Champlain workers spread fish
d’avril - to symbolize the ridicule of the Couillard government’s hollow promises of prosperity and dishonest proposals to the public service employees. Humorous, sarcastic sentences are also written inside each illustration to mark our discontent toward the treatment reserved to college teachers.
Each teacher is welcome to wear the illustration and to pin it on whomever feels skeptical about the nature of the negotiations. The SECCL also wants the whole population to be aware of the importance of a postsecondary education system respectful of its dedicated workers.
cont'd o page Sanders said. “The reality is that the American middle class has been shrinking steadily and there is nothing in here to address that. You can see that at a time of massive income inequality, the Republicans believe that a rich-get-richer approach fits best. At a time when real unemployment is more than 11 percent, Republicans believe that we should do nothing to create jobs or invest in infrastructure.”
The budget fight marked the first time an Independent senator has led floor debate on behalf of the Democratic caucus. Sanders’ amendments to improve the resolution opened the debate on Tuesday and were the first votes taken during the vota-a-rama session yesterday.
Sanders spearheaded middle class efforts on the following topics: Increasing investments in infrastructure by closing offshore tax loopholes. Preventing any cuts to Medicaid beneficiaries. Hiring more health professionals to assist Veterans (approved on a bi-partisan vote). Reducing emissions to fight climate change. Increasing the minimum wage. Earlier last week, the House approved a similar budget resolution. In April, the House and Senate will meet to negotiate a compromise version of the budget resolution for the next fiscal year and Sanders said he will press for more changes to the final version