Category: Workers' Rights
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!
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.
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