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Unionized Child Care Workers March Up ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Demanding Wage Equality

Early childhood educators and other staff in New York City held a large rally to speak out about getting paid less than their peers.

G.L. Tyler, District Council 1707 (New York) |

Members at Bankrupt Nonprofit Get $2.5 Million

When news broke in March of the bankruptcy of New York City’s largest nonprofit, the Federation of Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS), the future of 1,400 employees represented by AFSCME Local 215 (DC 1707) was at the mercy of the bankruptcy court.

Kevin Zapf Hanes and G.L. Tyler |

Former AFSCME Member Takes the Gavel in Albany

AFSCME is welcoming the historic election of Carl Heastie, a former AFSCME member, as the first African-American speaker of the New York State Assembly.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |