Ohio Pickets Target Prison Staffing, Safety
OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 members took to the streets to shed light on the dangers of understaffing and outsourcing, including security breaches, maggots found in food preparation areas operated by a contractor, and even prison escapes.
Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse
Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court against Corrections Corporation of America and two of its employees for allegedly allowing sexual assault at a facility in Bartlett, Texas.
Michigan Lets Aramark Off the Hook
Ignoring a pattern of inappropriate and unsafe handling of prison food, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections withdrew a $98,000 fine against Aramark.
Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC
If Google wants to adhere to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, AFSCME and other organizations are urging the Internet giant to stop funding evil and cut ties with ALEC, which pushes bills that advance corporations at the expense of working families.
Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers
Residents joined city workers and Local 3294 in a march on City Hall, convincing the South Miami city commissioners to unanimously reject efforts to outsource residential garbage pickups.
Politicians, Private Prison Companies Capitalize on Immigration Crisis
As our nation struggles for a solution to an influx of child refugees from Central America, politicians and private prison companies have stepped forward to capitalize on the crisis.
Minnesota to End Outsourcing of Prison Food Service
AFSCME locals documented privateer’s mistakes.
Our Election Work Starts Now!
Critical races put AFSCME on the frontlines – register, vote, volunteer.
Mo’ Maggots, Mo’ Fines
Strike three! Shouldn’t Aramark be out?
Is Detroit About to Repeat Chicago’s Parking Meter Debacle?
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr announced he plans to ignore the lessons of Chicago’s parking meter debacle and seek bids to outsource the city’s parking department.
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