Education

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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Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

The new LaGuardia Airport in Queens is one of the most complicated construction projects in American history and it is being completed two years ahead of schedule and 100% union built.

Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

On Wednesday, the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor held its first hearing of 2022, with a focus on how the City can take preventative measures including, but not limited not to enhancing worker protection requirements in City contracts, effective policy mechanisms to com

Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

Together with our partners, we welcome this week’s outcome of the largest-ever auction of offshore wind development rights!

Feb 22

Tuesday, February 22, 7:00pm, ONLINE via Zoom: Please join us online for the final performances of TheaterWorks! Tickets are free to reserve but donations are welcome.

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) this week released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report, which analyzed newly available data from 2020, found that the construction in

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

More than 300,000 families in New York State who qualify for the Federal Child Tax Credit that was expanded as part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan have yet to file for the benefit, according to the United Way's ALICE project, which tracks the status of families living above the poverty

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

Today, Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), in partnership with Cornell University, released “A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE, A CLIMATE JOBS ROADMAP FOR NEW YORK CITY,” a report representing labor’s climate jobs agenda for New York City.

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

Earned Income Tax Credit. Child Tax Credit. Child and Dependent Care Credit. Claiming even one could return thousands of dollars to you in 2022.

The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection can help you get your money.

Feb 4, 2022 | News Story

Workers at the world-famous American Museum of Natural History filed a union petition last week to organize with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37, the city’s largest public-sector employee union, which already represented dozens of work