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.
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.
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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.
- Jun 26 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision Today is a momentous day. Together as a nation we took a dramatic step toward the ideals of equality and freedom. (Press Release)
- Jun 25 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on the King v. Burwell Decision By rejecting this overtly partisan attack against existing law, the Court has preserved the health and peace of mind of the more than 8 million Americans who will now continue to rely on the law for access to quality, affordable health coverage. (Press Release)
- Jun 25 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on the Voting Rights Advancement Act AFSCME is committed to ensuring that our leaders in Congress today honor that sacrifice and protect the rights they secured for future generations. (Press Release)
- Jun 29 ALEC Wants to Indoctrinate High School Students ALEC, the corporate front for right-wing “model” state legislation such as the right-to-work scam, is now working to politically indoctrinate America’s young people with a high school graduation requirement that promotes its extremist views. (Blog)
- Jun 29 Support Equal Pay for University of California’s Subcontracted Workforce AFSCME has long stood for pay equity, especially relating to the need to close the wage gap between women and men working the same types of jobs. The same principles also hold true for the private contract workers employed at UC. (Blog)
- Jun 17 Furlough Threat? Get AFSCME Strong! When the Jefferson County (Kentucky) Public School Board tried to balance its budget on the backs of hardworking AFSCME members, they didn’t just put a stop to the school board’s plan. Through AFSCME Strong training, members emerged stronger than ever. (Blog)
- Jun 17 Governor Walker’s War on Higher Education Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s anti-worker governor, seems eager to weaken vital public services and important institutions in his state, even if they exist to provide a better future for Wisconsin’s youth. (Blog)
- Jun 15 Don’t Leave Money on the Table - Go Union! A new report from the Century Foundation makes it clear: The union advantage is a big one. In every job category that was tracked, union members earn at least $100,000 more during their careers than nonunion workers with the same job and qualifications. (Blog)