Snapshot | City Workers Rally Against Layoffs and Budget Cuts

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thousands of city workers rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday, following a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts to teachers, childcare, parks and library workers.

Jane Jacobs, who works in the catalog division of the Queens library, in Jamaica, held a yellow sign to protest cuts that would eliminate some of her co-workers.

Beth Fertig/WNYC

A total of 5,600 layoffs are included in the mayor's budget. Most would be teachers but various other agencies are also affected. Another 2,000 teachers and 2,500 other positions would be eliminated through attrition.


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It's not a nom de guerre!!!

Jun. 15 2011 04:55 PM

"Jane Jacobs"? Only a NYC Librarian could come up with that nom de guerre! Well, whoever she was, more power to her!!

Jun. 14 2011 11:07 PM

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