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Officers Honored for Saving an Inmate’s Life

This month, the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga presented the Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month Award to (left to right) Officers Robert Butcher, Mark Miller, John Talcott, and James Barrett.TOMPKINS, N.Y. – Four corrections officers from the Tompkins ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
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Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate for Allowing Sexual Abuse

Last week, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in a Texas federal court by a former prisoner against Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation’s largest private, for-profit prison operators, and two of its employees for allegedly allowing the ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
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Wisconsin Governor’s Report Card Shows Failing Grade

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker is known for setting records, just not the kind his parents could be proud of.Between 2011and 2013, the Wisconsin governor cut public school funding by more per student than any other governor in the nation. His cuts ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Michigan Lets Aramark Off the Hook

Ignoring a pattern of inappropriate and unsafe handling of prison food, the director of the Michigan Department of Corrections withdrew a $98,000 fine against Aramark, telling Gov. Rick Snyder’s chief of staff, Dennis Muchmore, in an email : “Our corrective ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Help For 9/11 Responders and Survivors

Were you a responder or survivor in New York, Washington, DC, or Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after the terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001? If so, you may be eligible for free medical monitoring and treatment through a federal program that AFSCME helped ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Mo’ne’s Coach: ‘I Have the Greatest Job in the World’

Coach Bandura, his son Scott, and Mo'ne Davis (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)PHILADELPHIA – The world was watching Aug. 22 when Mo’ne Davis, a pitcher for the Taney Dragons, became the first girl to pitch a shutout in the 67-year history of the Little ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Long Lines Lead to Child Care Organizing Opportunity

Hundreds in Milwaukee wait for hours to submit their timesheets in person.MILWAUKEE – In the face of anti-union legislation that has left working people reeling from Gov. Scott Walker’s political agenda, family child care providers in Milwaukee and across ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Secretary-Treasurer Reyes Takes ALS Bucket Splash

Challenged by AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders, Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes took the plunge last week, taking a bucket of ice water on her head to benefit ALS research.“As a union woman and proud AFSCME member, I accept the challenge,” she said. In turn, she challenged ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Chicago Taxi Drivers Demand Due Process

[embedded content]CHICAGO – Frustrated by an unjust system that denies due process to taxi cab drivers cited for code violations, more than 100 members of Cab Drivers United (CDU)-AFSCME demonstrated this week outside the Chicago Department of Administrative ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Indiana City Workers Fight Back, Secure Contract

Rick Albright, president of Local 2487The hard-working members of Local 2487, which represents city workers in Bloomington, Indiana, have a history of working cooperatively with city management for the benefit of both workers and city services. When they ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Quick Action Rescues Phoenix from Flooding

Torrential flooding posed major problems for Phoenix in August, but public service workers rose to the challenge and saved the day.Dennis Martinez, a fire emergency dispatcher and AFSCME Local 2960 member, reported 18 swift water rescue assignments in ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC

If Google wants to adhere to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, AFSCME and other organizations are urging the Internet giant to stop funding evil and cut ties with ALEC , which pushes bills that advance corporations at the expense of working families.ALEC brings ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]

Quotes

"Carolyn Holmes was one of the early AFSCME New Jersey pioneers who helped to remove barriers in the workplace,” said Sherryl Gordon, Council 1 executive director. “She was outspoken, committed and saw the need to building a strong New Jersey labor movement. Sister Holmes was a leader who challenged all of us to do more and be involved in our union. Her legacy is rich with examples of strong leadership, compassionate activism and a commitment to building a better world for everyone."
"I thought that if I'm going to ask them to really be committed and give this institution their all, I should be doing something in return" he told The Washington Post . "I thought it was important."

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Officers Honored for Saving an Inmate’s Life [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
Wisconsin Governor’s Report Card Shows Failing ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
Private Prison Operator Sued by Texas Inmate fo... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
Michigan Lets Aramark Off the Hook [Published AFSCME - Sep 13 2014]
Help For 9/11 Responders and Survivors [Published AFSCME - Sep 13 2014]
Mo’ne’s Coach: ‘I Have the Greatest Job in the ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 11 2014]
Long Lines Lead to Child Care Organizing Opport... [Published AFSCME - Sep 11 2014]
Secretary-Treasurer Reyes Takes ALS Bucket Splash [Published AFSCME - Sep 10 2014]
Chicago Taxi Drivers Demand Due Process [Published AFSCME - Sep 06 2014]
Indiana City Workers Fight Back, Secure Contract [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
Quick Action Rescues Phoenix from Flooding [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
Shhh… Medicare Costs Are Going Down [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
Missourians Back $11 an Hour for Home Care Atte... [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
Don’t Want to be Evil? Drop ALEC [Published AFSCME - Sep 05 2014]
From Labor Day to Election Day, 'These People' ... [Published AFSCME - Sep 03 2014]
Philadelphia City Workers Reach Tentative Agree... [Published AFSCME - Aug 29 2014]
Transgender State Employees Win Health Care Cov... [Published AFSCME - Aug 29 2014]
Missouri Home Care Workers, Clients Build Coali... [Published AFSCME - Aug 29 2014]
Missouri AFSCME Members Aid Ferguson Community [Published AFSCME - Aug 29 2014]
A Whopper of a Tax-Avoidance Scheme [Published AFSCME - Aug 29 2014]
Bring on the Ice Water! [Published AFSCME - Aug 28 2014]
Community Rallies to Support Sanitation Workers [Published AFSCME - Aug 27 2014]
Chicago Cab Drivers Push Commissioner to Act [Published AFSCME - Aug 27 2014]
Minnesota to End Outsourcing of Prison Food Ser... [Published AFSCME - Aug 27 2014]
Politicians, Private Prison Companies Capitaliz... [Published AFSCME - Aug 27 2014]
#WEmatter and We Demand Change [Published AFSCME - Aug 27 2014]
New Jersey Bids Farewell to Labor Hero [Published AFSCME - Aug 23 2014]
AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with Ferguson Commu... [Published AFSCME - Aug 21 2014]
LA Unions Try Innovative Community Approach [Published AFSCME - Aug 20 2014]
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organi... [Published AFSCME - Aug 20 2014]
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