Maryland Law Would Regulate Outsourcing
Maryland public employees will play a greater role in ensuring the state does not outsource public services in a reckless manner under a measure signed into law last week by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Insourcing Wins Continue for N.J. Local 2262
When students go on vacation this summer, AFSCME members who are tradesmen for Jersey City Public Schools will renovate two more school cafeterias, adding to an ever-expanding list of repair and maintenance jobs that have been insourced.
Private Prisons Get Profit Guarantee with ‘Immigrant Detention Quotas’
Thanks to a new report from Grassroots Leadership, we know the extent to which the federal government is guilty of offering “immigrant detention quotas” to private prison companies.
Atlanta AFSCME Members Beat Back Aramark
Faced with the loss of their AFSCME-negotiated wages and benefits, and even their jobs, cafeteria workers in Atlanta, members of Local 1644, persuaded school board officials this week to reject a bid by outsourcer Aramark to take over operations.
Cab Drivers Decry Rideshare Abuses
Frustrated by the city’s failure to properly address serious issues surrounding the so-called “rideshare” industry, more than 300 members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 braved sub-zero wind chills to protest outside City Hall.
Eyes Wide Shut: When Governments Outsource with No Accountability
Imagine that you hire a home improvement company to remodel your home. Would you sign on the dotted line and take out your checkbook unless it was absolutely clear to both you and the contractor what the work entailed and how much it would cost?
For-Profit Companies Born to Fail at Rehabilitating Inmates
“Across the country, evidence has surfaced that these companies cut corners on staff pay and training and services to prisoners in order to make a profit.”
Baltimore City Residents Rally to Protect Water Services
Interfaith Group Salutes New York City Municipal Workers for Ebola Case Response
When Dr. Craig Spencer had to be transported to Bellevue Hospital because of Ebola symptoms, it was an AFSCME EMT crew that swiftly swung into action and, employing the training that they had received, safely transported Dr. Spencer to the hospital.
Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive
After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better.
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