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...
- Oct 21 President Saunders Honored as “Progressive Champion” (Blog)
- Oct 21 Stopping A ‘Wisconsin Moment’ in Connecticut AFSCME President Lee Saunders tells Council 4 members, “We’ve got to be prepared to work this election as if the future truly depends on it. Because, sisters and brothers, it does.” (Blog)
- Oct 21 AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand a Living Wage Wal-Mart workers and their allies, including AFSCME, marched to the offices of the Walton Family Foundation in New York City and Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16. They had a simple request for the Walton family: $15 an hour and full-time hours. (Blog)
- Oct 08 Ohio Pickets Target Prison Staffing, Safety OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 members took to the streets to shed light on the dangers of understaffing and outsourcing, including security breaches, maggots found in food preparation areas operated by a contractor, and even prison escapes. (Blog)
- Oct 07 Voter Rights Activists Fight Off Attacks Nationwide Prohibitive voter ID laws aimed at keeping people of color, the elderly and young people from participating in the democratic process are also popping up around the country and not just in the South. (Blog)
- Oct 03 Cab Drivers Stand Together and Win! In a big win for a new AFSCME local, Chicago Cab Drivers United has reached an agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that will put thousands of dollars back into their pockets and signals a new era in relations with the city. (Blog)
- Oct 03 Going Door to Door in Fight for Right to Retire with Dignity Phoenix city workers’ pensions hang in the balance this November as a right-wing group pushes a ballot measure that would replace secure retirement plans with 401(k)s. (Blog)
- Oct 03 Raising the Minimum Wage: A Civil Rights Issue “Raising the minimum wage is an effective policy tool for reducing various forms of economic inequality, which has been a fundamental goal of the civil rights movement of the 20th century and continues to be one today.” (Blog)
- Oct 03 Council 31 Wins $60 Million in Back Pay for State Employees After waiting more than three years for back pay explicitly spelled out in their contract, Illinois state employees finally got a measure of justice after an appellate court ruled they were owed the wages. (Blog)
- Oct 02 Support for ALEC Agenda Continues to Crumble The public’s support of ALEC’s agenda is crumbling. No wonder its financial backers like Google and several other high profile companies are walking away. (Blog)
- Oct 01 Too Many Workplace Injuries Go Unreported. You Can Help Us Fix That Have you experienced retaliation for reporting a workplace injury? Tell us now! (Blog)
- Sep 24 Google, Facebook, Yelp Abandon ALEC If you Google “companies that have cut ties with ALEC,” you’ll find…Google. AFSCME was one of 50 organizations that earlier this month urged the Internet giant to stop funding ALEC. (Blog)
- 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 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 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 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 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 )