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Investigative Reporter Win Prestigious Prize for Coverage of Private Prison Abuses

Pat Beall, a reporter for the Palm Beach Post , won the 2014 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism for her investigative series shedding light on human rights abuses and corruption within the private prison industry.Beall’s multi-part investigation linked ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
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BOLD Action in Minnesota Preserves High-Quality Public Service

When residents and workers of the small town of Olivia, Minn., discovered that its school board members planned to outsource its custodial staff, they made a BOLD move to stop it – the Bird Island Olivia Lake Lillian District (BOLD) coalition sprang into ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
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Union Families, Not Just Members, Are Better Off

We all know that union members are paid more and receive better benefits than their non-union counterparts.  But that doesn’t mean that union contracts only help union members.  When it comes to retirement and health benefits, unions are good for the ... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality

The average CEO in America made $11.7 million in 2013, or 331 times as much as the average worker, according to AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch , which helps raise awareness about income disparity in our nation.According to PayWatch, the average CEO ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Four Ways Paul Ryan Will Jeopardize Your Future Health Care Coverage

The federal budget bill, authored by U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and approved this month in the House of Representatives, privatizes Medicare and takes billions from Medicaid.  It’s so unfair to current and future retirees that even ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Minnesota AFSCME Partners with Autism Society to Improve Children’s Lives

Maria Thor was part of the first cohort of child care providers to receive CCPT’s autism training.ST. PAUL – Child care providers are in a unique position to identify the signs of autism in a child, since these become apparent between the ages of 2 and ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Member to NLRB: Bring Fairness to Union Elections

Brenda Crawford (left), a registered nurse in California who is an AFSCME member, testified before the NLRB.To Brenda Crawford, a registered nurse in California, and her colleagues at Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), forming a labor union to have ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
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]

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"I asked people if they remembered what happened three years ago today, March 31, 2011, when SB5 was signed, and how it affected them,” says Gean Ford, president of Local 840, AFSCME Council 8 , representing Toledo City School food service workers. “People remember going to the rallies and marches and were proud to share their stories with me when I called.”"
"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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Union Families, Not Just Members, Are Better Off [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
BOLD Action in Minnesota Preserves High-Quality... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
Investigative Reporter Win Prestigious Prize fo... [Published AFSCME - 5 hours ago]
AFSCME Member to NLRB: Bring Fairness to Union ... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
Minnesota AFSCME Partners with Autism Society t... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
Four Ways Paul Ryan Will Jeopardize Your Future... [Published AFSCME - Apr 21 2014]
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]
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