Category: Higher Education
Big Organizing Win in Louisiana
By an overwhelming margin, Sodexo dietary and environmental services staff at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport voted Dec. 18 for AFSCME representation.
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Outsourcing Fight Involves Community
When AFSCME members at the University of Wisconsin-Superior received “at risk notices” alerting them their jobs would be outsourced to a private company, AFSCME Local 42 (Council 24) and the greater Superior community decided to fight back.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Whistleblower
Edward Lane helped convict an Alabama state legislator on corruption charges.
WFSE Members on Guard Against Outsourcing
When a private contractor attempted to take over maintenance and custodial duties at Husky S1adium, members of the University of Washington skilled trades bargaining unit noticed and blew the whistle.
Don’t Supersize Our Kids
Republicans in Congress, under pressure from the fast-food industry, are trying to roll back healthy school lunch guidelines.
Employer’s Nonsense Policy in Michigan Spurs Employees to Action
By standing together, employees at Central Michigan University defeated Aramark’s unfair attendance policy.
Organizing Spotlight: Nadja Robot, Urbana, Illinois
Robot joined AFSCME’s” 50,000 Stronger” campaign to build strength in the workplace and fight for better contracts.
While Congress Drags its Feet, Seattle Makes Progress on a Living Wage
Seattle Mayor's plan would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.
Kasich Mixes Half-Truths in Annual State of the State
Asking the less well-off to pay more in taxes and cutting public school budgets among the harmful things the governor did.
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