A ‘Request Of Support’ From Paul Cole - American Labor Studies Center Executive Director & Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO: “We Need Your Help To Teach America's Students About Organized Labor”
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Paul Cole serves as the Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center. He is Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO, a former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and National Education Association (NEA).
The mission of the American Labor Studies Center (ALSC) is to promote the teaching and learning about the American Labor Movement and its history in K-12 Schools nationwide.
To reach the Nation's Teachers, the Center works with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) and their affiliates to promote teaching materials through its award-winning website (www.labor-studies.org).
The site experienced 14,765 visits this last year alone.
The ALSC also conducts workshops for Teachers - both in person and on-line.
AFT President Randi Weingarten wrote: The American Labor Studies Center is a wonderful source for elementary and Secondary Teachers who are seeking high quality curriculum materials and resources for integrating Labor History, and an understanding of the role of the Labor Movement in our society, into their classrooms. It deserves the strong support of all those who support the Labor Movement and the Center's mission.
And a Professor of Labor Studies at the University of Nebraska recently wrote: I am a university-based Labor Educator in conservative fly-over territory since 1980. I love your work (there is a link to your website on my program's web page), and please know you are making a difference!
The ALSC also owns and is restoring the home of Kate Mullany, who formed and led the first bona fide all-Female Union in America - the Troy Collar Laundry Union in Troy, New York in 1864.
It is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Site (a unit within the National Park System).
We are also in the process of creating a National Trade Union Women's Memorial at the site to honor Women who have made a significant impact in Labor History.
You can learn more about the restoration and Memorial at www.katemullanynhs.org.
The very future of the Labor Movement is in today's classrooms.
The ALSC is the most effective way to help Teachers ensure that their students know the true story about the important role Unions play and have played and will be knowledgeable when given the opportunity to organize and support a Union.
We are requesting your support to continue to expand our efforts.
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