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AFSCME Retiree to Congress: 'Hands off my Medicare, Hands off my Social Security'

An AFSCME retiree has a powerful message for Congress: Don’t mess with Medicare or Social Security.

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Somali Refugee Is Like a Mother to Her Community

AFSCME member Hawo Gurey survived a civil war, lived in an African refugee camp and finally made it to Minnesota, where she is now a mother to her community.

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Slashing Medicaid Would Devastate In-Home Care Patients and Providers

For 5 million Americans who receive home care and for the AFSCME members who provide that vital service, cuts and caps to Medicaid would have devastating consequences.

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Trump Budget Would Hurt Everyone – Except the Wealthy

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would hurt the very people who put him in office just so he could give his rich buddies massive tax cuts.

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We Must Stand Firm on the 60-Vote Rule for Gorsuch

Working people are demanding that Congress stick with the 60-vote rule to confirm nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Obama Overtime Rule May Find New Life in the States

If President Trump fails to expand overtime protections for working people, some state legislators say they will.

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Overtime Rule Will Give Millions an Overdue Raise

The administration’s overtime rule more than doubles the existing overtime salary threshold, so white collar salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 annually will now be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week.

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Member Takes Workplace Violence Fight to DC

AFSCME Minnesota member Eric Hesse, at a Capitol Hill press conference, called for reforms needed to prevent violence against health care workers.

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Communities Deserve Services, Not Schemes

Government deals with big banks to fund social services are bad news: They lack transparency, assign risk to the public and show no evidence of making services better and more efficient.

Omar Tewfik |

Take Action on Friedrichs this Week: Stop the Attacks

This week, join fellow AFSCME sisters and brothers and working people across the country to say enough is enough! Sign the petition!

Omar Tewfik |

For Latina Leaders, AFSCME Strong is Close to Home

For Josette Jaramillo and Betty Jo Aragon, AFSCME Strong is deeply personal. Jaramillo and Aragon, president and vice president of AFSCME District Council 76 respectively, are from Pueblo, Colorado, a city where nearly half of all residents are Latino.

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Public Safety Congress Gets AFSCME Strong

Hundreds of AFSCME first responders gathered in Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2015 Public Safety Congress to discuss important issues regarding public safety, service and building power through AFSCME Strong.

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AFSCME Members Establish Innovative Youth Court

For more than a decade, AFSCME Local 1624 Pres. Judy Cortez and Austin Municipal Court Judge John Vasquez, have been working in their free time to establish a mobile problem-solving youth court, or Youth Diversion Program.

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(Corporate) America’s Embarrassing Income Gap

In yet another sign that rising income inequality is unsettling our nation, the SEC ruled that starting in 2017 most publicly traded companies must identify and disclose how much CEOs make relative to the median salary of rank-and-file employees.

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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.

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Governor Walker’s War on Higher Education

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s anti-worker governor, seems eager to weaken vital public services and important institutions in his state, even if they exist to provide a better future for Wisconsin’s youth.

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Ohio Retirees at Forum Push to Expand Social Security

Standing up for retirement security for all Americans during a White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) regional meeting here Monday, AFSCME Ohio retirees amplified the call to preserve, protect and expand Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

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