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CEO Pay Soars to 361 Times that of the Average Worker

Rich CEOs are getting richer, earning 361 times more than rank-and-file workers, according to a new study.

AFL-CIO |

Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces System That's Rigged Against Working People

AFSCME President Lee Saunders blasted today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing employers to prevent workers from filing collective legal action in a bid to improve their pay and working conditions.

AFSCME Staff |

What Right-Wing Groups Have in Store for Public Service Workers

A new report reveals the plans that corporate-backed groups are hatching to pull a massive, anti-union scam on public service workers.

AFSCME Staff |

Tell Congress Not to Cut Food Stamps

Tell Congress not to cut food stamps to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

12 Things We've Learned About the GOP Tax Bill

How’s that tax “reform” law working out for working people? Not so well.

AFL-CIO and AFSCME Staff |

Pay Hikes for Minnesota State Workers

Minnesota public service workers are getting pay raises they deserve after coming together to negotiate a better contract through their union, AFSCME Council 5.

Minnesota Council 5 |

Preventing Workplace Violence is a Priority This Workers Memorial Day

New standards are desperately needed at the federal level to combat the growing problem of workplace violence.

AFSCME Staff |

Public Service Workers Need Unions More than Ever

Public service workers across the country are slipping out of the middle class, according to The New York Times. This is a reminder that labor unions are needed more than ever.

Pablo Ros |

Why Prison Privatization is Bad: A Case Study

A recent instance of prison violence in Mississippi shows why prison privatization is bad.

Melissa Weinstein |

City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

Learn how members of one Ohio local helped their community recover after a tornado tore through their city recently.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

Equal Pay Day Reminds Us the Gender Pay Gap Persists

On Equal Pay Day, we are reminded that women still get paid less than men for doing the same work.

Pablo Ros |

Thank a Library Worker Today

Today is National Library Workers Day, which means it’s a great day to thank a library staff member.

Jane Billinger |

City Cited for Safety Violations in CSEA Member's Death

The City of Watertown, N.Y., has been cited for safety violations in the death of a CSEA member who worked at a sewage plant.

Melissa Weinstein |

The Week of I AM Commemorations

Thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME in Memphis: I AM 2018 is Call to Action to “Reach the Promised Land”

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Mountaintop” speech, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders echoed King’s words on the struggle for racial and economic justice.

Pablo Ros |

A Historic Week’s Events Commemorate the Tragedy and Triumph of 50 Years Ago

This week’s Mountaintop Conference will be a celebration and commemoration of labor and civil rights history.

Pete Levine |

Koch Brothers Work to Rig the Courts

Charles and David Koch are branching out - to the judicial branch, that is.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME’s Partnership with The Film Foundation Engages Youths, Spotlights Workers

AFSCME has partnered with movie director Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation to engage young people about the essential stories of democracy.

Pete Levine |

Fifty Years Later, The Struggle Continues

Despite the progress that Memphis’ sanitation workers have seen, echoes from the past remain.

Pete Levine |

The Affordable Care Act Is Eight Years Old and More Popular than Ever

Eight years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The law has never been as popular as it is today.

Pablo Ros |
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