National Correctional Officers’ and Employees’ Week
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders celebrating National Correctional Officers’ and Employees’ Week
Florida Prisons Bill Would Expand Private Management, Netting A Big Win For Political Contributors
Chris Kirkham, Huffington Post
State could hand over a major slice of its prison system to private, for-profit businesses.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. McEntee on the June Jobs Report
“A Healthy Economy Is the Best Deficit Reduction Strategy”
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on debt ceiling negotiations
Report: Private Prisons Love Mass Incarceration, And Want Politicians To Love It Too
Ryan J. Reilly, Talking Points Memo
Major private prison companies have an incentive to encourage policies which increase populations.
Gov. Jindal's plan to sell state prisons is killed by House committee
Jan Moller, Times-Picayune
Louisiana House deals governor a tough loss on a top priority for his administration.
Ordinary workers took extraordinary stand, made history
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis sanitation strike an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, workplace equality
Private prisons see opposition
Jessica Cuffman, Marion Star
A proposal to privatize six prisons in Ohio faces opposition from a coalition of non-profit groups.
Private Prisons Found to Offer Little in Savings
Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times
Data from Arizona suggests privately operated prisons can cost more to operate than state-run prisons.
Report: “Making A Killing”
A new report exposes how the private prison industry thrives in a pay-to-play culture; making our communities less safe and more prone to violent crime
“We Are Proud of the Work that Our Corrections Employees Do”
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on National Correctional Employees Week
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
ACLU warns against plan to sell state prisons
Alan Johnson, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Privatizing Ohio prisons won't save money, will undermine sentencing reform and will post a security risk.
Countering the Siege
New York Times
AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
Editorial: Dump the prison privatization plan
Florida Senate proposal would cause massive disruption
Florida lawmakers look to privatize prisons
Marc Caputo, Miami Herald
The Florida Senate quietly slipped language into budget proposal that seeks to give corporations the chance to run correctional facilities and probation services in 18 counties.
Plan for prisons: ODRC talks concerns, statistics on privatizing facilities
John Jarvis, Marion Star
As Ohio Gov. John Kasich's proposal to sell five prisons proceeds, including two in Marion to private operators, concerns about safety, budgets and job security have arisen.
Lawmakers Continue Push To Sell Prison, Despite Overcrowding
Ryan Kruger, WSIL-TV
AFSCME urges Illinois lawmakers to ease overcrowding by opening the Thomson Correctional Center rather than selling it to the federal government.