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Another scare tactic being used to oppose the convention, this time by public employee unions that worry about threats to their entrenched clout, is the claim that a convention could vote to reduce their pensions. The protection for public employee pensions in the state Constitution cannot be eliminated without violating the contract clause of the federal Constitution, which bars states from rescinding contract rights.
@amiraminiMD @TeacherArthurG Stop pretending to be Democrats. You Bros elected Trump. Go revel in your victory. Take all the Bros with you.— (((BamUFT))) (@BamUFTNYC) February 26, 2017
@TeacherArthurG @amiraminiMD I'm more than comfortable. Was a mistake to allow Sanders to run in the Dem primary. #Spoilers Party candidate.— (((BamUFT))) (@BamUFTNYC) February 26, 2017
Telemundo 47 initially reported that at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in Long Island, New York, 25 workers were fired Friday when they returned to work.
The restaurant disputed the report, saying in a statement, "In anticipation of 'A Day Without Immigrants,' Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, posted a formal statement to its Greenvale employees on Wednesday, February 15, expressing support for their human rights and requesting that they fill their shift as scheduled on Thursday, February 16."
The statement continued, "While some employees opted to participate in the walkout, several others chose to work and, as a result, the leaders of the protest put pressure on the others to walk out, even threatening physical harm to colleagues choosing to work their shifts."
As a result, the company owner "found this to be a cause for immediate dismissal of the employees who made the threats. All other employees involved with the walkout were, and still are, invited to return to their positions with the company."
Happy Valentines Day! Make sure you show your love for our neighborhood public schools! -Mulgrew #PublicSchoolProud https://t.co/n1dE3oOOnt— UFT (@UFT) February 14, 2017
Due to expected significant snowfall all @NYCSchools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Feb 9.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) February 8, 2017