http://www.afscme.org/rss/blog Thu, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en AFSCME Press Release Feed AFSCME Press Release Feed hourly 1 Saunders praises Biden’s budget, urges Congress to invest in public services https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-biden-budget-urges-congress-to-invest-in-public-services Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-biden-budget-urges-congress-to-invest-in-public-services Saunders hails strong jobs report, as economy blows away expectations https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-strong-jobs-report-as-economy-blows-away-expectations Fri, 02 Apr 2021 14:48:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-strong-jobs-report-as-economy-blows-away-expectations Saunders: President’s bold infrastructure plan will benefit all communities, working people https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-president-bold-infrastructure-plan-will-benefit-all-communities-working-people Wed, 31 Mar 2021 23:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-president-bold-infrastructure-plan-will-benefit-all-communities-working-people Saunders praises diversity and pro-worker records of first Biden judicial picks https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-diversity-and-pro-worker-records-of-first-biden-judicial-picks Tue, 30 Mar 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-diversity-and-pro-worker-records-of-first-biden-judicial-picks AFSCME President Saunders decries discriminatory Georgia legislation aimed at voter suppression https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-president-saunders-decries-discriminatory-georgia-legislation-aimed-at-voter-suppression Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-president-saunders-decries-discriminatory-georgia-legislation-aimed-at-voter-suppression Saunders celebrates Walsh confirmation; says he will be a powerful advocate for worker rights https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-celebrates-walsh-confirmation-says-he-will-be-a-powerful-advocate-for-worker-rights Mon, 22 Mar 2021 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-celebrates-walsh-confirmation-says-he-will-be-a-powerful-advocate-for-worker-rights Saunders: Becerra will be a champion for fairness and equity https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-becerra-will-be-a-champion-for-fairness-and-equity Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-becerra-will-be-a-champion-for-fairness-and-equity AFSCME grieves the lives lost in the Atlanta shootings and calls for action to stem growing anti-Asian racism https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-grieves-the-lives-lost-in-the-atlanta-shootings-and-calls-for-action-to-stem-growing-anti-asian-racism Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-grieves-the-lives-lost-in-the-atlanta-shootings-and-calls-for-action-to-stem-growing-anti-asian-racism Saunders: American Rescue Plan a historic victory for public service workers https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-american-rescue-plan-a-historic-victory-for-public-service-workers Thu, 11 Mar 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-american-rescue-plan-a-historic-victory-for-public-service-workers AFSCME condemns growing anti-Asian racism https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-condemns-growing-anti-asian-racism Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-condemns-growing-anti-asian-racism Saunders says Garland will be a voice for working people at the Justice Department https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-says-garland-will-be-a-voice-for-working-people-at-the-justice-department Wed, 10 Mar 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-says-garland-will-be-a-voice-for-working-people-at-the-justice-department Saunders: Help is coming with passage of the American Rescue Plan https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-help-is-coming-with-passage-of-the-american-rescue-plan Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:12:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-help-is-coming-with-passage-of-the-american-rescue-plan Saunders cheers Fudge confirmation; says she understands role of public service workers in building strong communities https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-cheers-fudge-confirmation Wed, 10 Mar 2021 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-cheers-fudge-confirmation Saunders: PRO Act would empower workers, unrig the system, encourage unionization https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-pro-act-would-empower-workers-unrig-the-system-encourage-unionization Wed, 10 Mar 2021 02:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-pro-act-would-empower-workers-unrig-the-system-encourage-unionization AFSCME applauds Senate passage of American Rescue Plan https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-senate-passage-of-american-rescue-plan Sat, 06 Mar 2021 17:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-senate-passage-of-american-rescue-plan Saunders: The For The People Act will restore and revive democracy https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-the-for-the-people-act-will-restore-and-revive-democracy Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-the-for-the-people-act-will-restore-and-revive-democracy Saunders welcomes Cardona confirmation; says Cardona is deeply committed to the success of America’s students https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-cardona-confirmation-says-cardona-is-deeply-committed-to-the-success-of-americas-students Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-cardona-confirmation-says-cardona-is-deeply-committed-to-the-success-of-americas-students Saunders hails passage of American Rescue Plan; calls for swift Senate action https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-passage-of-american-rescue-plan-calls-for-swift-senate-action Sat, 27 Feb 2021 14:22:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-passage-of-american-rescue-plan-calls-for-swift-senate-action Saunders welcomes Vilsack confirmation; says he will administer nutrition programs with equality and fairness https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-vilsack-confirmation-says-he-will-administer-nutrition-programs-with-equality-and-fairness Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-vilsack-confirmation-says-he-will-administer-nutrition-programs-with-equality-and-fairness Saunders hails Buttigieg confirmation; says he will work for bold investments in our nation’s infrastructure https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-buttigieg-confirmation-says-he-will-work-for-bold-investments-in-our-nations-infrastructure Tue, 02 Feb 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-buttigieg-confirmation-says-he-will-work-for-bold-investments-in-our-nations-infrastructure AFSCME’s Saunders: GOP COVID proposal ‘falls spectacularly short of meeting the moment’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/congressional-leaders-must-unite-around-a-big-bold-package-to-help-american-families Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/congressional-leaders-must-unite-around-a-big-bold-package-to-help-american-families Saunders calls Paycheck Fairness Act key to fixing ‘one of the nation’s most profound economic injustices’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-calls-paycheck-fairness-act-key-to-fixing-one-of-the-nations-most-profound-economic-injustices Thu, 28 Jan 2021 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-calls-paycheck-fairness-act-key-to-fixing-one-of-the-nations-most-profound-economic-injustices Saunders celebrates Yellen confirmation; says she will be a treasury secretary who empowers working families https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-celebrates-yellen-confirmation-says-she-will-be-a-treasury-secretary-who-empowers-working-families Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-celebrates-yellen-confirmation-says-she-will-be-a-treasury-secretary-who-empowers-working-families Saunders: Biden executive orders help working people, strengthen public services https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-biden-executive-orders-help-working-people-strengthen-public-services Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:10:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-biden-executive-orders-help-working-people-strengthen-public-services Saunders: Union membership increases in the public sector; shields millions from brutal toll of the pandemic https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-union-membership-increases-in-the-public-sector-shields-millions-from-brutal-toll-of-the-pandemic Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-union-membership-increases-in-the-public-sector-shields-millions-from-brutal-toll-of-the-pandemic