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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 |

#YesWeCan: Obama Came Through for Working People

The first bill President Obama signed into law helped stop unfair pay discrimination against women, setting the tone for his legacy of standing up for working people.

Public Services or Private Services? Trump’s Picks Favor Privatization All Around

Donald Trump’s choices for his administration are ready to give the store away when they get into office, privatizing public services and even Social Security and Medicare.

Clyde Weiss |

In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

It’s About Time – Federal Government to End Use of For-Profit Prison Operators

AFSCME applauds the Justice Department’s decision to end the use of private, for-profit firms to run America’s federal prisons.

Clyde Weiss |

Ohio Taxpayers Get Milked by State Prison Farm Selloff

Ohio taxpayers to shell out $2.6 million annually for milk for prison inmates who used to get it from prison farms that are now closing.

David Patterson |

President Obama Meets with AFSCME Member in Flint

Tyrone Wooten, an AFSCME member in Flint, Mich., met with President Obama May 4 to discuss the water crisis caused by lead.

Dave Patterson |

At Lebanon Correctional Institution in Ohio, 100 Percent AFSCME Membership

At the correctional institution where Phil Morris is president of OCSEA Chapter 8310, AFSCME membership is at 100 percent.

Clyde Weiss |