Feb 10, 2014 | Press Release

Central Labor Council Responds to NYS GOP’s Refusal to Allow Vote on Universal Pre-K Tax

New York – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding NY GOP Senate Leader Dean Skelos’ refusal to allow a vote on the City’s Universal Pre-K tax plan:

"It is unfortunate that Senator Skelos is opposing a plan to help improve educational opportunities for New York City's students.  Our children deserve to receive the academic training necessary to close the achievement gap, and prepare them for higher education, and a global workforce."

"We cannot afford to wait, and allow more and more children to fall behind because of a lack of early preparation and resources.  I believe in giving our children every opportunity and advantage to succeed, and I urge Senator Skelos to change his position, and join us in supporting a proposal that will literally change the lives of our city's children."