Collective Bargaining Is the American Way
In Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire and elsewhere, politicians who do nothing to protect or create jobs are working overtime to eliminate the ability of workers to help solve problems and come up with solutions that work. These right-wing politicians want a future where public services are starved, collective bargaining is a thing of the past, and powerful corporate interests keep their tax loopholes at the expense of everyone else. These attacks on workers' rights are an attack on basic American values of fairness and democracy. Public service workers didn’t get us into this mess, and scapegoating them won’t create jobs or rebuild the middle class.
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- Dec 12 Trump must not pull a bait-and-switch on American workers Organized labor stands ready to help President Trump do right by working people. But so... (The Hill)
- Sep 02 Americans Already Know How to Fix This Economy The recovery doesn't seem to be coming fast enough. The wealthiest few are getting richer... (The Huffington Post)
- Jun 23 How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a... (The Huffington Post)
- Apr 21 Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world where workers... (The Huffington Post)
- Apr 16 The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin Just like the band that kept playing as the Titanic went down, Walker pretends that... (The Huffington Post)
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- Nov 04 UC outsourcing is bad for workers and campuses’ bottom line UC’s exploitation of contract workers is nothing short of hypocrisy. (Sacramento Bee)
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- Mar 20 Maybe Eight is Enough AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has many questions to answer. (Blog)
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- Mar 14 Times of Change, Times of Challenge Times may be tough but AFSCME members remain focused on their mission to serve their communities. (Blog)
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- Feb 24 Texas Corrections Employees, Retirees Push Legislative Priorities AFSCME members in Texas pushed legislative priorities that working people and retirees in the Lone Star State care about during face-to-face meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff this week. (Blog)
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