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 25

Join us on Thursday, March 25, 6pm as we commemorate the lives lost during the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. #TriangleFire #WeRemember

Mar 5, 2021 | News Story

On Sunday, President Biden made perhaps the strongest public statement in support of the right of workers to organize that any American President has made in memory, denouncing

Mar 5, 2021 | News Story

Three weeks ago, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez decided to ignore the PSC-CUNY contract and refuse to pay equity increases to 2,500 workers in lower-paid full-time staff and faculty positions.

Mar 5, 2021 | News Story

School Safety Agents are the frontline in keeping NYC students and the school community safe. They routinely confiscate weapons and keep those who could harm students outside the school doors. They nurture and maintain the safe environment necessary for our kids to learn and thrive.

Mar 5, 2021 | News Story

Actors' Equity Association, representing actors and stage managers in live theatre, asked that New York State begin vaccinating arts workers following Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement that venues, including theaters, would open up to 33% capacity for indoor performances in April.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW Local 2110 held in-person and virtual rallies to mark two years of bargaining for a contract, saying that Columbia University's persistent stonewalling for these two years leaves th

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

A group of staffers at the public advocate’s office are one step closer to negotiating their first contract as a union, bringing organized labor to one of the last remaining nooks in city government.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

"Over the last ten years, local construction firms have increasingly profited from the flow of people leaving prison. The most outrageous firms are literally called 'Body Shops'.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

CJNY's Education Fund hosted its first 2021 Long Island Climate Change and Offshore Wind Training in coordination with Cornell's Worker Institute.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

This week at AFM Local 802, the union celebrates that the first New York "pop-up" concerts with Jon Batiste and Stay Human were covered under a union contract, and that the AFL-CIO featured Local 802 member