Learn more at http://www.afscme.org/happy about the survey The New York Times recently published regarding happiness in the workplace. The findings: If you want to be most happy, join a union!...
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.
- Mar 02 Stop ‘Fast Track’ in Its Tracks Trade deals that only consider corporate interests can hurt America’s working families. They make it easier for corporations to send American jobs overseas, devastating communities such as Detroit. (Blog)
- Feb 27 Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join! (Blog)
- Feb 27 Texas Corrections Members Fight for Pension, Pay Issues AFSCME Texas Corrections members showed up in full force Feb. 23 to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about the importance of addressing pension and pay raise issues during this legislative session. (Blog)
- Feb 27 Walker Called Out to Apologize for Slur Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker owes the nation an apology for comparing the public service workers who protested his decision to take away their bargaining rights with the murderous terrorists of the Islamic State. (Blog)
- Feb 27 Organizing the Unorganized is Top Priority The decline in America of major industries, offshoring of jobs and “the rise of relentlessly anti-union companies” all hurt the labor movement, but workers still demand a voice on the job through a union, and it is the job of labor to help them gain it. (Blog)
- Feb 26 Sandy Hook Proves Need for PTSD Coverage for All Police "Nobody wants to hear the story told by the Newtown officer who responded to Sandy Hook Elementary and entered the first grade classroom to find an entire class full of 6-year-old children murdered by a deranged young man with an assault rifle.” (Blog)
- Feb 24 Thousands Rally Against Walker’s Next Attack MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 5,000 people turned out to the Capitol building here to tell their elected representatives they’ve had enough of union bashing by the state’s political leaders. (Blog)
- Feb 20 Cab Drivers Decry Rideshare Abuses Frustrated by the city’s failure to properly address serious issues surrounding the so-called “rideshare” industry, more than 300 members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 braved sub-zero wind chills to protest outside City Hall. (Blog)
- Feb 18 Bus Drivers and Head Start Workers: Fix Broken Unemployment System Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development is demanding that bus driver Terri Wells and others repay thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance benefits they received during school breaks dating back to 2011. For Terri, that’s $2,700. (Blog)
- Feb 18 Rally in New Mexico Targets Education, Anti-Union Bills Hundreds of community activists including educators, parents and union members marched on the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe for the "Voices United For Our Students" day of activities. (Blog)
- Feb 13 Kentucky Says ‘No Thanks’ to Attack on Middle Class With working families packing the state Capitol and cheering legislators for standing up to the corporate-backed drive to undermine unions, supporters of the deceptively named right-to-work bill could not muster the votes to pass the legislation. (Blog)
- Feb 11 AFSCME Joins Battle to Protect Postal Service AFSCME is proudly joining a “Grand Alliance,” sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union, supporting our postal workers and the services they provide. (Blog)
- 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)
- Feb 13 OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number...
- Feb 13 Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report... (OSHA)
- Feb 11 Big contracts, big data, big dollars and a big mess Over the past decade, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has bungled several major... (Austin American-Statesman)
- Feb 10 The Spread of Privatization ...The 1980s ushered in an era of privatization, where the state gave up on controlling... (Centre for International Governance Innovation)
- Feb 10 Letter to Editor: Public Must Be Wary of Public-Private Partnerships ...[T]he biggest attraction of public-private partnerships for elected officials is that those contracts allow surrogates... (Wall Street Journal )
- Feb 10 North Carolina School Privatization Could Impact Students With Disabilities Advocates for children with disabilities are concerned about the impact North Carolina's expanded charter school... (Public News Service)
- Feb 10 Audit reviewing state contract to run North Texas psychiatric facility As state health officials continue to take fire over the agency’s technology contracts, they’re facing... (Austin American-Statesman)
- Jan 06 Does your state have a deal with the private prison industry? Check our map to find out.
- Dec 23 OH: Union-Busting & Privatization On Tap For Dayton Schools In New Year When school resumes on January 5 for Dayton Public Schools (DPS), an out-of-state company will... (Plunderbund)
- 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)