Education

Comptroller Stringer’s  “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal Gains Broad Support
Education, Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Comptroller Stringer’s “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal Gains Broad Support

New York, NY – As the affordability crisis grows, New Yorkers across the city have called for the implementation of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s proposal to revolutionize childcare. “Child care is a basic need for working families, but the high price of care in New York puts it out of reach for most,” said Alison Hirsh, Vice President of…

Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?
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Labor In America- Who Do We Want To Be?

As most of you are probably aware, May is Labor History Month. Our roots, as America’s workers, are explored from the birth of “Mother” Jones in 1830, to that first May Day march of 1886, followed by the tragic Haymarket bombing. Miners, teachers, machinists, and railway workers all celebrate significant anniversaries in the month of…

The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People
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The Working Theater Keeps The Spotlight On The People

New York, NY – Worker issues usually don’t bubble up and take centerstage in this town until there is a job action or strike — but the Working Theater is on a dedicated mission to shake up that paradigm, continually cultivating fresh new voices from within the labor community and bringing them straight to working…

Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President
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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio Runs For President

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Earlier this week, I got an email from a PR person touting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s impending run for President. It included five questions he said he could answer. I decided it would be unprofessionally snarky to reply with my own answers, but now that the mayor has officially announced, here they are:…

Oregon Teachers’ Walkout Shuts 600 Schools for a Day
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Oregon Teachers’ Walkout Shuts 600 Schools for a Day

PORTLAND, Ore.—A one-day walkout by thousands of teachers May 8 closed 600 schools, including those in Portland. They took unpaid days off to go to rallies around the state to demand smaller class sizes; restoring music, art, and gym classes; and hiring more counselors, librarians, and school nurses. “Nearly 45% of all reported classes in…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor
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Good Jobs, Green Jobs: Green New Deal Advocates Need More Support From Labor

New York, NY – In the fight to head-off climate catastrophe, Green New Deal advocates determined to confront the fossil fuel industry are hitting the streets, occupying the space and agitating our elected officials. But enlisting a united House of Labor in that all-out-fight remains a daunting task.  Last week, on April 30, Annika Rosenvinge…

Advocates For Pre-K Teachers Urge: No RFPs Without Pay Parity!
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Advocates For Pre-K Teachers Urge: No RFPs Without Pay Parity!

New York, NY – As pay equity talks between the Mayor’s Office and the union representing underpaid Early Childhood Education teachers continue this week— a large group of Community Based Organizations staffing those shortchanged educators is calling on Hizzoner to pump the brakes on plans to restructure the entire birth-to-five system until pay parity is…

N.C. Educators March for More Funds
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N.C. Educators March for More Funds

RALEIGH, N.C.—Thousands of teachers, school staff, and supporters marched through downtown Raleigh May 1. Their five demands included a 5% raise for all school employees and a $15-an-hour minimum for school support staff; expanding Medicaid “to improve the health of our students and families”; restoring extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees; cancelling the elimination…

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