Workers win food fight: Decision lets 53 school cafeteria staffers keep their jobs
Steve Collins, The Bristol Press
A ruling by the state Board of Labor Relations Tuesday said the Board of Education must honor the tentative agreement it negotiated with the union, a deal that the Republican majority on the panel declined to back.
Right-Wing Billionaires To Use California Ruling to Nationally Crush Teachers' Unions
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.
AFSCME opposes efforts to weaken nutritional improvements in school meals
AFSCME Federal Government Affairs Department
MS: Jackson school board votes not to privatize transportation
The Jackson Public School Board voted down a proposal by Superintendent Dr. Cedric Gray to outsource transportation during a special meeting Tuesday.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Tim Elfrink, 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
Ellen Dannin, 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.
Senate Committee Passes Education Bill
AFSCME Federal Legislative Report
Senate committee votes to reauthorize Elementary and Secondary Education Act that governs K-12 public education.
AFSCME’s Saunders on Chicago Teachers’ Strike
Statement of AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the strike by the Chicago Teachers’ Union
School nurses' duties wide ranging
Lisa Larson, The Spectrum
Nurses deal with everything from students with diabetes to paralysis…
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
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
California Voters Favor Taxing the Rich to Fend Off School Cuts
Michael B. Marois, Bloomberg
Voters support raising the top rate of state income taxes to prevent public-school funding cuts.
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
PHILIP RUCKER, Dispatch Politics
More than half of $38 billion in spending cuts hit education, labor and health programs.
GOP Budget Slashes Pell Grants
Julie Margetta Morgan, Center for American Progress
The House Budget Committee's budget proposal contained unprecedented cuts to the Pell Grant program.
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