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.