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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This week, the New York State AFL-CIO held a training for organizers in the New York City Labor Movement in preparation for the impending Supreme Court decision in theFriedrichs v the California Teachers Association case.
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Since Fall 2014, a strong majority of more than 3,000 research and teaching assistants (RAs and TAs) have consistently signed up in support of GWC-UAW as their union. In December 2014, more than 200 RAs and TAs assembled to demand that Columbia respect the choice of RAs and TAs by agreeing to a
This summer, more than 100 people fell ill and 13 people died due to Legionnaire's Disease, which is caused by the naturally occurring Legionella bacteria. This fall, inspectors found Legionella bacteria in the cooling towers of seven schools in Long Island, which were promptly disinfected.
“So when should we bring communications in on this?” If the answer is anything but “from the beginning planning stages,” your organization or movement is missing a key element strategic planning. Is comms more than a press release, a Facebook post, or a few press calls?
On Wednesday, 54 CUNY faculty and professional staff, members of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT#2334), were arrested while demanding a contract that will help CUNY retain excellent professors, ensuring a quality education for the 500,000 CUNY students across the city.
Over the last few years, educators have been involved in several high profile online battles with enemies of unions.