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AFSCME Offers Solutions to Struggling Chicago Cabbies

Small business owners who own and operate taxis in Chicago face unfair competition with rideshare operators like Uber and Lyft. A new report by Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 offers solutions to help save taxi service in the Windy City.

David Kreisman |

Trump Wrecking Ball Misses ‘Fiduciary Rule,’ A Victory for Working Families

We rejoice at the survival of the Obama administration’s “fiduciary rule,” which the Trump administration had targeted for elimination.

Pablo Ros |
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Tell Your Senators: ‘Hands Off Medicaid’

President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.

Trump’s Infrastructure Shell Game

President Trump’s infrastructure plan serves up sweet deals for private investors while making public service workers and communities suffer.

Pete Levine |

How to Know When You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The Kansas Legislature just said no to Gov. Sam Brownback’s radical tax-cutting plan. The state’s experiment with unnecessary austerity is now thankfully dead.

Pablo Ros |

In Proposing Cuts to Medicaid, Trump Backtracks on Major Campaign Promise

Donald Trump won the presidency on a promise to stand up for working Americans, including protecting the federal programs they rely on. We now know he was bluffing.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Education Budget: Another Attack on Public Workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed education budget will do away with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which supports financially-strapped public service workers.

Pete Levine |

CBO Gives House Health Care Bill Worse than a Failing Grade

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the House health care bill, and it looks ugly.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Budget Would Hurt Everyone – Except the Wealthy

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would hurt the very people who put him in office just so he could give his rich buddies massive tax cuts.

Omar Tewfik |
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Dangerous and Unfair

President Trump and Speaker Ryan promised better health care at a lower cost for more people, but instead the House has passed a health care bill that will make the system worse for working people.

EMS Week: Celebrating Those Who Save Lives

In life’s most desperate hours, EMS workers respond without hesitation. EMS Week is a chance to thank them for their bravery, skill and compassion.

Pete Levine |

After 100 Years of Flowers, Time for Paid Family Leave

Nothing wrong with flowers and candy, but after more than 100 years of celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s time to give mothers what they really want and need: paid family leave.

Pablo Ros |

Priorities USA Report: Voter ID Laws Suppressed Turnout in Presidential Election

Wisconsin’s voter ID law suppressed turnout among African Americans and other groups, benefiting Trump, Priorities USA says in new report.

Clyde Weiss |

Lifetime Caps on Health Insurance Could Harm Millions

If the so-called House “replacement” bill becomes law, then everyone in the country who is covered by an employer-sponsored plan – 159 million Americans – could be harmed. As written, the bill would allow insurers to put lifetime limits on coverage.

Pablo Ros |

CEO Pay Skyrockets, Leaving Workers in their Dust

CEO pay continues to balloon while workers’ pay shrinks in comparison, according to new findings released by AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch.

Clyde Weiss |

Is Trump For or Against Offshoring?

As a new study reveals, after 100 days in office, President Donald Trump continues to reward U.S. companies that offshore jobs.

Pablo Ros |

House Threatens Everyday Americans with Trumpcare

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to make your health care worse.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Says No to Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers are making a comeback in a federal spending bill that’ll keep government running through September 30. This is bad for public education.

Becky Levin and Raju Chebium |

Now More Than Ever: May Day is a Must

This year’s May Day message of inclusiveness and respect honors not just workers but other groups under attack.

Pete Levine |

The Art of the Steal: President Trump’s Tax “Reform” Spells Disaster

The Trump plan will give a big tax cut to the super wealthy. Put a billionaire in the White House and his tax plan is going to help millionaires and billionaires.

Elissa McBride |
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