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Highlights from U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez's keynote speech at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago.
The Reverend Doctor William Barber spoke at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Watch highlights from AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes' keynote speech at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago.
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- Sep 18 NJ: Employees protest the privatization of state group homes Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are hoping to raise... (NBC 40)
- Sep 18 Panel urges transparency, caution for public-private partnerships The House Panel on Public-Private Partnerships published its report on Wednesday, Sept. 17, urging transparency... (Land Line Magazine)
- Sep 17 Kansas Seeks To Address Prison Guard ‘Correctional Fatigue’ The state Department of Corrections is one of many prison and jail systems around the... (KCUR)
- Sep 18 Senator Warren, Koch Sisters Lead Rally to Protect Social Security, Medicare U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied some 300 activists on Capitol Hill Thursday. She was joined by the anti-Koch brothers “Koch Sisters” and several other members of Congress who promised to stand strong against tea-party attacks on the social safety net. (Blog)
- Sep 16 Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court against Corrections Corporation of America and two of its employees for allegedly allowing sexual assault at a facility in Bartlett, Texas. (Blog)
- Sep 16 Officers Honored for Saving an Inmate’s Life Four corrections officers from the Tompkins County Corrections Facility were honored for saving the life of an inmate who went into cardiac arrest during his intake. (Blog)
- Sep 16 Wisconsin Governor’s Report Card Shows Failing Grade Governor Walker sacrificed public education funding in favor of millionaires. (Blog)
- Sep 12 Michigan Lets Aramark Off the Hook Ignoring a pattern of inappropriate and unsafe handling of prison food, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections withdrew a $98,000 fine against Aramark. (Blog)