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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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- Dec 18 Toll road proposal could add $20 to cost of drive across Missouri A toll road proposal for Interstate 70 could result in an additional $20 in tolls... (KMBC Kansas City)
- Dec 18 NJ: On privatization, Gov. Christie should practice, not preach, government transparency The governor slammed the door on a bill that would have created sorely needed transparency... (NJ.com)
- Dec 18 NY State Official Raises Alarm on Charter Schools - And Gets Ignored One of New York state's top fiscal monitors told ProPublica that audits by his office... (ProPublica)
- Dec 17 New Jersey Pension Boards Join Unions in Fight Over Pension Cuts New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to shortchange the state’s pension plans by $2.4 billion is wrong and should be overturned, trustees of the state’s largest pension funds said in a lawsuit filed last week. (Blog)
- Dec 17 Chicago Council OKs Major Taxi Reforms Less than six months after Chicago taxi drivers first came together with AFSCME to form their own organization, the City Council of Chicago passed a far-reaching reform package that will provide immediate economic relief to every Chicago cab driver. (Blog)
- Dec 15 Using Company Email for Organizing Is OK The National Labor Relations Board decided this week that employees may use their company email accounts to organize their fellow workers, as long as they do it on their own time. The ruling applies to private-sector workers only. (Blog)
- Dec 11 Quick Action Saves Lives in Early Morning Blaze “There were live electric wires above the buildings that were arcing because of the flames that kept us from making a direct attack on the fire. That’s when we broke through a concrete block wall to gain safe access to the fire.” (Blog)
- Dec 11 Paid Sick Leave: It’s Catching Employees shouldn’t have to risk their health to do their jobs. A healthy employee is a productive one. That attitude appears to be catching. (Blog)