Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act Now!
In an effort to strengthen the Voting Rights Act (VRA), 50 years old in August, AFSCME members rallied last week in Roanoke, Virginia, with other progressive organizations to urge Congress to preserve the right to vote for all Americans.
ALEC Wants to Indoctrinate High School Students
ALEC, the corporate front for right-wing “model” state legislation such as the right-to-work scam, is now working to politically indoctrinate America’s young people with a high school graduation requirement that promotes its extremist views.
Washington Unity Rallies Seek Budget Solution
Public employees rallied across Washington state on June 18 to urge state legislators to agree to a sensible budget and avert a shutdown of state services on July 1.
Governor Walker’s War on Higher Education
Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s anti-worker governor, seems eager to weaken vital public services and important institutions in his state, even if they exist to provide a better future for Wisconsin’s youth.
Missouri Governor Vetoes Right-to-Work
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have made Missouri families the latest victims of the right-to-work scam.
Missouri Home Care: What About the Contract?
Missouri home care providers reached a contract with the state all the way back in October, but after months of delay tactics from the home care industry and the state Legislature, these workers still haven’t received the raise they bargained for.
Nevada Budget Includes Raises for State Workers
AFSCME Local 4041 members were rewarded for their steadfast advocacy - like this rally in Las Vegas in April - with the 3 percent raise over two years. Their last wage increase was offset by retirement and health benefits premiums.
Texas Pension Board Finds Its Voice for Workers
After months of intense lobbying by AFSCME members, the Texas Legislature has finally put the Employees Retirement System (ERS) on a path to actuarial soundness – without cutting employee take-home pay or retirement benefits.
Not so Fast: Critical Vote to Stop Bad Trade Deal
The battle over fast track negotiating authority for the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is entering a critical stage - contact your member of Congress at 1-855-712-7845 now.
Texas Members Win Big Pay Raise, Defeat Paycheck Deception
After months of intense lobbying by dedicated AFSCME members, the Texas Legislature approved an unprecedented 10.5% pay raise for correctional officers, laundry managers and food service managers, while also rejecting a payroll deception bill.
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