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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Dec 12, 2014 | News Story

This morning, the Worker Institute at Cornell hosted a labor breakfast forum entitled "Shaping Labor's Message: A Conversation with the National AFL-CIO Director of Communications, Eric W.

Dec 16

This year marks notable progress in the fight for climate and economic justice, yet we still have a long way to go. How we decide to take action will impact the resilience of our physical infrastructure systems that we rely on every day for energy, water, transportation, and communication as well

Nov 21, 2014 | News Story

The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Deborah E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize.  The award is named for Deborah Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city's working men and women.

Dec 9

When was the last time you clicked on a link to watch someone else's rally video?

Nov 7, 2014 | News Story

Please join us at a reception at the American Folk Art Museum (Columbus and 66th Street) and see the exhibit marking the centennial of Ralph Fasanella's birth. This exhibit was curated by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Nov 12

Celebrating Ralph Fasanella’s centennial, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art has mounted an exhibit of 17 paintings and 8 drawings by labor’s greatest artist .

A Special Reception for the Labor Movement

Oct 17

This year, the Professional Staff Congress' Labor Goes to the Movies film series presents films that take the threat of apocalypse as their premise. The series continues with Godzilla (1954, Japan), the story of an ancient beast stirred from its underwater lair by atom bomb tests.

Nov 5

What is Twitter, Why you should use it, and How to best use it

If you read tweets and can't differentiate between @this and #this,

If you're in a campaign and want your messaging to go beyond just a press release,