Category: Labor Movement
Unions Seek to Derail Fast Track
Unions are standing up and shouting “hell no!” to a trade agreement that can only be voted up or down, preventing lawmakers from ensuring that good-paying American jobs are not lost to countries offering cheap labor.
Federal Contract Workers Strike, Demand Living Wages
Contract workers in federal buildings, including cooks and janitors, went on strike April 22 to protest low wages, which force many of them to rely on food stamps to feed their families.
VIDEO: Food for Thought on Union Fair Share Fees
Sometimes complex court rulings can best be understood with the simplest of explanations. Thus it is with a new AFSCME video that uses the analogy of friends going to dinner to puncture the logic of a new court challenge to “fair share” fees.
Rebuild America’s unions to restore its middle class
Labor unions helped to build the middle class, and they can rebuild it. If the extremist politicians really care about working families, they should stop attacking the labor movement and make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain collectively.
A Living Wage for NYC Public Workers
After intensive negotiations, AFSCME District Council 37 and the New York City mayor's office agreed to provide a living wage for thousands of DC 37 members who make less than $10 an hour.
UC Doctors Strike Again Over Unfair Labor Practices
University of California doctors at the northern campus student health centers went on strike over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) April 9, and doctors at the Southern California campuses were set to strike April 11.
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.
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