Category: Politics and Elections
Walker Auditions as National Union-Killer
Gov. Walker’s ambition, if he becomes president, is to do on a national scale what he did in the Badger State: destroy workers’ rights by undermining their unions.
AFSCME Board Meets with U.S. Presidential Candidates
Beginning a Presidential endorsement process that will engage the voices and priorities of 1.6 million members, the AFSCME International Executive Board met over two days with three Democratic candidates.
AFSCME Helps Push Kenney to Win in Philly
AFSCME members were instrumental in helping former AFSCME member Jim Kenney land a decisive win in the Democratic primary for mayor on May 19. Jim Kenney is the son of a firefighter and a former AFSCME District 1199C member.
Atlantic City Council Forced to Kill Water Outsourcing Measure
Confronted with community opposition, the Atlantic City Council rejected a measure that could have led to outsourcing municipal water services. "Workers and residents were determined to keep their elected officials from selling out their city.”
N.Y. Mayor Sets Stage for Real Change in Washington
Members of Congress and labor leaders gathered today with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he unveiled his Progressive Agenda. It includes reforms like higher minimum wage, free preschool for all children, and paid family leave for workers.
Corporations Get Tax Breaks While Illinois Taxpayers Get Shaft
In Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner decided that $100 million in business tax breaks promised to corporations by a previous governor must be honored. Meanwhile, taxpayers will get the shaft.
Chicago Cabbies Seek Council Action on Rideshare
Cab drivers, fed up with an unequal playing field with “rideshare” companies, took their concerns to their aldermen prior to the City Council’s first post-election meeting to let them know that more council action is necessary.
‘The Truth About John Arnold’ Revealed
Last November, Phoenix voters emphatically rejected a ballot initiative that would have replaced city workers’ pensions with risky 401(k)-style plans.
Walker Called Out to Apologize for Slur
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker owes the nation an apology for comparing the public service workers who protested his decision to take away their bargaining rights with the murderous terrorists of the Islamic State.
Wisconsin Workers to Turn Up the Volume
Thousands of Wisconsin workers will descend on the Capitol in Madison at noon Saturday for a rally that promises to be even larger and louder than the two that took place earlier this week. Come join!
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