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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 |

President Trump’s Hollow Education Executive Order

President Donald Trump’s executive order on education is a shallow initiative that threatens protections for America’s public school students while doing nothing to help them.

Pete Levine |

Today We Honor Workers Who’ve Lost Their Lives on the Job

On this Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have died on the job and strengthen our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.

Pablo Ros |

Our Middle Class Is Shrinking Compared to Western Europe’s. This is Not Good

Middle-class Americans are falling further behind, even compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Clyde Weiss |

Leaders in Congress Want to Take On Health Care Again. Why?

President Trump wants Congress to step up to the plate and take another swing at the Affordable Care Act. But this second replacement plan is even worse than the first.

Pablo Ros |

Call Trump to Stop the Shutdown

With a government shutdown looming, tell President Trump to act now to protect our public services.

AFSCME Staff |

New Study Shows “Right-to-Work” Laws Harm Workers

Recent “right-to-work” laws in the Midwest set the stage for a kind of regional experiment that is helping us answer an important question: What’s the impact of “right-to-work” laws on a state’s workforce?

Pablo Ros |

Slashing the Federal Workforce Isn’t Cool, Mick Mulvaney

The Trump administration relishes the prospect of slashing the federal workforce. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

Raju Chebium |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |

Private Prisons Yet Another Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes

The House GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should worry everyone who has employer-provided health insurance because it calls for taxing your health benefits.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump’s Immigration Policies ‘Nothing Short of Mass Deportation’

Trump’s new immigration push ‘nothing sort of mass deportation,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says.

Raju Chebium |

Good News on Pay for Illinois Public Service Workers

A judge in Illinois has given state employees reason to breathe easier – for now.

Anders Lindall |

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake.

Pablo Ros |

The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.

Clyde Weiss |
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