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: 'Californians have made their voices heard,' firmly rejecting recall and rallying behind Gov. Gavin Newsom https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-californians-have-made-their-voices-heard-firmly-rejecting-recall-and-rallying-behind-gov-gavin-newsom Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-californians-have-made-their-voices-heard-firmly-rejecting-recall-and-rallying-behind-gov-gavin-newsom Saunders: ‘Every year we wait, pharmaceutical corporations continue to jack up prices’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-every-year-we-wait-pharmaceutical-corporations-continue-to-jack-up-prices Thu, 09 Sep 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-every-year-we-wait-pharmaceutical-corporations-continue-to-jack-up-prices As public support for labor unions surges, Lee Saunders urges Congress to support the freedom of workers to organize https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/as-public-support-for-labor-unions-surges-lee-saunders-urges-congress-to-support-the-freedom-of-workers-to-organize Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/as-public-support-for-labor-unions-surges-lee-saunders-urges-congress-to-support-the-freedom-of-workers-to-organize Saunders: ‘It has never been more urgent to act swiftly to protect our voting rights’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-it-has-never-been-more-urgent-to-act-swiftly-to-protect-our-voting-rights Tue, 24 Aug 2021 20:00:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-it-has-never-been-more-urgent-to-act-swiftly-to-protect-our-voting-rights Saunders: Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond ‘have dedicated their lives to the fight for working people and are ready for the challenges ahead’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-liz-shuler-and-fred-redmond-have-dedicated-their-lives-to-the-fight-for-working-people-and-are-ready-for-the-challenges-ahead Fri, 20 Aug 2021 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-liz-shuler-and-fred-redmond-have-dedicated-their-lives-to-the-fight-for-working-people-and-are-ready-for-the-challenges-ahead Saunders: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will set our nation on the right course https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-will-set-our-nation-on-the-right-course Tue, 10 Aug 2021 17:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-will-set-our-nation-on-the-right-course Saunders: American Rescue Plan is bringing back vital public services and jobs https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-american-rescue-plan-is-bringing-back-vital-public-services-and-jobs Fri, 06 Aug 2021 15:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-american-rescue-plan-is-bringing-back-vital-public-services-and-jobs Saunders: Rich Trumka was ‘one of the fiercest advocates for working people ever’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-trumka-was-one-of-the-fiercest-advocates-for-working-people-ever Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-trumka-was-one-of-the-fiercest-advocates-for-working-people-ever AFSCME President Saunders on employer vaccine mandates https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-president-saunders-on-employer-vaccine-mandates Mon, 02 Aug 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-president-saunders-on-employer-vaccine-mandates Saunders: Gwynne Wilcox will be a ‘fair and steadfast advocate’ on the NLRB for all workers https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-gwynne-wilcox-will-be-a-fair-and-steadfast-advocate-on-the-nlrb-for-all-workers Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:35:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-gwynne-wilcox-will-be-a-fair-and-steadfast-advocate-on-the-nlrb-for-all-workers Saunders: On the NLRB, David Prouty will safeguard the well-being of working people https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-on-the-nlrb-david-prouty-will-safeguard-the-well-being-of-working-people Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:29:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-on-the-nlrb-david-prouty-will-safeguard-the-well-being-of-working-people California child care providers ratify historic first contract to raise wages, expand access to child care https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/california-child-care-providers-ratify-historic-first-contract Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/california-child-care-providers-ratify-historic-first-contract AFSCME’s Saunders: Jennifer Abruzzo a ‘perfect choice’ to restore NLRB https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-jennifer-abruzzo-a-perfect-choice-to-restore-nlrb Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-jennifer-abruzzo-a-perfect-choice-to-restore-nlrb Saunders calls on Senate to confirm David Weil for key Department of Labor post https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-calls-on-senate-to-confirm-david-weil-for-key-department-of-labor-post Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-calls-on-senate-to-confirm-david-weil-for-key-department-of-labor-post Saunders hails confirmation of Julie Su, ‘a seasoned leader…with a passion for helping our most vulnerable workers’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-confirmation-of-julie-su-a-seasoned-leader-with-a-passion-for-helping-our-most-vulnerable-workers Tue, 13 Jul 2021 23:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-hails-confirmation-of-julie-su-a-seasoned-leader-with-a-passion-for-helping-our-most-vulnerable-workers Saunders praises Biden executive order on promoting competition in the American economy https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-biden-executive-order-on-promoting-competition-in-the-american-economy Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-praises-biden-executive-order-on-promoting-competition-in-the-american-economy AFSCME praises Biden nomination of Jennifer Sung to serve on the federal bench https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-biden-nomination-of-jennifer-sung-to-serve-on-the-federal-bench Wed, 30 Jun 2021 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-biden-nomination-of-jennifer-sung-to-serve-on-the-federal-bench Saunders decries ‘partisan gamesmanship’ of voting rights filibuster https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-decries-partisan-gamesmanship-of-voting-rights-filibuster Tue, 22 Jun 2021 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-decries-partisan-gamesmanship-of-voting-rights-filibuster AFSCME applauds Prouty nomination for the NLRB https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-prouty-nomination-for-the-nlrb Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-applauds-prouty-nomination-for-the-nlrb Saunders commends court’s decision to uphold the ACA; ‘working families can rest easy tonight’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-commends-courts-decision-to-uphold-the-aca-working-families-can-rest-easy-tonight Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-commends-courts-decision-to-uphold-the-aca-working-families-can-rest-easy-tonight AFSCME praises bipartisan action to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-bipartisan-action-to-recognize-juneteenth-as-a-national-holiday Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-praises-bipartisan-action-to-recognize-juneteenth-as-a-national-holiday 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