The top stories of the week from Capitol Hill, as prepared by the AFSCME Department of Federal Government Affairs.More Legislative Weekly Reports »
Find out how Senators and Representatives from each state voted on key issues and see whether they're on our side.
You've heard some of the right-wing candidates for President pushing some pretty extreme, out-of-touch ideas lately, but you might not realize just how ridiculous these policies and statements sound until...
Raise the retirement age? Work longer hours? Retirees read aloud for themselves some of the out-of-touch right-wing ideas to come from the Presidential candidates. Their reactions are worth a watch....
There’s a lot of talk about union fair share fees these days. In a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court may even consider them.
It's only fitting that on Groundhog Day, John Boehner and the GOP are leading the charge to repeal ObamaCare...again.
- Oct 02 AFSCME Mourns Loss of Leader Marty Beil
- Oct 01 UC system is shortchanging low-wage contract workers
- Oct 01 Workers allege 80-hour weeks with no overtime at UC Berkeley sporting events Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a UC Berkeley custodial contractor underpaid workers who cleaned... (The Los Angeles Times)
- Oct 08 White House Spotlights Importance of Unions President Obama hosted a “White House Summit on Worker Voice” Oct. 7 that focused on the importance of unions in the modern economy, a welcome national spotlight that comes as more Americans say they approve of unions. (Blog)
- Oct 06 UC Contractor Faces Overtime Probe A longtime custodial contractor at the University of California is under federal investigation after former and current employees alleged the company is denying overtime pay to employees who provide services at the California Memorial Stadium. (Blog)
- Oct 01 Big Win: More Time with Family Because she was an AFSCME member, Florida child care attendant Lynn Eastwood’s employer had to stick by the contract. That means more time to spend with her family. (Blog)
- Sep 30 Gov. Rauner Threatens to Stop Health Care Payments llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has taken the fight over a new state budget to a new low: He’s stopped making payments to doctors, hospitals and others that provide health care to people covered by the state’s insurance plan. (Blog)
- Sep 25 Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Members Take a Stand Against Chicago Mayor’s Airport Plan Protesting Chicago Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to let Uber and Lyft access to the city’s airports, members of Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 refused to pick up airport passengers for two hours on Sept. 23. (Blog)