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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Today, and every day, we must remember the Service Members of this great Country who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service, and we will never forget. #MemorialDay
March and Rally for Wage Parity
For Unionized Center-Based Child Care Workers
Wednesday June 20
Battery Park March Begins at 10 AM
Rally Starts at 11 AM
The New York City labor movement joins in mourning the passing of Thomas Van Arsdale on May 20th. Thomas, the son of legendary labor leader Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., was an active trade unionist throughout his life as a member of Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Join the NYC Labor Movement on both June 16 & June 23 as we support Dan Donovan for re-election to Congress.
This is the NewsGuild’s first attempt to bring the fight right to Alden Global Capital’s doorstep in NYC. Our purpose is to expose Alden’s conduct, and demand an investment in our newspapers, or sell them.
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike.
A decision in the Janus Case is Coming Soon. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, we must stand united and make it clear that no court case can stand in the way of our fight for the good, union jobs our families, communities, and country needs.
Here’s how you can help TODAY:
Governor Andrew M.
Are you or someone you know a CUNY student?
Then join the CUNY Rising Alliance on Wednesday, April 25th at Brooklyn College for a town hall to discuss the needs of CUNY students for academic success.
Tell your story:
What do you need at CUNY to be successful?