Category: Public Works
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
Madison Honors Utility Workers After Unprecedented Winter Hazards
The city passed a resolution thanking the workers, most of whom are AFSCME members.
A City’s Turnaround Point, Led by Its Public Workers
Public services in Monroe, La., are set to improve thanks to city workers’ efforts.
Outsourcing Lowers Wages, Harms Communities
A new report by a University of Colorado professor expands on the negative effects of outsourcing for entire communities.
Right-Wing PACs Take Aim at Phoenix Workers’ Retirement Security
A ballot measure in the fall would ask voters to covert the city’s pension plan into a risky 401(k) scheme.
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