Category: Civil Rights
25-Year School Board Member Honored
Gary Miller, a labor leader and LGBT rights advocate, was honored by the City of Roseville, California, for his 25-year service on two separate school boards – Robla board in North Sacramento for 19 years and Roseville City School Board since 2008.
Celebrating Pride Month: LGBT Rights and Respect
AFSCME joins in the celebration of Pride Month, affirming that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – like all Americans – are entitled to respect and dignity, and the equal protection under our laws.
Private Prisons Get Profit Guarantee with ‘Immigrant Detention Quotas’
Thanks to a new report from Grassroots Leadership, we know the extent to which the federal government is guilty of offering “immigrant detention quotas” to private prison companies.
Atlanta, Leading Nation in Income Inequality, Needs Unions
For the second year in a row, Atlanta ranks No. 1 among American cities with the highest level of income inequality, according to a recent study released by the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington-based think tank.
VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. - The Struggle Continues
It was 47 years ago this Saturday, April 4, that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee, where he went to rally support for sanitation workers trying to organize with AFSCME.
AFSCME Activists Commemorate Selma March
It was 50 years ago last Sunday that peaceful civil rights activists, marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, were met by a brutal attack by state troopers. Their brave stand led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
‘Selma’ Revives Important Story of Voting Rights
The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama, marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act are an important part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month.
Black History, Church Inspire Activism
A preacher, political strategist and organizer kicked off AFSCME International’s annual observance of Black History Month by urging labor activists to build coalitions with like-minded groups to fight for social and economic justice.
Coming Out at Work and the Fight for Equality
Coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered at work can be one of the most difficult choices a person can make. AFSCME and the AFL-CIO advocate for safe and inclusive workplaces for all workers, especially those who are often left behind.
Court Rejects Mayor’s Illegal Offer
Albuquerque city workers here prevailed in court this month in a case that could have repercussions for public worker bargaining units across the nation.
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