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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Aug 18, 2017 | News Story

This Thursday, a group of New York City workers traveled to Haiti, where they will

Aug 18, 2017 | News Story

This week, in the wake of President Trump’s offensive remarks about white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, AFL-CIO representatives President Richard Trumka and Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee announced their resignation from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council.

Aug 15

The #NYC1u Digital Media Training Series returns with a session on a platform that has gained a lot of recent attention: Instagram. During this conversation, we will discuss the ins and outs of Instagram including InstaStories, Instagram Live, and Collections.

Jun 28

Join Toxic Free NYC for a town hall on mold and what New York City can do to protect tenants and combat this hazardous micro-organism!

Jun 28

The New York City Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, the NYC Department for the Aging, and JASA

Invite you to a

Jun 13

Active shooter incidents are becoming all too common, and workplaces can be a target of these often fatal events. Workers need to know how to best respond to these unpredictable and rapidly-evolving situations.

May 19, 2017 | News Story

District Council 37 AFSCME joined with advocacy group “Invest in Libraries,” and supportive elected officials on City Hall’s steps on Friday to call for City Hall funding for seven-day service and capital projects.

May 19, 2017 | News Story

Today, we stood with members of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 to rally at City Hall to protect the arts and to promote the need for arts funding.

May 12, 2017 | News Story

oday, the Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its 42nd Annual Convention and Awards.