The City Is Firing Those 700 School Employees Today

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And then some. Unless something extraordinary happens very soon, today will be the last day of work for roughly 700 aides, coordinators, and other education staff — "the largest number of city workers to be laid off at one time since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office." The layoffs had been looming since talks between the city and District Council 37, the union representing the majority of the soon-to-be cut employees, broke down weeks ago. [WSJ]