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What Makes a Good Infrastructure Plan?

AFSCME has long encouraged public investment in our country’s infrastructure. In 2019, we will continue to make our voices heard so that any infrastructure plan creates good jobs and invests in public services.

AFSCME Staff |

GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

Those cuts reduce revenues, creating bigger deficits that Trump and his fellow Republicans use as an excuse to cut public services that working families rely on like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Americans for Tax Fairness |

Voting to Keep Public Services in Public Hands

Voters chose to side with the common good in at least two powerful ways: stopping privatization and implementing progressive taxes to pay for much-needed public services.

Jeremy Mohler, In the Public Interest |

AFSCME Supports Bill Curbing Workplace Violence

The bill would help protect hospital, psychiatric, behavioral health care, EMS workers and others by requiring the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to issue a federal worker-protection standard.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Sues Puerto Rico to Stop Betrayal of Public Service Workers

Even as public service workers in Puerto Rico made sacrifices, their government was betraying them. This week, AFSCME and AFT sued the government, alleging mismanagement of pension funds.

AFSCME Staff |

Pay for Latinas Lags Well Behind White Males

Latina women had to work until November 1 of this year to earn the same wages their white male counterparts earned in the previous year. Ten months longer!

Pablo Ros |

Public Charge Rule Would Turn American Dream into Nightmare for Millions

A new rule by the Trump administration would subject immigrants to indecency and indignity. It runs counter to AFSCME’s values.

Elissa McBride |

AFSCME’s Archives: A Treasure Trove of Labor History

Learn about AFSCME’s archives, a rich lode of labor history.

Stefanie Caloia, AFSCME Archivist |

“Junk” Insurance Plans Could Weaken Affordable Care Act Protections

With these junk plans, insurers are permitted to screen for, and charge more for, pre-existing conditions.

Pete Levine |

Unions Push for “Grade A” Paid Parental Leave

The long-term goal is for all workers–union and non-union, public and private sector–to have access to paid family leave.

Elissa McBride |

Working People Are Struggling in Trump’s Economy

There is plenty of evidence that this is a strong economy primarily for those already in a privileged position.

Lee Saunders |

Believe It or Not, Congress Seeks More Tax Cuts for the Rich

Yes, really. The U.S. House has approved a bill that would offer a new round of tax cuts for the richest 1 percent of Americans.

AFSCME Staff |

S-T McBride: ‘Let’s Hear the Truth’ About Kavanaugh’s Past

She reiterated AFSCME’s opposition to Kavanaugh, underscoring that he has consistently “ruled for wealthy corporate interests against working women, against working people.”

AFSCME Staff |
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Don’t Like Wealth Inequality? Join a Union

Unions help reduce the wealth inequality between white families and families of color, a new report shows.

Pablo Ros |

OCSEA Responds to Fentanyl Exposure in Ohio Prison

Workers at Ohio’s Ross Correctional Institution were exposed to a mix of the powerful opioid fentanyl and heroin on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OCSEA, AFSCME International Staff |

Labor Union Approval Hits 15-Year High

This news comes despite a wave of unprecedented attacks by billionaire CEOs and corporate special interests to further rig our economy and democracy against everyday Americans.

Pete Levine |

Stop Trump’s Proposal Before It Hurts Home Care Workers

The proposal would make it illegal for home care workers to choose to have dues come directly out of their paychecks.

AFSCME Staff |

What the Job Numbers Don’t Tell You

Working people are still struggling in this rigged economy and wages are barely increasing.

Jacob Baum |

Mark Janus Quits Public Service Job to Serve Big-Money Special Interests

He announced he is quitting his state job as a child support specialist to join the Illinois Policy Institute as a “senior fellow.”

Pablo Ros |
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