Friday News Round-Up

Here’s a short list of some of the stories we’ve been following today. As always, have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

  1. Last week, and today, Philadelphia students walked-out of school to protest harsh budget cuts that would totally gut the public school system, which is already suffering from austerity. Of note to New Yorkers: the plan, which initially included the closure of over 40 public schools, was prepared with the help of the Boston Consulting Group. If that name doesn’t ring a bell: its the same neoliberalizing global business entity hired – to the tune of $10 million – to study NYCHA.
  2. Legal Services is on strike. In the past year, Legal Services attorneys have represented tenants in at least 15 of the buildings we organize, and the work they do is invaluable to low income New Yorkers. Support them in their fight.
  3. We’re basically just waiting to see when Anthony Weiner will announce he’s running for mayor. In the meantime, check out this piece by Michael Mckee of the Metropolitan Council on Housing: “Why No Tenant Should Vote for Anthony Weiner.” In a city chock full of tenants that’s a bold claim — but his record in the City Council calls for it.




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