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: President’s economic agenda will strengthen communities, reverse years of underinvestment https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-president-economic-agenda-will-strengthen-communities-reverse-years-of-underinvestment Fri, 28 May 2021 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-president-economic-agenda-will-strengthen-communities-reverse-years-of-underinvestment Saunders welcomes Clarke confirmation; says she will bring leadership and integrity to Civil Rights Division https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-clarke-confirmation-says-she-will-bring-leadership-and-integrity-to-civil-rights-division Tue, 25 May 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-welcomes-clarke-confirmation-says-she-will-bring-leadership-and-integrity-to-civil-rights-division AFSCME praises passage of anti-Asian hate crimes bill, urges president to sign it in short order https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-passage-of-anti-asian-hate-crimes-bill-urges-president-to-sign-it-in-short-order Tue, 18 May 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-passage-of-anti-asian-hate-crimes-bill-urges-president-to-sign-it-in-short-order Saunders praises historic contract for Nevada state employees https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-historic-contract-ratification-covering-20000-nevada-state-employees Mon, 17 May 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-historic-contract-ratification-covering-20000-nevada-state-employees AFSCME celebrates passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-celebrates-passage-of-the-pregnant-workers-fairness-act Fri, 14 May 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-celebrates-passage-of-the-pregnant-workers-fairness-act Saunders: Groundbreaking American Families Plan demonstrates bold Biden pro-worker agenda https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-groundbreaking-american-families-plan-demonstrates-bold-biden-pro-worker-agenda Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-groundbreaking-american-families-plan-demonstrates-bold-biden-pro-worker-agenda On Workers Memorial Day, AFSCME President Saunders urges renewed commitment to fight for worker safety https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/on-workers-memorial-day-afscme-president-saunders-urges-renewed-commitment-to-fight-for-worker-safety Wed, 28 Apr 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/on-workers-memorial-day-afscme-president-saunders-urges-renewed-commitment-to-fight-for-worker-safety AFSCME applauds executive order on worker organizing and empowerment https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-executive-order-on-worker-organizing-and-empowerment Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-executive-order-on-worker-organizing-and-empowerment AFSCME praises House vote to admit District of Columbia as 51st state https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-house-vote-to-admit-district-of-columbia-as-51st-state Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-house-vote-to-admit-district-of-columbia-as-51st-state Saunders: Gupta will bring experience, passion for justice to role as Associate Attorney General https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-gupta-will-bring-experience-passion-for-justice-to-role-as-associate-attorney-general Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-gupta-will-bring-experience-passion-for-justice-to-role-as-associate-attorney-general AFSCME’s Saunders says Chauvin verdict sends powerful message, but the struggle to eradicate systemic racism continues https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-says-chauvin-verdict-sends-powerful-message-but-the-struggle-to-eradicate-systemic-racism-continues Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-says-chauvin-verdict-sends-powerful-message-but-the-struggle-to-eradicate-systemic-racism-continues Saunders: Workplace violence bill provides the protection public service workers need and deserve https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-workplace-violence-bill-provides-the-protection-public-service-workers-need-and-deserve Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-workplace-violence-bill-provides-the-protection-public-service-workers-need-and-deserve Saunders praises Paycheck Fairness Act as big step forward for economic justice https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-paycheck-fairness-act-as-big-step-forward-for-economic-justice Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-paycheck-fairness-act-as-big-step-forward-for-economic-justice 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