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Historic Victories at Hand for AFSCME 3299 Workers

A three-year struggle for fairness is almost over for thousands of workers in the University of California system.

Pete Levine |

DC 37 Members Demand Accountability from NYC’s Private Hospitals

AFSCME members in New York are speaking out about runaway charges in the city’s largest private hospitals and are asking the city council to resolve the problem.

Mike Lee, AFSCME District Council 37 |

In Nashua, New Hampshire, School Workers Win Fight Against Privatization

AFSCME Local 365 (Council 93) school workers in Nashua, New Hampshire, fought privatization, winning a new five-year contract.

AFSCME Staff |

The Financial Consultant Who Ruins State Budgets

Read about a budget consultant who’s infamous for shrinking budgets at the cost of essential public services.

Jay Hutchison |

School Bus Privatization Blocked in Maryland’s Second-Largest District

The members of Local 2250 organized and wrote hundreds of letters to school board members urging them to cancel the vote.

Sara Haas |

ASEA Members Block Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

More than 200 Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) members work at API as protective service workers, nurses and clinicians.

Jashua Bane |

International Public Sector Unions Tackle Privatization

North American members of Public Services International – an international confederation of public sector labor unions – gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the many threats posed by privatization.

Pete Levine |

Solidarity prevails in Rockford privatization fight

When members of AFSCME Local 1275 (Council 31) stood as one and said no to outsourcing, their employer – Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools – backed down.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Fight is on to Save Alaska Psychiatric Institute

ASEA members are fighting the newly elected governor’s plan to privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. We want it to remain under taxpayer control.

ASEA Staff |

Clean Drinking Water for All Should be Top Priority for Congress

Congress hasn’t invested enough in water infrastructure and some lawmakers make matters worse by supporting dangerous ideas like privatizing drinking-water systems.

AFSCME Staff |

Want Your Mail? Say No to Privatizing the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal government agency, and it’s been around since 1775. Now, the most unpopular president in modern times, wants to sell it off to the private sector.

AFSCME Staff |

Voting to Keep Public Services in Public Hands

Voters chose to side with the common good in at least two powerful ways: stopping privatization and implementing progressive taxes to pay for much-needed public services.

Jeremy Mohler, In the Public Interest |

Keeping Baltimore’s Water in Public Hands

AFSCME leads fight to bar the sale of the city’s water utility.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

City of Ann Arbor AFSCME Workers Notch Big Anti-Outsourcing Victory

AFSCME members who work for the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, notched a big victory against outsourcing recently.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |

AFSCME Members Fight Privatization of Florida Public Utility

AFSCME members in Jacksonville, Florida, have won the first round in their fight to prevent the local electric utility from falling into private hands.

Mark McCullough |

Why Prison Privatization is Bad: A Case Study

A recent instance of prison violence in Mississippi shows why prison privatization is bad.

Melissa Weinstein |

The Right Way to Fix Infrastructure

Unlike the White House’s infrastructure proposal, the Senate Democrats’ plan gives us a substantive roadmap for rebuilding our country.

Pete Levine |

An Infrastructure Plan or a Big Con?

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is not really about infrastructure at all – it’s about benefitting corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pablo Ros |