Category: Workers' Rights
First Responder: EMS Dispatcher Is Difference Maker
Yolanda Matos-McClintock, an EMS dispatcher, comes to the rescue on a daily basis. Her story, recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal, highlights the importance of emergency response and how being in a union provides strength.
A Living Wage for NYC Public Workers
After intensive negotiations, AFSCME District Council 37 and the New York City mayor's office agreed to provide a living wage for thousands of DC 37 members who make less than $10 an hour.
Judge Blocks Rauner’s Confiscation of Union Fees
Under an agreement reached last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration will immediately begin sending “fair-share” fees to unions pending resolution of a lawsuit by AFSCME, the Illinois AFL-CIO and 26 other unions.
Drivers Call Out Police Over Unfair Enforcement
Cab Drivers United members recently met with the Chicago Police Department to complain about policing practices that cost drivers thousands in fines, put their licenses at risk and create hostility and distrust between drivers and law enforcement.
Cab Drivers Deliver Thousands of Petition Signatures on ‘Rideshare’ Inequities
Cab Drivers United delivered to the offices of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Beale the signatures of more than 3,300 drivers urging the city to apply the same safety rules and regulations to Uber and other transportation network providers.
VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. - The Struggle Continues
It was 47 years ago this Saturday, April 4, that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee, where he went to rally support for sanitation workers trying to organize with AFSCME.
Obama Rejects NLRB Restrictions
New federal rules designed to expedite private-sector union elections will stand, thanks to President Obama, who reversed congressional action with the stroke of his pen.
UW Stadium Workers Win Outsourcing Settlement
The UW was taught an important lesson by approximately 20 skilled trades workers who play a vital role in making the university a world-class facility: If you violate the collective bargaining agreement, you can expect to pay a huge price.
Rauner’s Anti-Union Scheme Boosts Illinois Local
There’s a right way to respond to the vicious attacks that many public workers are facing across the nation, and an Illinois AFSCME local just reminded us how.
LIVE: Justice for Homecare Tribunal
Home care providers in California are speaking out and organizing for change. Watch the livestream.
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