A crowd rallied outside P.S. 51 in Hell's Kitchen Wednesday to protest the Department of Education's proposal.
Last year the union was successful in halting the shuttering of 19 schools the city tried to close for poor performance.
Workers at Opportunity Charter School in Harlem are seeking representation by the United Federation of Teachers.
78 percent of Manhattan public school parents polled said they don't like the way Mayor Bloomberg is handling city schools.
The mayor's executive budget for the coming year includes the elimination of more than 6,000 teachers.
Newly appointed Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott began his first day on the job by walking his grandson to school.
Parents say their voices have been lost in the battle between the teacher's union and the mayor.
Bloomberg is urging the state to repeal its seniority-based 'Last in, first out' policy ahead of layoffs.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged the state to repeal the seniority-based firing policy ahead of major teacher layoffs.
The majority of schools in District 1 could face major layoffs under the city's proposed teacher firings.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to lay off 4,666 teachers and lose another 1,500 through attrition.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned of thousands of city layoffs if the budget proposed by Gov. Cuomo is passed.
The governor's newly released budget includes serious cuts, including $518 million less in education aid for the city.
The mayor wants more leeway to fire bad teachers than that proposed by state lawmakers.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce next Tuesday how much education funding the city will lose.
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