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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As 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all that labor has accomplished this year.
This week, AFM Local 802 hosted a Jazz Mentors series event about the Artist-Manager Relationship. The panel included artist reps. Karen Kennedy (24/Seven Artist Development), Michelle Taylor (Passion Music Group), and Gail W. Boyd (Gail W.
On Monday, adjunct professors in the CUNY system, members of Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY), joined with labor allies, students, and members of the community to call for a fair contract for the CUNY workers.
This Wednesday, Jet Blue flight attendants traveled to Washington, D.C. to file paperwork with the National Mediation Board to join the Transport Workers Union. Jet Blue employs roughly 4,800 flight attendants, 2,200 of whom work at JFK Airport.
An open forum to create solidarity across the labor and immigrant communities
The Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Memorial Association
The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
In conjunction with the office of Congressman Joseph Crowley
With their union contract recently expired, CUNY faculty and staff represented by the Professional Staff Congress will press CUNY management to come to the table and negotiate an agreement that protects the quality of a CUNY education and helps students to succeed.
This week, Local 802 launched the Emerging Artists Project, a new grant program and tool designed to support musicians who most need it.
As of Wednesday, November 1, open enrollment for health care coverage by the Affordable Care Act is open through December 15th.
Join the Professional Staff Congress- CUNY for a contract campaign kick-off march and rally to stand for the contract they deserve.
Today, the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Murphy Institute convened a conference entitled “Janus and Beyond: The Future of Public Sector Unions” to address attacks on labor, and how we keep members engaged.