The Fight for Universal Pre-K: New York Charts a Checkered Path Toward Equal Early Education
Truthout The first day of school is fast approaching, and this fall in New York City it will look a little different, as new mayor Bill de Blasio's signature program, universal pre-kindergarten, rolls out.
MI: Outsourced: Ann Arbor Public Schools hires private company for custodial work
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
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.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
Minnesota child-care union would help kids
Star Tribune Everyone benefits if providers are given the right to form a union.
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
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
NYC Parents Rally For Child Care
NY1 News Thousands rallied outside of City Hall Wednesday in support of child care for working families.
Memphis Sanitation Strike Workers to Be Inducted into Labor Hall of Fame
Secretary of Labor to host ceremony on Friday, April 29, to begin induction of 1968 Memphis, Tenn., sanitation strike workers into Labor Hall of Fame
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
California in-home services escape ax
Sacramento Bee As they reduced the budget deficit, Democrats repeatedly emphasized the ideological sacrifices they'd made.
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.
Federal budget cuts hit health, labor, education hardest
Dispatch Politics More than half of $38 billion in spending cuts hit education, labor and health programs.
Is Early Childhood Education An Investment In The Future Or A Giant Waste Of Money?
The Business Insider Advocates of early childhood education programs like Head Start often claim that the social benefits far outweigh the costs.
Quality First! Early childhood initiative in Arizona
Phoenix Examiner Quality First! is a brand new but very important coalition to improve early care in Arizona funded by First Things First.
Child care bargaining is now Oregon state law
Oregon AFSCME Under the watchful eye of children overseen by Oregon AFSCME-represented child care workers, Gov. Ted Kulongoski signs Senate Bill 788 into law on June 25.
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