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President Trump’s Hollow Education Executive Order

President Donald Trump’s executive order on education is a shallow initiative that threatens protections for America’s public school students while doing nothing to help them.

Pete Levine |

Today We Honor Workers Who’ve Lost Their Lives on the Job

On this Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have died on the job and strengthen our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.

Pablo Ros |

Our Middle Class Is Shrinking Compared to Western Europe’s. This is Not Good

Middle-class Americans are falling further behind, even compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Clyde Weiss |

Leaders in Congress Want to Take On Health Care Again. Why?

President Trump wants Congress to step up to the plate and take another swing at the Affordable Care Act. But this second replacement plan is even worse than the first.

Pablo Ros |

Call Trump to Stop the Shutdown

With a government shutdown looming, tell President Trump to act now to protect our public services.

AFSCME Staff |

New Study Shows “Right-to-Work” Laws Harm Workers

Recent “right-to-work” laws in the Midwest set the stage for a kind of regional experiment that is helping us answer an important question: What’s the impact of “right-to-work” laws on a state’s workforce?

Pablo Ros |

Slashing the Federal Workforce Isn’t Cool, Mick Mulvaney

The Trump administration relishes the prospect of slashing the federal workforce. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

Raju Chebium |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |

Private Prisons Yet Another Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes

The House GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should worry everyone who has employer-provided health insurance because it calls for taxing your health benefits.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump’s Immigration Policies ‘Nothing Short of Mass Deportation’

Trump’s new immigration push ‘nothing sort of mass deportation,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says.

Raju Chebium |

Good News on Pay for Illinois Public Service Workers

A judge in Illinois has given state employees reason to breathe easier – for now.

Anders Lindall |

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake.

Pablo Ros |

The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Names New Labor Secretary Nominee

A day after we bid good riddance to Andrew Puzder, President Trump has named a new nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department: Alexander Acosta.

Pablo Ros |

Puzder Out as Labor Secretary Nominee

Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Will Trump’s next choice be someone who stands up for working families?

Jesse Berney |

We Must Be Vigilant on Health Care

The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid are all at risk of being gutted. It’s up to us to protect them.

Jesse Berney |

Paying the “Price” for New HHS Secretary

AFSCME International president explains why older Americans are particularly vulnerable now that the Senate has confirmed Tom Price as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Lee Saunders |

Playing Politics with a Child’s Life

In Illinois, politics could imperil an infant’s life.

Anders Lindall, AFSCME Council 31 |

Note to Labor Nominee: It’s OK If You’re Having Second Thoughts

Andrew Puzder should reconsider taking on the role of U.S. secretary of labor because the entire trajectory of his career as fast food CEO is at odds with the mission of the Labor Dept.

Pablo Ros |
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