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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Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Joining its sibling union IATSE, Actors' Equity Association announced its commitment to providing resources from a shuttered theatre industry towards vaccinating the population— including union members.

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

More than 550 faculty, staff, students and union leaders were joined on Tuesday by NYC Council Higher Education Chair Inez Barron at an online press conference to demand that CUNY use the $455 million in new federal relief funds allocated to CUNY colleges to keep class sections open and allow stu

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Local 802 is helping to organize a national campaign with all fellow AFM locals around the country to save the multi-employer pension system that musicians and other workers rely on. Any union worker who is in a multi-employer pension fund in need of relief may join Local 802's campaign.

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Before President Biden signed this week's climate actions, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry led a press briefing to preview the details of the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to tackle the existential crisis of climate ch

Jan 27, 2021 | Press Release

Testimony of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service & Labor

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Jan 22, 2021 | News Story

This week, working people across our nation celebrated the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

Jan 22, 2021 | News Story

Teamsters Local 202 has been

Jan 22, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, New York City announced it had canceled over 23,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments this week.

Jan 22, 2021 | News Story

The Town Board's approval of the Host Community Agreement and easement for the Beach Lane route to site the offshore wind transmission cable is a crucial step forward in New York’s progress to harness 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy.