Our national union leaders are not giving up the fight to restore jobs, and neither is Phil Cleary.
Phil teaches preschool students with disabilities in the North Syracuse school system. He’s on his way to Washington D.C. to be part of an effort of labor and community activists trying to get information out about the impact of job cuts on education tomorrow. Phil will talk about how the North Syracuse schools, a large suburban district with about 10,000 students has 200 fewer staff due to budget cuts. This has caused a huge increase in class size in all grades and losses of electives, sports, and music programs.
You can help support Phil in his visit.
The repair and modernization of public schools was a large part of the American Jobs Act, but it hasn’t gotten through Congress yet. The AFT has developed a petition through the We the People feature on the whitehouse.gov website.
There are currently 131 petitions up on the site.If this petition receives 25,000 signatures by Nov. 30, the White House will review it and respond. I’ve signed the petition already. Will you add your name by clicking here? You have to create an account if you don’t already have one, and sign!
There’s one more thing, the AFT asks you to also link here to also tell members in Congress.