The top stories of the week from Capitol Hill, as prepared by the AFSCME Department of Federal Government Affairs.More Legislative Weekly Reports »
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The Reverend Doctor William Barber spoke at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
- May 19 VA: Chesterfield schools file hundreds of complaints against outsourced custodians “Rooms aren’t getting cleaned, bathrooms aren’t getting cleaned, doors are being left unlocked for nights... (WRIC)
- May 19 WI: Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown A damning 2013 audit by Wisconsin’s professional, nonpartisan state audit bureau made headlines when it... (PR Watch)
- May 19 Infograph: Modern Prisons and Their Predecessors The United States has the most prisons in the world in order to house the... (Criminal Justice Degree Hub)
- May 21 ALEC, Legislators Caught Making Sausage Brendan Keefe, a Georgia investigative reporter, was kicked out of a hotel for trying to film and expose corporate lobbyists' back-room dealing with lawmakers. (Blog)
- May 20 OMG! Are You Prepared for a (Union-Made) Summer? Yikes! Summertime is just around the corner and you’re not prepared. For help, look no further than our handy dandy guide to union-made products. (Blog)
- May 20 AFSCME Helps Push Kenney to Win in Philly AFSCME members were instrumental in helping former AFSCME member Jim Kenney land a decisive win in the Democratic primary for mayor on May 19. Jim Kenney is the son of a firefighter and a former AFSCME District 1199C member. (Blog)
- May 20 Maryland Law Would Regulate Outsourcing Maryland public employees will play a greater role in ensuring the state does not outsource public services in a reckless manner under a measure signed into law last week by Gov. Larry Hogan. (Blog)
- May 20 The Season’s Hottest Accessories: Tattoos, Vintage Boots… and a Union Card? The union movement is getting a lot of renewed attention these days, and not just because we’re fighting back against unprecedented assaults on working people. There’s something retro-cool about the labor movement. (Blog)