Both the UFT and DC 37 had sued the city in December, after cuts to some of their programs had been announced by the Adams administration. But this week, funds for a job training program, The Parks Opportunity Program, which employs about 2,400 public-assistance recipients, were restored. Also restored were budget cuts for community schools, and the Summer Rising program for middle-schoolers. At a press conference, Adams claimed the city could reverse the funding decisions due to “strong fiscal management,” and also a 20% reduction in aid to asylum seekers. DC 37, however, had brought a second lawsuit over other education cuts, and there are many other union services whose budgets still stand to be affected.
Read the full story by Crystal Lewis for The Chief-Leader, published January 16, 2024, here: https://www.thechiefleader.com/stories/unions-praise-restoration-of-job-training-schools-funding,51764