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Explore the Issues: Archived Posts

Keep Those Donations Coming, AFSCME Members Need Your Help

Please continue to donate to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund to help sisters and brothers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Members Are on the Front Lines of a Disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey – now a tropical storm – AFSCME members are helping save lives, restore essential services and protect property in southeastern Texas.

Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

The March on Washington was about Civil and Workers’ Rights

The 1963 March on Washington wasn’t just about civil rights. It was also about workers’ rights.

AFSCME STAFF |

Labor’s Hall of Honor or Hall of Shame?

The U.S. Labor Department says it will induct into its “Hall of Honor” a man who broke a labor union: former President Ronald Reagan.

Clyde Weiss |

Why Joining a Strong Union Is the Way to Go

American workers have always done better when they join together in strong unions. A report out today reiterates that important point.

Pablo Ros |
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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.

AFSCME Facebook Groups Offer a New Way to Connect

With AFSCME Facebook groups, you can be a part of a conversation to swap stories, celebrate victories, and stay connected with other AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |

After Congress Fails, Trump Is Now Biggest Threat to Your Health Care

How dangerous are President Donald Trump’s threats to stop subsidies to insurers? We now know, thanks to a new report.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Condemns the Hateful Acts in Charlottesville

AFSCME condemns the hatred and violence perpetrated by white nationalists this past weekend in Charlottesville.

Pete Levine |

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Still Has No Foundation

How far has President Donald Trump’s plans on infrastructure progressed? So far, not much.

Ray Inoue |

Foster Home Shortage Hurting Kids, Workers in MN

AFSCME-represented child protection workers in Minnesota are finding it harder to place abused and neglected children in foster homes — even as the number of kids in the foster care system keeps going up.

Lynette Kalsnes, Minnesota Council 5 |

July 31 was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

July 31 was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, when the earnings of African-American women since January 2016 finally caught up to the average pay earned by white men just in 2016.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Votes to Proceed with Eyes Closed on Health Care

The U.S. Senate today voted to begin debate on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has allowed tens of millions of Americans to afford health insurance.

Pablo Ros |

Democrats Announce ‘A Better Deal’ For Working People

President Donald Trump’s failure to focus on the problems of working people have left a vacuum on economic issues that Democrats will try to fill with a new plan called “A Better Deal.”

Pablo Ros |

Mind the Gap: Why Wage Growth is Falling Behind

The economy is improving but wages are flat. We explain why.

Ray Inoue |

House Budget Plan: A Blueprint for Disaster

A House budget proposal would be disastrous for millions of people who rely on Medicaid, Medicare and a host of other programs aimed at helping vulnerable Americans.

Clyde Weiss |

‘Let Obamacare Fail.’ Really, Mr. President?

President Donald Trump to Americans who depend on having decent health care: “We’ll let Obamacare fail.” Really, Mr. President?

Clyde Weiss |

Families Worry about Vital Services and Jobs; NJ Gov. Christie Headed to the Beach

AFSCME New Jersey members are fighting to make sure that state workers affected by a brief – and needless – government shutdown get paid in full.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Medicare and Social Security Are Solvent for Near Future, Report Says

Latest review of Medicare, Social Security viability shows both programs doing well for years to come.

Clyde Weiss |

2 Unions Work Together to Win for Working Families

As we face a wave of unprecedented attacks on our workplace rights, AFSCME members in Florida are trying a new approach to secure electoral success.

Mark McCullough |
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