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...
- Aug 28 Missouri Home Care Workers, Clients Build Coalition Nearly 100 Missouri Home Care Union activists and their clients convened last weekend to plan their push to the finish line for a first contract. (Blog)
- Aug 28 Transgender State Employees Win Health Care Coverage Transgender state employees in Washington state, on July 31, celebrated a vote by the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) that ended discriminatory exclusions in the state’s health care coverage. (Blog)
- Aug 27 Bring on the Ice Water! AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders was nominated by Jon Stocks of the NEA, Danny Homan of Council 61, and Chris Mabe of OCSEA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity. (Blog)
- Aug 27 Chicago Cab Drivers Push Commissioner to Act At a town hall held by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, cab drivers fought back eloquently against sweeping City Hall regulations passed two years ago that decimated their rights and income. (Blog)
- Aug 27 Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers Residents joined city workers and Local 3294 in a march on City Hall, convincing the South Miami city commissioners to unanimously reject efforts to outsource residential garbage pickups. (Blog)
- Aug 26 Politicians, Private Prison Companies Capitalize on Immigration Crisis As our nation struggles for a solution to an influx of child refugees from Central America, politicians and private prison companies have stepped forward to capitalize on the crisis. (Blog)
- Aug 26 Minnesota to End Outsourcing of Prison Food Service AFSCME locals documented privateer’s mistakes. (Blog)
- Aug 26 #WEmatter and We Demand Change It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation. (Blog)
- Aug 20 NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation. (Blog)
- Aug 14 BBQ & Politics Potent Mix in Kentucky AFSCME members turn out to hear good-old fashioned political stump speeches at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. (Blog)
- Aug 13 A Higher Earning Principle at Kentucky State Interim president at Kentucky State University gives up more than $90,000 of his salary so every worker at the school would have a living wage. (Blog)
- Aug 13 Renewing Voting Rights Rights Amendment Act of 2014 would guarantee the right to vote. (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)