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 Time to build on the ACA, not take away health care during a pandemic https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/time-to-build-on-the-aca-not-take-away-health-care-during-a-pandemic Tue, 10 Nov 2020 17:32:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/time-to-build-on-the-aca-not-take-away-health-care-during-a-pandemic AFSCME’s Saunders: Biden and Harris will be ‘two fearless fighters for working people’; every vote must be counted https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-biden-and-harris-will-be-two-fearless-fighters-for-working-people-every-vote-must-be-counted Sat, 07 Nov 2020 16:12:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-biden-and-harris-will-be-two-fearless-fighters-for-working-people-every-vote-must-be-counted AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Every vote must be counted; the will of the people must prevail’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-every-vote-must-be-counted-the-will-of-the-people-must-prevail Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:34:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-every-vote-must-be-counted-the-will-of-the-people-must-prevail Time to flip the Senate and end the corrupt power games https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/time-to-flip-the-senate-and-end-the-corrupt-power-games Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:33:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/time-to-flip-the-senate-and-end-the-corrupt-power-games AFSCME slams Senate ‘skinny bill’ ploy as millions of Americans suffer https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-slams-senate-skinny-bill-ploy-as-millions-of-americans-suffer Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:29:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-slams-senate-skinny-bill-ploy-as-millions-of-americans-suffer AFSCME urges Senate to heed the will of the people and reject Coney Barrett https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-urges-senate-to-heed-the-will-of-the-people-and-reject-coney-barrett Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:28:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-urges-senate-to-heed-the-will-of-the-people-and-reject-coney-barrett AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the Trump Administration’s latest COVID-19 relief proposal https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-the-trump-administrations-latest-covid-19-relief-proposal Mon, 12 Oct 2020 02:17:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-president-lee-saunders-on-the-trump-administrations-latest-covid-19-relief-proposal Saunders: Trump simply doesn’t care about the lives or livelihoods of working families https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-trump-simply-doesnt-care-about-the-lives-or-livelihoods-of-working-families Tue, 06 Oct 2020 20:59:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-trump-simply-doesnt-care-about-the-lives-or-livelihoods-of-working-families Saunders: While the economy continues to stumble, McConnell refuses to act https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-while-the-economy-continues-to-stumble-mcconnell-refuses-to-act Fri, 02 Oct 2020 16:21:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-while-the-economy-continues-to-stumble-mcconnell-refuses-to-act Saunders sends well wishes to President Trump and the first lady https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-sends-well-wishes-to-president-trump-and-the-first-lady Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:55:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-sends-well-wishes-to-president-trump-and-the-first-lady AFSCME supports House passage of new COVID relief bill, will hold senators accountable https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-supports-house-passage-of-new-covid-relief-bill-will-hold-senators-accountable Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:58:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-supports-house-passage-of-new-covid-relief-bill-will-hold-senators-accountable AFSCME urges passage of new House COVID-19 relief bill https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-urges-passage-of-new-house-covid-19-relief-bill Tue, 29 Sep 2020 01:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-urges-passage-of-new-house-covid-19-relief-bill AFSCME opposes Coney Barrett nomination to U.S. Supreme Court https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opposes-coney-barrett-nomination-to-u-s-supreme-court Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opposes-coney-barrett-nomination-to-u-s-supreme-court AFSCME launches first-ever program to recruit 1,200 poll workers https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-first-ever-program-to-recruit-1200-poll-workers Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-first-ever-program-to-recruit-1200-poll-workers 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