The United Federations of Teachers took the State University of New York’s board of trustees to task for its proposal to lower teacher qualifications for SUNY-authorized charter schools.
Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.
Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the motion to proceed with debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
A jury found New York City Council Member Ruben Wills guilty on five counts in a corruption trial.
President Donald Trump’s nominees for the National Labor Relations Board have met the ire of the AFL-CIO.
Summer classes dominating college campuses across New York City and fewer students around than normal haven’t stopped graduate workers from organizing.
After Albany granted him a two-year extension on mayoral control of public schools, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to repay with a favor to the charter schools.
Fast food workers aren’t the only ones who’ve wanted to organize.
Right before the July Fourth holiday, thousands of Minneapolis workers got a welcomed treat.
Eighteen state attorneys general, and one from the District of Columbia, have taken their grievances with Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to court.
Educational activists and teachers’ unions have battled, ideologically, with charter schools most of the decade. The Alliance for Quality Education has now found a new battle to fight.
Last month, before the U.S. Senate decided to punt on a health care vote, union leaders, elected officials and activists gathered in Capitol Hill demanding that the government save health care.
As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio exited the YMCA last Friday, protesters greeted him with chants of “Exercise leadership! Ten years sucks!” The #CLOSErikers campaign was determined to be heard one way or another.
Last Thursday, the New York State Senate finally gave Bill de Blasio what he wanted: mayoral control of schools.
With many Americans finding a voice of resistance during President Donald Trump’s first year as president, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that unions such as 32BJ SEIU continue to speak out.
32BJ SEIU wants the New York State Senate to follow the State Assembly’s lead and pass the STAFER act.
The NAACP, NYCHA tenants and advocates gathered at City Hall Monday to speak out against a potential law requiring apprenticeships for construction workers. The bill (Intro. 1447), which currently has the support of the New York City Council, comes as a result of an increase in construction-related deaths between 2011 (17) and 2015 (25).
It’s a big game of Monopoly played by only one person.
Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.
The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that affected the Bronx several years ago hit the Upper East Side recently.
For some, infighting for the direction of progressive politics has devolved into a purity contest.
Pushing for law enforcement transparency, the New York State Assembly passed legislation that would force police departments to make records on arrest available to the public.
One thing that some people say others take for granted: a summer away from school in which a child doesn’t miss a meal.
Although each entity involved may have a had different motivation for doing it, they shared a common goal: restoring high quality and open green space for residents of the Polo Ground Houses in Harlem.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council reached a handshake deal on a $85.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes several investments in education and in young New Yorkers.
Gearing up for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to shore up health care for his constituents.
On a hot and muggy Friday morning at City Hall, libraries workers, advocates and members of the union DC37 called on the de Blasio administration to keep investing in libraries.
Fighting nationally and locally, 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke out on behalf of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and for new legislation in New Jersey that would increase wages for airport workers.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City touting his new education budget.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation that would allow full union dues to be deducted from state taxes.
On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social justice and labor advocates gathered in dozens of cities around the country Tuesday to show a united front. Both groups vowed to fight racism and continue to work in favor of better wages for all workers.
President Donald Trump’s administration has stoked concern in the New York State government, and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants a budget to address that concern.
Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.
Ramarley Graham's mother, Constance Malcolm continues her quest for justice after the NYPD officer who unjustly killed her son resigns before being fired.
Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.
Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.
While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats presented a united front and didn’t have any defectors.
Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.
Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.
This past weekend, Democrats elected former Barack Obama labor secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee.
The Justice Center jail in Syracuse, N.Y., won’t be putting children in isolation any longer.
A bill sponsored by New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams will see the light of day.
After getting shot down by the courts the first time, President Donald Trump’s administration has drafted a new plan to deport undocumented immigrants.
The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy of late announcing endorsements on one side and fighting against Andrew Puzder’s nomination on the other.
New York City’s renters might have a fighting chance in housing court thanks to the mayor.
AT&T workers aren’t backing down from their desire to have their company end outsourcing and offshoring.
A local union is making its collective voice heard on the immigration front.
New York State Sen. Bill Perkins is back in the New York City Council.
Didn’t matter if you had a green card, a work visa or were escaping conflict.