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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Oct 20, 2017 | News Story

On Monday, District Council 37 AFSCME Executive Director Henry Garrido participated in an Oxford-style debate, to educate listeners of the dangers of a New York State Constitutional Convention.

Oct 30, 2017 | News Story

Brothers & Sisters:

The November 7 election is fast approaching and there isn't much time left to reach out to all of the voters! Join us to knock on fellow union members' doors in a massive canvassing operation on Saturday, November 4.

Oct 16, 2017 | Press Release

On Monday, construction workers and supporters gathered at City Hall for the signing of a new law to require at least 40 hours of safety training for NYC's construction workers.

Oct 13, 2017 | News Story

Brothers & Sisters:

The November 7 election is fast approaching and there isn't much time left to reach out to all of the voters! Join us to knock on fellow union members' doors in a massive canvassing operation on Saturday, November 4.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

The Broadway Presbyterian Church was packed on Wednesday morning as GWC-UAW Local 2110, the union of Columbia University’s graduate workers and teaching assistants, held a forum about their campaign.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

On Thursday, organized labor in digital media counted a major victory.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

Two weeks ago, long-time Teamster Local 813 member Eber Garcia Vasquez was deported. The Teamsters are continuing to work with his attorney and advocates to expedite his Green Card application so he can return to the U.S. and be reunited with his family.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

On Wednesday evening, the NYC CLC hosted our first Community Board 101 training. Community boards play an important role in our city, providing a space for neighborhood concerns and priorities to be addressed within communities; however, many citizens know little about them.