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An Infrastructure Plan or a Big Con?

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is not really about infrastructure at all – it’s about benefitting corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pablo Ros |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |

Young Workers Are the Future of Labor – And the Future Is Now

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 76 percent of the nationwide increase in union membership in 2017 was made up of workers under 35.

Pablo Ros |

Budget Agreement Reached, DREAMers Still in Limbo

While a bipartisan budget deal has been reached and the federal government shutdown has been averted, the fate of the DREAMERs still hangs in the balance.

Pete Levine |

Public Service Workers to Supreme Court: Don’t Silence Our Voices

AFSCME and other public-service unions urge the Supreme Court not to silence the voices of workers.

AFSCME Staff |

Tell Trump: Tips Are for Waiters, Not Bosses

Trump’s Labor Department wants to allow restaurant owners to keep the tips you leave for your waiter. That is, allow bosses to steal their employees’ wages.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Cole, Walker and the Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Across the country, working people honored two Memphis sanitation workers whose deaths triggered the historic 1968 sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Virginia AFSCME Member in Spotlight for State of the Union

Newly-elected Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman has a rare honor tonight.

Pablo Ros |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |

AFSCME Amicus Briefs Argue Supreme Court Should Rule for Working People

More than 35 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in the Janus v. AFSCME case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Don’t Shut Down Uncle Sam. Pass Dreamers Bill. Renew CHIP.

AFSCME to Congress – don’t shut down the government. Also fix DACA and renew CHIP.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME: Working People Stay Strong Despite ‘Relentless, Dishonest’ Attacks on Labor

New federal data on last year’s union membership shows working people remain strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Pete Levine |

Sanitation Work Still Among Most Dangerous – Especially at Private Firms

Fifty years after the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, trash hauling remains a dangerous profession – especially at private firms.

AFSCME Staff |

U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Likely Mean Higher Tolls and Fewer Jobs

Here are the facts about President Donald Trump’s “infrastructure plan,” which the White House says it will release soon.

Donald Cohen, In The Public Interest |

Tax Bill Showers Billions in Tax Cuts on Private Corporations

Learn how the tax bill Congress approved will personally benefit the president and big corporate donors.

AFSCME STAFF |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |
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