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 10, 2017 | News Story

This week, the Economic Policy Institute released a comprehensive study looking at diversity and pay scale in the New York City construction industry.

Mar 24

Join the Workers United, the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the NYC CLC and others as we remember the workers who perished during the 1911 blaze.

Mar 10

On March 10th, the WGAE and the National Writers Union will hold a panel discussion on Press Freedom at time when the President of the United States has declared the media "the enemy of the people."

Mar 3, 2017 | News Story

March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership.

Mar 9


A fair to expose High School students to the world of college and careers.

Presentations on an array of postsecondary opportunities and the benefits of work in organized labor, including apprenticeship programs.

Jan 20, 2017 | News Story

This week, the United Federation of Teachers filed a complaint with the NLRB, citing several teachers at the Bronx's KIPP Academy Charter School, who are in danger of losing their jobs because of their hesitancy to sign the school’s petition to decertify the UFT as the workers' collective bargain

Feb 6

The NYC CLC will conduct screenings of eligible candidates for elected office on February 6, 2017.



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Dec 2, 2016 | News Story

This week, Local 246 member Jomar Pichardo was recognized by the FDNY for saving the department roughly $700,000. Pichardo, who works to keep city ambulances up, running, and available 24/7 was able to find ways refurbish vehicle batteries and parts that would normally be discarded.

Nov 15

A picture is worth a thousand words. This month’s #NYC1u training will focus on one way to visualize information using a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) tool known as Carto.

Nov 22

Join the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of students, parents, unions and community organizations that are committed to strengthening CUNY, to kick off a campaign and elevate a Student Bill of Rights.  CUNY Rising is organizing three ‘Call to Action’ meetings in November across the City.