OSA Newsline -- May 24, 1999

The only news this week is our general membership meeting set for this Thursday evening at 125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor auditorium. Enter from the Lafayette Street entrance. The meeting will start promptly at 6pm, generally ends by 7:30pm, and at the suggestion of our executive board, there will be no less than two door prizes. Do come.

OSA Newsline -- May 17, 1999

The only problem with last week's massive union rally around City Hall was that, due to its size and the crowd control tactics of the police, it became very hard to find each other. The crowd stretched from Barclay Street all the way to Canal Street and was, by even the most conservative estimates, more than 30,000 strong.

The OSA banner found itself a neat place in the street almost directly in front of the stage. About forty of our members were able to find the flag and join us. If forty of our members did find the flag, given the crowd, we must have had ten times as many analysts attending or trying to attend the rally. Wonderful!

It was a most excellent rally, and it may be just the first of many to come. We do have a good raise coming up this June, but we have no intention of settling for zeros in the years after 2000.

OSA Newsline -- May 10, 1999

The news this week is The Rally. After Work. This Wednesday. OSA will meet on Broadway in front of the Woolworth Building, three blocks south of City Hall.

The Mayor has put no money at all into the budget for our next raises. When Randi Weingarten, head of the Municipal Labor Committee and the United Federation of Teachers protested, the Mayor dusted off his plan for parochial school vouchers, broke off negotiations over Charter Schools and made horrendous remarks about destroying the Public School System entirely. No. No more zeros.

All OSA members are urged to come to the rally, rain or shine from 5 to 6:30pm. This Wednesday. OSA will be there.

OSA Newsline - May 3, 1998

The filing period for the Staff Analyst Exam has been extended to May 14th, and there will be a modification of the marking system. The change, as reported by representatives of Personnel, will be to allow credit for college degrees received up to June 30, 1999.

Many candidates did not have the eight years of appropriate New York City experience needed to score well without a college degree. The proposed change will enable some to qualify in the first place, and will also improve the scores of some others. Our training course resumes this week. If you need training call George Morgan at the union office (212) 686-1229 to schedule yourself.

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A leaflet is included in the mailing urging members to attend a May 12th rally at City Hall from 4:30-6:30 organized by the Central Labor Council and most municipal unions. We're fighting for a worker-friendly city with good jobs at decent wages, fewer sweatshops, reduced unemployment, health care for all New Yorkers and quality public education for all.