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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.
- Nov 24 Contract Ratification Boosts School Employees AFSCME Florida Local 1184 contract ratification campaign nets economic and union-building improvements for Miami-Dade Public School employees. (Blog)
- Nov 20 Women Need Economy that Works for Everyone The gender wage gap may be closing, but that’s not necessarily good news, the Economic Policy Institute says. Wages for women are stagnant and men’s wages have been falling. (Blog)
- Nov 20 New Contracts Boost Workers, Energize Local Hundreds of hardworking men and women of AFSCME Local 2227 recently ratified three new contracts, providing not only a boost to members’ paychecks but also serving to protect public service jobs in the future. (Blog)
- Nov 20 ‘Lunch Ladies Rock’ and Win Big at the Polls School cafeteria workers sent a clear message that there are consequences to putting corporate profit ahead of children’s nutrition, voting out a majority on the Bristol (Connecticut) Board of Education that tried to outsource school lunch service. (Blog)
- Nov 18 Thank a National Education Support Professional Today! They safely drive our kids to schools, feed them healthy food and keep the school building clean and running. Today’s National Education Support Professionals Day! (Blog)
- Nov 18 Take Action on Friedrichs this Week: Stop the Attacks This week, join fellow AFSCME sisters and brothers and working people across the country to say enough is enough! Sign the petition! (Blog)
- Nov 17 Documentary Film Shows Threat to ‘Right to Unite’ Watch the trailer for “The Right to Unite,” narrated by Bradley Whitford, known for his role on The West Wing. The clip tells the story of 2 women, whose lives were destroyed by a Supreme Court ruling that limited their workers’ rights. (Blog)
- Nov 17 Hillary Supporters Overflow Watch Party at Democratic Debate Hundreds of Hillary supporters, including scores of union members proudly wearing their “AFSCME for Hillary” t-shirts, wedge themselves into Saturday’s Presidential debate party held on Drake University’s campus. (Blog)
- Nov 16 States Back Working People in Friedrichs Case The top attorneys for 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief supporting working people in an upcoming case pushed to the Supreme Court by corporate CEOs and special interests intent on destroying unions. (Blog)
- Nov 10 Workers Shed Light on an Out-of-Balance Economy Pittsburgh-area union leaders and members are on hand to launch a public awareness campaign about the need to strengthen Pittsburgh’s middle class. (Blog)
- Nov 10 Kentucky’s Tea Party Governor Set to Throw 400,000 Off Health Insurance Rolls Kentucky’s governor-elect and tea party favorite Matt Bevin is expected to move ahead with his plan to dismantle the state’s Affordable Care Act program and throw more than 400,000 Kentuckians back into the ranks of the uninsured. (Blog)
- Nov 10 Newark Residents Demand Tax Increase over Outsourcing Trash Collection Residents of Newark, Delaware, said they’d rather pay a higher tax than see local trash collection go to a for-profit company. (Blog)
- Oct 02 AFSCME Mourns Loss of Leader Marty Beil
- Jul 08 Supreme Court’s threat to gut unions is giving the labor movement new life Public sector unions haven’t been sitting passively by as the judicial juggernaut approaches. Rather, they’ve... (The Washington Post)
- 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...