City University of New York School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU)
Manhattan, 25 W. 43rd St.
CWA Local 1180 Education Fund sponsors fund participants up to 30 credits for undergraduate study and up to 30 credits for graduate study.
BA in Urban and Community Studies
BA in Labor Studies
Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies and Labor Relations
Undergraduate Certificate in Community Leadership
Undergraduate Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy
Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Advocacy
MA in Urban Studies
MA in Labor Studies
Graduate Certificate in Labor Studies and Labor Relations
Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy
Graduate Certificate in Leading Changes in Health Care Systems
Graduate Certificate in Workplace Democracy and Community Ownership
Queens College Campus
BA in Urban Studies
BA in Labor Studies
MA in Urban Affairs
Start the application process by contacting the appropriate campus:
Queens College 718.997.3060
Once you have received your acceptance letter from the college, contact First Vice President Gerald Brown for next steps: 212.331.0950
Local 1180 Education Fund Programs & Benefits
The Education Fund provides various education programs and benefits for active members.
College Tuition Reimbursement Program
Local 1180 reimburses tuition and registration costs up to $400 per semester for up to three semesters per calendar year. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, and complete the course with a passing grade in order to qualify. Also, the student must be a Local 1180 member in good standing for the entire semester in which applying for reimbursement.
College Book Reimbursement
Local 1180 will reimburse up to $25 for books for up to three semesters per calendar year for qualifying students.
New York City (DCAS) Course Reimbursement
Local 1180 will reimburse qualified students up to $200 per calendar year for courses taken with the New York City (DCAS) program. The courses are tailored for the City of New York workforce and most courses are offered at the DCAS Training Center in lower Manhattan. DCAS publishes three course catalogs each year. For additional information, please visit their website. This serves as a valuable education tool for interested individuals.
Adult Education Courses & Seminars
Local 1180 will reimburse qualified students up to $200 per calendar year for most adult education job-related courses and seminars. This includes courses taken in schools of continuing education in colleges and universities throughout the city. In addition, this benefit includes courses and seminars offered at private institutions, such as Fred Pryor seminars. Courses and seminars in this grouping are geared for the busy professional, and in some cases are offered in a one-day setting. Also, students will receive excellent take-home material and access to professional literature on the subject matter. If interested in these offerings, please visit the appropriate website e.g. the college or university school of continuing education of your choice or the website for Fred Pryor
If you are unhappy with a seminar you take at Fred Pryor, you will receive a credit to take another one of your choice.
Career Development Conferences
Local 1180 will reimburse qualified students up to $200 per calendar year for job-related career development conferences.
Civil Service Exam Prep for Promotional Exams
Khan Academy Courses
Learn for free about art, math, computer programing, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Visit KhanAcademy.orgto learn more.
CLEP Exams College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program offering 34 exams you can take to earn credits that are accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities. Visit clep.collegeboard.org to learn more.
Classes sponsored by the National CWA Public Healthcare Education Workers (PHEW) Activist Academy Classes in the PHEW catalogue offered quarterly include:
Excel for Beginners
Microsoft Word Mail Merge
Robert’s Rules of Order
Others to be Added
* The combined total reimbursement per calendar year for New York City (DCAS) courses, Adult Education Courses, and Career Development Conferences cannot exceed $200.