April 4, 2011
'We Are One' taking place across the U.S. -- join us!
AFT 2121 will gather at 4:30 pm at California and Montgomery (at the BofA ATM) and march with members of the California Faculty Association/SFSU. Look for the AFT 2121 banner and march with us!
Dr. King gave his life on April 4, 1968 while supporting striking city sanitation workers. He stood with workers who were demanding their right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life.
Join this nationwide effort by the AFL-CIO, many unions, and community partners to unite public and private sector workers to support the workers in Wisconsin and working families elsewhere.
In San Francisco, the march will target contemporary corporate greed, stopping at a bank, hotel, and other symbols of the ultra-rich who fail to pay their taxes and are fundamentally responsible for the recession.
Speakers include Stephanie Bloomingdale (Secretary-Treasurer, Wisconsin State AFL–CIO), and Eva Paterson (Equal Justice Society and the California Civil Rights Coalition)
Monday, April 4, 4:45 pm
Bank of America Building
555 California Street
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New CFT poll shows strong voter support for taxes on the appropriate Californians
Of likely voters, 78% say "tax the rich" to save education and vital public services
The Califorina Federation of Teachers released a new poll Friday demonstrating that voter support for increasing taxes by 1% on the wealthiest 1% of Californians is incredibly strong (and bi-partisan to boot).
The statewide poll indicates that 78% of voters support such a measure to help resolve the state's budget crisis, and 53% strongly support it; even Republicans support the idea at a rate of 60%.
"This should be among the options placed before the voters for resolving the budget crisis,” said CFT President-elect Josh Pechthalt, adding that recapturing at least a portion of the $9 billion that the richest in the state recently received from the extension of the Bush-era federal tax cuts "would substantially reduce our state budget deficit, and is a better choice than abandoning students."
Read Californians back raising taxes on the state's wealthy
in the San Francisco Chronicle
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