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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 |

Atlantic City Water Services to Remain in Public Hands

Atlantic City, N.J., water services to remain public, thanks to AFSCME members.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

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 |

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 |

Trump Isn’t Saving Rural Infrastructure – He’s Selling It Out

President’s plans to privatize rural infrastructure, where revitalization is desperately needed, hurts far more than they help.

Ray Inoue |

Trump’s Infrastructure Shell Game

President Trump’s infrastructure plan serves up sweet deals for private investors while making public service workers and communities suffer.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Raises Alarm Over IT Outsourcing in OH

OCSEA is raising public awareness about the state of Ohio’s increased outsourcing for information technology services.

Lisa Martin |

AFSCME Says No to Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers are making a comeback in a federal spending bill that’ll keep government running through September 30. This is bad for public education.

Becky Levin and Raju Chebium |

Pres. Lee Saunders Blasts Senate for Gorsuch Vote

Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate’s action to ram through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch without strong bipartisan support sets a troubling precedent and sheds further light on the politicization of the judiciary.

AFSCME Staff |

Where Can You Find Atrocious Conditions? Try Private Prisons.

A private prison operator forced tens of thousands of immigrants who were detained on suspicions of being undocumented to work for $1 a day or for free, according to a lawsuit.

Pablo Ros |

Private Prisons Yet Another Trump Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

Private Prisons Yet Another Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

When the Food Seems Part of the Punishment

Aramark food is reportedly so bad that it’s been the source of inmate complaints and protests for many years – and is sparking a protest march Saturday in the nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Helps Block Postal Privatization

AFSCME and other labor groups can now celebrate a victory in the move to stop privatization of public services.

Raju Chebium |