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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 |

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 |

AFSCME: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |
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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 |

Trump Puts Country’s Health Care in Hands of Former Big Pharma Executive

This week, Trump announced his choice of Alex Azar, a former Big Pharma executive, to lead the Department of Health & Human Services. That’s like sending the fox to guard the hen house.

Pablo Ros |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

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

AFSCME Staff |

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.

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.

Omar Tewfik |

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 |

You Can Stop the Senate from Wrecking Our Health Care System

Yes, you can stop right-wing senators from wrecking our health care system. Call your senators now and tell them to vote no.

Raju Chebium |

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 |

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 |

‘Let Obamacare Fail.’ Really, Mr. President?

President Donald Trump to Americans who depend on having decent health care: “We’ll let Obamacare fail.” Really, Mr. President?

Clyde Weiss |

Not Just Coverage, but Jobs at Risk with Senate Health Bill

The Senate’s bill – which would wreck the nation’s health care system – will also eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Ray Inoue |

Alaska Seniors Urge Sen. Murkowski to Oppose Dangerous Health Care Bill

Alaska retirees delivered a petition to Sen. Lisa Murkowski urging her to oppose legislation that would cause more than 30,000 Alaskans to lose their health care.

Justin Lee |

Call Your Senators and Tell them to Reject the Disastrous Health Care Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate bill, like the House proposal, is a “blueprint to decimate the health care system, to punish the sick, the elderly, the poor and middle-income people.”

Pablo Ros |

Senate’s Health Care Bill Just as Bad as the House Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders said any senator who wants to improve health care “and not just give tax handouts to CEOs and the super wealthy, has no excuse whatsoever to support this bill.”

Ray Inoue and Pablo Ros |

The All-Male Club That Will Decide Your Health Care

A group of 13 male lawmakers from the same political party, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, are meeting behind closed doors to make decisions about the future of our health care system. It doesn’t look good.

Pablo Ros |

Ohioans to Sen. Portman: No Cuts to Health Care, Medicaid

AFSCME members and other worried Ohioans tell U.S. Sen. Rob Portman – say no to cutting Medicaid and health care.

Lisa Martin |