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.
Missouri Home Care Workers Win Raise
The Missouri Home Care Union, an AFSCME/SEIU partnership, reached an agreement with the state that will raise hourly wages up to $10.15, guarantee premium pay on holidays, and make the home health care system more transparent and responsive.
AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand a Living Wage
Wal-Mart workers and their allies, including AFSCME, marched to the offices of the Walton Family Foundation in New York City and Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16. They had a simple request for the Walton family: $15 an hour and full-time hours.
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