Category: Labor Movement
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.
Wal-Mart Gets Called Out for Wage Theft
Wal-Mart will have to pay back $151 million in stolen wages to approximately 187,000 employees after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of workers who were forced to skip breaks and work off the clock.
Using Company Email for Organizing Is OK
The National Labor Relations Board decided this week that employees may use their company email accounts to organize their fellow workers, as long as they do it on their own time. The ruling applies to private-sector workers only.
Add Walmart Black Friday Protests to Thanksgiving Menu
Martha Sellers probably won’t be able to afford a turkey on Thanksgiving because, as on most days, she is forced to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table. Martha isn't unemployed – she works at Walmart. Her story isn’t unique.
Baltimore City Residents Rally to Protect Water Services
Historic $15 Minimum Wage Agreement Reached in Oregon
After months of negotiating, AFSCME Local 88 and Multnomah County reached a tentative agreement to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the 2014-2017 contract for county employees.
Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive
After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better.
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.”
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