Bus Drivers and Head Start Workers: Fix Broken Unemployment System
Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development is demanding that bus driver Terri Wells and others repay thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance benefits they received during school breaks dating back to 2011. For Terri, that’s $2,700.
Chicago Cab Drivers Promote Safety Amid Rising Violence
Following the second tragic murder of a Chicago cab driver in a month, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 hosted an informational safety training for area cab drivers to help them avoid attacks.
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.
Chicago Cab Drivers Mourn Slain Driver, Seek Protections
Mourning the Jan. 8 shooting death of driver Chinedu Madu, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 raised money to help with funeral costs, and to support his widow and young son, while urging the city to protect the wellbeing of Chicago’s cab drivers.
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.
Independent Board Backs Chicago Taxi Reforms
CHICAGO – A new report released by an independent panel of experts from across Chicago finds the present taxi system in dire need of reform.
Halt! South Carolina Orders Curb Uber
The ride-sharing company Uber is under orders by the South Carolina Public Service Commission to “cease and desist” operations pending a hearing later this month. Seems the company has been operating without the proper paperwork.
City Workers Donate Settlement to Senior Center
Last year, members of AFSCME Local 1303-041, Council 4, in Weston, Connecticut, filed unfair labor practices against the city after it violated their contract. The local won their case. The 11 members agreed to donate the proceeds from their settlement.
Chicago Council OKs Major Taxi Reforms
Less than six months after Chicago taxi drivers first came together with AFSCME to form their own organization, the City Council of Chicago passed a far-reaching reform package that will provide immediate economic relief to every Chicago cab driver.
Chicago’s Cab Drivers Get Hearing in Community
In just five months of organizing, more than 3,500 Chicago cab drivers signed up with Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31, coming together to change the system that denies them a decent living and the due process and respect they deserve.
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