Reader Man couldn’t tell us much about his origin story but he did tell 12 News he lives in a library and reads over 100 books a day. The superhero flew into the school Wednesday to read to students and see how they’ve been developing their reading skill super powers. The children enjoyed the hero’s visit. Today he read his favorite book, “Please Don’t Eat Me” by Liz Klimo. The book is about a developing friendship between a rabbit and bear. “Literacy follows everybody’s lives,” says Reader Man. “This is a skill we learn when we are young and we keep throughout our entire lives, we read everyday and sometimes we don’t even realize we are reading, and for that reason literacy is one of the most important things we learn in school.” APALACHIN (WBNG) — There was no bird or plane at Tioga Hills Elementary Wednesday but instead, Reader Man made an appearance. Reader Man began his mission in 2019 and is a part of the Teacher College Reading and Phonics Unit of Study.
On May 25, childcare employees at the University Park Campus voted to unionize under the SEIU Local 99 group, which represents K-12 and community college employees throughout Southern California. The childcare workers under KinderCare, an American corporation operating for-profit childcare.Employees are hoping to resolve working conditions and enforce stricter teacher-to-child ratio standards. They are believed to be the first KinderCare workers to fully unionize; the company employs around 24,000 people across the United States.Gino Sandoval, a UPC preschool teacher, spoke of the aims of the unionization in a press release, and expressed excitement at the new developments.“We look forward to sitting down with UPC management. We hope they will quickly begin good-faith union contract negotiations so that things can improve,” Sandoval said. “This decision to unite and seek a voice at UPC came out of many late-night discussions amongst ourselves outside of work hours.”Sandoval also spoke of the issues that workers faced at the workplace, including health and safety violations, which prompted the removal of a center director. The exact incidents were not discussed in the press release.“We were concerned about out-of-ratio classrooms and health and safety violations. After an investigation into these critical issues, the former center director was removed. We hoped for improvement after that, but instead witnessed what we felt was ongoing mismanagement.”SEIU Local 99 is a Southern California-based union group that represents around 45,000 employees in public and private organizations that work in the education field. SEIU Local 99 lists its mission to “protect and develop the welfare and interest of our membership.”This development comes in a string of worker’s strikes earlier this year from healthcare workers and cafeteria employees on the Health Science Campus. On the UPC campus, adjunct faculty from both the Roski School of Art and Design and USC International Academy voted to join the Service Employees International Union Local 721.The University did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The Antonio Brown sweepstakes roll on for the #Steelers, as teams come in and out. The #Broncos deemed it too rich. The #Jets enter the mix. The #Raiders have been in it the whole time. Will be a fun week. pic.twitter.com/JSTIkdX53r— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2019Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, tallied 1,297 receiving yards and 15 scores with the Steelers in 2018.Brown has spent his entire nine-year career in Pittsburgh. But he has been unhappy with the Steelers and requested they move him last month. Related News NFL trade rumors: Jets have discussed pursuing Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in late February the team would only deal Brown for a significant package in return. The Jets appear interested in Antonio Brown.New York has “entered the mix” to acquire the 30-year-old wide receiver and has made contact with the Steelers about a potential trade, according to a report from NFL Network. The Raiders and Titans are also considering pursuing a deal for Brown, the report says. “Of course, if you’re going to subtract that player (Brown) from your team, you want compensation that justifies that, and that’s what we’re seeking,” Colbert said, via the Post-Gazette. “We’re open to it, but again if it doesn’t benefit us, we won’t do it; that’s as simple as it gets.”New York is also interested in free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief, according to an earlier report from the Daily News. NFL free agency rumors: Jets interested in wide receiver Donte Moncrief