Publication: AFSCME

First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Outsourcing Fight Involves Community

AFSCME Local 42 (Council 24) and the greater Superior, Wis., community are fighting outsourcing attacks at UWS.SUPERIOR, Wis. – When the custodians and grounds crew at the University of Wisconsin-Superior received “at risk notices” alerting them their ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Record Attendance at Indiana-Kentucky Union Leadership Academy

Union activists from all over Kentucky and Indiana learn how to fight and win.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than 48 union activists from locals throughout Indiana and Kentucky gathered earlier this summer to attend the Indiana-Kentucky Organizing Committee 962’s ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Past Due

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, July 24, 2014Contact: Erick Sanchez, 202-429-5074It has been seven years since Congress passed a minimum wage increase and five long years since that increase, to $7.25, went into effect.Washington, D.C. —AFSCME Pres. Lee ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Atlanta Bus Drivers Win Raises, Full-time Positions

Bus drivers and AFSCME Local 1644 members Gwen Johnson (third from right) and Susan McCaskill (far right) pose with Atlanta city officials.ATLANTA – A year of activism paid off for Atlanta public school bus drivers and monitors, members of AFSCME Local ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Iowa Member Is a Hall of Famer

Phyllis ThedePhyllis Thede, a member of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 , will be inducted Aug. 1. into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame for her efforts as a state legislator and member of Iowa’s Human Rights Board.The Iowa African American Hall of Fame ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Stirring Story About Why We Need Immigration Reform Now

When Maricruz Manzanarez decided to come to the United States, she knew that she was setting out on a difficult path. Her journey across the border was treacherous, but that was only the beginning. She has spent decades trying to hold her family together ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Adds More Than 92,000 Members

AFSCME President Saunders speaks on the opening day of AFSCME's 41st International Convention.CHICAGO – AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders today announced that, even in the face of attacks from anti-worker politicians, billionaires and judges across the country ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

The Affordable Care Act ‘Will Continue to Help Families’

For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, July 23, 2014Contact: Cheryl Kelly, 202-429-1145AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today on the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling in Halbig v. Burwell.Washington, D.C. —AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Students Earn Union Plus Scholarships

Ten members of the AFSCME family, across the country, received scholarships through the Union Plus Scholarship Program, which this year awarded $150,000 to 116 students representing 39 unions.This year’s AFSCME winners are:• John Ertl, of Hartford, Connecticut ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Seattle Hospital Workers Gain Community Support

WFSE members visited the King County Council to urge a vote on the Harborview statement of principles.Harborview Medical Center has served the Seattle community for 137 years, and during that time it has been both a leader in medicine and an important ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Missouri Republicans Cut and Paste ALEC’s Dangerous Ideas

The founders of our democracy envisioned lawmaking as a serious and deliberative process.  Chosen for their qualifications to craft complex statutes, representatives would work late into the night, making tough compromises to solve problems while trying ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Voices of AFSCME Are Bold, Brave, Determined

AFSCME is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 18 2014]

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At the Town Hall, Patience Taylor, who's been a bus driver for seven years, said, "We're getting treated with more respect than ever before and it's because we demanded it. We care so much about Atlanta's kids and now we're able to do our jobs without some unnecessary stressors. This is the beginning of a new era in Atlanta and the only place to go is up."
"Yes, we have endured bumps and bruises along the way, and no doubt there will be more to endure tomorrow, but we all still stand in a better place right now!… The countless families of public service workers are not the only beneficiaries of our work. Our efforts have paved the way for an immeasurable number of non-AFSCME and even non-Union American working-class families, so they too can find a way to a better life and ultimately, move this nation’s economy towards one that thrives…Unions make a difference."
"Dennis has been a force for unity in the labor movement and for protecting all public services," Saunders said. "As someone who is truly committed to solidarity, he has taken on the fight for workers' rights not just for his own members, but for all working people."
"It was a dangerous drive,” Shaffer said. “But it’s our job.”"

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Outsourcing Fight Involves Community [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
Record Attendance at Indiana-Kentucky Union Lea... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
An Increase in the Minimum Wage Is Long Past Due [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
Iowa Member Is a Hall of Famer [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
Atlanta Bus Drivers Win Raises, Full-time Posit... [Published AFSCME - Jul 25 2014]
AFSCME Adds More Than 92,000 Members [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
Stirring Story About Why We Need Immigration Re... [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
The Affordable Care Act ‘Will Continue to Help ... [Published AFSCME - Jul 23 2014]
AFSCME Students Earn Union Plus Scholarships [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
Missouri Republicans Cut and Paste ALEC’s Dange... [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
Seattle Hospital Workers Gain Community Support [Published AFSCME - Jul 21 2014]
The Voices of AFSCME Are Bold, Brave, Determined [Published AFSCME - Jul 18 2014]
Get Together and Win! [Published AFSCME - Jul 18 2014]
Melvin Hughes Elected to Executive Board [Published AFSCME - Jul 18 2014]
America Will Succeed When Unions Succeed [Published AFSCME - Jul 17 2014]
Hard-working Cab Drivers Seek Union [Published AFSCME - Jul 17 2014]
A message from President Obama to AFSCME members [Published AFSCME - Jul 17 2014]
IVP Lillian Roberts: Living Legend [Published AFSCME - Jul 16 2014]
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