AFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
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.
Beware the Fast Track
A trade deal achieved in the dark, with no possibility of congressional amendment before it is set in stone, is a bad deal for working Americans. That is the message more than a 1,000 people sent to lawmakers at a Capitol Hill rally today.
Budget Victory Is Huge for Texas Correctional Officers
After months of intense lobbying by AFSCME Texas Correctional members, lawmakers approved budget plans that provide badly needed pay raises for correctional officers, and addressed the chronic underfunding of the state’s Employees Retirement System (ERS).
What?! Another Tax Break for the Rich?!
Most Americans believe our tax codes favor the wealthy, and they would be right. However, that isn’t stopping right-wing lawmakers in Congress from taking one more step in that direction — repealing the estate tax.
Fifth Anniversary of ACA Is Cause for Celebration
Today, March 23, is the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a law that helped 16.4 million people obtain or keep health insurance. That’s cause for celebration.
Pro-Worker Legislators Aim to Out-Organize ALEC
This month, state legislators from around the country met with White House advisors and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to discuss how progressives can match this level of organization and information-sharing.
Missouri Home Care Recipients Seek Stronger Voice
The Missouri Legislature is considering a bill that would cut back the number of home care consumers on an important advisory committee, giving the home care industry majority power over people most affected by the program.
New Mexico Right-to-Work Bill Defeated in Committee
The right-to-work scam was voted down by the pro-worker majority in the New Mexico Senate, a huge victory for labor and community activists who were speaking out against the controversial proposal in public hearings, rallies and town hall meetings.
Streaming Live: Home Care Providers Fight for Justice
Home care providers are speaking out and organizing for change. On March 19, workers in California will stage a Justice for Homecare Tribunal to shed light on injustices that hurt millions of caregivers.
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