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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Jul 7, 2023 | News Story

From the New York State AFL-CIO: New York is Union Strong because we are united. We share common values and interests, and we care about each other. One of the most important ways we can grow stronger as a movement is to talk with one another.  

Jun 30, 2023 | News Story

Nearly $80 million in federal funds earmarked for the Staten Island Ferry that was at risk of being rescinded has been maintained in the recent debt ceiling deal. On Wednesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited the St.

Jun 30, 2023 | News Story

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina:

Jun 23, 2023 | News Story

The New York Labor History Association's Bernhardt Prize awards $1000 to an article that exemplifies great writing for a general audience and furthers the understanding of the history of working people. The prize and the forum honor the vision of the late Debra E.

Jun 9, 2023 | News Story

NYCOSH has created a slideshow aimed at providing important information about how outdoor workers can protect themselves, including info about key terms, types of respirators, and how to conduct a "seal check.

Jun 9, 2023 | News Story

As nearly 600 postdoctoral fellows continue fighting for a first contract with Mt. Sinai, an overwhelming 80 percent of 350 student researchers have now organized and seek representation as Sinai Student Workers-UAW (SSW-UAW) at the major New York City biomedical research institution.

Jun 9

TODAY, Friday, June 9th, 12PM-2 PM: The wildfire has caused a number of health issues here in this area, especially among workers. Unfortunately many people out west have already had to frequently deal with this and we will probably be facing similar conditions in the future.

Jun 2, 2023 | News Story

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Glacier Northwest Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters:

Jun 7

This is an information session with our community partners and other labor union members and their families. Learn what it takes to become a U.S citizen and how your union can help you through the process.

Jun 7

Esta es una sesión informativa con miembros de sindicatos y sus familias. Conozca lo que se necesita para convertirse en ciudadano estadounidense y cómo su sindicato puede ayudarlo durante el proceso.