Category: Labor Movement
In Memoriam: Vernon Watkins
AFSCME is mourning the loss of Vernon R. Watkins, a dedicated labor organizer, activist and inspirational force who had a major impact in the labor movement during a long and dedicated career fighting for working families with AFSCME.
Effort to Fast Track ‘Right-to-Work’ Foiled in New Mexico
More than 100 concerned citizens, community groups, students and union members packed a local Las Vegas, New Mexico, café for a town hall meeting to discuss some of the most important issues debated this legislative session.
Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume
Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join!
Thousands Rally Against Walker’s Next Attack
MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 5,000 people turned out to the Capitol building here to tell their elected representatives they’ve had enough of union bashing by the state’s political leaders.
AFSCME Joins Battle to Protect Postal Service
AFSCME is proudly joining a “Grand Alliance,” sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union, supporting our postal workers and the services they provide.
Union Benefits: $207 More Dollars a Week
On average, union members make $207 more dollars a week than non-union workers. That’s $10,000 more each year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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.
Next Up: Young Unionists Leading the Way
Rick Pospichal is one of the two newly elected members of the AFL-CIO’s Young Workers Advisory Council, a board of young union members who care about the issues that matter most to people newly joining the workforce.
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.”
Louisville Council Raises Minimum Wage to $9 an Hour
Louisville last week became the first city in the South to raise its minimum wage, settling on $9 an hour after much debate and compromise.
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