Education

Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.

Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.

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Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan.

Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

Monday, March 25, 11:30AM Music, 12PM Program Start: On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan.

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

On the front lines of climate change in the Bronx, labor unions and environmental advocates recently held a press conference supporting the “

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

After just three days on strike last week, teaching fellows, teaching assistants, course assistants, research assistants, and tutors at The New School, represented by United Auto Workers (UAW), reached a long-awaited tentative agreement at the New School.

Mar 27

Join the Office of the NYC Comptroller for our inaugural Workers’ Rights Convening. Co-hosted with the New York City Central Labor Council, the theme of the first Workers' Rights Convening will be focused on Building Worker Power and will take place on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mar 8, 2024 | News Story

After more than six months of bargaining their successor contract, teaching fellows, teaching assistants, course assistants, research assistants, and tutors at The New School, represented by United Auto Workers (UAW), went on strike Wednesday, with supporters including the CLC joining them for th

Mar 8, 2024 | News Story

The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Campaign of Climate Jobs New York co-hosted a rally at City Hall with Council Member Sandy Nurse on March 1st.

Mar 14

Calling all women interested in pursuing a career in the construction trades!

Mar 1, 2024 | News Story

Full time, non-tenure track faculty at New York University have voted by an overwhelming margin (553 to 72, or 89.5%) in favor of joining Contract Faculty United - UAW (CFU-UAW).