2014 Press Releases
Statement by Lee Saunders on the murders of two New York City Police Officers The senseless, tragic murders of two NYPD officers are agonizing reminders that the hard-working men and women of law enforcement put their lives at risk every day to protect us.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Concerning Passage of the Omnibus Spending Bill “There is little to celebrate in the omnibus, except that it provides budget certainty for the next nine months for most federal agencies and the state and local governments that carry out many federal programs and funding for Ebola."
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Grand Jury Decision in the Shooting Death of Michael Brown The tragic death of Michael Brown and the grand jury’s decision once again reminds us that there remains much work to be done in creating a justice system that is truly color blind.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ Statement on President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration.
Funding a Must for Response to Public Health Emergencies AFSCME Supports Emergency Funding to Address Ebola Crisis
AFSCME Statement on DOL Announcement re: Overtime Protections For Home Care Workers AFSCME supports the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled.
Stop Corporate Inversion: Restore Economic Patriotism AFSCME supports efforts to make corporations pay their fair share.
Public Service Union Champions Higher Education AFSCME Partners with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with Ferguson Community AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement in regards to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Past Due It has been seven years since Congress passed a minimum wage increase and five long years since that increase, to $7.25, went into effect.
The Affordable Care Act ‘Will Continue to Help Families’ AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today on the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling in Halbig v. Burwell.
Home Care, Child Care Providers Resolute in Face of Supreme Court Decision Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn today.
AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with Edward Lane Supreme Court Ruling in Lane v. Franks a victory for free speech
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 Lauds Representative Lynch’s Bill Establishing National EMS Memorial, Urges Swift Passage AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today urging Congress to take action on the H.R. 4690, a bill to establish a National EMS Memorial.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on National Police Week This week, we join law enforcement officers nationwide in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and we thank them as well for risking all every day to keep us safe.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders: Congress Must Guarantee the Right to Vote
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Public Service Recognition Week We must all honor the work of our sisters and brothers by standing united in the struggle for quality public services.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Corrections Officers and Employees Week “We will always honor the sacrifices corrections employees make on our behalf by standing with them in their struggle, which is also ours..."
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on May Day Today, we are united with the simple message that workers’ rights should be universally acknowledged and that every person deserves the opportunity to achieve a better life for themselves and their families.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on Kathleen Sebelius’ leadership as Secretary of Health and Human Services
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.
Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Equal Pay Day
AFSCME Applauds Senate Approval of Jobless Aid and Calls on House to Act Without Delay AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today on the Senate’s approval of jobless aid to millions of Americans.
“The dream lives on when we take a stand against injustice.” Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
AFSCME's Saunders: "Supreme Court Ruling is a Step Backwards"
AFSCME’s Saunders on GOP Tax Plan: “Give Us a Break”
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Retirement of Rep. John Dingell
Institutional Investors Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying in 2014 Shareholder resolutions filed with 48 companies by 60 institutional and individual investors.
Rep. Henry Waxman: Service with Courage Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman
AFSCME’s Saunders: “Equal Pay Is More Than Dollars and Cents” Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Anniversary
AFSCME’s Saunders: “We Must Address Income Inequality in America” Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Introduction of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty” AFSCME commemorates Pres. Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty initiatives.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Extension of Emergency Unemployment Insurance Emergency unemployment insurance benefits need to be extended immediately. The time is now for Congress to stand up for working people.
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