Publication: AFSCME

First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

A City’s Turnaround Point, Led by Its Public Workers

Monroe, La. – When Monroe City Attorney Nancy Summersgill earlier this month announced she would terminate AFSCME Local 2388’s contract, it was a low point for a community where public services were neglected for far too long.In recent years, reductions ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

California Pensions Boost State Economic Growth

For each $1 taxpayers contribute, the California public employee retirement system returns $10.85 in economic activity to California. (SOURCE: CalPERS Economic Impacts in California report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2012)Public employee pensions ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME President Urges Students to Be “Disrupters”

Students presented AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders a statuette of a Nittany Lion, the Penn State University mascot, after Saunders delivered the Philip Murray Memorial Labor Lecture.State College, Pa. – AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders encouraged Penn State University ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Ohio Members Protest Pay Discrimination

Mahoning County, Ohio, workers who are members AFSCME Local 3577, Council 8, were excluded from a pay increase given to other county employees in exchange for agreeing to pay more in pension contribution costs.Public employees of a child support agency ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Wisconsin to Connecticut: 2011 Could Happen to You

Ken Weaver, a member of Wisconsin AFSCME Local 758, Council 24, speaks at the “We Are Not Wisconsin” forum in Middletown, Conn.Ken Weaver, a Wisconsin AFSCME member who fought with thousands of others in 2011 to try to preserve workers’ collective bargaining ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

In Anti-Worker Vote, Missouri Legislators Bow to Outside Donors

Despite strong opposition from both sides of the aisle, extremist lawmakers in the Missouri state Legislature are pushing ahead with a so-called “right-to-work” law that could mean a big pay cut for the state’s middle class.HB 1770, sponsored by Eric ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Jersey City Medical Center Workers Fight off Attacks, Ratify Contract

Jersey City – Despite a year and a half of threats and attacks from management and its union buster attorneys , workers at the Jersey City Medical Center successfully voted recently to ratify their contracts by overwhelming majorities.In doing so, more ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Public Libraries, Loved by All, Remain Under Attack

Despite an overwhelming majority of Americans who love and use their public libraries, legislators are slashing library budgets and cutting back on library services.According to a recent report , more than two out of three Americans “are actively engaged ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, April 11, 2014Contact: Erick Sanchez, 202-429-5074AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on Kathleen Sebelius’ leadership as Secretary of Health and Human ServicesWashington, D.C. —AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

In Mudslide Recovery Effort, Value of Strong Community Services

WSDOT maintenance crews helping clear a path on SR 530 for emergency response to the landslide in Snohomish County. (Photo by Washington Department of Transportation)A month after a mudslide devastated the small community of Oso, Wash., killing at least ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

California Votes for Responsible Public-Private Deals

California elected officials are standing up to protect the public services in their communities from corporate outsourcing.  The state Assembly in Sacramento recently passed HR 29 , a resolution that urges the state to embrace the principles of the Taxpayer ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, April 10, 2014Contact: Chris Fleming, 202-429-1145AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.Washington, DC  —AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]

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"We're asking them to support our issues and candidates in November,” Ford says. “We have been getting a very positive response and signing up a lot of volunteers."
"We're going to put the feet to the streets and do phone banks," he said. "I'd like to see people have a fair shot and stand up for the people.”"
...a major anti-worker initiative this year, it's critical that we remain vigilant about what's happening to working families right now," he said. "While corporate profits and incomes for the top 1 percent are at all-time highs, wages and incomes for working people have fallen since the end of the recession.”"

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AFSCME President Urges Students to Be “Disrupters” [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
California Pensions Boost State Economic Growth [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
A City’s Turnaround Point, Led by Its Public Wo... [Published AFSCME - Apr 17 2014]
Jersey City Medical Center Workers Fight off At... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
In Anti-Worker Vote, Missouri Legislators Bow t... [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
Wisconsin to Connecticut: 2011 Could Happen to You [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
AFSCME Ohio Members Protest Pay Discrimination [Published AFSCME - Apr 16 2014]
Public Libraries, Loved by All, Remain Under At... [Published AFSCME - Apr 14 2014]
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on HHS Secr... [Published AFSCME - Apr 12 2014]
California Votes for Responsible Public-Private... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
In Mudslide Recovery Effort, Value of Strong Co... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budge... [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
AFSCME Fights 2009 Wisconsin Layoffs [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
AFSCME New Mexico Questions Governor’s Priorities [Published AFSCME - Apr 11 2014]
Legislators, Business Leaders and Workers Urge ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 10 2014]
AFSCME Sec-Treas. Laura Reyes Joins Women’s Fas... [Published AFSCME - Apr 10 2014]
Backroom Deals in Arizona Enrich Private Prison... [Published AFSCME - Apr 10 2014]
Connecticut Becomes First State to Raise Minimu... [Published AFSCME - Apr 09 2014]
Who’s Afraid of Wisconsin Voters? [Published AFSCME - Apr 09 2014]
AFSCME Members Urge Ohioans to “Remember in Nov... [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
Public Employees Come Together to Support Victi... [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters Deserve Equal ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
AFSCME Provider Urges Congress to Stand Up for ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
The Imaginary ATM [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
AFSCME Applauds Senate Approval of Jobless Aid ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 08 2014]
Through the Power of the Pen, AFSCME’s Susan Ho... [Published AFSCME - Apr 07 2014]
New Data Show Real Truth About Public Pensions [Published AFSCME - Apr 07 2014]
Detroit Retirees Rally against Cuts to Pension ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 07 2014]
Minnesota AFSCME Members Rally to Support Children [Published AFSCME - Apr 05 2014]
Thousands of Missourians Push Back Against Radi... [Published AFSCME - Apr 05 2014]
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