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.

More about this issue:

Nov 15

A picture is worth a thousand words. This month’s #NYC1u training will focus on one way to visualize information using a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) tool known as Carto.

Nov 22

Join the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of students, parents, unions and community organizations that are committed to strengthening CUNY, to kick off a campaign and elevate a Student Bill of Rights.  CUNY Rising is organizing three ‘Call to Action’ meetings in November across the City.

Nov 21

Join the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of students, parents, unions and community organizations that are committed to strengthening CUNY, to kick off a campaign and elevate a Student Bill of Rights.  CUNY Rising is organizing three ‘Call to Action’ meetings in November across the City.

Nov 16

Join the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of students, parents, unions and community organizations that are committed to strengthening CUNY, to kick off a campaign and elevate a Student Bill of Rights.  CUNY Rising is organizing three ‘Call to Action’ meetings in November across the City.

Sep 29, 2016 | News Story

From our friends at Labor 411:

Oct 4

Join us to identify common challenges in getting your supervisors and co-workers to help you be successful. We will discuss buy-in, managing up, “proof of concept,” peer-to-peer informal training and other ways of moving your co-workers from being obstacles to being facilitators.

Sep 7

It’s time to make the uncoolest professional network part of your social-media routine. Join us to learn the basics with a focus on how LinkedIn can be a great tool to highlight and promote your progressive work.

Sep 9

Please join us on September 9th, 2016 at 9am at UFT Headquarters for 15th year commemorative conference hosted by the New York Committee for Occupational health  (NYCOSH) and the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health.

Jul 1, 2016 | News Story

This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year.

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.