Secretary-Treasurer Reyes addresses over 300 Next Wavers in St. Louis, Missouri at the 2015 Assembly.
AFSCME President Lee Saunders addresses over 300 Next Wavers in St. Louis, Missouri on June 12, 2015.
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...
- Jun 30 Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities The Friedrichs V. CTA case jeopardizes the American promise that hard work leads families to a decent life. (Blog)
- Jun 23 University Employees Demand Respect, Decent Pay Nearly 4,000 AFSCME and Teamsters members — front-line workers at the University of Minnesota — are speaking up about grossly unequal pay as they negotiate a new contract with the university. (Blog)
- Jun 19 Next Wave Assembly Applies Street Heat Young AFSCME members gathered in St. Louis for the 3rd annual Next Wave Assembly, getting an opportunity to strengthen their organizing skills, rally for Missouri home care attendants and connect with a network of future labor leaders. (Blog)
- Jun 18 Washington Unity Rallies Seek Budget Solution Public employees rallied across Washington state on June 18 to urge state legislators to agree to a sensible budget and avert a shutdown of state services on July 1. (Blog)
- Jun 17 Governor Walker’s War on Higher Education Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s anti-worker governor, seems eager to weaken vital public services and important institutions in his state, even if they exist to provide a better future for Wisconsin’s youth. (Blog)
- Jun 03 Not so Fast: Critical Vote to Stop Bad Trade Deal The battle over fast track negotiating authority for the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is entering a critical stage - contact your member of Congress at 1-855-712-7845 now. (Blog)
- May 27 Illinois Supreme Court Rules Pension Cuts Unconstitutional The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a $105 billion pension change affecting half a million active and retired public employees is unconstitutional. (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 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 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 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)
- Jun 03 Rikers Island Health Care Provider May Lose Deal With New York Corizon, a for-profit company with a three-year, $126 million contract to run the jails, has... (The New York Times)
- Jun 03 Road to Ruin: A Cruise Down the Mythical Public-Private Partnership Handing what we used to call The Commons over to private enterprises -- especially private... (Esquire)
- 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)