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Mountain Climber at Work and Outside is Latest Never Quit Winner

Never Quit Service Award winner Amy Biegler personifies the can-do attitude that makes her the champion she is, both on the job and on the mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro, to be precise.

Clyde Weiss |

The Secret Plan to Tax Your Health Benefits

The Affordable Care Act pulled the country out of a health care crisis. How does the congressional majority show its appreciation? By trying to kill the law.

Lee Saunders |

More Arizona EMS Workers Gain a Voice Thanks to AFSCME

With victory in Prescott, Arizona, three American Medical Response operations in Arizona have now joined AFSCME to build a better future at the private company. It’s about quality emergency care, fairness and advancing the emergency medical profession.

Justin Lee |

AFSCME Helps Florida Members Become U.S. Citizens

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a confusing, expensive and lengthy process, but Florida AFSCME is hoping to ease the burden on immigrants in South Florida by providing free clinics.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Members React to Trump’s Speech: Enough Words! Where’s the Action?

AFSCME members said President Donald Trump’s speech lacked detail and that he was not clear on how he plans to deliver on the many promises he’s made to working families.

Pablo Ros and Clyde Weiss |

EXTRA! for March 1, 2017

Stories of interest to working people for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

AFSCME Staff |

Want a Healthy Fire Department? Get a Union – Even in Mt. Healthy

In Mt. Healthy, Ohio, a 23 paid part-time firefighters decided to do something about their lack of a union contract. They organized with AFSCME Council 8.

Clyde Weiss |

We'll Be Listening Closely

Working people want to know if President Donald Trump, who addresses a joint session of Congress tonight, will keep his campaign promises to create economic opportunity and make life better for them.

Lee Saunders |

You’ll Lose a Lot if Obamacare is Repealed – Especially if You’re a Woman

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will be particularly devastating on women, according to a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center.

Clyde Weiss |

EXTRA! for February 28, 2017

Stories of interest to working people for Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

AFSCME Staff |

College Park Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

College Park, Ga., public workers held a rally demanding a voice on the job. Joining them were members of AFSCME Local 1644 and AFSCME International Pres. Lee Saunders.

Namita Waghray |

Private Prisons Yet Another Trump Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

Private Prisons Yet Another Giveaway to Corporate America

Reversing course from the Obama administration, Trump’s Justice Department announced it will continue the use of private prisons to house federal inmates.

Pablo Ros |

In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth

Florida AFSCME is looking for a few – make that many more – working people to reap the benefits of a strong contract and is working to build on membership growth it achieved last year.

Raju Chebium |

Texas Corrections Employees, Retirees Push Legislative Priorities

AFSCME members in Texas pushed legislative priorities that working people and retirees in the Lone Star State care about during face-to-face meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff this week.

Namita Waghray |

Illinois State Employees Vote to Authorize Strike

In the first-ever strike authorization vote, 81 percent of Illinois state workers voted to give their bargaining committee the authority to call a strike if necessary.

Anders Lindall |

Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes

The House GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should worry everyone who has employer-provided health insurance because it calls for taxing your health benefits.

Clyde Weiss |

Toll Worker Shortchanged, Wins Big Payout

AFSCME fought for a Delaware toll worker to get paid what she was owed, underscoring the value of belonging to a union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

AFSCME Stands by Public Workers in Iowa

AFSCME is fighting back in Iowa against the latest attempt to silence the voices of working people and take away their ability to negotiate together for better wages and working conditions.

Pablo Ros |

Trump’s Immigration Policies ‘Nothing Short of Mass Deportation’

Trump’s new immigration push ‘nothing sort of mass deportation,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says.

Raju Chebium |

Good News on Pay for Illinois Public Service Workers

A judge in Illinois has given state employees reason to breathe easier – for now.

Anders Lindall |

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake.

Pablo Ros |

The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.

Clyde Weiss |

Working Families Win Big in New Hampshire

Working families won big in New Hampshire today as state lawmakers voted by a wide margin to kill a right-to-work bill.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Names New Labor Secretary Nominee

A day after we bid good riddance to Andrew Puzder, President Trump has named a new nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department: Alexander Acosta.

Pablo Ros |

Puzder Out as Labor Secretary Nominee

Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Will Trump’s next choice be someone who stands up for working families?

Jesse Berney |

We Must Be Vigilant on Health Care

The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid are all at risk of being gutted. It’s up to us to protect them.

Jesse Berney |

Paying the “Price” for New HHS Secretary

AFSCME International president explains why older Americans are particularly vulnerable now that the Senate has confirmed Tom Price as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Lee Saunders |

Playing Politics with a Child’s Life

In Illinois, politics could imperil an infant’s life.

Anders Lindall, AFSCME Council 31 |

Note to Labor Nominee: It’s OK If You’re Having Second Thoughts

Andrew Puzder should reconsider taking on the role of U.S. secretary of labor because the entire trajectory of his career as fast food CEO is at odds with the mission of the Labor Dept.

Pablo Ros |

Jessica Ellul of CT Recognized for Organizing Work

For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation.

Clyde Weiss |

Iowa Pols Should Support Workers’ Rights, Not Squash Them

More than 184,000 Iowa public service workers are about to lose important collective bargaining rights.

Clyde Weiss and John Noonan |

Tom Price Is Bad for Your Health

The man President Trump chose to oversee our nation’s health care system, Tom Price, believes tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than health and retirement security for working families.

Black History Month: A Celebration of Possibility

Black History Month honors both visionaries and everyday people.

Lee Saunders |

Could IL Public Service Workers Go on Strike?

Will Illinois public service employees go on strike? Thousands of workers have until February 19 to decide.

David Kreisman |

Uprising Against DeVos Shows Power of Activism

Betsy DeVos became secretary of education by the narrowest possible margin. AFSCME members and others came oh so close to winning that fight and proved that activism matters.

Jesse Berney |

Trump Doesn’t Want You to Join a Union

“Right-to-work” laws do not give anyone the right to work. If anything, they do the opposite.

Pablo Ros |

Don’t Be Left Behind – Get a College Degree with AFSCME’s Help

“The dominance of college graduates in the economy is, if anything, accelerating,” reports the Associated Press. Let AFSCME help you get a college degree – with no out-of-pocket costs.

Clyde Weiss |

What Trump's Infrastructure Plan is Really About

President Donald Trump says has a plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure, but here's what his plan is REALLY about.

Peter Levine |

Supreme Court Pick Must Prove His Independence

President Donald Trump boasts that his Supreme Court nominee is in the same mold as deceased conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. But Trump must remember that the job of the justices is to act independently and in the nation’s best interests.

Pablo Ros |
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