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Wave of Actions Proclaim ‘We Are One’ | Labor Notes

Wave of Actions Proclaim ‘We Are One’ | Labor Notes

Wave of Actions Proclaim ‘We Are One’

Chanting “we are one!” thousands of activists across the nation marched on Monday—the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—to resist the attacks on public sector workers and the services they provide. Photo: TWU.

Chanting “we are one!” thousands of activists across the nation marched on Monday—the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The events showed solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and other states “where politicians backed by corporate CEOs are trying to take away the rights for which Dr. King gave his life,” said NAACP President Ben Jealous at the Washington, D.C. rally.

More than 1,000 mobilizations nationally were organized under the “We Are One” umbrella, in which more than a million workers stopped business as usual either at work or after work to join vigils at their workplace, community rallies or marches at statehouses, coordinated by the AFL-CIO and many unions, community, religious and student groups. “We’re putting all employers and all elected officials on notice that we’re mobilizing as we haven’t in decades,” said CWA President Larry Cohen.

On the West Coast, longshore workers shut down the Port of Oakland in

Chair of University of Michigan faculty senate condemns right-wing FOIA abuse. « Fred Klonsky's blog

Chair of University of Michigan faculty senate condemns right-wing FOIA abuse. « Fred Klonsky's blog

Chair of University of Michigan faculty senate condemns right-wing FOIA abuse.

“To sit idly by and have no reaction on this, that’s imprudent,” said Ed Rothman, chair of the faculty Senate’s Advisory Committee on University Affairs, on the recent Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Rothman was responding to the actions of the MCPP which has demanded emails from state university

Black approval rating stuck at 17%, says NY1-Marist poll | GothamSchools

Black approval rating stuck at 17%, says NY1-Marist poll | GothamSchools

Black approval rating stuck at 17%, says NY1-Marist poll

A month’s more time in the public eye has done nothing to lift Chancellor Cathie Black’s approval rating. The number of New Yorkers who approve of her work remains at 17%, according to a NY1-Marist poll released tonight.

That’s the same place last month’s Quinnipiac poll put Black and a drop from her 21% approval rating measured by Marist last February. And for context, the 17% figure is two percentage points below Governor Paterson’s approval rating at its lowest, a number Marist described as historically low.

Approval for the public school system’s performance overall is higher, but not by very much. Only 38% of respondents said they approved of the school system’s performance, and 20% rated the schools’ performance as poor.

School performance reports divided along racial lines. While 45% of white residents polled by Marist rated the

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