- 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 07 Missouri Workers Deliver Signatures to Defend their Rights A right-to-work-for-less bill is among other anti-worker attacks by state legislators. (Blog)
- Feb 24 Snyder to Detroit’s Retirees: Survive on One-Third Less Plan filed today in bankruptcy court leaves the city’s retirees to fend for themselves. (Blog)
- Nov 22 AFSCME Members in Oklahoma Win Back Collective Bargaining Rights Enid residents vote “yes” to give public employees a voice at the negotiating table. (Blog)
- Nov 07 Big Wins for Working Families on Election Night Voters in New Jersey, Seattle vote for minimum wage increases. New York City and Boston voters elect progressive mayors. (Blog)
- Nov 05 On Election Day, Let’s Make Our Voices Heard! Casting your ballot is still the best way to promote positive change for the middle class. (Blog)
- Oct 16 Iowa Council 61 Questions Governor’s Priorities during Shutdown AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Homan tells governor to put political posturing aside during federal shutdown. (Blog)
- Oct 09 AFSCME Members Fighting to Maintain Pension and Protect Public Against Tea Party Ballot Measure Retirement security at risk for 7,500 Cincinnati workers if tea party has its way (Blog)
- Oct 02 Dedicated AFSCME Members in DC Still Helping Tourists Federal workers from AFSCME Council 26 just want to get back to work. (Blog)
- Oct 02 Exposed: Privatizers and Profiteers Selling Out Our Democracy Center for Media and Democracy launches website revealing the hidden side of outsourcing. (Blog)
- Oct 01 It’s Time for Extremists in Congress to Stop Holding our Country Hostage 800,000 federal government employees are out of work, including AFSCME members. (Blog)
- Sep 19 Pres. Lee Saunders Stands with Wisconsin Workers in Sing-Along Protests AFSCME’s president: “we will not rest until justice is done in the state of Wisconsin.” (Blog)
- 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)
- Sep 12 When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in... (Huffington Post)
- Jul 14 In the Fight for Justice – It Is Time to Stand Our Ground
- Jun 27 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform
- 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)
- May 23 Scott Walker's Austerity Plan: Turning Wisconsin Into the New Greece You don't have to look at Athens, Mykonos or Rhodes to see the damage that... (Huffington Post)
- Apr 25 Minnesota child-care union would help kids Everyone benefits if providers are given the right to form a union. (Star Tribune)
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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...
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...