Category: Workers' Rights
Indiana City Workers Fight Back, Secure Contract
When the City of Bloomington made unilateral personnel policy changes, AFSCME members knew that if they did not fight back, the integrity of the contract would be seriously eroded.
Missourians Back $11 an Hour for Home Care Attendants
Missourians from St. Louis to Independence to Joplin called on Gov. Jay Nixon to set the home care attendant minimum wage at $11 an hour.
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.
Transgender State Employees Win Health Care Coverage
Transgender state employees in Washington state, on July 31, celebrated a vote by the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) that ended discriminatory exclusions in the state’s health care coverage.
Chicago Cab Drivers Push Commissioner to Act
At a town hall held by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, cab drivers fought back eloquently against sweeping City Hall regulations passed two years ago that decimated their rights and income.
#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.
A Higher Earning Principle at Kentucky State
Interim president at Kentucky State University gives up more than $90,000 of his salary so every worker at the school would have a living wage.
San Jose Cuts Endanger Public Safety
Cutting the pay and pensions of city employees has become a public safety issue for one of California’s largest cities.
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