Category: Education & Child Care
AFSCME Council 32 Boosts Wisconsin
ln a historic decision to combine strengths and resources, and focus on rebuilding union membership, AFSCME Councils 24, 40 and 48 officially unified to become AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32, in honor of the year AFSCME was born in the state in 1932.
Atlanta School Employees Press Mayor to Release Funds
Employees of the Atlanta Public School System (APS) are taking the fight for school children directly to Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, calling him out for withholding millions of dollars owed to the school system by the city.
Maryland Workers Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget
More than 500 workers from every corner of Maryland converged on the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to take away a pay raise from workers and drastically cut essential programs.
Walker Budget Would Decimate Universities
Gov. Scott Walker proposed a massive and Draconian $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin system of colleges and universities. Under the plan, the university system would be free to raise tuition at-will and without oversight starting in 2017.
AFSCME Retiree Speaks Out for Florida’s Kids
AFSCME Retiree Melba White delivered an impassioned address this week to a panel of Miami-Dade County lawmakers about harmful cuts to state agencies like the Department of Children and Families.
Thank you, Sarah
Watch as community members came together and gave Sarah Ilenstine a huge surprise to say thank you for her hard work as a caregiver to her granddaughter and others in her community.
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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.
AFSCME Partners with Thurgood Marshall College Fund
"Our commitment to students of color at historically black and other colleges and universities is unwavering," said AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders.
Mo’ne’s Coach: ‘I Have the Greatest Job in the World’
Little is known about the man behind the Mo'ne Davis, the young pitching superstar. Her coach Steve Bandura, a Philadelphia city worker and member of AFSCME Local 2187 works at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly.
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