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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Sep 28

Join the NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 28 at 11:30am.

Aug 22, 2014 | News Story

Last week, over 100 union members attended the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Community Board Training, and learned about the City Budget, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process, keeping NYC Walmart Free, other issues impa​c​ting communities. 

Aug 8, 2014 | News Story

The Workers United Education Program (affiliated with the Consortium for Worker Education) will begin its FREE adult English language (ESL) program in mid-August.  Attached are flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese.  We will have registration on August 9th, 13th and 14th, but we have an open enr

Aug 9

Join the Vito Marcantonio Forum

to commemorate

the 60th Anniversary of Marcantonio's death

at Woodlawn Cemetary

 

Aug 4

The Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) is a tri-national association of grassroots activists from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. working to improve higher education through collective advocacy for contingent academic laborers.

Jul 21, 2014 | News Story

In the late 1950's and early 1960's New York City experienced a residential
apartment, new construction boom, intended to stem the exodus of middle
class families leaving the Big Apple for new single family, suburban housing

Jul 30

Capturing your audience's attention and communicating with them is important, especially in today's digitally-oriented society. The key is effective visual communication to represent your cause or campaign in a clear and compelling way.

Jun 12, 2014 | News Story

The first New York City budget under Mayor de Blasio and a new City Council will be finalized within the next few weeks.

Jun 9, 2014 | News Story

AN ONGOING CROSS-NATIONAL LABOR & ACADEMIC EXCHANGE