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House Budget Plan: A Blueprint for Disaster

A House budget proposal would be disastrous for millions of people who rely on Medicaid, Medicare and a host of other programs aimed at helping vulnerable Americans.

Clyde Weiss |

‘Let Obamacare Fail.’ Really, Mr. President?

President Donald Trump to Americans who depend on having decent health care: “We’ll let Obamacare fail.” Really, Mr. President?

Clyde Weiss |

A Game Show Jackpot Will Change His Life – But Not His Public-Service Job

Why were Illinois sanitation worker Delvar Dopson and his wife competing on the NBC show “The Wall,” and what will they do with the jackpot they won? Bet you can’t guess.

Clyde Weiss and Anders Lindall |

Medicare and Social Security Are Solvent for Near Future, Report Says

Latest review of Medicare, Social Security viability shows both programs doing well for years to come.

Clyde Weiss |

Paid Leave is an Investment in Working Families, but Trump’s Plan Falls Short

Trump’s meager plan for paid family leave “falls far short of what most working Americans need,” congressional Democrats write. We agree.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Members Call on Louisiana Lawmakers to Raise Wages. They Do.

Louisiana public employees had not received a pay increase for nearly a decade. They will soon, and members of AFSCME Council 17 played a role in making that happen.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Launches Campaign to Honor Dr. King, 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strikers

AFSCME is launching a campaign of education and activism to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.

Clyde Weiss |

Union Plus, McEntee Scholarship Winners Announced for 2017

Here are the AFSCME winners of the Union Plus Scholarship and Gerald W. McEntee award for 2017.

Clyde Weiss |

Laura Fulmer Takes Her Job Seriously. Her Community Loves Her for It

Never Quit Award winner Laura Fulmer is serious about her job as a Housing Code Enforcement Officer. Her community is very appreciative.

Clyde Weiss |

She Became an EMT – and a Union Member – to Help Others

Emergency Medical Technician Lindsay Washington helped her co-workers build a union to improve the services they provide to the community.

Clyde Weiss |

Priorities USA Report: Voter ID Laws Suppressed Turnout in Presidential Election

Wisconsin’s voter ID law suppressed turnout among African Americans and other groups, benefiting Trump, Priorities USA says in new report.

Clyde Weiss |

CEO Pay Skyrockets, Leaving Workers in their Dust

CEO pay continues to balloon while workers’ pay shrinks in comparison, according to new findings released by AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME: Don’t Fix Puerto Rico’s Problems on Backs of Public Workers, Retirees

Don’t solve Puerto Rico’s economic ills on the back of its public employees and retirees. That’s the message from Steve Kreisberg, AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining services.

Clyde Weiss |

Our Middle Class Is Shrinking Compared to Western Europe’s. This is Not Good

Middle-class Americans are falling further behind, even compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Family Scholarships Awarded for 2017

Introducing the winners of this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Women Make a Difference Every Day

On Tuesday, during Women’s History Month, AFSCME staff heard three inspirational women tell us about becoming leaders in their union.

Clyde Weiss |

Have Van, Will Travel … Far

Twice a week, CSEA member James Boisvert drives a single hearing-impaired student to a school for the deaf – more than 140 miles away and he never quits on the student.

Clyde Weiss |

Mountain Climber at Work and Outside is Latest Never Quit Winner

Never Quit Service Award winner Amy Biegler personifies the can-do attitude that makes her the champion she is, both on the job and on the mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro, to be precise.

Clyde Weiss |