Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968, after traveling to Memphis to support 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers who were on strike due to dangerous working conditions,...
In 1968 sanitation workers made history in Memphis, Tennessee. Over a thousand workers went on strike to protest unfair wages, discrimination, and unsafe working conditions that took the lives of...
Coverage from CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis about the commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work and the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.
Pres. Saunders speaks with Les Smith from WHBQ Fox 13 about the events in Memphis commemorating the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work and the 1968 sanitation...
- May 17 Thousands of Minnesota Child Care Providers Closer to Winning Bargaining Rights Senate passes bill to permit providers to form their own union. House vote expected soon. (Blog)
- May 16 California Interpreters Push State for More Trained Interpreters Over the next five years, 3 million Californians will require language assistance in health care. (Blog)
- May 14 Fast Food Fight: Striking Workers Draw AFSCME, Community Support Walkouts from restaurants in Missouri follow similar actions in New York and Chicago. (Blog)
- May 09 AFSCME Nurses Leave DC Ready to Organize The 14th National Nurses Congress brought together nursing professionals from across the country. (Blog)
- May 02 Vermont Home Care Providers Win Historic Collective Bargaining Victory Providers now await Gov. Peter Shumlin’s signature for bill to become law. (Blog)
- Apr 25 Black Workers More Likely Than Others to Be in Unions Differences in union membership are magnified in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. (Blog)
- Apr 23 Massachusetts Bus Drivers and Monitors Join AFSCME Council 93 welcomes the 224 employees of the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. (Blog)
- Apr 10 Volunteer Member Organizers Hit the Doors in Memphis to Strengthen the Union Reinforcements from across the country came to organize workers in Memphis. (Blog)
- Apr 04 The Struggle Continues in Memphis as Labor and Allies Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Event commemorates Dr. King’s life and his work on behalf of the Memphis sanitation workers. (Blog)
- Mar 19 Maryland State Workers Gain Voice on the Job with AFSCME Winning collective bargaining rights was the first step for these public service workers. (Blog)
- Mar 18 AFSCME Applauds President Obama’s Labor Secretary Appointment: Thomas E. Perez Extensive experience championing civil rights will guide Perez’s actions on behalf of America’s workers. (Blog)
- Mar 13 New Orleans Cab Drivers Seek Fair Treatment on the Job Taxi cab drivers are partnering with AFSCME Council 17 for fair treatment on the job. (Blog)
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