Jan 6, 2014 | Press Release

Statement by President Alvarez on Mayor de Blasio's Universal Pre-K Plans

"We know, without a doubt, that high-quality pre-k and after-school programs provide critical benefits to children and working families. Mayor de Blasio is simply asking for the authority to raise the city's own taxes on the wealthy to pay for this necessary investment in New York City's future," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

"Working men and women will be joining us in Albany, to explain how important this plan is to the growth and well-being of our city's children."