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May 2, 2019

Anti-unionists threaten all of us

Today, like never before, our collective bargaining rights, benefits and protections are under fire. Our enemies will spread rumors and misinformation designed to undermine working people. They will pretend to be our friends when their goal is to hurt us. If we fall prey to their lies, we risk losing everything. 


April 4, 2019

Make a social-emotional connection

As early childhood educators, we know that social-emotional learning is just as crucial for our young students as number sense or early literacy skills.

March 7, 2019

Are you CTE Proud? We want to know

We’re saying it loud: We’re CTE Proud!

February 7, 2019

Organizing for all of our sakes

Our hard-earned rights and benefits become meaningless unless we’re willing to defend them. Standing up for ourselves and our students through collective action looks different from one school to the next, but taken all together, our ability to act collectively makes us a powerful force for advancing education in our city.

January 3, 2019

The struggle for adequate hospital staffing

Our goal is to provide excellent care and help patients achieve their optimum level of functioning. To reach that goal, we are committed to achieving staffing levels in hospitals that provide for safe patient care.

December 6, 2018

Building bridges for educators and students

Let me introduce myself. I’m MaryJo Ginese, the union’s new vice president for special education.

November 1, 2018

Better learning standards

Standards are important measures we use to compare and evaluate. 
Because there were myriad issues with the Common Core Learning Standards, the New York State Education Department scrapped them and, with the help of more than 130 educators and parents, developed the Next Generation Standards.

October 4, 2018

In praise of the District 15 diversity plan

How can we ensure that the middle school experience benefits and uplifts every New York City public school student, regardless of race and income level? The District 15 Diversity Plan, which the city approved on Sept. 20, is an important step toward that goal.

September 6, 2018

Rolling out the welcome mat

As in all the Septembers before, thousands of new educators have accepted the challenge to make a difference in the lives of New York City’s public school children.

July 5, 2018

You’ve earned this time to recharge

Staying in fighting shape takes self-care. As educator and activist Audre Lorde reminded us, “You can’t fight from a place of fury all of the time.”


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