http://www.afscme.org/rss/blog Thu, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en AFSCME Blog Feed AFSCME Blog Feed hourly 1 NYC dispatcher wins Never Quit Service Award after stopping shooter in subway https://www.afscme.org/blog/nyc-dispatcher-wins-never-quit-service-award-after-stopping-shooter-in-subway Fri, 03 Feb 2023 22:38:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/nyc-dispatcher-wins-never-quit-service-award-after-stopping-shooter-in-subway 30 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act: much to celebrate, much more to do https://www.afscme.org/blog/30-years-of-the-family-and-medical-leave-act-much-to-celebrate-much-more-to-do Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/30-years-of-the-family-and-medical-leave-act-much-to-celebrate-much-more-to-do Growing membership key to securing record raises for Nebraska state employees https://www.afscme.org/blog/growing-membership-key-to-securing-record-raises-for-nebraska-state-employees Wed, 01 Feb 2023 20:38:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/growing-membership-key-to-securing-record-raises-for-nebraska-state-employees Beef up — don’t bludgeon — the IRS https://www.afscme.org/blog/beef-up-dont-bludgeon-the-irs Tue, 31 Jan 2023 19:26:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/beef-up-dont-bludgeon-the-irs Legislation would give Walters Art Museum employees collective bargaining rights https://www.afscme.org/blog/legislation-would-give-walters-art-museum-employees-collective-bargaining-rights Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:19:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/legislation-would-give-walters-art-museum-employees-collective-bargaining-rights HGEA members fight for – and win – hazard pay for COVID-era work https://www.afscme.org/blog/hgea-members-fight-for-and-win-hazard-pay-for-covid-era-work Thu, 26 Jan 2023 20:42:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/hgea-members-fight-for-and-win-hazard-pay-for-covid-era-work Nebraska Supreme Court to workers: Yes, you can wear blue jeans to work https://www.afscme.org/blog/nebraska-supreme-court-to-workers-yes-you-can-wear-blue-jeans-to-work Wed, 25 Jan 2023 18:07:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/nebraska-supreme-court-to-workers-yes-you-can-wear-blue-jeans-to-work Never Quit winners who learned CPR just in case save two students from choking https://www.afscme.org/blog/never-quit-winners-who-learned-cpr-just-in-case-save-two-students-from-choking Mon, 23 Jan 2023 19:48:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/never-quit-winners-who-learned-cpr-just-in-case-save-two-students-from-choking Wisconsin museum workers ratify fair contract after several negotiations https://www.afscme.org/blog/a-contract-3-years-in-the-making-at-the-milwaukee-public-museum Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:25:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/a-contract-3-years-in-the-making-at-the-milwaukee-public-museum The union difference in wages – 18% higher pay if you belong to a union https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-union-difference-in-wages-18-higher-pay-if-you-belong-to-a-union Thu, 19 Jan 2023 19:11:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-union-difference-in-wages-18-higher-pay-if-you-belong-to-a-union Hard-fought Connecticut library contract is another example of the union difference https://www.afscme.org/blog/hard-fought-connecticut-library-contract-is-another-example-of-the-union-difference Wed, 18 Jan 2023 20:41:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/hard-fought-connecticut-library-contract-is-another-example-of-the-union-difference United We Heal apprenticeship in Oregon snags nearly $900K in federal funding https://www.afscme.org/blog/united-we-heal-apprenticeship-in-oregon-snags-nearly-900k-in-federal-funding Tue, 17 Jan 2023 19:50:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/united-we-heal-apprenticeship-in-oregon-snags-nearly-900k-in-federal-funding It’s Up to Us: Labor Carrying the King Legacy Forward https://www.afscme.org/blog/its-up-to-us-labor-carrying-the-king-legacy-forward Sun, 15 Jan 2023 18:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/its-up-to-us-labor-carrying-the-king-legacy-forward Taking fight public nets strong contract for Indiana local https://www.afscme.org/blog/taking-fight-public-nets-strong-contract-for-indiana-local Fri, 06 Jan 2023 20:13:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/taking-fight-public-nets-strong-contract-for-indiana-local New House leaders want to stop congressional staffers from forming unions https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-house-leaders-want-to-stop-congressional-staffers-from-forming-unions Thu, 12 Jan 2023 18:44:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-house-leaders-want-to-stop-congressional-staffers-from-forming-unions Your previous boss can’t dictate where you work under AFSCME-backed federal rule https://www.afscme.org/blog/your-previous-boss-cant-dictate-where-you-work-under-afscme-backed-federal-rule Wed, 11 Jan 2023 18:09:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/your-previous-boss-cant-dictate-where-you-work-under-afscme-backed-federal-rule A stickler for safety brings a smile to the needle-wary https://www.afscme.org/blog/a-stickler-for-safety-brings-a-smile-to-the-needle-wary Tue, 10 Jan 2023 20:01:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/a-stickler-for-safety-brings-a-smile-to-the-needle-wary AFSCME Maryland, state agree on 2023 wages, but union vows to push for more https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-maryland-state-agree-on-2023-wages-but-union-vows-to-push-for-more Thu, 05 Jan 2023 19:14:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/afscme-maryland-state-agree-on-2023-wages-but-union-vows-to-push-for-more Funding bill Biden signed last week will support public services in 2023 https://www.afscme.org/blog/funding-bill-biden-signed-last-week-will-support-public-services-in-2023 Wed, 04 Jan 2023 20:24:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/funding-bill-biden-signed-last-week-will-support-public-services-in-2023 New York member wins labor award, is invited to attend governor’s inauguration https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-york-member-wins-labor-award-is-invited-to-attend-governors-inauguration Wed, 21 Dec 2022 19:29:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/new-york-member-wins-labor-award-is-invited-to-attend-governors-inauguration Nevada state workers to get furlough pay following months of AFSCME member advocacy https://www.afscme.org/blog/nevada-state-workers-to-get-furlough-pay-following-months-of-afscme-member-advocacy Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:32:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/nevada-state-workers-to-get-furlough-pay-following-months-of-afscme-member-advocacy Workers at Maryland’s public defender office certify AFSCME as their union https://www.afscme.org/blog/workers-at-marylands-public-defender-office-certify-afscme-as-their-union Tue, 20 Dec 2022 15:08:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/workers-at-marylands-public-defender-office-certify-afscme-as-their-union Cultural workers win at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago https://www.afscme.org/blog/another-cultural-workers-organizing-victory-once-again-in-chicago Fri, 16 Dec 2022 17:45:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/another-cultural-workers-organizing-victory-once-again-in-chicago The union difference in action: New Haven paraprofessionals win extra duty pay increase https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-union-difference-in-action-new-haven-paraprofessionals-win-extra-duty-pay-increase Thu, 15 Dec 2022 19:26:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/the-union-difference-in-action-new-haven-paraprofessionals-win-extra-duty-pay-increase Congress should fully fund public services in 2023 https://www.afscme.org/blog/congress-should-fully-fund-public-services-in-2023 Wed, 14 Dec 2022 20:04:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/blog/congress-should-fully-fund-public-services-in-2023