May 23rd was an amazing day. Actions by members and workers in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and across Pennsylvania sent a clear message:
Cutting school budgets and privatizing schools hurts our children, now and it jeopardizes their future, and kills good jobs that our economy urgently needs.
Just like Governor Scott Walker attacked collective bargaining and working people in Wisconsin, Governor Tom Corbett is bent on destroying public education in Pennsylvania.
We need to take action now and STOP the right-wing campaign to dismantle public education by slashing school budgets and privatizing schools. Many public school workers also have children in public schools. These families will get hit twice, with their kids losing access to decent public schools and their parents losing jobs.
There’s still a chance to save schools and jobs before budget talks end. Let’s put our children’s future above politics. Protect public education in Pennsylvania!
[ View the story "May 23 - Save Our Schools Actions in PA" on Storify] May 23 - Save Our Schools Actions in PA Together, we can STOP the right-wing campaign to dismantle public education in Pennsylvania. Cutting school budgets and privatizing schools hurts our children now and it jeopardizes their future. It is also killing good jobs that our economy urgently needs. #pabudget #paeducation #saveourschools
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DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO SAVE OUR SCHOOLS, SAVE OUR JOBS: * Philadelphia * Pittsburgh * Harrisburg * Hollidaysburg * * Hazelton * Bethlehem * Greensburg * Doylestown *
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STOP the Right-Wing Campaign to Dismantle Public Education in PennsylvaniaI just signed a petition to State Senator Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, State Senator Vincent Hughes, D-Phila./Montgomery, State Senator Domini...
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PFT – Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
CASA – Commonwealth Association of School Administrators
HERE Local 634 – cafeteria workers
, SPAT – School Police, Helen Gym – Asian Americans United,
AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council
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Philadelphia Gas Works Union – PGW Union
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The Govs office locked down the Bldg so he wouldnt have to talk to @32bj_seiu members http://yfrog.com/nv74347679jJenEngland
@32bj_seiu takes the intersection of 5th and wood http://yfrog.com/odqhcfwjJenEngland
Arresting clergy, labor, community members sitting for schools http://yfrog.com/nwwzdfzjJenEngland
#SEIU REP, "Tom Corbett is to education as Scott Walker is to collective bargaining" #pabudget #ows #occupy #pap2Raging Chicken Press
.@OccupyHBG with their #corbettepicfail banner at the Harriburg Education Rally. #pabudget http://pic.twitter.com/2dnpdJjIRick Smith
People of faith make trek from Pittsburgh to protest #Corbett #GOP #PABudget cuts http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pittsburghers-of-faith-protest-cuts-in-harrisburg-637152/?p=0PAHouseDems
1,000 students from harrisburg protest budget cuts at state Capitol. #pabudget http://pic.twitter.com/ez6f2H0YLauri Lebo
Thousands rally against district's transformation plansWaving flags, honking horns, banging drums, and chanting, more than 1,000 people rallied Wednesday in Center City, protesting the Philade...
School bus drivers, school janitors & others are rallying to save 2,000+ school union jobs #phillyeducation http://pic.twitter.com/OJlv4sJoMatthew Petrillo
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. @GovernorCorbett SRC stop the bull, Philly needs a public school! http://pic.twitter.com/AY9LQxUBFight for Philly
About 1200 in Harrisburg today. RT: @Dan_Symonds: #phillyeducation 32BJ police put crowd estimate at 1500! #pabudget #saveourschoolsRick Smith
Hundreds March in Opposition to Governor's Education Cuts; Several Arrested | Essential Public RadioAmid chants of "Hey Corbett, you can't hide, we can see your greedy side," hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers bu...
Pennsylvania school workers protest layoff notices - CNN.comupdated 8:43 PM EDT, Wed May 23, 2012 (CNN) -- Protesters marched in at least two major cities in Pennsylvania on Wednesday in response t...
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CNN just showed aerial footage from @CBSPhilly of the thousands of citizens protesting the #Corbett #GOP #PABudget attack on schoolsPAHouseDems
Blue-Collar School Employees Plan Budget Protest In Center City - CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Look for a crowd in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day. Blue-collar school district workers are planni...
Philly insanity: No contract for bus drivers, but $$ millions for BCG consultants: http://bit.ly/KDe4X0 #phillyeducation @DianeRavitchHelen Gym
Crowd arrives outside the School District of ...Facebook
Parents, Teachers Voice Concerns At School Budget Protest In North Philadelphia - CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Hundreds of parents, teachers and local groups gathered in North Philadelphia. The topic of discussion: Budget cuts ...
Philly needs quality public schools #saveourschools #kidsbeforeprofits #pabudgetErin Jay
This is amazing ! So many people all together for one cause. One Union. One Fight ! #32BJKim Parker BACK !!
First news clip... | FacebookThousands of people have taken to the streets of Center City Philadelphia as part of a rally for public education.
A massive sit in is taken place on Broad St. right now. Thousands have flooded the street to #saveourschools http://pic.twitter.com/7tdwm8V7Fight for Philly
http://twitpic.com/9of89e - Tons of folks sitting down on Broad Street now. #saveourschoolsFight for Philly
Sit in at broad and race #SEIU #ophl #occupy #OccupyWallStreet http://pic.twitter.com/06BwHzKgSean Kitchen
From PGH to PHL, anger escalating over #Corbett #pabudget cuts. Tomorrow, @ChelsaWagner will highlight unfair cuts in Gov's home county.JJ Abbott
14 Arrested During Midday Sit-In By Philadelphia School District Workers - CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A traffic-clogging protest by blue collar workers of the Philadelphia School District resulted in more than a dozen ...
Also arrested at Philly sit-in for schools: 32BJ Dist Lead George Ricchezza & State Dir Gabe Morgan. #pabudget #paeducation32BJ SEIU
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32BJ SEIU | STOP the Right-Wing Campaign to Dismantle Public Education in PennsylvaniaMay 23rd was an amazing day. Actions in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and across Pennsylvania sent a clear message: Together, we can STOP the...