Did you get yours in the mail? AFSCME partnered with the National Child ID Program to distribute child ID kits to all our members and make our communities safer. Looks like the town of Seymour, Connecticut, was inspired by the effort! Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
As America’s incarcerated and detained populations have boomed in recent years, the business of owning and operating prisons and jails has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. A new report uncovers which Wall Street banks finance the industry’s two leaders, CoreCivic (formerly “Corrections Corporation of America [CCA]”) and GEO Group.
Today in Labor History: African-American Rosa Parks refuses to go to the back of a Montgomery, Ala., bus, fueling the growing civil rights movement's campaign to win desegregation and end the deep South's "Jim Crow" laws - 1955
The Labor Department rule, which would have made overtime pay available to more than 4 million additional workers, was challenged in court by a number of business groups and a collection of states. “Now with the regulation on hold, their better paychecks and better work life balances are on hold as well,” said Judy Conti, federal advocacy coordinator for the National Employment Law Project, a... View details ⇨
A Labor Department rule which would have made overtime pay available to more than 4 million additional workers was recently blocked in court by a number of Republican governors and corporate business groups. See the share of salaried workforce in each state who would have directly benefited from the new overtime rule, and read more in the Washington Post here: [ Afsc.me Link ]
“By every valid account, voter fraud is exceedingly rare. Yet this noxious myth continues to be perpetuated by self-serving politicians seeking to deny American citizens their voices and their power at the polls. While voter fraud is virtually nonexistent, the real threat to our democracy is voter suppression that keeps people from casting their ballots in the first place.”
The #FightFor15 has enjoyed resounding success in a short period of time, already leading to wage increases for more than 22 million people. But AFSCME and its partners won’t quit fighting until all working families get the dignity and respect they deserve, until they get at least the $15 per hour it takes to make ends meet.
Calling all creatives! AFSCME is partnering with the Creative Action Network to help re-imagine the iconic “We Can Do It” poster, and we need your help. To help celebrate modern-day workers who make America happen, we’re seeking designs from you that depict hard-working Americans like AFSCME members. To submit an original design or to view examples, visit [ Creativeaction.network Link ].
“The 4-year anniversary of their initial protest is on Tuesday, and low-wage workers are once again staging strikes and demonstrations. This time, though, no one is ignoring them. The union-backed #FightFor15 campaign has scored a series of high-profile victories: State legislatures in California and New York have both approved $15 minimum wages, which will phase in over the next several... View details ⇨