Category: K-12 Schools
Atlanta, Leading Nation in Income Inequality, Needs Unions
For the second year in a row, Atlanta ranks No. 1 among American cities with the highest level of income inequality, according to a recent study released by the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington-based think tank.
Atlanta School Employees Press Mayor to Release Funds
Employees of the Atlanta Public School System (APS) are taking the fight for school children directly to Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed, calling him out for withholding millions of dollars owed to the school system by the city.
Atlanta AFSCME Members Beat Back Aramark
Faced with the loss of their AFSCME-negotiated wages and benefits, and even their jobs, cafeteria workers in Atlanta, members of Local 1644, persuaded school board officials this week to reject a bid by outsourcer Aramark to take over operations.
Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive
After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better.
Atlanta Bus Drivers Win Raises, Full-time Positions
A year of activism pays off for members of AFSCME Local 1644, with an agreement that provides for across-the-board raises and fair pay for a 2013 dispute.
Don’t Supersize Our Kids
Republicans in Congress, under pressure from the fast-food industry, are trying to roll back healthy school lunch guidelines.
AFSCME Iowa Cleans Up Custodial Outsourcing Mess
Members of Local 2023 (AFSCME Iowa Council 61) mobilized the local community.
Protecting Students from a Privateer in Indiana
Parents and students of Mishawaka Public Schools joined AFSCME Local 3060 in opposing an outsourcing scheme.
BOLD Action in Minnesota Preserves High-Quality Public Service
An attempt to outsource custodial jobs in Olivia schools was defeated by the local community.
Philadelphia Crossing Guard Saves Children from Burning Van
Mary Mulligan is a member of AFSCME Local 1956, District Council 33.
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