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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Apr 29, 2016 | News Story

On Thursday, April 28th we joined with the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local One to remember all workers who died on the job in 2015.

Apr 29

Organizing 2.0 is an annual training event held in New York City. It is a volunteer run event offering training in online organizing, digital strategy and use of online tools.

Apr 20

Air Quality Monitoring

 

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Mar 16

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.

Mar 10

Join #CUNYRising for a rally, march, and meeting to call for investments in CUNY students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 26, 2016 | News Story

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. 

Feb 25

Join us for a training educating union members about Friedrichs v. CTA and its implications.

Issue Education

Message Development

Internal Organizing

Digital Strategies

Help us to prepare an army of activists here in New York State.

This page will be used for union resources relating to the Friedrichs v CTA case currently being decided by the Supreme Court.

Dec 4

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