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 Speaker Pelosi joined front-line public service workers to call for urgent state and local aid amid new spikes http://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 http://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 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-rulings-signal-whats-at-stake-in-2020 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:00:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-rulings-signal-whats-at-stake-in-2020 AFSCME releases new round of ads in key states urging immediate Senate action to aid struggling states, cities, towns and schools http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-releases-new-round-of-ads-in-key-states-urging-immediate-senate-action-to-aid-struggling-states-cities-towns-and-schools Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-releases-new-round-of-ads-in-key-states-urging-immediate-senate-action-to-aid-struggling-states-cities-towns-and-schools Saunders: Elected leaders must not become complacent as COVID cases surge http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-elected-leaders-must-not-become-complacent-as-covid-cases-surge Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-elected-leaders-must-not-become-complacent-as-covid-cases-surge AFSCME launches ad in Kentucky pushing for action on state and local aid http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-ad-in-kentucky-pushing-for-action-on-state-and-local-aid Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-ad-in-kentucky-pushing-for-action-on-state-and-local-aid AFSCME’s Saunders: Efforts to dismantle the ACA are ‘cruel, unconscionable’ http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-efforts-to-dismantle-the-aca-are-cruel-unconscionable Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-efforts-to-dismantle-the-aca-are-cruel-unconscionable 7th Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder highlights urgent need for Senate and states to prepare for 2020 election http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/7th-anniversary-of-shelby-county-v-holder-highlights-urgent-need-for-senate-and-states-to-prepare-for-2020-election Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/7th-anniversary-of-shelby-county-v-holder-highlights-urgent-need-for-senate-and-states-to-prepare-for-2020-election This Juneteenth, we celebrate a renewed call for racial justice http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/this-juneteenth-we-celebrate-a-renewed-call-for-racial-justice Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/this-juneteenth-we-celebrate-a-renewed-call-for-racial-justice SCOTUS DACA decision a strong step, but comprehensive immigration reform needed http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-daca-decision-a-strong-step-but-comprehensive-immigration-reform-needed Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/scotus-daca-decision-a-strong-step-but-comprehensive-immigration-reform-needed AFSCME Praises SCOTUS Decision on LGBTQ Worker Rights http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-praises-scotus-decision-on-lgbtq-worker-rights Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-praises-scotus-decision-on-lgbtq-worker-rights AFSCME’s Saunders: Job Numbers Demonstrate Urgency for Aid to States, Cities and Towns http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-job-numbers-demonstrate-urgency-for-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-job-numbers-demonstrate-urgency-for-aid-to-states-cities-and-towns Contact Tracers, Health Experts: ‘Funding Public Health Essential to Safely Reopen the Economy.’ http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/contact-tracers-health-experts-funding-public-health-essential-to-safely-reopen-the-economy Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/contact-tracers-health-experts-funding-public-health-essential-to-safely-reopen-the-economy AFSCME’s Saunders: There Is a ‘Better Way to Channel Our Energy and Anger’ http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-there-is-a-better-way-to-channel-our-energy-and-anger Sun, 31 May 2020 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-saunders-there-is-a-better-way-to-channel-our-energy-and-anger Saunders Condemns George Floyd Killing http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-condemns-george-floyd-killing Thu, 28 May 2020 22:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/saunders-condemns-george-floyd-killing AFSCME Opposes Cory Wilson Confirmation to 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opposes-cory-wilson-confirmation-to-5th-u-s-circuit-court-of-appeals Wed, 20 May 2020 22:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-opposes-cory-wilson-confirmation-to-5th-u-s-circuit-court-of-appeals The Senate Must Act Immediately on Urgent Aid for America’s States, Cities and Towns http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/the-senate-must-act-immediately-on-urgent-aid-for-americas-states-cities-and-towns Fri, 15 May 2020 22:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/the-senate-must-act-immediately-on-urgent-aid-for-americas-states-cities-and-towns Front-Line Workers Recovering From COVID-19 Push Congress for State and Local Aid http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/front-line-workers-recovering-from-covid-19-push-congress-for-state-and-local-aid Thu, 14 May 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/front-line-workers-recovering-from-covid-19-push-congress-for-state-and-local-aid Supermajority of Americans Support Stimulus for States, Cities and Towns http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/supermajority-of-americans-support-stimulus-for-states-cities-and-towns Wed, 13 May 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/supermajority-of-americans-support-stimulus-for-states-cities-and-towns AFSCME’s Saunders Urges Swift Passage of State and Local Aid: ‘We Can Only Beat COVID and Restore the Economy if We Save Vital Public Services’ http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-urges-swift-passage-of-state-and-local-aid-we-can-only-beat-covid-and-restore-the-economy-if-we-save-vital-public-services Tue, 12 May 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-urges-swift-passage-of-state-and-local-aid-we-can-only-beat-covid-and-restore-the-economy-if-we-save-vital-public-services AFSCME’s Saunders: Job Numbers Show State & Local Aid May be ‘the Difference Between a Recession and a Depression’ http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-job-numbers-show-state-local-aid-may-be-the-difference-between-a-recession-and-a-depression Fri, 08 May 2020 19:51:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscmes-saunders-job-numbers-show-state-local-aid-may-be-the-difference-between-a-recession-and-a-depression Black Civil Rights and Faith Leaders Pen Letter to Congress Calling for Immediate State and Local Aid http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/black-civil-rights-and-faith-leaders-pen-letter-to-congress-calling-for-immediate-state-and-local-aid Fri, 08 May 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/black-civil-rights-and-faith-leaders-pen-letter-to-congress-calling-for-immediate-state-and-local-aid AFSCME Launches Ads for State and Local Aid: ‘Strong Public Services’ Needed to Beat Pandemic, Re-Open Economy http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-ads-for-state-and-local-aid-strong-public-services-needed-to-beat-pandemic-re-open-economy Mon, 04 May 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/afscme-launches-ads-for-state-and-local-aid-strong-public-services-needed-to-beat-pandemic-re-open-economy Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Echoes Call from Correctional Officers for Congress to Pass Immediate State and Local Aid for Front-Line Workers http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/ohio-sen-sherrod-brown-echoes-call-from-correctional-officers-for-congress-to-pass-immediate-state-and-local-aid-for-front-line-workers Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/ohio-sen-sherrod-brown-echoes-call-from-correctional-officers-for-congress-to-pass-immediate-state-and-local-aid-for-front-line-workers Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer Vow to Fight Alongside Public Service Workers for Robust State and Local Aid http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/speaker-pelosi-leader-schumer-vow-to-fight-alongside-public-service-workers-for-robust-state-and-local-aid Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/speaker-pelosi-leader-schumer-vow-to-fight-alongside-public-service-workers-for-robust-state-and-local-aid Interim Aid Package Leaves State and Local Public Service Workers Behind http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/interim-aid-package-leaves-state-and-local-public-service-workers-behind Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2020/interim-aid-package-leaves-state-and-local-public-service-workers-behind