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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 |

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 |

Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes

The House GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should worry everyone who has employer-provided health insurance because it calls for taxing your health benefits.

Clyde Weiss |

The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.

Clyde Weiss |

Jessica Ellul of CT Recognized for Organizing Work

For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation.

Clyde Weiss |

Iowa Pols Should Support Workers’ Rights, Not Squash Them

More than 184,000 Iowa public service workers are about to lose important collective bargaining rights.

John Noonan, | Clyde Weiss |

Don’t Be Left Behind – Get a College Degree with AFSCME’s Help

“The dominance of college graduates in the economy is, if anything, accelerating,” reports the Associated Press. Let AFSCME help you get a college degree – with no out-of-pocket costs.

Clyde Weiss |

‘Just Do the Best You Can,’ Says AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner

CSEA’s JoAnne Veneziano, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award, “is a source of motivation and inspiration,” said co-worker Adrienne Herbst, who nominated her.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

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 |

Near Death, a Hunter Finds His ‘Heroes and Angels’ – AFSCME Members

Pennsylvania hunter Bruce Miller called AFSCME members and 911 dispatchers Joe Thompson and Mike Corbin – and other emergency responders – “heroes and angels.” Find out why.

Clyde Weiss |

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline: January 31

Hurry – the deadline to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, open to AFSCME members and their families, is Jan. 31, at noon (ET). The same deadline applies for the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

Working Families Lose Ground in Kentucky. So Sad.

Kentucky has taken a step backward in helping workers get ahead, passing a so-called right-to-work law that will make it harder for working families to earn a living wage.

Clyde Weiss |

Public Services or Private Services? Trump’s Picks Favor Privatization All Around

Donald Trump’s choices for his administration are ready to give the store away when they get into office, privatizing public services and even Social Security and Medicare.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |