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August 2013

“We support Bill de Blasio because he stands for an alternative to the politics of austerity that have dominated New York for too long,” said PSC President Barbara Bowen. “De Blasio understands the strategic importance of CUNY and has a vision of its place in a city where opportunity is not limited to the richest 1%."
(Also in this issue: Q+A With Bill de Blasio: "Reasserting Fairness" in NYC)

“Twelve years of policies that favor the richest New Yorkers have failed the rest of us…. It’s time to turn things around.” That was the message of the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC), the coalition of New York City’s public-worker unions, in radio ads announcing a mass rally for fair contracts.

Late on the afternoon of July 3, as San Franciscans were preparing for a four-day holiday weekend, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits two-year institutions in California, dropped a bombshell. The commission announced that it was revoking its accreditation of City College of San Francisco (CCSF), effective July 2014.

The City says its goal is to determine whether dependents receiving health coverage are legitimately entitled to be covered, and it has hired a for-profit consulting company, Aon Hewitt, to conduct the audit.