Miami-Dade Library Employees Win Funding, Beat Mayor
Miami-Dade library staff won a hard-fought victory Sept. 18 in a budget battle against a mayor who proposed drastic cuts to the public library system.
Chicago Taxi Drivers Demand Due Process
Frustrated by an unjust system that denies due process to taxi cab drivers cited for code violations, more than 400 members of Cab Drivers United (CDU)-AFSCME demonstrated this week outside the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH).
Indiana City Workers Fight Back, Secure Contract
When the City of Bloomington made unilateral personnel policy changes, AFSCME members knew that if they did not fight back, the integrity of the contract would be seriously eroded.
Missouri Home Care Workers, Clients Build Coalition
Nearly 100 Missouri Home Care Union activists and their clients convened last weekend to plan their push to the finish line for a first contract.
Chicago Cab Drivers Push Commissioner to Act
At a town hall held by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, cab drivers fought back eloquently against sweeping City Hall regulations passed two years ago that decimated their rights and income.
Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers
Residents joined city workers and Local 3294 in a march on City Hall, convincing the South Miami city commissioners to unanimously reject efforts to outsource residential garbage pickups.
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer
AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation.
Wisconsin Community Rallies Against Outsourcing
Earlier this summer, UW-Superior administrators sent “at risk” notices to the frontline employees. Since then, the workers and the greater Superior community have come together to say “not in our town.”
Record Attendance at Indiana-Kentucky Union Leadership Academy
More than 48 union activists from locals throughout Indiana and Kentucky gathered earlier this summer to attend Organizing Committee 962’s Local Union Leadership Academy.
Outsourcing Fight Involves Community
When AFSCME members at the University of Wisconsin-Superior received “at risk notices” alerting them their jobs would be outsourced to a private company, AFSCME Local 42 (Council 24) and the greater Superior community decided to fight back.
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