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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May 20

Advanced Facebook for Local Unions

“So my local union agreed to make a Facebook page – Now what?”

Apr 28

MOURN FOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT FOR THE LIVING

Join NYCOSH, the NYC Central Labor Council, and other labor partners as we commemorate all those who have died at work and make recommendations on how to protect workers from violence on the job.

 

Apr 10

The Organizing 2.0 Conference brings organizers together for workshops, trainings, discussions, consulting and networking, visionary speakers, and thoughtful debates about our strategies and practices.

Mar 31

After nine months of bargaining, PSC-CUNY has seen no acceptable progress on a contract agreement. 

Join PSC-CUNY for an emergency rally at Hunter College to show CUNY managers that Professors need a contract that addresses both salaries and working conditions.

Mar 28

We live and work in one of the richest cities in the world for labor history. Strikes and disasters occurred here, legendary figures in history cut their teeth here, new holidays and movements were birthed here.

Mar 26

A deeper exploration into Twitter, including apps, hashtags, chats, and other campaign applications. We'll show you how to take your account to the next level and begin building a real community.

Mar 19

Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:

Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York

Mar 20

Starring Meryl Streep with Kurt Russell and Cher (1982)