Category: Education & Child Care
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.
Long Lines Lead to Child Care Organizing Opportunity
In the face of anti-union legislation that has left working people reeling from Gov. Scott Walker’s political agenda, family child care providers in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin have fought back and begun organizing.
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer
AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation.
The wage war for public workers’ unions
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 30th that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues. Dorian Warren from the Roosevelt Institute discusses how this affects unions.
Statement from AFSCME President Lee Saunders
Today’s Supreme Court decision does not dampen the resolve of home care workers and child care providers to come together to have a strong voice for good jobs and to give care to millions of seniors, people with disabilities and children.
Don’t Supersize Our Kids
Republicans in Congress, under pressure from the fast-food industry, are trying to roll back healthy school lunch guidelines.
Thank a Child Care Provider Today!
Sabi Valasco works with the Migrant Education Program of the Oregon Child Development Coalition.
What Moms Really Want
We know that our issues are at the heart of how we support working families in America and how we must strengthen our nation's fragile economic health.
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