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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After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike.
A decision in the Janus Case is Coming Soon. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, we must stand united and make it clear that no court case can stand in the way of our fight for the good, union jobs our families, communities, and country needs.
Here’s how you can help TODAY:
Governor Andrew M.
Are you or someone you know a CUNY student?
Then join the CUNY Rising Alliance on Wednesday, April 25th at Brooklyn College for a town hall to discuss the needs of CUNY students for academic success.
Tell your story:
What do you need at CUNY to be successful?
Join the 2018 Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference
Hubert Humphrey Humanitarian Award Winner
The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process.
New York’s original organizing training event is coming up. It’s the best place for high quality training in:
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Integrating offline with online tactics
Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision?