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Your Support on Salary Parity is Still Needed

Thanks to our e-action network, our Salary Parity Week of Action with the Campaign for Children was a great success.

Our supporters sent hundreds of emails, made phone calls and used social media to tweet at Mayor de Blasio and other key city leaders.

The week culminated with a rally in support of early educators at community-based organizations. We want to thank our city leaders, CBO partners and CCC volunteers who came out to the steps of Tweed Courthouse.

Our work is still not over. The city’s 2020 Budget is only days from being finalized. We need your continued help to ensure the budget makes salary parity in the early education workforce a reality. Scroll down to read about ways you can continue to help.

Continue to Call and E-mail Your City Decision makers

On Tuesday June 11th and Thursday, June 13th, we are asking supporter to take part in two more call-in days. Below are scripts you can use to call the Mayor and another to call City Council member.

Call the Mayor’s Office at 311

Script for supporters to call the Mayor:

Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling with a message for the Mayor.

I am concerned about the unfair salary and benefit differences between early education staff at community programs and DOE schools. Teachers at community programs earn up to 40% less than their peers at DOE, and health and retirement are also unequal.

For the sake of all families in my community, I urge the Mayor to address pay and benefit disparity in the 2020 budget and ensure that teachers, staff and directors in community-based early education programs receive equal pay for equal work.

Call your City Council member (To find info on your representative click here)

Script for supporters to call their City Council member:

Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling with a message for Council Member _____.

I want to thank you for making salary and benefit parity in early childhood education a priority in the City Council’s Budget Response and for your continued effort to fight for its inclusion in the 2020 Budget.

For the sake of all families in my community, I urge you to stand by your commitments to not pass a budget unless it includes salary and benefit parity in early childhood education so that teachers, staff and directors  in community-based early education programs receive equal pay for equal work.

E-mail Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza

Last week, our supporters sent well over 300 emails to Mayor de Blasio and DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza.

If you didn’t get a chance to do so last week, there’s still time!

Here is a link to our Salary Parity Take Action page, where you can quickly and easily write a letter to Mayor de Blasio and DOE Chancellor Carranza: https://www.cccnewyork.org/actions/equal-pay-for-equal-work/

Tweet at Mayor de Blasio

Continue to use Twitter to target city leaders throughout the week. These sample tweets urge the Mayor to address salary and benefit parity in the city’s 2020 Budget.

  • It is common sense – teachers at CBO schools deserve the same wages & benefits as their peers at DOE schools. @NYCMayoryou must include funding to ensure equal pay for equal work for all early educators in the FY 2020 Budget #salaryparity
  • A sustainable, high-quality early education system won’t happen unless educators make a fair wage. @NYCMayorwe urge you to pay all early ed teachers equally and make salary & benefit parity a reality in the FY 2020 Budget #salaryparity

Tweet at City Council members

Join us in thanking the following elected officials who spoke at the salary parity rally last week:

  • Comptroller Scott Stringer @nycccomptroller
  • City Council Speaker Corey Johnson @nycspeakercojo
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer @galeabrewer
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams @BPEricAdams
  • City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo @cmlauriecumbo
  • Councilmember Mark Treyger @marktreyger718
  • Councilmember Barry Grodenchik @barrygrodenchik
  • Councilmember Ben Kallos @kallos
  • Councilmember Mathieu Eugene @cmmathieueugene
  • Councilmember Helen Rosenthal @helenrosenthal
  • Councilmember Antonio Reynoso @ReynosoBrooklyn

 Or urge your council member to include salary parity for early childhood educators in the adopted budget. Here is a directory of Council members and their Twitter handles. 

Here is a sample tweet you can use:

  • Thank you @{YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER’s HANDLEfor fighting for #salaryparity in early education. Please do not pass a budget unless it includes funding in the 2020 budget to ensure equal pay for equal work

Again, thank you so much for your help. Together we hope to make salary parity in the early education workforce a reality.

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  • Janine King-Singh says:

    Thank you @{YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER’s HANDLEfor fighting for #salaryparity in early education. Please do not pass a budget unless it includes funding in the 2020 budget to ensure equal pay for equal work

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