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 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 Saunders: Jan. 6 anniversary a reminder that democracy must be safeguarded https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-jan-6-anniversary-a-reminder-that-democracy-must-be-safeguarded Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2022/saunders-jan-6-anniversary-a-reminder-that-democracy-must-be-safeguarded AFSCME’s Saunders on the passing of Harry Reid: ‘Senator Reid’s legacy is not just about his rise, but whom he brought with him’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-on-the-passing-of-harry-reid-senator-reids-legacy-is-not-just-about-his-rise-but-whom-he-brought-with-him Tue, 28 Dec 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-on-the-passing-of-harry-reid-senator-reids-legacy-is-not-just-about-his-rise-but-whom-he-brought-with-him AFSCME’s Saunders: Student loan moratorium extension is a ‘welcome reprieve’ for working people https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-student-loan-moratorium-extension-is-a-welcome-reprieve-for-working-people Wed, 22 Dec 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-student-loan-moratorium-extension-is-a-welcome-reprieve-for-working-people AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Now is the time to deliver to the American people a better future’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-now-is-the-time-to-deliver-to-the-american-people-a-better-future Mon, 20 Dec 2021 22:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-now-is-the-time-to-deliver-to-the-american-people-a-better-future AFSCME’s Saunders: Sung, Koh confirmations ‘a major victory for our judicial system and for working people.’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-sung-koh-confirmations-a-major-victory-for-our-judicial-system-and-for-working-people Wed, 15 Dec 2021 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-sung-koh-confirmations-a-major-victory-for-our-judicial-system-and-for-working-people AFSCME’s Saunders: The Build Back Better Act will usher forward ‘a better and brighter future’ for working families https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-the-build-back-better-act-will-usher-forward-a-better-and-brighter-future-for-working-families Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-the-build-back-better-act-will-usher-forward-a-better-and-brighter-future-for-working-families United Labor Movement Supports Kaiser Permanente Employees’ Strike Notice https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/united-labor-movement-supports-kaiser-permanente-employees-strike-notice Mon, 08 Nov 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/united-labor-movement-supports-kaiser-permanente-employees-strike-notice AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘We are starting to turn the corner’; now Congress must finish the job https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-we-are-starting-to-turn-the-corner-now-congress-must-finish-the-job Fri, 05 Nov 2021 23:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-we-are-starting-to-turn-the-corner-now-congress-must-finish-the-job AFSCME’s Saunders: New Jersey has elected a pro-worker trifecta, but there is still ‘a lot of work ahead’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-new-jersey-has-elected-a-pro-worker-trifecta-but-there-is-still-a-lot-of-work-ahead Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-new-jersey-has-elected-a-pro-worker-trifecta-but-there-is-still-a-lot-of-work-ahead AFSCME’s Saunders: We will continue the fight ‘so that every American’s voice is heard in our democracy’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscmes-saunders-we-will-continue-the-fight-so-that-every-americans-voice-is-heard-in-our-democracy Wed, 03 Nov 2021 20:29:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscmes-saunders-we-will-continue-the-fight-so-that-every-americans-voice-is-heard-in-our-democracy AFSCME’s Saunders: Build Back Better deal marks ‘sea change moment’ that will prioritize the needs of working families https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-build-back-better-deal-marks-sea-change-moment-that-will-prioritize-the-needs-of-working-families Thu, 28 Oct 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-build-back-better-deal-marks-sea-change-moment-that-will-prioritize-the-needs-of-working-families Union leaders applaud introduction of landmark legislation to make it easier for public service workers to join unions https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/union-leaders-applaud-introduction-of-landmark-legislation-to-make-it-easier-for-public-service-workers-to-join-unions Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/union-leaders-applaud-introduction-of-landmark-legislation-to-make-it-easier-for-public-service-workers-to-join-unions Saunders: ‘Protecting and expanding access to the ballot box should be a bipartisan value’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-protecting-and-expanding-access-to-the-ballot-box-should-be-a-bipartisan-value Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/saunders-protecting-and-expanding-access-to-the-ballot-box-should-be-a-bipartisan-value AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘This is what it means to have a truly pro-worker administration’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-this-is-what-it-means-to-have-a-truly-pro-worker-administration Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-this-is-what-it-means-to-have-a-truly-pro-worker-administration AFSCME’s Saunders: Those lost in the line of duty ‘will never be forgotten’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-those-lost-in-the-line-of-duty-will-never-be-forgotten Thu, 14 Oct 2021 19:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-those-lost-in-the-line-of-duty-will-never-be-forgotten AFSCME’s Saunders: ‘Relief is here for our everyday heroes’ https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-relief-is-here-for-our-everyday-heroes Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-relief-is-here-for-our-everyday-heroes AFSCME’s Saunders: Congress voted to ‘protect jobs and vital services for seniors and vulnerable Americans’ by avoiding government shutdown https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-congress-voted-to-protect-jobs-and-vital-services-for-seniors-and-vulnerable-americans-by-avoiding-government-shutdown Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:30:00 -0500 https://www.afscme.org/press/releases/2021/afscme-saunders-congress-voted-to-protect-jobs-and-vital-services-for-seniors-and-vulnerable-americans-by-avoiding-government-shutdown 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