Category: Workers' Rights
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.
Our Election Work Starts Now!
Critical races put AFSCME on the frontlines – register, vote, volunteer.
New Koch, Same as the Old Koch
Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.
Make Organizing a Civil Right
U.S. Representatives Ellison and Lewis introduce the Employee Empowerment Act.
Record Attendance at Indiana-Kentucky Union Leadership Academy
More than 48 union activists from locals throughout Indiana and Kentucky gathered earlier this summer to attend Organizing Committee 962’s Local Union Leadership Academy.
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