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.
Watch highlights from AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes' keynote speech at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago.
Our latest edition of AFSCME TV honors several brave Ohio AFSCME snowplow drivers for their efforts to save lives in the line of duty. Members Steve Kinstle, Larry Poage, Ed...
- Sep 18 Senator Warren, Koch Sisters Lead Rally to Protect Social Security, Medicare U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied some 300 activists on Capitol Hill Thursday. She was joined by the anti-Koch brothers “Koch Sisters” and several other members of Congress who promised to stand strong against tea-party attacks on the social safety net. (Blog)
- Sep 16 Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court against Corrections Corporation of America and two of its employees for allegedly allowing sexual assault at a facility in Bartlett, Texas. (Blog)
- Sep 16 Wisconsin Governor’s Report Card Shows Failing Grade Governor Walker sacrificed public education funding in favor of millionaires. (Blog)
- Sep 11 We Remember The workers at Ground Zero recall how they approached their jobs on 9/11, when we all came together in the face of a national tragedy. We will never forget. (Blog)
- Sep 10 Long Lines Lead to Child Care Organizing Opportunity In the face of anti-union legislation that has left working people reeling from Gov. Scott Walker’s political agenda, family child care providers in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin have fought back and begun organizing. (Blog)
- Sep 05 Indiana City Workers Fight Back, Secure Contract When the City of Bloomington made unilateral personnel policy changes, AFSCME members knew that if they did not fight back, the integrity of the contract would be seriously eroded. (Blog)
- Sep 05 Quick Action Rescues Phoenix from Flooding (Blog)
- Sep 04 Missourians Back $11 an Hour for Home Care Attendants Missourians from St. Louis to Independence to Joplin called on Gov. Jay Nixon to set the home care attendant minimum wage at $11 an hour. (Blog)
- Sep 04 Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC If Google wants to adhere to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, AFSCME and other organizations are urging the Internet giant to stop funding evil and cut ties with ALEC, which pushes bills that advance corporations at the expense of working families. (Blog)
- Sep 04 Shhh… Medicare Costs Are Going Down Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining. (Blog)
- Aug 31 From Labor Day to Election Day, 'These People' Are Ready for Action On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer. 1.6 million hardworking public service workers of AFSCME will be on duty 24/7. Evidence of what we do for our communities is everywhere. (Blog)
- Aug 29 Missouri AFSCME Members Aid Ferguson Community AFSCME Council 72 members provide food, water and supplies (Blog)
- 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 Policing Private Contractors Is Challenge for States State auditors often find that contractors initially bid low to win the business, but later... (Pew Stateline)
- 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 )
- Jul 31 ME: Claims of guards’ harassment lead to state prison probe The state Department of Corrections is investigating the conduct of guards at the Maine State... (PORTLAND PRESS HERALD)
- Jul 30 OH: Lawmakers Hear About Food, Security Problems In Prisons Blamed On Private Vendor There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee... (OHIO PUBLIC RADIO)
- Jul 28 IL: Third altercation occurs at Shawnee Print A third correctional officer in less than a month has been assaulted at the Shawnee... (Southern )
- Jul 26 Ohio prison growth ‘unfathomable’ to director .... More controversial has been Mohr’s part in other changes, including privatization of two prisons... (Marion Star)
- Jul 26 KS: 17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons More than dozen attacks on guards at Kansas prisons have been reported this summer, including... (AP )
- Jul 26 OH: Legislative committee to hear update on complaints facing Ohio prisons food vendor A legislative committee is getting updates on complaints facing the private food vendor that won... (ASSOCIATED PRESS )
- Jul 24 PA: Clerk: Prison arbitration decision cost county $170K A June arbitration decision settling a dispute between Cumberland County and the union representing the... (The Sentinel )
- Jul 23 IL: Differing accounts provided in prison clash The incident, which was the second injury to a correctional officer at the prison in... (The Southern)