The National Women’s Political Caucus NY (NWPC-NY) Candidate Training is for women who aspire to hold elected office and individuals interested in helping women candidates and their campaigns. Classes meet Saturdays, September 19 to November 21, 10am – 1pm at the Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd St, 18th Floor, New York, NY.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the essential tools needed to run a political campaign, including leadership development, building a solid base/viable platform and ethics. Engage in real world simulations facing women candidates. Upon completion of the classes, receive the NWPC-NY “Candidate Training Certificate.”
Invite a friend or colleague to register now! Registration ends 9/15. To register contact: kriegercreativegroup.com/contact
Pre-requisite: 1 page double-spaced essay describing the political office you seek and your aspirations for office.
Registration Fee: $250 | Limited scholarship assistance available
*The NWPC candidate training is open to all without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic. Though NWPC candidate training is focused on increasing the number of qualified women who run for office, the training is not limited to women.
The Murphy Institute community came out in a big way for this year’s Labor Day Parade in NYC. Here are a couple of photos featuring Murphy staff and students that capture the spirit of the day. Continue reading Murphy Institute at Labor Day Parade
The latest report from Murphy Professors Ruth Milkman and Stephanie Luce, The State of the Unions: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States, continues to gain coverage, this time over at Al Jazeera. In an article by Murphy alum Ned Resnikoff (Unionization found to reduce pay discrimination, Al Jazeera, 9/7/15), the writer outlines some findings from the report:
The earnings gap between black and nonblack workers is smaller among union members than among members of the labor force as a whole, according to a report issued Friday from the City University of New York’s Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
The report found that unionized black workers make a median $21.62 per hour, roughly 10 percent less than unionized nonblack workers’ $24.04 hourly wage. Nonunion black workers earned a median $13.65 per hour, compared with nonunion nonblack workers’ $17.00 — a nearly 20 percent pay disadvantage. Continue reading Al Jazeera on Unionization, Pay Discrimination
The latest issue of the DC 37 newsletter features a column by Murphy Institute alum Moira Dolan singing high praise for Murphy programs, faculty and students. Dolan is senior assistant director at the DC 37 Research and Negotiations Department and recently graduated from the Murphy Institute, in part thanks to assistance from the DC 37 Education Fund. She writes:
Because of my work in the DC 37 Research and Negotiations Dept. the Labor Studies Program at CUNY was a perfect fit[…]
Some of my favorite teachers included Ed Ott, who taught public sector and public policy, and who told many fascinating anecdotes from the past; Ruth Milkman, who taught labor and immigration; Steve Jenkins from SEIU 32 B-J, who instructed us on corporate research methods; and Josh Freeman, who taught labor history.
As compelling as these educators were, my fellow students were even more interesting. Through them, I got to know what it’s like to work at other unions — or be represented by other unions.
To read the full article, click here.