(Rochester)--Licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, dietary, housekeeping, and maintenance employees of Latta Road and Latta Road A Nursing Homes will vote next week on whether to form a chapter of 1199 SEIU New York's Health Care and Human Service Union.
Rochester Indymedia has a new half-hour public access tv program beginning Wednesday, May 5th, at 7:30 p.m. on Rochester Community Television (RCTV) cable channel 15.
This week's show is a compilation of local and national media activists producing video that promotes social change. For this new show we are planning on doing a variety of REAL reality tv shows around social issues in our community. If you want to pitch ideas for our show, you are invited to call them in. And we are always looking for more people to help produce our shows, so get in touch with us if you're interested.
Today, May 2nd, over 1055 walkers in the communities of Brockport, Gate/Chili, Fairport, Irondequoit, Lyell, Webster, Greece, Rush- Henrietta, Honeoye Falls, Palmyra, Williamson, Sodus, Walworth (Newark walked in the sun on Saturday) raised over $82,689
We were wet at times and cool, but knew that folks all over the world walk in all kinds of weather to get clean water or food.
Over $20,672 will be shared in local food pantries and over $62,000 will help Church World Service Programs in over 80 countries.
For more info or to pledge folks can go to www.cropwalk.org or call 1-888-cws-crop
Thanks again to all who walked
Monroe County Coordinator
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Report Documents Disturbing Pattern of Vital Information Important to Women and Girls Disappearing. â€œMISSINGâ€ is A Wake Up Call to the Nation to Demand Accurate, Timely, Nonpartisan Information About Womenâ€™s Health, Workplace Rights and Safety
In response to the story in today's New York Times about the hardships faced by Reservists and their families as a result of the war in Iraq, I have posted an entry in my blog calling for Bush to truly support our troops by 1) providing adequate financial support for them and their families, and 2) reinstating the draft. I also call on people who truly believe our national security is at stake to volunteer themselves as recruits at their local military recruiting offices.
This Thursday, the school board held an open hearing on the recently released school budget recommendation. Over 50 parents spoke at the meeting, which lasted for over 2 hours. Below are quotes from the speeches they gave.
Concerned citizens packed into the East High School auditorium last Thursday to voice their concerns about the school budget recommendations for 2004-2005. More than 50 people spoke at the two-hour long hearing, expressing unanimous disapproval of the proposed closing of schools and reorganization of school programs. Strong concerns were raised about the lack of transparency and community involvement in the school budget process. Rochester IMC report, Community Comments at the Hearing.