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: ‘The people should decide’ the next Supreme Court justice https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-the-people-should-decide-the-next-supreme-court-justice Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-the-people-should-decide-the-next-supreme-court-justice AFSCME mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-mourns-the-passing-of-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-mourns-the-passing-of-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg AFSCME, NAACP launch historic partnership to mobilize Black voters https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-naacp-launch-historic-partnership-to-mobilize-black-voters Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-naacp-launch-historic-partnership-to-mobilize-black-voters AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Senate’s failure to provide relief for America’s communities https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-senates-failure-to-provide-relief-for-americas-communities Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-senates-failure-to-provide-relief-for-americas-communities AFSCME’s Saunders on union approval reaching 65 percent, a 17-year high https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-on-union-approval-reaching-65-percent-a-17-year-high Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-on-union-approval-reaching-65-percent-a-17-year-high AFSCME opens virtual field offices, mobilizes thousands of activists ahead of November https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opens-virtual-field-offices-mobilizes-thousands-of-activists Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opens-virtual-field-offices-mobilizes-thousands-of-activists AFSCME endorses police reforms at 44th convention https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-endorses-police-reforms-at-44th-convention Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-endorses-police-reforms-at-44th-convention AFSCME’s Saunders reelected president, Elissa McBride secretary-treasurer https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-reelected-president-elissa-mcbride-secretary-treasurer Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-reelected-president-elissa-mcbride-secretary-treasurer Joe Biden vows to ‘shift the balance of power to workers’ at AFSCME’s 44th International Convention https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/joe-biden-vows-to-shift-the-balance-of-power-to-workers-at-afscmes-44th-international-convention Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/joe-biden-vows-to-shift-the-balance-of-power-to-workers-at-afscmes-44th-international-convention AFSCME’s Saunders declares union ‘never stronger’ during convention keynote address https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-declares-union-never-stronger-during-convention-keynote-address Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-declares-union-never-stronger-during-convention-keynote-address AFSCME’s Saunders praises Kamala Harris as Biden’s historic vice presidential pick https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-praises-kamala-harris-as-bidens-historic-vice-presidential-pick Tue, 11 Aug 2020 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-praises-kamala-harris-as-bidens-historic-vice-presidential-pick AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Trump executive orders https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-trump-executive-orders Sat, 08 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-trump-executive-orders Senate inaction continues to cost American workers https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/senate-inaction-continues-to-cost-american-workers Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/senate-inaction-continues-to-cost-american-workers AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Time to inject some disinfectant into the highest levels of government’ as Americans fall victim to ‘Trump’s and Mitch McConnell’s corrupt incompetence’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-time-to-inject-some-disinfectant-into-the-highest-levels-of-government-as-americans-fall-victim-to-trumps-and-mitch-mcconnells-corrupt-incompetence Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-time-to-inject-some-disinfectant-into-the-highest-levels-of-government-as-americans-fall-victim-to-trumps-and-mitch-mcconnells-corrupt-incompetence Unemployment numbers underscore urgent need for federal aid to jumpstart economy, support working people https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/unemployment-numbers-underscore-urgent-need-for-federal-aid-to-jumpstart-economy-support-working-people Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/unemployment-numbers-underscore-urgent-need-for-federal-aid-to-jumpstart-economy-support-working-people ‘Never Stronger’: AFSCME’s 2020 virtual convention to honor front-line public service heroes https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/never-stronger-afscme-2020-virtual-convention-to-honor-front-line-public-service-heroes Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/never-stronger-afscme-2020-virtual-convention-to-honor-front-line-public-service-heroes Voters in seven key states express strong support for $1 trillion in state and local aid https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/voters-in-seven-key-states-express-strong-support-for-1-trillion-in-state-and-local-aid Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/voters-in-seven-key-states-express-strong-support-for-1-trillion-in-state-and-local-aid AFSCME calls on Senate Republicans to go back to the drawing board https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-calls-on-senate-republicans-to-go-back-to-the-drawing-board Mon, 27 Jul 2020 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-calls-on-senate-republicans-to-go-back-to-the-drawing-board California family child care providers win union election in landslide victory https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/california-family-child-care-providers-win-union-election-in-landslide-victory Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:45:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/california-family-child-care-providers-win-union-election-in-landslide-victory AFSCME launches major national ad campaign urging Senate to prevent ‘painful cuts to essential public services’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-releases-major-national-ad-campaign-urging-senate-to-prevent-massive-cuts-to-essential-public-services-in-states-cities-towns-and-schools Sun, 26 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-releases-major-national-ad-campaign-urging-senate-to-prevent-massive-cuts-to-essential-public-services-in-states-cities-towns-and-schools AFSCME’s Lee Saunders praises Biden’s caregiver plan https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-lee-saunders-praises-bidens-caregiver-plan Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-lee-saunders-praises-bidens-caregiver-plan Saunders pays tribute to John Lewis https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-pays-tribute-to-john-lewis Sat, 18 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-pays-tribute-to-john-lewis Leader Schumer joins front-line public service workers to call for immediate state and local aid https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/leader-schumer-joins-front-line-public-service-workers-to-call-for-immediate-state-and-local-aid Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/leader-schumer-joins-front-line-public-service-workers-to-call-for-immediate-state-and-local-aid Speaker Pelosi joined front-line public service workers to call for urgent state and local aid amid new spikes https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/speaker-pelosi-joined-front-line-public-service-workers-to-call-for-urgent-state-and-local-aid-amid-new-spikes Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/speaker-pelosi-joined-front-line-public-service-workers-to-call-for-urgent-state-and-local-aid-amid-new-spikes SCOTUS rulings signal what’s at stake in 2020 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-rulings-signal-whats-at-stake-in-2020 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-rulings-signal-whats-at-stake-in-2020