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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Let’s Not Forget: Obamacare Saves Lives

The Affordable Care Act barred insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and made it possible for 30 million people to get insured.

Raju Chebium |

When the Food Seems Part of the Punishment

Aramark food is reportedly so bad that it’s been the source of inmate complaints and protests for many years – and is sparking a protest march Saturday in the nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

A Threat to Public Service Workers is Headed Our Way – We’re Ready

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon consider a case that could make it more difficult for public service workers to improve their jobs, wages and benefits through their unions.

Clyde Weiss |

30 Million Reasons Not to Repeal Health Care

Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act took their first step to repeal the health care law, but they don’t have a substitute.

Pablo Ros |

In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history.

Seriously? $1 Federal Pay?

Congress could slash salaries of individual federal employees to as low as $1 under an obscure rule revived by right-wing lawmakers.

Raju Chebium |

Council 61 Members Stand Up for Their Collective Bargaining Rights

Members of AFSCME Council 61 stood together to fight for Iowa communities. Find out how.

John Noonan and David Patterson |

AFSCME Helps Block Postal Privatization

AFSCME and other labor groups can now celebrate a victory in the move to stop privatization of public services.

Raju Chebium |

Working Families Lose Ground in Kentucky. So Sad.

Kentucky has taken a step backward in helping workers get ahead, passing a so-called right-to-work law that will make it harder for working families to earn a living wage.

Clyde Weiss |

#YesWeCan: Obama Came Through for Working People

The first bill President Obama signed into law helped stop unfair pay discrimination against women, setting the tone for his legacy of standing up for working people.

Public Services or Private Services? Trump’s Picks Favor Privatization All Around

Donald Trump’s choices for his administration are ready to give the store away when they get into office, privatizing public services and even Social Security and Medicare.

Clyde Weiss |

Congress Poised to Act Against Working Families

Worried about the new Congress? You should be. Congressional leaders have working families in their sights, and we all need to be prepared to fight back.

The Days Ahead Hold Dangers for Public Employees

The coming year presents increased threats to public service workers because the elections increased the power of right-wing lawmakers at local and state levels.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Doesn’t Speak for Working Americans

Unions, not President-elect Donald Trump or the 115th Congress, give working people a powerful voice.

Raju Chebium |

A Simple Yet Powerful New Year’s Resolution

Here’s a way to help AFSCME grow stronger so our union can help working people everywhere.

Raju Chebium |

Ohio Gov Blocks Minimum Wage Vote in Cleveland

Clevelanders won’t be able to decide next year if employers in their city should pay workers at least $15 an hour, thanks to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Raju Chebium |

A One-Two Punch to the Average American

The incoming Trump administration is getting ready to deliver a one-two punch to working families by undoing two Obama labor laws that would have put more money in our pockets.

A Few of Labor’s Gifts to Working People

Check out five reasons (and more!) to thank the labor movement this holiday season.

Raju Chebium |

American Dream or American Nightmare?

For those born in 1980, the chance of earning more than their parents at age 30 had dropped to 50 percent. It’s a coin toss for them; the American Dream could just as easily become a nightmare.

Pablo Ros |

How Progressives Can Better Communicate with Working Families

AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining, Steven Kreisberg, joined a roundtable discussion to provide some answers.

Pablo Ros |
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