Working people deserve the same freedoms as corporate CEOs and millionaires. That means not just making ends meet, but having the ability to take a loved one to the doctor or retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. But the rich and powerful are chipping away at the freedoms people in unions have won for us all. To combat this trend, AFSCME supports policies that include expanding collective bargaining rights, like the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act. We believe in raising the minimum wage to a living wage and the rights to paid sick and family leave and equal pay for women.

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