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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Aug 21

The Verizon strike was the largest labor action in the country and resulted in a resounding victory for working people across all sectors.

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Using collaboration features and mobilization tools on Action Network

 

Jun 21

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May 18

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May 14

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May 10

Over the past year few years, the digital team at 1199 SEIU has been a model of how to use digital media to bolster campaigns.  Join them as they go through some of their more successful strategies to digital organizing.

Apr 29, 2016 | News Story

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Apr 20

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Join the global delegation of union women leaders for the inspiring and moving live multimedia event "We Were There," featuring spoken words, music, and images that powerfully illustrate women's longtime role in the fight for workers' and women's rights.