Category: Politics and Elections
Court Rejects Mayor’s Illegal Offer
Albuquerque city workers here prevailed in court this month in a case that could have repercussions for public worker bargaining units across the nation.
Truth Is No Obstacle for Wisconsin Governor
Gov. Scott Walker has a problem with the truth. When the facts don’t benefit him, he has no problem twisting them out of all reality. PolitiFact Wisconsin rates his assertion of a $535 million budget surplus as a “false claim.”
Voting Early, Texans Push for Change
Tomorrow – October 31 – is the last day of early voting in Texas. For more info on how to early vote in Texas go here: http://votetexas.gov/voting/when/#early-voting
Fighting Back in Ohio
Ohio AFSCME members are going door-to-door and making phone calls to protect public services and their rights - and to elect candidates willing to fight for working families.
Stopping A ‘Wisconsin Moment’ in Connecticut
AFSCME President Lee Saunders tells Council 4 members, “We’ve got to be prepared to work this election as if the future truly depends on it. Because, sisters and brothers, it does.”
Walker: Minimum Wage Serves No Purpose
“Well, I’m not going to repeal it, but I don’t think it serves a purpose,” Gov. Scott Walker said of the minimum wage during a meeting with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial board.
#TurnOutForWhat? Our Values For A Start.
At AFSCME, we've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Facebook.
Voter Rights Activists Fight Off Attacks Nationwide
Prohibitive voter ID laws aimed at keeping people of color, the elderly and young people from participating in the democratic process are also popping up around the country and not just in the South.
Prosecutor Says Governor Wants ‘Special Favors’
Gov. Rick Perry is “making a mockery” of the Texas’ justice system, said the special prosecutor overseeing the state’s abuse-of-power case against Perry.
Google, Facebook, Yelp Abandon ALEC
If you Google “companies that have cut ties with ALEC,” you’ll find…Google. AFSCME was one of 50 organizations that earlier this month urged the Internet giant to stop funding ALEC.
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