, NJ
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:00 noon
As Governor Christie’s corporate welfare program falls under increasing scrutiny, we hope you’ll join us for an exciting action next week.
At 12:00 noon on May 23rd we’ll gather at the Hoboken Ferry (1 Hudson Place) to stage a protest of the Governor’s $80 million giveaway to Pearson, Inc., for moving its offices from Upper Saddle River to Hoboken, even as the high-stakes testing giant moves half of its jobs to Manhattan.
We’ll protest the pay-offs-for-layoffs scheme by bringing a giant check from the taxpayers of New Jersey, signed by Governor Christie, and ship it across the Hudson to New York City!
Pearson has made the news lately for a series of high-profile errors in its testing contract with New York City. It’s a key player in the corporate education reform movement, so we’ll be partnering closely with the Our Children/Our Schools coalition to make the case for investing in our public schools, not in pay offs for layoffs.
IUC President Carol Gay and People’s Organization for Progress Chairman Lawrence Hamm, addressing the national Labor Fightback Conference, held at Rutgers University May 10–12.
Baldemar Velasquez, Founder and President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, speaking at the national Labor Fightback Conference.
Jay Arena, of the New Jersey Immigrant and Worker Rights Coalition, participating in the discussion at the Labor Fightback Conference.