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: It’s time ‘to make fundamental change’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-its-time-to-make-fundamental-change Sun, 07 Aug 2022 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-its-time-to-make-fundamental-change Saunders: The PACT Act finally recognizes the plight of veterans exposed to toxic substances, ensuring they have access to health care https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-the-pact-act-finally-recognizes-the-plight-of-veterans-exposed-to-toxic-substances-ensuring-they-have-access-to-health-care Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:57:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-the-pact-act-finally-recognizes-the-plight-of-veterans-exposed-to-toxic-substances-ensuring-they-have-access-to-health-care AFSCME’s Saunders: The Inflation Reduction Act is ‘a historic step towards a better, more secure future for millions’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscmes-saunders-the-inflation-reduction-act-is-a-historic-step-towards-a-better-more-secure-future-for-millions Thu, 28 Jul 2022 21:06:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscmes-saunders-the-inflation-reduction-act-is-a-historic-step-towards-a-better-more-secure-future-for-millions AFSCME members energized and ready to mobilize following the union’s 45th International Convention https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-members-energized-and-ready-to-mobilize-following-the-unions-45th-international-convention Fri, 15 Jul 2022 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-members-energized-and-ready-to-mobilize-following-the-unions-45th-international-convention Legendary former AFSCME President Jerry McEntee dies. Rest in power, brother. https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/legendary-former-afscme-president-jerry-mcentee-dies-rest-in-power-brother Sun, 10 Jul 2022 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/legendary-former-afscme-president-jerry-mcentee-dies-rest-in-power-brother Thousands of public service workers set to gather in Philadelphia for AFSCME’s 45th International Convention https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/thousands-of-public-service-workers-set-to-gather-in-philadelphia-for-afscmes-45th-international-convention Fri, 08 Jul 2022 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/thousands-of-public-service-workers-set-to-gather-in-philadelphia-for-afscmes-45th-international-convention AFSCME’s Saunders assails repeal of Roe v. Wade: ‘Reproductive justice is economic justice’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-assails-repeal-of-roe-v-wade-reproductive-justice-is-economic-justice Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-assails-repeal-of-roe-v-wade-reproductive-justice-is-economic-justice Colorado governor signs major expansion of collective bargaining for 36,000 county employees https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/colorado-governor-signs-major-expansion-of-collective-bargaining-for-36000-county-employees Fri, 27 May 2022 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/colorado-governor-signs-major-expansion-of-collective-bargaining-for-36000-county-employees AFSCME’s Saunders: It’s time to turn ‘anguish into action’ on gun violence https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-its-time-to-turn-anguish-into-action-on-gun-violence Wed, 25 May 2022 16:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-its-time-to-turn-anguish-into-action-on-gun-violence Saunders: EMS personnel are the epitome of what it means to be an essential worker. We stand by them today and every day. https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-ems-personnel-are-the-epitome-of-what-it-means-to-be-an-essential-worker Sun, 15 May 2022 13:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-ems-personnel-are-the-epitome-of-what-it-means-to-be-an-essential-worker Saunders: We are proud to honor those in law enforcement for their dedication, service and sacrifice https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-we-are-proud-to-honor-those-in-law-enforcement-for-their-dedication-service-and-sacrifice Wed, 11 May 2022 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-we-are-proud-to-honor-those-in-law-enforcement-for-their-dedication-service-and-sacrifice Saunders: Nurses deserve our full respect and support for the essential work they do https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-nurses-deserve-our-full-respect-and-support-for-the-essential-work-they-do Fri, 06 May 2022 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-nurses-deserve-our-full-respect-and-support-for-the-essential-work-they-do Saunders: During Public Service Recognition Week, we must commit to honoring workers with action https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-during-public-service-recognition-week-we-must-commit-to-honoring-workers-with-action Mon, 02 May 2022 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-during-public-service-recognition-week-we-must-commit-to-honoring-workers-with-action Saunders: During National Corrections Week, we recognize officers for their service and sacrifice to our communities https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-during-national-corrections-week-we-recognize-officers-for-their-service-and-sacrifice-to-our-communities Sun, 01 May 2022 14:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-during-national-corrections-week-we-recognize-officers-for-their-service-and-sacrifice-to-our-communities Saunders: Jackson confirmation a ‘joyous day’ and ‘watershed moment’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-jackson-confirmation-a-joyous-day-and-watershed-moment Thu, 07 Apr 2022 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-jackson-confirmation-a-joyous-day-and-watershed-moment Labor Unions issue joint statement in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the Supreme Court https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/labor-unions-issue-joint-statement-in-support-of-judge-ketanji-brown-jacksons-historic-nomination-to-the-supreme-court Tue, 05 Apr 2022 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/labor-unions-issue-joint-statement-in-support-of-judge-ketanji-brown-jacksons-historic-nomination-to-the-supreme-court Saunders on State of the Union: America has seen a dramatic reversal. Working people have more power than ever. Now is the time to deliver fundamental change. https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-on-state-of-the-union-america-has-seen-a-dramatic-reversal-working-people-have-more-power-than-ever-now-is-the-time-to-deliver-fundamental-change Tue, 01 Mar 2022 18:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-on-state-of-the-union-america-has-seen-a-dramatic-reversal-working-people-have-more-power-than-ever-now-is-the-time-to-deliver-fundamental-change Saunders praises historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on Supreme Court https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-praises-historic-nomination-of-ketanji-brown-jackson-to-serve-on-supreme-court Fri, 25 Feb 2022 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-praises-historic-nomination-of-ketanji-brown-jackson-to-serve-on-supreme-court AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Every single worker deserves a union. Congressional staffers are no different.’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/every-single-worker-deserves-a-union-congressional-staffers-are-no-different Wed, 09 Feb 2022 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/every-single-worker-deserves-a-union-congressional-staffers-are-no-different AFSCME’s Saunders: White House report on worker organizing demonstrates ‘deep commitment’ to working people https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-white-house-report-on-worker-organizing-demonstrates-deep-commitment-to-working-people Tue, 08 Feb 2022 02:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-white-house-report-on-worker-organizing-demonstrates-deep-commitment-to-working-people AFSCME’s Saunders: New BLS report on membership earnings ‘proves the union difference’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-new-bls-report-on-membership-earnings-proves-the-union-difference Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-new-bls-report-on-membership-earnings-proves-the-union-difference Saunders: The Biden-Harris administration has kept their ‘promise to fight for working people’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-the-biden-harris-administration-has-kept-their-promise-to-fight-for-working-people Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-the-biden-harris-administration-has-kept-their-promise-to-fight-for-working-people AFSCME’s Saunders: There is no issue more pressing than preserving voting rights https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-there-is-no-issue-more-pressing-than-preserving-voting-rights Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-there-is-no-issue-more-pressing-than-preserving-voting-rights AFSCME’s Saunders: Capitol Hill workers who ‘picked up the pieces of our democracy and put them back together’ are heroes https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-capitol-hill-workers-who-picked-up-the-pieces-of-our-democracy-and-put-them-back-together-are-heroes Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-capitol-hill-workers-who-picked-up-the-pieces-of-our-democracy-and-put-them-back-together-are-heroes AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Our democracy cannot stand unless the right of every citizen to vote is protected.’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-our-democracy-cannot-stand-unless-the-right-of-every-citizen-to-vote-is-protected Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/afscme-saunders-our-democracy-cannot-stand-unless-the-right-of-every-citizen-to-vote-is-protected