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An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Past Due
It has been seven years since Congress passed a minimum wage increase and five long years since that increase, to $7.25, went into effect.
The Affordable Care Act ‘Will Continue to Help Families’
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today on the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling in Halbig v. Burwell.
Home Care, Child Care Providers Resolute in Face of Supreme Court Decision
Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.
AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with Edward Lane
Supreme Court Ruling in Lane v. Franks a victory for free speech
AFSCME Stands with Teachers in Vergara v. California
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued this statement following the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s decision in Vergara v. California.
AFSCME Lauds Representative Lynch’s Bill Establishing National EMS Memorial, Urges Swift Passage
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today urging Congress to take action on the H.R. 4690, a bill to establish a National EMS Memorial.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on National Police Week
This week, we join law enforcement officers nationwide in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and we thank them as well for risking all every day to keep us safe.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders: Congress Must Guarantee the Right to Vote
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Public Service Recognition Week
We must all honor the work of our sisters and brothers by standing united in the struggle for quality public services.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Corrections Officers and Employees Week
“We will always honor the sacrifices corrections employees make on our behalf by standing with them in their struggle, which is also ours..."
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on May Day
Today, we are united with the simple message that workers’ rights should be universally acknowledged and that every person deserves the opportunity to achieve a better life for themselves and their families.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on Kathleen Sebelius’ leadership as Secretary of Health and Human Services
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Equal Pay Day
AFSCME Applauds Senate Approval of Jobless Aid and Calls on House to Act Without Delay
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today on the Senate’s approval of jobless aid to millions of Americans.
“The dream lives on when we take a stand against injustice.”
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
AFSCME's Saunders: "Supreme Court Ruling is a Step Backwards"
AFSCME’s Saunders on GOP Tax Plan: “Give Us a Break”
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Retirement of Rep. John Dingell
Institutional Investors Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying in 2014
Shareholder resolutions filed with 48 companies by 60 institutional and individual investors.
Rep. Henry Waxman: Service with Courage
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman
AFSCME’s Saunders: “Equal Pay Is More Than Dollars and Cents”
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Anniversary
AFSCME’s Saunders: “We Must Address Income Inequality in America”
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Introduction of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Opposition to Fast Track Authorization
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty”
AFSCME commemorates Pres. Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty initiatives.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Extension of Emergency Unemployment Insurance
Emergency unemployment insurance benefits need to be extended immediately. The time is now for Congress to stand up for working people.
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