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.
- Nov 02 Statement by AFSCME President Lee Saunders and UAW President Dennis Williams on the Obama Administration’s plan to assist Puerto Rico
- Oct 29 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
- Oct 26 Five myths of the private prison industry The incarceration industry presents themselves as a cost-effective solution to prison overcrowding. But is that... (MuckRock)
- Nov 24 Contract Ratification Boosts School Employees AFSCME Florida Local 1184 contract ratification campaign nets economic and union-building improvements for Miami-Dade Public School employees. (Blog)
- Nov 20 Women Need Economy that Works for Everyone The gender wage gap may be closing, but that’s not necessarily good news, the Economic Policy Institute says. Wages for women are stagnant and men’s wages have been falling. (Blog)
- Nov 20 New Contracts Boost Workers, Energize Local Hundreds of hardworking men and women of AFSCME Local 2227 recently ratified three new contracts, providing not only a boost to members’ paychecks but also serving to protect public service jobs in the future. (Blog)
- Nov 20 ‘Lunch Ladies Rock’ and Win Big at the Polls School cafeteria workers sent a clear message that there are consequences to putting corporate profit ahead of children’s nutrition, voting out a majority on the Bristol (Connecticut) Board of Education that tried to outsource school lunch service. (Blog)
- Nov 18 Thank a National Education Support Professional Today! They safely drive our kids to schools, feed them healthy food and keep the school building clean and running. Today’s National Education Support Professionals Day! (Blog)