AFSCME NYC Stands with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to Protect Public Child Care and Working Families

Mar 11, 2011, 14:39 ET from District Council 37

Urges the City Council to fight against Mayor Bloomberg's plan to cut 16,500 children from Day Care

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFSCME District Council 1707, District Council 37 and CSEA stand firm with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to fight back against cuts to vital child care services. New York families need affordable, safe and reliable day care to allow people to go to work and prepare children to go to school.

Recently, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city had a $2 billion surplus, yet he has chosen to move forward with a plan to cut 16,500 children from public day care, leaving families without safe environments for New York's children. Working families depend on quality, professional child care. Parents who lose child care have a difficult time getting to work.  Mayor Bloomberg's cuts would have a devastating affect on these families and on New York City's struggling economy. Taking the path of least resistance on the backs of needy children is not a choice that we as New Yorkers can be proud of.

AFSCME represents over 175,000 public and non-profit employees in New York City and

420,000 public employees in New York State, including 5,000 public center-based day care employees in New York City and 30,000 family child care providers across the state.

Contact:

Danny Friedman (646) 397-9643

Kevin Hanes (412) 330-9930



SOURCE District Council 37



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