Category: Workers' Rights
Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities
The Friedrichs V. CTA case jeopardizes the American promise that hard work leads families to a decent life.
Pennsylvania Family, Youth Services Workers Strike and Win
More than 100 employees of Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania) Family and Youth Services took the ultimate step to go out on strike in May to demand respect in the workplace. After 11 days on the picket line, they won.
Ohio Council 8 Activist, Labor Leader Marie Clarke Celebrates 100th Birthday
Marie Clarke, an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 retiree who dedicated her life to working for equal rights in the workplace, celebrates her 100th birthday June 27.
Optimism Leads to Activism for Young Leader
Some people become union activists because they see what’s broken and want to fix it. Not Ryan Marsh. He’s an activist because he likes what he and his co-workers have and wants to hold on to it.
Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Members Mobilize for Reforms
Members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 are praising the Chicago City Council’s introduction of a resolution designed to regulate UberX and Lyft like the taxi services they are.
Church and Community: 1199 in Charleston
AFSCME IVP Henry Nicholas knows the Charleston community well, having rallied workers and families in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Church during the historic 1969 strike by black workers at Medical College Hospital.
Next Wave Assembly Applies Street Heat
Young AFSCME members gathered in St. Louis for the 3rd annual Next Wave Assembly, getting an opportunity to strengthen their organizing skills, rally for Missouri home care attendants and connect with a network of future labor leaders.
25-Year School Board Member Honored
Gary Miller, a labor leader and LGBT rights advocate, was honored by the City of Roseville, California, for his 25-year service on two separate school boards – Robla board in North Sacramento for 19 years and Roseville City School Board since 2008.
Walker Auditions as National Union-Killer
Gov. Walker’s ambition, if he becomes president, is to do on a national scale what he did in the Badger State: destroy workers’ rights by undermining their unions.
AFSCME Strong Is Fuel for Action
Univ. of California custodian Isaiah Martinez had experienced mistreatment from management, including being lied to about salary increases - that and conversations with his co-workers are what pushed him to get more involved in the union.
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