AFSCME Wisconsin Councils Unanimous for Unification
In three historic votes aimed at strengthening and focusing AFSCME’s fight for public workers’ rights in Wisconsin, delegates from Councils 24, 40 and 48 voted unanimously to form one united council representing workers across the state.
Tentative EMS Deal in California Shows AMR the Way Forward
Jamie Field, a 23-year EMT, has a message for EMS professionals struggling to make ends meet: "If you're not in a union you should be. Union means better pay, better health care and more security for the future."
Bad-Faith Bargaining Doesn’t Deter City Workers
More than two years after the 120 workers at Lexington Waste Management voted to form a union with AFSCME, they’ve won another battle to maintain their union and settle their first union agreement!
Chicago Cab Drivers Promote Safety Amid Rising Violence
Following the second tragic murder of a Chicago cab driver in a month, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 hosted an informational safety training for area cab drivers to help them avoid attacks.
Labor Secretary: ‘Turn Up the Volume on Worker Voice’
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a strong case for the value of labor unions following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Union Membership Report.
Chicago Cab Drivers Mourn Slain Driver, Seek Protections
Mourning the Jan. 8 shooting death of driver Chinedu Madu, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 raised money to help with funeral costs, and to support his widow and young son, while urging the city to protect the wellbeing of Chicago’s cab drivers.
Big Organizing Win in Louisiana
By an overwhelming margin, Sodexo dietary and environmental services staff at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport voted Dec. 18 for AFSCME representation.
Missouri Home Care Providers Win Contract
After six years of organizing, members of the Missouri Home Care Union overwhelmingly voted to approve their first contract with the state.
Chicago’s Cab Drivers Get Hearing in Community
In just five months of organizing, more than 3,500 Chicago cab drivers signed up with Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31, coming together to change the system that denies them a decent living and the due process and respect they deserve.
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.
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