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Learning in Limbo

Congress needs to fully fund the IDEA program so devoted educators like New York’s Mandy Roberts-Amo can continue to help students with disabilities.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members Urge Congress to Pay for Behavioral Health Clinics

Last week, the health subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on several critical health care bills facing funding shortfalls.

Mark McCullough |
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Ideas@AFSCME: Let's Talk About Taxes!

For the first Ideas@AFSCME Facebook Live chat, we talked about how Americans feel about paying taxes.

Pete Levine |

On Capitol Hill, AFSCME Member Urges Congress to Renew Loan Repayment Program

Funding this new loan repayment program is an important way for Congress to show respect for the work we do and the people we serve.

Pablo Ros |

Bipartisanship Prevails as Congress Passes Funding for Mental Health Providers

Behavioral health clinics in Oregon and Oklahoma will remain open past March 31 thanks to a House bill that passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME President Calls Trump Budget “An Attack on Working People”

Trump seeks deep cuts to federal programs that help low-income families and the elderly, including $845 billion in cuts to Medicare; $241 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $220 billion in cuts to SNAP; and $207 billion in cuts to federal student loan programs.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME President Calls Trump’s Emergency Declaration ‘An Abuse of Power’

President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration is an “abuse of power,” according to AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

AFSCME Staff |

SOTU Response: Invest in Our Communities and Public Services to Strengthen the Nation

Read AFSCME President Lee Saunders’ response to the State of the Union address.

AFSCME Staff |

The Shutdown is Over. The Time to Act Has Just Begun.

Here are three things you can do to make sure shutdowns don’t happen again.

Elissa McBride |

Wanted: A Permanent End to the Government Shutdown

A three-week end to the government shutdown isn’t enough. What America needs is a permanent end, AFSCME president says.

AFSCME Staff |

The Real Story of the Shutdown

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are just days away from missing their second paycheck in a row.

AFSCME Staff |

Shutdown Rally is This Thursday

Join the labor rally on Thursday, Jan. 10, to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Pete Levine |

Tax Breaks for the Rich and Powerful? Again?

As they prepare to hand over control, anti-worker leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to give their rich buddies and corporate donors yet another tax cut.

AFSCME Staff |

Saunders to Trump: Don’t Shut Down the Government For Political Gain

AFSCME President Lee Saunders to President Donald Trump – don’t shut down the federal government over politics.

AFSCME Staff |

What Makes a Good Infrastructure Plan?

AFSCME has long encouraged public investment in our country’s infrastructure. In 2019, we will continue to make our voices heard so that any infrastructure plan creates good jobs and invests in public services.

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 |

Working People Are Struggling in Trump’s Economy

There is plenty of evidence that this is a strong economy primarily for those already in a privileged position.

Lee Saunders |

A Decade Later: Four Ways Working People Are Still Paying for the 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years ago this month, the Great Recession kicked into high gear, creating huge problems for working people that they are still working through. But things are looking up.

AFSCME Staff |

Tell Congress Not to Cut Food Stamps

Tell Congress not to cut food stamps to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |