Many of you on Facebook have probably seen the new “Say Thanks” video creator tool. Well, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we couldn’t help but make one for our hardworking...
Frustrated by an unjust system that denies due process to taxi cab drivers cited for code violations, more than 100 members of Cab Drivers United (CDU)-AFSCME demonstrated this week outside...
Highlights from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez's keynote speech at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago.
The Reverend Doctor William Barber spoke at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
- Dec 15 Using Company Email for Organizing Is OK The National Labor Relations Board decided this week that employees may use their company email accounts to organize their fellow workers, as long as they do it on their own time. The ruling applies to private-sector workers only. (Blog)
- Dec 11 Quick Action Saves Lives in Early Morning Blaze “There were live electric wires above the buildings that were arcing because of the flames that kept us from making a direct attack on the fire. That’s when we broke through a concrete block wall to gain safe access to the fire.” (Blog)
- Dec 02 For-Profit Companies Born to Fail at Rehabilitating Inmates “Across the country, evidence has surfaced that these companies cut corners on staff pay and training and services to prisoners in order to make a profit.” (Blog)
- Dec 02 N.Y. AFSCME Members Help Contain Ebola A doctor who successfully recovered from the Ebola virus last month can thank a team of dedicated public health care workers who volunteered to care for him. (Blog)
- Nov 26 EMS Workers: ‘We’re More Than a Resource’ "I'm an employee, but more than that, I'm a good paramedic. I feel like I should be treated as more than a resource.” (Blog)
- Nov 25 A Union Meal Can Make a Big Difference This Thanksgiving, as you count your blessings with family and friends, there is something very simple you can do to pay those blessings forward. Make your Thanksgiving dinner union-made. (Blog)
- Nov 21 Add Walmart Black Friday Protests to Thanksgiving Menu Martha Sellers probably won’t be able to afford a turkey on Thanksgiving because, as on most days, she is forced to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table. Martha isn't unemployed – she works at Walmart. Her story isn’t unique. (Blog)
- Nov 21 Stay Home, Buffalo – We Got This! In the freak snap of nature, Buffalo residents found themselves at the epicenter of a weird but real emergency. Snowplow drivers and dispatchers from AFSCME Councils 35, 66 and CSEA raced into action. (Blog)
- Nov 10 Phoenix Voters Defeat Pension Cut Initiative Phoenix voters on Tuesday emphatically rejected a billionaire-backed ballot initiative that would have replaced city workers’ pensions with risky 401(k) style plans. (Blog)
- Nov 06 Court Ruling Backs City on Promise to Retirees Public workers and retirees in Stockton, California, scored a major victory last week when a judge approved the city’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy without making cuts to workers’ pensions. (Blog)
- Nov 06 Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better. (Blog)
- Nov 03 Retirees Turn Out for Election Bus Tour The recent “Put the Middle Class First” bus tour sponsored by Americans United for Change (AU) traveled through 18 states in 18 days, while serving as a dramatic backdrop for news conferences at every stop. (Blog)
- Dec 04 Converting a Union Skeptic Audra Rondeau wasn't a fan of labor groups—then home-care workers in her state organized, and... (The Atlantic)
- Dec 01 Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police Today, the Administration announced new steps we’re taking to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement... (White House Blog)
- Nov 20 “This Is the Part of Detroit That Most People Are Not Aware Of” How private security guards divide Detroit into two separate and unequal cities. (Mother Jones)
- Nov 19 Private Funding Brings a Boom in Hydropower, With High Costs While some dams in the United States and Europe are being decommissioned, a dam-building boom... (The New York Times)
- Nov 19 How Macquarie Makes Money By Losing Money on Toll Roads Macquarie Group, the gigantic Australian financial services firm with some $400 billion in assets under... (Streetsblog)
- Nov 04 UC outsourcing is bad for workers and campuses’ bottom line UC’s exploitation of contract workers is nothing short of hypocrisy. (Sacramento Bee)
- Oct 22 Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for... (CDC)
- Oct 21 They Want Us to Stay Home on Nov. 4 Supporters of more restrictions on voting know that when a majority of Americans go to... (Huffington Post)
- Aug 28 #WEmatter and We Demand Change For too long the needs of women and families have been dismissed by our elected... (Huffington Post)
- Aug 08 IL: Supreme Court to consider IBM welfare privatization case ...The state canceled the contract three years later after a flood of complaints about the... (Indianapolis Star)
- Aug 05 VT: Forced Overtime Exhausts Prison Officers, Costs State Millions For more than a decade, New Hampshire prisons have been under enormous pressure. The prison... (NHPR )
- Aug 05 Policing Private Contractors Is Challenge for States State auditors often find that contractors initially bid low to win the business, but later... (Pew Stateline)