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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New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:
Bronx, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Market voted to approve a new, three year contract today, with 97% of workers voting "yes." The 1,300 workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, will receive significant wage increases in each year of the contract.
Recent months have seen widespread discussion about the tweaks Facebook has made to it's newsfeed algorithm. Whether you like it or not, it's not going to get any better so how do we use it to strengthen our relationship with our online community and is it even worth trying?
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This past Tuesday ALIGN, along with the Blue Green Alliance, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, the National AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council, held a forum to
This morning, the Worker Institute at Cornell hosted a labor breakfast forum entitled "Shaping Labor's Message: A Conversation with the National AFL-CIO Director of Communications, Eric W.
This year marks notable progress in the fight for climate and economic justice, yet we still have a long way to go. How we decide to take action will impact the resilience of our physical infrastructure systems that we rely on every day for energy, water, transportation, and communication as well