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...
- Aug 31 Thousands Protest Koch Brothers ‘Summit’ More than 3,000 AFSCME and fellow union members, retirees and supporters turned out in Columbus to send a loud and clear message to the Koch brothers: The American Dream is not for sale. (Blog)
- Aug 17 VIDEO: Coalitions Work The video Standing Strong tells the story of how AFSCME and the entire New Mexico labor movement came together with a coalition of progressive allies to defend working families against the harmful agenda of Gov. Martinez. (Blog)
- Aug 13 Record Rains Put Workers to the Test Indianapolis set a record for rainfall in June with an average of 9.03 inches. The city received 400 tree-down complaints, 129 flooding/high water complaints and 1,140 tree debris complaints. (Blog)
- Aug 11 Employees Win Paid Sick Leave Lawsuit 20 years ago, Phoenix city employees agreed to forego wage increases for paid sick leave benefits. Despite this sacrifice, city officials in 2012 unlawfully changed the formula for how unused sick leave is applied to employees’ retirement payments. (Blog)
- Aug 06 Trump: Out-of-Touch Leader of the Pack When Donald Trump takes center stage at the first GOP Presidential primary debate on Thursday, he will be watched like he is an accident waiting to happen – what outrageous thing will he say next? (Blog)
- Aug 05 Mass Rally Defends Sanitation Jobs, Services More than 200 union members stood united with small business owners and community activists in front of City Hall here Aug. 4, protesting the Council’s recent decision to move forward with consideration of outsourcing the city’s sanitation services. (Blog)
- Jul 31 Gov. Rauner Solicits Retirees To Be Strikebreakers Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is asking retired state employees to report to work as strikebreakers in the event of a possible work stoppage. (Blog)
- Jul 23 Thousands of Protesters Greet ALEC Thousands marched against ALEC during its annual meeting. It was one of the largest protests ever against the right-wing organization, featuring elected officials, workers, community activists, faith-based leaders and other progressives. (Blog)
- Jul 21 Texas Legislative Success Draws New Members Recently, corrections officers and employees received one of the largest pay increases in Texas Corrections history. This victory, combined with a push back to a payroll deductions bill, has many nonunion workers sitting up and taking notice. (Blog)
- Jul 16 Iowa Corrections Managers Cost Taxpayers Iowa corrections managers are taking advantage of an improper loophole to gain up to an extra week of vacation and two extra weeks of additional sick time – a violation of state rules that has cost taxpayers more than $1 million in the past five years. (Blog)
- Jul 10 Retirees Build on Success, Look to Protect Retirement Security More than 100 retirees gathered for the Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference and the Annual AFSCME Retiree Council meeting in the nation’s capital this week, lobbying lawmakers to protect Social Security, Medicare and public pensions. (Blog)
- 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)
- 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...
- 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)