Photography by Sharone Reef
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people; a democratic, voluntary federation of 55 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women.
The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (SUNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education.
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and today represents 1.7 million members in more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide.