Many of you on Facebook have probably seen the new “Say Thanks” video creator tool. Well, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we couldn’t help but make one for our hardworking...
Frustrated by an unjust system that denies due process to taxi cab drivers cited for code violations, more than 100 members of Cab Drivers United (CDU)-AFSCME demonstrated this week outside...
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.
- Jan 26 UC Doctors Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices Doctors at all 10 student health centers at the University of California will conduct a one-day strike on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to protest the university’s lack of good-faith bargaining on a first contract. (Blog)
- Jan 23 Chicago Cab Drivers Mourn Slain Driver, Seek Protections Mourning the Jan. 8 shooting death of driver Chinedu Madu, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 raised money to help with funeral costs, and to support his widow and young son, while urging the city to protect the wellbeing of Chicago’s cab drivers. (Blog)
- Jan 22 AFSCME Accepting Applications for 2015 Women’s Leadership Academy The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy, to be held from June to December of this year. The Academy, designed for women officers or activists at the local union level, prepares AFSCME women for future leadership roles in our union. (Blog)
- Jan 22 Caution! Man at Work for You Pennsylvania snowplow driver Stewart Ferguson first realized how important his job was during the blizzard of 1992-93, when he was able to clear a path for an ambulance carrying a woman who needed heart surgery. (Blog)
- Jan 21 Independent Board Backs Chicago Taxi Reforms CHICAGO – A new report released by an independent panel of experts from across Chicago finds the present taxi system in dire need of reform. (Blog)
- Jan 21 California Caregivers Keep Fighting for Fair Pay With a new legislative session underway in Sacramento, California’s home care providers are fighting for fair pay on two fronts. (Blog)
- Jan 16 Halt! South Carolina Orders Curb Uber The ride-sharing company Uber is under orders by the South Carolina Public Service Commission to “cease and desist” operations pending a hearing later this month. Seems the company has been operating without the proper paperwork. (Blog)
- Jan 15 City Workers Donate Settlement to Senior Center Last year, members of AFSCME Local 1303-041, Council 4, in Weston, Connecticut, filed unfair labor practices against the city after it violated their contract. The local won their case. The 11 members agreed to donate the proceeds from their settlement. (Blog)
- Jan 10 ‘Trash Dance’ on PBS, Online This week PBS will air a documentary called Trash Dance, which follows members of Local 1624 in Austin, Texas. These sanitation workers worked with a choreographer to turn waste collection into a stunning public performance. (Blog)
- Jan 09 Time to Choose Higher Wages “People will provide for their family members when they can,” she says. “But when they can’t, our communities fall apart.” (Blog)
- Jan 09 Congress Is New Call for AFSCME Activist AFSCME member and former California state Sen. Norma Torres is a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in Jan. 6. (Blog)
- Dec 15 Using Company Email for Organizing Is OK The National Labor Relations Board decided this week that employees may use their company email accounts to organize their fellow workers, as long as they do it on their own time. The ruling applies to private-sector workers only. (Blog)
- Jan 06 Does your state have a deal with the private prison industry? Check our map to find out.
- Dec 23 OH: Union-Busting & Privatization On Tap For Dayton Schools In New Year When school resumes on January 5 for Dayton Public Schools (DPS), an out-of-state company will... (Plunderbund)
- Dec 04 Converting a Union Skeptic Audra Rondeau wasn't a fan of labor groups—then home-care workers in her state organized, and... (The Atlantic)
- Dec 01 Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police Today, the Administration announced new steps we’re taking to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement... (White House Blog)
- Nov 20 “This Is the Part of Detroit That Most People Are Not Aware Of” How private security guards divide Detroit into two separate and unequal cities. (Mother Jones)
- Nov 19 How Macquarie Makes Money By Losing Money on Toll Roads Macquarie Group, the gigantic Australian financial services firm with some $400 billion in assets under... (Streetsblog)
- Nov 19 Private Funding Brings a Boom in Hydropower, With High Costs While some dams in the United States and Europe are being decommissioned, a dam-building boom... (The New York Times)
- Nov 04 UC outsourcing is bad for workers and campuses’ bottom line UC’s exploitation of contract workers is nothing short of hypocrisy. (Sacramento Bee)
- 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)