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.
Anti-Worker Bills Gain Footholds in Missouri
The Missouri Statehouse voted 91-64 on Feb. 12 to move forward with a statewide right-to-work bill. The measure, HB 116, now heads to the Senate, where it will face an uphill battle.
Kentucky Says ‘No Thanks’ to Attack on Middle Class
With working families packing the state Capitol and cheering legislators for standing up to the corporate-backed drive to undermine unions, supporters of the deceptively named right-to-work bill could not muster the votes to pass the legislation.
Illinois Gov. Rauner’s First Act: Attack on Unions
Joining the ranks of right-wing governors taking aim at the rights of workers, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner attacked unions in his State of the State address Feb. 4, saying he wants to allow anti-union “right-to-work” laws in local communities.
Fighting to Protect Pensions in Indiana
231 public service workers – bus drivers, library workers, health care workers and others — attended a Lobby Day at the Indiana Statehouse to talk to their legislators about the bills affecting their retirements.
California Caregivers Keep Fighting for Fair Pay
With a new legislative session underway in Sacramento, California’s home care providers are fighting for fair pay on two fronts.
Chicago Council OKs Major Taxi Reforms
Less than six months after Chicago taxi drivers first came together with AFSCME to form their own organization, the City Council of Chicago passed a far-reaching reform package that will provide immediate economic relief to every Chicago cab driver.
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.
AFSCME Urges Congress to Restore Needed Funding to Fight the Ebola Crisis
AFSCME represents workers who are on the front lines of America’s domestic response to Ebola. Workers across the nation who are at high risk deserve training and practice on necessary personal protective equipment.
Going Door to Door in Fight for Right to Retire with Dignity
Phoenix city workers’ pensions hang in the balance this November as a right-wing group pushes a ballot measure that would replace secure retirement plans with 401(k)s.
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