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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Jun 28

The New York City Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans, the NYC Department for the Aging, and JASA

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Jun 13

Active shooter incidents are becoming all too common, and workplaces can be a target of these often fatal events. Workers need to know how to best respond to these unpredictable and rapidly-evolving situations.

May 19, 2017 | News Story

District Council 37 AFSCME joined with advocacy group “Invest in Libraries,” and supportive elected officials on City Hall’s steps on Friday to call for City Hall funding for seven-day service and capital projects.

May 19, 2017 | News Story

Today, we stood with members of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 to rally at City Hall to protect the arts and to promote the need for arts funding.

May 12, 2017 | News Story

oday, the Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its 42nd Annual Convention and Awards.

Sep 9

For Unions and Friends of Labor


LABOR MASS

WE CELEBRATE THE DIGNITY OF THE WORKER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 8:30 AM
(Parade Kicks-Off 10:00 AM)

May 5, 2017 | News Story

Labor History Month is here! The New York Labor History Association (NYLHA) has put together a calendar with all the events and exhibitions celebrating labor’s rich history in May.

A Constitutional Convention run by political special interests would cost taxpayers millions of dollars in an effort to achieve reforms that can occur without creating additional, costly layers of government.