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Our latest edition of AFSCME TV honors several brave Ohio AFSCME snowplow drivers for their efforts to save lives in the line of duty. Members Steve Kinstle, Larry Poage, Ed...
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills"...
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders addresses the 2013 Next Wave Conference in Detroit.
- Jun 24 Florida Puts Child Safety Before Parents' Rights Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Monday a sweeping overhaul of Florida's long-troubled child welfare... (McClatchy News)
- Jun 20 New Data on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Shows it is Making Coverage Affordable The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released data this week showing the... (AFSCME Federal Legislative Report)
- Jun 19 AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with Edward Lane Supreme Court Ruling in Lane v. Franks a victory for free speech (Press Release)
- Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Whistleblower Edward Lane helped convict an Alabama state legislator on corruption charges. (Blog)
- Jun 24 Organizing Spotlight: Rhonda McClain, Rockford, Illinois McLain and two dozen other Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs) brought 78 employees into AFSCME. (Blog)
- Jun 24 Rebuilding Power at Eskenazi Hospital Health care workers at Indianapolis’s Eskenazi Hospital are working to rebuild their union, AFSCME Local 2065. (Blog)
- Jun 24 WFSE Members on Guard Against Outsourcing When a private contractor attempted to take over maintenance and custodial duties at Husky S1adium, members of the University of Washington skilled trades bargaining unit noticed and blew the whistle. (Blog)
- Jun 23 AFSCME Ready to Deflect San Jose Mayor’s Second Attack on Retirement Security San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is at it again, even after a judge ruled that his plan to slash city workers’ pensions is unconstitutional. (Blog)