Category: Public Works
Indianapolis Local Signs-Up More Than 300 MVPs in One Week
Thanks to a new city ordinance championed by AFSCME, union members in one Indianapolis AFSCME local has already signed up more than 300 new PEOPLE MVPs.
Going the Extra Mile: N.Y. Sanitation Workers Save a Life
Two sanitation workers from Elmira, New York, Mike Waters and Ed Wood, took time out from their early morning route to save a life.
VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. - The Struggle Continues
It was 47 years ago this Saturday, April 4, that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee, where he went to rally support for sanitation workers trying to organize with AFSCME.
UW Stadium Workers Win Outsourcing Settlement
The UW was taught an important lesson by approximately 20 skilled trades workers who play a vital role in making the university a world-class facility: If you violate the collective bargaining agreement, you can expect to pay a huge price.
Everyday Heroes Come Face to Face with Their Biggest Little Fan
Two-year-old Quincy Kroner watches his heroes from the living room window of his Cincinnati home every Friday afternoon - that’s when AFSCME Local 250 sanitation workers Mark Davis and Eric Washington drive by in their garbage truck.
How to Fix State and Local Budgets (and Help the Middle Class)
States and local governments have been cutting vital public services for years because of shrinking revenue and bad policy decisions - and the results have been devastating.
Bad-Faith Bargaining Doesn’t Deter City Workers
More than two years after the 120 workers at Lexington Waste Management voted to form a union with AFSCME, they’ve won another battle to maintain their union and settle their first union agreement!
Fighting to Protect Pensions in Indiana
231 public service workers – bus drivers, library workers, health care workers and others — attended a Lobby Day at the Indiana Statehouse to talk to their legislators about the bills affecting their retirements.
Caution! Man at Work for You
Pennsylvania snowplow driver Stewart Ferguson first realized how important his job was during the blizzard of 1992-93, when he was able to clear a path for an ambulance carrying a woman who needed heart surgery.
‘Trash Dance’ on PBS, Online
This week PBS will air a documentary called Trash Dance, which follows members of Local 1624 in Austin, Texas. These sanitation workers worked with a choreographer to turn waste collection into a stunning public performance.
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