Category: Politics and Elections
Confronting the Legacy of ‘Dark Money’
Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling Citizens United, our political system is awash in a flood of money that has increased the power of big business to influence elections.
Paid Sick Leave: It’s Catching
Employees shouldn’t have to risk their health to do their jobs. A healthy employee is a productive one. That attitude appears to be catching.
AFSCME Retiree Wins City Council Seat
Steve Barrows says his experiences with AFSCME Local 1574 gave him the skills needed to run for office. “My background as a union member gave me confidence over the years as I attended conventions and took on leadership roles in the local,” he says.
Phoenix Voters Defeat Pension Cut Initiative
Phoenix voters on Tuesday emphatically rejected a billionaire-backed ballot initiative that would have replaced city workers’ pensions with risky 401(k) style plans.
AFSCME Members Have Already Made a Difference on Election Day
Thank you to everyone who participated in get-out-the-vote efforts. No matter what today’s outcome, know that you have already made a positive difference.
We Demand A Shot at the American Dream
On Tuesday, Election Day, the American people have an answer for politicians who say we do not deserve better: You are utterly wrong.
Retirees Turn Out for Election Bus Tour
The recent “Put the Middle Class First” bus tour sponsored by Americans United for Change (AU) traveled through 18 states in 18 days, while serving as a dramatic backdrop for news conferences at every stop.
Closing the Deal in the Home Stretch
Katie Farber, a retired social worker and AFSCME Retiree Chapter 5 member, has been on a mission since May – to knock on 90 doors a week until Election Day.
In Iowa, Doing the Right Thing
Iowa Council 61 volunteers are scattered across the state this year, trying to defeat anti-worker candidates and protect vulnerable supporters.
AFSCME President Inspires Members to Get Out the Vote in Wisconsin
With so much at stake in the midterm elections, AFSCME members must do all they can to “make sure that people understand the importance of getting out the vote on Nov. 4,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders urged a group of union activists.
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