County Wastes Money Instead of Closing a Deal
County officials hired high-paid consultants to delay the negotiations and already wasted $50,000 of taxpayer money on the consultants, more than the cost of doing the right thing to settle the workers’ first contract.
Time to Choose Higher Wages
“People will provide for their family members when they can,” she says. “But when they can’t, our communities fall apart.”
For-Profit Companies Born to Fail at Rehabilitating Inmates
“Across the country, evidence has surfaced that these companies cut corners on staff pay and training and services to prisoners in order to make a profit.”
Ohio Pickets Target Prison Staffing, Safety
OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 members took to the streets to shed light on the dangers of understaffing and outsourcing, including security breaches, maggots found in food preparation areas operated by a contractor, and even prison escapes.
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.
Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse
Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court against Corrections Corporation of America and two of its employees for allegedly allowing sexual assault at a facility in Bartlett, Texas.
Officers Honored for Saving an Inmate’s Life
Four corrections officers from the Tompkins County Corrections Facility were honored for saving the life of an inmate who went into cardiac arrest during his intake.
Michigan Lets Aramark Off the Hook
Ignoring a pattern of inappropriate and unsafe handling of prison food, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections withdrew a $98,000 fine against Aramark.
Politicians, Private Prison Companies Capitalize on Immigration Crisis
As our nation struggles for a solution to an influx of child refugees from Central America, politicians and private prison companies have stepped forward to capitalize on the crisis.
Minnesota to End Outsourcing of Prison Food Service
AFSCME locals documented privateer’s mistakes.
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