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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

AFSCME Opposes Trump’s Bigoted and Irresponsible Migrant Ban

“AFSCME is proud to join thousands in states across the country to speak out against Donald Trump’s bigoted and irresponsible executive order” banning Muslims from certain countries from entry into the U.S., said President Lee Saunders.

Clyde Weiss |

Voter Fraud? What You Talkin’ About, Trump?

What voter fraud? President Donald Trump alleges—falsely—that there’s massive voter fraud. But there’s no evidence that this is true.

Raju Chebium |

Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary Deserves an ‘F’ in Education

Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos has no serious qualifications for that job and supports privatization of education. We say ‘no’ to DeVos.

Clyde Weiss |

Equal Pay for Women and Men Still Elusive 8 Years After Lilly Ledbetter Law

This Sunday marks the eighth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That law was a milestone on the road to equal pay but also serves as a reminder of how far the country has to go.

Pablo Ros |

Despite Relentless Attacks, AFSCME Continues to Grow

Despite a nationwide decline in labor union membership last year, AFSCME continues to grow. Last year, our union saw a net growth of nearly 12,000 members.

Pablo Ros |

Where’s Palin When You Need Her?

As part of his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is floating an idea long popular with many Republican lawmakers to convert Medicaid into a block-grant program.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Infrastructure Plan Is What Our Country Needs

Senate Democrats today proposed a plan to invest in our nation’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to broadband internet and school buildings, and create 15 million new jobs.

Pablo Ros |

Trump’s Wrong Choice for OMB

Trump’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget wants to make huge, arbitrary cuts that will cost America jobs and could send our economy into a tailspin.

Obama Overtime Rule May Find New Life in the States

If President Trump fails to expand overtime protections for working people, some state legislators say they will.

Omar Tewfik |

March This Weekend, Organize for the Next Four Years

In response to the swearing-in of the new president, thousands upon thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation’s capital to give voice to their views and their values.

Lee Saunders |

The Women’s March is for Everyone

The Women’s March on Washington, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people in our nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

Iowa Vets to Pols: Our Issues Are Working Family Issues

Hundreds of Iowa vets tell legislators that their issues are aligned with the concerns of working families.

David Patterson |

Tom Price Is Coming for Your Health Care

Hearings start Wednesday for Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, and we have some questions for him.

Let’s Not Forget: Obamacare Saves Lives

The Affordable Care Act barred insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and made it possible for 30 million people to get insured.

Raju Chebium |

When the Food Seems Part of the Punishment

Aramark food is reportedly so bad that it’s been the source of inmate complaints and protests for many years – and is sparking a protest march Saturday in the nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

A Threat to Public Service Workers is Headed Our Way – We’re Ready

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon consider a case that could make it more difficult for public service workers to improve their jobs, wages and benefits through their unions.

Clyde Weiss |

30 Million Reasons Not to Repeal Health Care

Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act took their first step to repeal the health care law, but they don’t have a substitute.

Pablo Ros |

In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history.

Seriously? $1 Federal Pay?

Congress could slash salaries of individual federal employees to as low as $1 under an obscure rule revived by right-wing lawmakers.

Raju Chebium |

Council 61 Members Stand Up for Their Collective Bargaining Rights

Members of AFSCME Council 61 stood together to fight for Iowa communities. Find out how.

John Noonan and David Patterson |
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