Category: Labor Movement
AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand a Living Wage
Wal-Mart workers and their allies, including AFSCME, marched to the offices of the Walton Family Foundation in New York City and Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16. They had a simple request for the Walton family: $15 an hour and full-time hours.
Saunders to CUPE: ‘Your Fights Are Our Fights’
Donning the T-shirt of our sister union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders this week declared that solidarity between our two unions is critical to win victories against “anti-worker, anti-union forces.”
Too Many Workplace Injuries Go Unreported. You Can Help Us Fix That
Have you experienced retaliation for reporting a workplace injury? Tell us now!
Workers Take to the Streets to Protect the Environment
Members of AFSCME District Council 37 joined with thousands of other concerned neighbors to demand a global climate agreement.
Missourians Back $11 an Hour for Home Care Attendants
Missourians from St. Louis to Independence to Joplin called on Gov. Jay Nixon to set the home care attendant minimum wage at $11 an hour.
Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC
If Google wants to adhere to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, AFSCME and other organizations are urging the Internet giant to stop funding evil and cut ties with ALEC, which pushes bills that advance corporations at the expense of working families.
From Labor Day to Election Day, 'These People' Are Ready for Action
On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer. 1.6 million hardworking public service workers of AFSCME will be on duty 24/7. Evidence of what we do for our communities is everywhere.
Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers
Residents joined city workers and Local 3294 in a march on City Hall, convincing the South Miami city commissioners to unanimously reject efforts to outsource residential garbage pickups.
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.
Make Organizing a Civil Right
U.S. Representatives Ellison and Lewis introduce the Employee Empowerment Act.
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