- Jan 30 Indiana’s ‘Pravda on the Plains’ Gets Shut Down After a public outrcry Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pulled the plug just days after word got out that he was planning to launch a state-run, taxpayer-funded news service that would offer pre-written news stories and breaking news about his administration. (Blog)
- Nov 21 AFSCME Retiree Wins City Council Seat Steve Barrows says his experiences with AFSCME Local 1574 gave him the skills needed to run for office. “My background as a union member gave me confidence over the years as I attended conventions and took on leadership roles in the local,” he says. (Blog)
- Nov 04 AFSCME Members Have Already Made a Difference on Election Day Thank you to everyone who participated in get-out-the-vote efforts. No matter what today’s outcome, know that you have already made a positive difference. (Blog)
- Nov 04 We Demand A Shot at the American Dream On Tuesday, Election Day, the American people have an answer for politicians who say we do not deserve better: You are utterly wrong. (Blog)
- Nov 03 Closing the Deal in the Home Stretch Katie Farber, a retired social worker and AFSCME Retiree Chapter 5 member, has been on a mission since May – to knock on 90 doors a week until Election Day. (Blog)
- Nov 03 In Iowa, Doing the Right Thing Iowa Council 61 volunteers are scattered across the state this year, trying to defeat anti-worker candidates and protect vulnerable supporters. (Blog)
- Oct 30 Truth Is No Obstacle for Wisconsin Governor Gov. Scott Walker has a problem with the truth. When the facts don’t benefit him, he has no problem twisting them out of all reality. PolitiFact Wisconsin rates his assertion of a $535 million budget surplus as a “false claim.” (Blog)
- Oct 30 Voting Early, Texans Push for Change Tomorrow – October 31 – is the last day of early voting in Texas. For more info on how to early vote in Texas go here: http://votetexas.gov/voting/when/#early-voting (Blog)
- Oct 24 Florida Retirees Make a Big Difference in Upcoming Election With so much on the line in this year’s midterm elections – from retirement security to voting rights -- AFSCME retirees in Miami-Dade County made more than 100,000 calls to Floridians in recent weeks, encouraging them to vote on or before Nov. 4. (Blog)
- Oct 24 Fighting Back in Ohio Ohio AFSCME members are going door-to-door and making phone calls to protect public services and their rights - and to elect candidates willing to fight for working families. (Blog)
- Oct 22 They Want Us to Stay Home on Nov. 4 A recent series of court rulings blocked implementation of discriminatory voter identification laws in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Texas - but the Supreme Court reversed a lower court and allowed Texas to move ahead with their voter suppression law. (Blog)
- Jul 03 Alaska State Troopers Set Bar High for Public Service A fugitive surrenders himself after watching an episode of the reality show “Alaska State Troopers,” telling troopers they are the most professional and courteous law enforcement personnel he had dealt with. (Blog)
- Mar 20 Koch Brothers Should Return $157 Million in Government Subsidies Koch Industries and their parent companies receive a total of $157 million in state and... (PR Watch)
- Nov 04 We Demand a Shot at the American Dream On Election Day, the American people have an answer for politicians who say we do... (The Huffington Post)
- Feb 03 Study Finds Affordable Care Act Improves Incomes of the Bottom 20%
- Feb 03 Obama Delivers State of the Union Address
- Oct 01 AFSCME’s Saunders: “It’s Time for Governing to Take Precedence over Partisan Posturing” Misguided Vendetta-Fueled Agenda to Repeal Affordable Care Act Must Be Stopped (Press Release)
- Sep 13 Secretary-Treasurer Reyes: Violence Against Women Act Needs Protection, Not Cuts, on Its Anniversary Statement of AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes on the 19th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (Press Release)
- Jun 26 We Celebrate Today’s Victory But We Know There Is More Work to Be Done Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Landmark DOMA & Proposition 8 Decisions (Press Release)
- Jun 25 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Supreme Court Decision to Gut the Voting Rights Act
- Jun 19 America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of... (Huffington Post)
The fact is, this spending vs. taxes debate is largely meaningless. Watch our explainer video to learn about corporate tax breaks, the U.S. Government's secret subsidy program that some in...
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.