Wanted: Young Women Agitating for Social Justice, Workers’ Rights
Please tell us about women who have "stood up for workers’ rights and organized their workplace in the face of overwhelming opposition" or have "made significant contribution to social justice and whose leadership is fueling social change."
Inequity Follows Women into Retirement
You may have heard that women earn less than men for the same amount of work. To be exact, 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. But what many people don’t know is that inequity follows women into retirement, where it gets even worse.
AFSCME Pulls Women’s Conference Out of Indiana
AFSCME is pulling our Women’s Conference out of Indiana as a sign of our disgust and disappointment with Gov. Pence’s discriminatory law. We stand with the ever-growing number of corporations and associations who are taking similar action.
LIVE: Justice for Homecare Tribunal
Home care providers in California are speaking out and organizing for change. Watch the livestream.
2015 Women’s Leadership Academy
The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy, to be held from June to December of this year. The Academy, designed for women officers or activists at the local union level, prepares AFSCME women for future leadership roles in our union.
Ruling Limits Fair Standards for Home Care Providers
A federal judge has ruled that certain home care providers are not entitled to overtime pay. The last-minute decision reverses an effort by the U.S. Department of Labor that would have boosted providers’ pay starting January 1.
#WEmatter and We Demand Change
It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.
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.
Union Members and Retirees Lead Charge on Moral Mondays
More join the fight for workers’ rights, racial justice, voting rights and other progressive causes.
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