http://www.afscme.org/rss/blog Thu, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en AFSCME Blog Feed AFSCME Blog Feed hourly 1 AFSCME members help usher in tough COVID safety standards in Virginia https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-members-help-usher-in-tough-covid-safety-standards-in-virginia Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:31:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-members-help-usher-in-tough-covid-safety-standards-in-virginia Hawaii’s Peter Oshiro has his co-workers’ backs https://www.afscme.org/blog/hawaiis-peter-oshiro-has-his-co-workers-backs Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:15:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/hawaiis-peter-oshiro-has-his-co-workers-backs Union members lost fewer jobs during this pandemic. That’s a difference a union makes https://www.afscme.org/blog/union-members-lost-fewer-jobs-during-this-pandemic-thats-a-difference-a-union-makes Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:17:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/union-members-lost-fewer-jobs-during-this-pandemic-thats-a-difference-a-union-makes Criminal charges in Flint water crisis a first step toward justice https://www.afscme.org/blog/criminal-charges-in-flint-water-crisis-a-first-step-toward-justice Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:04:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/criminal-charges-in-flint-water-crisis-a-first-step-toward-justice Governor signs labor peace bill for New Jersey behavioral health workers https://www.afscme.org/blog/governor-signs-labor-peace-bill-for-new-jersey-behavioral-health-workers Thu, 21 Jan 2021 18:49:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/governor-signs-labor-peace-bill-for-new-jersey-behavioral-health-workers An outpouring of support for AFSCME U.S. Capitol workers https://www.afscme.org/blog/an-outpouring-of-support-for-afscme-u-s-capitol-workers Thu, 21 Jan 2021 18:42:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/an-outpouring-of-support-for-afscme-u-s-capitol-workers AFSCME optimistic about working people’s agenda under Biden-Harris administration https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-optimistic-about-working-peoples-agenda-under-biden-harris-administration Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:23:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-optimistic-about-working-peoples-agenda-under-biden-harris-administration Contract negotiations revealed unpaid wages for some Adams County employees https://www.afscme.org/blog/contract-negotiations-revealed-unpaid-wages-for-some-adams-county-employees Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:42:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/contract-negotiations-revealed-unpaid-wages-for-some-adams-county-employees Amid COVID-19 surge, MD Gov. Hogan plays politics with state employee contracts https://www.afscme.org/blog/amid-covid-19-surge-md-gov-hogan-plays-politics-with-state-employee-contracts Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:09:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/amid-covid-19-surge-md-gov-hogan-plays-politics-with-state-employee-contracts AFSCME’s Saunders: Biden plan to aid public services is ‘a massive step forward’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscmes-saunders-biden-plan-to-aid-public-services-is-a-massive-step-forward Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:14:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscmes-saunders-biden-plan-to-aid-public-services-is-a-massive-step-forward Reviving Dr. King’s legacy https://www.afscme.org/blog/reviving-dr-king-legacy Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:53:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/reviving-dr-king-legacy As Biden-Harris take over, AFSCME renews calls for federal aid for public services https://www.afscme.org/blog/as-biden-harris-take-over-afscme-renews-calls-for-federal-aid-for-public-services Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:41:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/as-biden-harris-take-over-afscme-renews-calls-for-federal-aid-for-public-services Health experts reassure union members that COVID vaccines are safe, effective https://www.afscme.org/blog/health-experts-reassure-union-members-that-covid-vaccines-are-safe-effective Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:35:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/health-experts-reassure-union-members-that-covid-vaccines-are-safe-effective AFSCME nurses shine as their sacrifices for their communities continue in pandemic https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-nurses-shine-as-their-sacrifices-for-their-communities-continue-in-pandemic Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:14:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-nurses-shine-as-their-sacrifices-for-their-communities-continue-in-pandemic New York child protective services worker was ‘guiding light’ during pandemic https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-york-child-protective-services-worker-was-guiding-light-during-pandemic Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:29:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-york-child-protective-services-worker-was-guiding-light-during-pandemic AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Impeach this president who daily desecrates American values and lives’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-saunders-impeach-this-president-who-daily-desecrates-american-values-and-lives Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:36:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-saunders-impeach-this-president-who-daily-desecrates-american-values-and-lives AFSCME celebrates Biden’s pick of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for U.S. labor secretary https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-celebrates-bidens-pick-of-boston-mayor-marty-walsh-for-u-s-labor-secretary Fri, 08 Jan 2021 17:45:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-celebrates-bidens-pick-of-boston-mayor-marty-walsh-for-u-s-labor-secretary AFSCME pushes for investigation following death of overworked Florida member https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-pushes-for-investigation-following-death-of-overworked-florida-member Fri, 08 Jan 2021 19:53:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-pushes-for-investigation-following-death-of-overworked-florida-member Saunders: Wednesday was ‘one of the darkest days in American history’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-wednesday-was-one-of-the-darkest-days-in-american-history Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:14:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-wednesday-was-one-of-the-darkest-days-in-american-history Saunders calls Georgia runoff victories a ‘bold mandate for change’ https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-calls-georgia-runoff-victories-a-bold-mandate-for-change Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:03:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-calls-georgia-runoff-victories-a-bold-mandate-for-change Strong member input drives best contract in years for Nebraska employees https://www.afscme.org/blog/strong-member-input-drives-best-contract-in-years-for-nebraska-employees Tue, 05 Jan 2021 21:31:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/strong-member-input-drives-best-contract-in-years-for-nebraska-employees Rest in power, Brother Andrew Washington https://www.afscme.org/blog/rest-in-power-brother-andrew-washington Tue, 05 Jan 2021 22:24:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/rest-in-power-brother-andrew-washington Library workers in Oak Lawn, Illinois, are newest AFSCME members https://www.afscme.org/blog/library-workers-in-oak-lawn-illinois-are-newest-afscme-members Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:09:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/library-workers-in-oak-lawn-illinois-are-newest-afscme-members Early coronavirus vaccine recipient feels optimistic about what lies ahead https://www.afscme.org/blog/early-coronavirus-vaccine-recipient-feels-optimistic-about-what-lies-ahead Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:55:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/early-coronavirus-vaccine-recipient-feels-optimistic-about-what-lies-ahead Saunders blasts COVID relief package as ‘a slap in the face’ to working people https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-blasts-covid-relief-package-as-a-slap-in-the-face-to-working-people Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:48:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/saunders-blasts-covid-relief-package-as-a-slap-in-the-face-to-working-people