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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On Wednesday, 54 CUNY faculty and professional staff, members of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT#2334), were arrested while demanding a contract that will help CUNY retain excellent professors, ensuring a quality education for the 500,000 CUNY students across the city.
Over the last few years, educators have been involved in several high profile online battles with enemies of unions.
What do fast food workers, construction workers, new media, entertainment workers, teachers, transportation workers, and retail workers have in common?
They are all fighting for change by putting workers' voices & faces front and center in their fights!
After Ebola (and SARS, H1N1, MRSA, and MERS), is there yet adequate protection for healthcare workers and other workers who may be exposed to infectious diseases a work?
The conventional wisdom of economists, which has trickled down to the rest of us, is that “the market” ensures that we are all paid what we are worth.
to support the extension of the
James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding the City’s proposal to eliminate competitive examinations in FDNY recruitment:
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Online/digital tools offer advocates powerful opportunities to build support, raise money and affect policy, but only if they use them right. Otherwise, they can simply waste precious time.