Category: Education & Child Care
NY School Bus Driver Honored for Safety Record
Barbara DeLong, a school bus driver who cares deeply about the safety of the children in her care, was honored recently as the School Bus Driver of the Year by Dutchess County, New York.
‘Corinthian 100’ Fights College Loan Scam
AFSCME is calling on Congress to forgive the student loans of the “Corinthian 100,” a group of former students of a for-profit company that took their money and later filed for bankruptcy protection following a federal probe of its operations.
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.
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