There’s a lot of talk about union fair share fees these days. In a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court may even consider them.
Members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 came together in early March to complete a Driver Advocate training program, which adapted Council 31’s traditional steward training to meet the needs...
Bayo Aladesuru drives one of Chicago’s 125 wheelchair accessible cabs. But what distinguishes Bayo, a veteran cab driver and Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 member, is how he gives back...
AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes recorded a short video for Women’s History Month. Please take a moment to watch and share her message to all AFSCME sisters and brothers across the...
- May 22 Washington State Employees Take ‘Unity Breaks’ Over Stalled Pay Raises Thousands of state employees walked out of more than 80 worksites this week to urge the state legislature to end the stalemate and implement negotiated pay raises for state workers. (Blog)
- May 22 Milbank ‘Back Home’ in His Union After years in the wilderness, Milbank has come home to his union, Local 32035 of the Communications Workers of America, The News Guild. (Blog)
- May 21 ALEC, Legislators Caught Making Sausage Brendan Keefe, a Georgia investigative reporter, was kicked out of a hotel for trying to film and expose corporate lobbyists' back-room dealing with lawmakers. (Blog)
- May 20 OMG! Are You Prepared for a (Union-Made) Summer? Yikes! Summertime is just around the corner and you’re not prepared. For help, look no further than our handy dandy guide to union-made products. (Blog)
- May 20 Maryland Law Would Regulate Outsourcing Maryland public employees will play a greater role in ensuring the state does not outsource public services in a reckless manner under a measure signed into law last week by Gov. Larry Hogan. (Blog)
- May 20 The Season’s Hottest Accessories: Tattoos, Vintage Boots… and a Union Card? The union movement is getting a lot of renewed attention these days, and not just because we’re fighting back against unprecedented assaults on working people. There’s something retro-cool about the labor movement. (Blog)
- May 20 AFSCME Helps Push Kenney to Win in Philly AFSCME members were instrumental in helping former AFSCME member Jim Kenney land a decisive win in the Democratic primary for mayor on May 19. Jim Kenney is the son of a firefighter and a former AFSCME District 1199C member. (Blog)
- May 18 What’s Wrong With This Picture? Art Auction, CEO Pay Reflect Obscene Income Gap (Blog)
- May 18 Right-to-Work Scam Hurts All Workers According to EPI, wages in RTW states are 3.1 percent lower than they are in non-RTW states. That’s a difference in pay of $1,558 a year for a typical full-time, full-year employee, the report says. (Blog)
- May 15 Missouri Legislature Passes Right-to-Work Scam The anti-worker majority in the Missouri Legislature passed so-called “right to work” legislation last week, defying Gov. Jay Nixon to issue his promised veto of the bill. (Blog)
- May 15 Connecticut Workers to Receive Up to $125 Million in Layoff Settlement “This sends a clear message to elected officials across the country that when you target workers – unions and their families – we will not be bullied and we will not give up until we get justice for all workers.” (Blog)
- May 15 From Farm Hand to AFSCME Strong Reflecting on his long march to union activism, Starchia says with pride, “I came from the potato fields to the tomato fields to the union hall.” (Blog)
- 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)
- 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 )