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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Congress Poised to Act Against Working Families

Worried about the new Congress? You should be. Congressional leaders have working families in their sights, and we all need to be prepared to fight back.

The Days Ahead Hold Dangers for Public Employees

The coming year presents increased threats to public service workers because the elections increased the power of right-wing lawmakers at local and state levels.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Doesn’t Speak for Working Americans

Unions, not President-elect Donald Trump or the 115th Congress, give working people a powerful voice.

Raju Chebium |

A Simple Yet Powerful New Year’s Resolution

Here’s a way to help AFSCME grow stronger so our union can help working people everywhere.

Raju Chebium |

Ohio Gov Blocks Minimum Wage Vote in Cleveland

Clevelanders won’t be able to decide next year if employers in their city should pay workers at least $15 an hour, thanks to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Raju Chebium |

A One-Two Punch to the Average American

The incoming Trump administration is getting ready to deliver a one-two punch to working families by undoing two Obama labor laws that would have put more money in our pockets.

A Few of Labor’s Gifts to Working People

Check out five reasons (and more!) to thank the labor movement this holiday season.

Raju Chebium |

American Dream or American Nightmare?

For those born in 1980, the chance of earning more than their parents at age 30 had dropped to 50 percent. It’s a coin toss for them; the American Dream could just as easily become a nightmare.

Pablo Ros |

How Progressives Can Better Communicate with Working Families

AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining, Steven Kreisberg, joined a roundtable discussion to provide some answers.

Pablo Ros |

Obamacare Repeal First Order of Business for New Senate

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to sign legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act into law.

Raju Chebium |

Judge Blocks Obama Rule Giving Overtime to Millions

Corporations give thanks to a federal judge for preventing millions of workers from getting the overtime they deserve.

California Nurses to Strike 3 Days This Month to Improve Patient Care

Sharp Healthcare nurses authorize a strike.

Clyde Weiss |

Latina Equal Pay Day

It takes more than 22 months for Latinas to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earn in 12.

In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

Outbreak: Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis

For AFSCME Member Scott Byington, hardly a night goes by that he doesn’t treat a person wounded by a bullet.

Pablo Ros |

Corporations Rake in Profits, so Trump Wants to Lower their Taxes. Huh?

Corporate profits are soaring but taxes on those profits are at near record lows, reports the Economic Policy Institute and Americans for Tax Fairness.

Clyde Weiss |

When There’s a Drop in Union Jobs, All Workers Earn Less

More union jobs means more money for everyone.

African American Women’s Equal Pay Day Is August 23

African-American women have to work nearly eight months – that’s 238 days into the next year, to earn as much as white, non-Hispanic men did in the previous year.

Jasmine Tucker, National Women’s Law Center |

It’s About Time – Federal Government to End Use of For-Profit Prison Operators

AFSCME applauds the Justice Department’s decision to end the use of private, for-profit firms to run America’s federal prisons.

Clyde Weiss |

The Voting Rights Act at 51: Why It Must Be Restored to its Full Power

51 years ago today the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. This is why it must be restored to its full power.

Erica Nash-Thomas |
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