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Victory! Atlanta Local Defeats Airport Takeover Bill

The bill would’ve allowed the state to take over operations of the world’s busiest airport.

Antonio Lewis |

Atlanta Local Fights Airport Takeover Bill

Members of AFSCME Local 1644 want the world’s busiest airport to remain in the city’s hands.

Antonio Lewis |

Never Quit Video Wins International Award

AFSCME won a Telly Award this year for its “Never Quit” video featuring Rachel Cooper, a school cafeteria manager in Atlanta.

Pablo Ros |

College Park Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

College Park, Ga., public workers held a rally demanding a voice on the job. Joining them were members of AFSCME Local 1644 and AFSCME International Pres. Lee Saunders.

Namita Waghray |

Rachel Cooper – Never Quit Service Award Recipient

Steadfast pride and dedication. That’s why Rachel Cooper was honored with AFSCME "Never Quit" Service Award.

Atlanta Workers Speak Up, Win Raises

The City Council voted overwhelmingly July 21 to approve a 3.5 percent pay increase for approximately 3,000 Atlanta city workers in public works, corrections, and parks and recreation, among other city services.

Namita Waghray |

ALEC Wants to Indoctrinate High School Students

ALEC, the corporate front for right-wing “model” state legislation such as the right-to-work scam, is now working to politically indoctrinate America’s young people with a high school graduation requirement that promotes its extremist views.

Omar Tewfik |

Atlanta AFSCME Members Beat Back Aramark

Faced with the loss of their AFSCME-negotiated wages and benefits, and even their jobs, cafeteria workers in Atlanta, members of Local 1644, persuaded school board officials this week to reject a bid by outsourcer Aramark to take over operations.

Clyde Weiss |