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U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

Adele Stan |

Congress Should Seat Jones Before Voting on ‘Historically Unpopular’ Tax Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders is asking congressional leaders to first seat Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones before voting on their disastrous tax cut plan.

AFSCME Staff |

Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

Pete Levine |

Stop The Money-Grabbing Disaster of a Tax Bill

While the world slept, Senate leaders pulled a sneaky maneuver to enrich corporations and the super-wealthy – at the expense of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Senate Gears Up to Slash Taxes on Corporations, Raise Taxes on Working Families

The Senate is gearing up to shower corporations and the super wealthy with huge tax cuts. You can stop it.

AFSCME Staff |
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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

Danger Ahead: Congressional Budget Plan Will Harm Our Communities

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of “real harm to our communities” after the U.S. House approved a Senate-passed budget plan that would cut taxes for the rich and hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

A Common Tax Deduction for Millions of Working Families Might Disappear

Get ready to say goodbye to a tax deduction you rely on, courtesy of congressional leaders.

Pete Levine |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

Budget Measure Attacks Working People Like You

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says a House budget measure would “degrade the basic quality of life for American working families.”

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

The Rich Get Richer Under Trump’s Self-Serving Tax Plan

The GOP’s tax plan will cut taxes for the rich and powerful – including Trump – but not for working families.

Clyde Weiss |

Congress Plans Tax Breaks for the Rich, Spending Cuts for Working Families

In the coming weeks, congressional leaders will be hoping to hand out huge tax windfalls to the rich by cutting programs working families need.

Pete Levine |
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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Still Has No Foundation

How far has President Donald Trump’s plans on infrastructure progressed? So far, not much.

Ray Inoue |

You Helped Defeat Trumpcare, Saving Millions of Lives. Thank You.

Working people won big this morning when right-wing politicians failed despite repeated attempts to take health care away from millions.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Votes to Proceed with Eyes Closed on Health Care

The U.S. Senate today voted to begin debate on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has allowed tens of millions of Americans to afford health insurance.

Pablo Ros |

Democrats Announce ‘A Better Deal’ For Working People

President Donald Trump’s failure to focus on the problems of working people have left a vacuum on economic issues that Democrats will try to fill with a new plan called “A Better Deal.”

Pablo Ros |

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 |