Category: Public Works
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.
New Contract Good Tidings for Holiday
After 12 years of a city administration that wouldn’t give them a raise, workers for the City of New Albany have reason to celebrate this holiday season. The rank-and-file members of Local 1861 ratified a new contract by a near unanimous vote of 24-1.
Stay Home, Buffalo – We Got This!
In the freak snap of nature, Buffalo residents found themselves at the epicenter of a weird but real emergency. Snowplow drivers and dispatchers from AFSCME Councils 35, 66 and CSEA raced into action.
Baltimore City Residents Rally to Protect Water Services
Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers
Residents joined city workers and Local 3294 in a march on City Hall, convincing the South Miami city commissioners to unanimously reject efforts to outsource residential garbage pickups.
Veterans Deserve Good Jobs and a Secure Future
On D-Day, it’s important we support our sisters and brothers who served in the armed forces.
Owen County Highway Workers Call for Union Recognition
In deep red Indiana, county highway department workers clamor for AFSCME green
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