Category: Civil Rights
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.
Unions Still Lead the Way to Equal Pay for Women
Women who belong to a union earn, on average, 11 percent more than non-union workers.
What Moms Really Want
We know that our issues are at the heart of how we support working families in America and how we must strengthen our nation's fragile economic health.
Florida Governor’s Drug Testing Policy Unconstitutional
With AFSCME’s help, state employees beat back a random drug testing policy that was found to violate Fourth Amendment rights.
AFSCME Sec-Treas. Laura Reyes Joins Women’s Fast for Families
“In fasting we hope to feed the courage of our elected leaders to pass immigration reform.”
Paying for a Lot More Than Just a Traffic Violation
“Offender-funded” services are on the rise in some localities with virtually no oversight.
“No Stopping Point Short of Victory”
Dr. King reminds us that whatever we face, we must keep organizing, continue our political activism and most importantly, never back down.
Nelson Mandela, Champion of Democracy, Justice and Freedom, Dies at 95
“AFSCME joins the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela,” Pres. Lee Saunders said. “AFSCME is eternally grateful to President Mandela for the sacrifices he made in the fight for freedom.”
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