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Explore the Issues: Archived Posts

Surviving Harvey with the Spirit of Community Service Intact

Learn how AFSCME members across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

Congress Must Save the DREAMers

Some 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants – known as DREAMers – face deportation under President Donald Trump’s order. Congress must stop it.

Clyde Weiss |
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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Tries to Hide Workplace Deaths, but He Can’t Make Us Forget Them

How many workers died on the job in the U.S. last year? The Trump administration just made it harder for you to find out.

Clyde Weiss |

If Only She Had a Union, She Might Still Have her Job

She says she was fired her having her period at work. If only she’d had a union to protect her.

Clyde Weiss |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

Labor Unions Are Surging in Popularity

A new Gallup poll shows public support for labor unions is the highest since 2003.

Raju Chebium |

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 |
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