Category: Workers' Rights
Add Walmart Black Friday Protests to Thanksgiving Menu
Martha Sellers probably won’t be able to afford a turkey on Thanksgiving because, as on most days, she is forced to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table. Martha isn't unemployed – she works at Walmart. Her story isn’t unique.
A New Career Ladder for NYC Welfare Recipients
Instead of forcing individuals on welfare to work for the city without receiving a paycheck, the city will begin implementing a new Employment Plan whose goal is to help people become self-sustaining and leave public assistance for good.
AFSCME President Inspires Members to Get Out the Vote in Wisconsin
With so much at stake in the midterm elections, AFSCME members must do all they can to “make sure that people understand the importance of getting out the vote on Nov. 4,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders urged a group of union activists.
Court Rejects Mayor’s Illegal Offer
Albuquerque city workers here prevailed in court this month in a case that could have repercussions for public worker bargaining units across the nation.
Fighting Back in Ohio
Ohio AFSCME members are going door-to-door and making phone calls to protect public services and their rights - and to elect candidates willing to fight for working families.
AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand a Living Wage
Wal-Mart workers and their allies, including AFSCME, marched to the offices of the Walton Family Foundation in New York City and Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16. They had a simple request for the Walton family: $15 an hour and full-time hours.
Unions Make Sense for New Orleans Tourism Industry
In a historic win for New Orleans hospitality workers, 900 Harrah’s Hotel and Casino employees are now in contract negotiations after winning the right to organize with UNITE HERE and the Teamsters through successful card-check campaigns.
Council 31 Wins $60 Million in Back Pay for State Employees
After waiting more than three years for back pay explicitly spelled out in their contract, Illinois state employees finally got a measure of justice after an appellate court ruled they were owed the wages.
Raising the Minimum Wage: A Civil Rights Issue
“Raising the minimum wage is an effective policy tool for reducing various forms of economic inequality, which has been a fundamental goal of the civil rights movement of the 20th century and continues to be one today.”
Too Many Workplace Injuries Go Unreported. You Can Help Us Fix That
Have you experienced retaliation for reporting a workplace injury? Tell us now!
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