Law enforcement officers protect and serve. They help make our communities safe. And they swore an oath to oppose injustice — no matter who is behind it. These are their...
AFSCME members Stephen Mittons and Dovard Howard joined dozens of other public employees on the steps of the Supreme Court to reiterate the vital role their unions play in helping...
Stephanie Wiley is a child care attendant in Ohio. Every day, she wakes up before the sun rises to help children with special needs who ride the bus to school....
Now in its third year, the AFSCME Women's Leadership Academy is a six month program for women activists or officers at the local level. The academy prepares women for future...
- Feb 12 Budget Proposal Includes Help for Working Families With his latest budget proposal, President Obama is sending a strong message to Congress: the economy may be improving, but without serious investments in healthcare, education and infrastructure, the middle class will be left behind. (Blog)
- Feb 11 Cab Drivers Host Health Care, Medicaid Fairs Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 in Chicago hosted fairs to help drivers get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. (Blog)
- Feb 11 DC 37 Takes Fight for City University Funding to Albany DC 37 has revved up a campaign for higher education, urging New York state legislators to adequately fund the City University of New York. (Blog)
- Feb 10 OCSEA Presses Case of Understaffed Prisons Correctional officer Mollie Jansen and some of her colleagues at Ohio’s Mansfield Correctional Institution are helping to put a human face on the critical issue of understaffing that threatens safety. (Blog)
- Feb 10 The Future for Black Workers A new report concludes that now, more than ever before, African-American workers today need good public-sector jobs with strong benefits and wages. (Blog)
- Feb 05 California Home Care Providers Win Overtime Pay California’s home care providers have finally won overtime pay and travel time compensation after years of advocacy. (Blog)
- Feb 02 Indiana-Kentucky Council 962 is Born The founding convention of AFSCME Indiana-Kentucky Council 962 is an opportunity to celebrate members’ success in internal and external organizing in the states. (Blog)
- Feb 01 AFSCME Volunteers Rally with Bill Clinton in Iowa 400-plus volunteers from AFSCME and other unions joined former President Bill Clinton in Iowa for a Get Out The Caucus event. (Blog)
- Feb 01 In Florida, Stepping Up the Drive for Respect Florida state employees, who have gone eight years without a pay increase, are telling elected officials it’s time for a change. (Blog)
- Feb 01 Why Hillary Clinton Matters to Iowans AFSCME Iowa Council 61 Pres. Danny Homan: “In 2016, our candidate for president is Hillary Clinton. Put simply, she gets it.” (Blog)
- Jan 29 Ledbetter Law Important First Step to Fair Pay Today marks seven years since President Obama signed a measure designed to help prevent wage discrimination based on gender. (Blog)
- Jan 29 AFSCME Members Wrestle with ‘Snowzilla’ AFSCME members throughout the East helped communities prepare for and recover from the historic blizzard nicknamed Snowzilla. (Blog)
- Feb 02 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory in the Iowa Caucus
- Oct 02 AFSCME Mourns Loss of Leader Marty Beil
- Jul 08 Supreme Court’s threat to gut unions is giving the labor movement new life Public sector unions haven’t been sitting passively by as the judicial juggernaut approaches. Rather, they’ve... (The Washington Post)
- Jun 03 Rikers Island Health Care Provider May Lose Deal With New York Corizon, a for-profit company with a three-year, $126 million contract to run the jails, has... (The New York Times)
- Jun 03 Road to Ruin: A Cruise Down the Mythical Public-Private Partnership Handing what we used to call The Commons over to private enterprises -- especially private... (Esquire)
- Apr 24 Our public water future - closing out the corporate profiteers As citizens worldwide reject corporate water profiteering, the trend of water re-municipalisation has gathered unstoppable... (Ecologist)
- Apr 20 “Culture Of Incompetence”: For-Profit Foster-Care Giant Is Leaving Illinois National Mentor, a $1.2 billion company with a history of trouble at its homes for... (BuzzFeed News)
- Mar 25 Congress considers privatizing the air traffic control system Frustrated by the FAA’s bureaucratic inertia, there is bipartisan sentiment in Congress to spin off... (Washington Post)
- Mar 25 New Jersey privatizes its water in the worst way possible The Water Infrastructure Protection Act (WIPA) allows municipalities to sell their water facilities to private... (America Blog)
- Mar 24 Five out of Six Eligible Children Unable to Access Child Care Assistance In 2011, only 17 percent—or one in six children—eligible under federal rules actually received any... (CLASP)
- Mar 06 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on February Jobs Report: “Stagnant Wages Continue to Hold Middle-Class Families Back”
- Feb 18 WI: As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, a spotlight on his jobs agency A public-private body set up by Walker shortly after he took office in January 2011... (Reuters)