Category: Labor Movement
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.”
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.
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