[act-ma] Thur, 12/18: "Resisting the Budget Cuts" (panel of union activists & organizers)
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Resisting the Budget Cuts
Defending What's Ours!
Thursday, December 18th
42 Seaverns Avenue, Jamaica Plain
Join us as we bring together local activists who are fighting against the attack on local and state budget cuts. As the economy continues to spiral out of control and billions go to bailing out banks and corporations and funding never ending wars and occupations overseas, ordinary people are left to carry the burden. Workers are tossed aside as factories close, while banks hoard bail-out tax dollars. Escalating costs and declining enrollment are the excuses used to close public schools in neighborhoods where classrooms are already overcrowded and teachers are over worked. Millions are being evicted from their homes. Funding is being denied to college institutions and students. Whether it's healthcare, tuition hikes, housing, education, and public services people in this state are being forced to do more with less. Come to this community meeting to discuss the impact of these cutbacks, the cause, and strategies for organizing a fight back.
Peter Knowlton is the Northeast Regional President of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).* In Chicago, UE Local 1110 is occupying the Republic window factory in what has become a rallying point for national and international labor solidarity. www.socialistworker.org/2008/12/08/rallying-point-for-labor
Alex Papali of the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants* (MAHT)
Becca Bor is a teacher in the Boston Public Schools and a member of the International Socialist Organization
*groups identified for reference purposes only
Transportation: orange Line to Green St., left out of the station, up Green St., left onto Alfred St., Right on Seaverns or from Centre Street, Seaverns is on your left.
For more information contact: 617-648-0561
Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publishers of Socialist Worker www.socialistworker.org
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