Category: Civil Rights
Voter Rights Activists Fight Off Attacks Nationwide
Prohibitive voter ID laws aimed at keeping people of color, the elderly and young people from participating in the democratic process are also popping up around the country and not just in the South.
Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse
Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court against Corrections Corporation of America and two of its employees for allegedly allowing sexual assault at a facility in Bartlett, Texas.
Missouri AFSCME Members Aid Ferguson Community
AFSCME Council 72 members provide food, water and supplies
Transgender State Employees Win Health Care Coverage
Transgender state employees in Washington state, on July 31, celebrated a vote by the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) that ended discriminatory exclusions in the state’s health care coverage.
Politicians, Private Prison Companies Capitalize on Immigration Crisis
As our nation struggles for a solution to an influx of child refugees from Central America, politicians and private prison companies have stepped forward to capitalize on the crisis.
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer
AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation.
Renewing Voting Rights
Rights Amendment Act of 2014 would guarantee the right to vote.
Make Organizing a Civil Right
U.S. Representatives Ellison and Lewis introduce the Employee Empowerment Act.
Iowa Member Is a Hall of Famer
Phyllis Thede is recognized for her achievements as an Iowa state legislator.
Union Members and Retirees Lead Charge on Moral Mondays
More join the fight for workers’ rights, racial justice, voting rights and other progressive causes.
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