AFSCME
yesterday at 16:47. Facebook
“I voted YES to authorize a strike because my family needs health care we can afford, because my community needs public services it can rely on, and because Governor Rauner needs to come back to the bargaining table,” said Stephen Mittons, a child protective investigator in the Illinois Department of Human Services in Chicago.

Illinois state employees vote to authorize strike

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yesterday at 15:10. Facebook
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yesterday at 01:17. Facebook
Since Trump's election, private prison stocks have soared, and two new, for-profit detention centers are opening in Georgia and Texas.

The private prison industry is licking its chops over Trump's deportation plans

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Do you get health insurance through your employer? If so, you will be forced to pay taxes on your health benefits if the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act passes Congress as written.

Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
An infographic depicting the possible paths of people charged with different offenses, revealing the various privatized services provided by the corrections

Private companies profit from almost every step in America's deportation system

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
An AFSCME-represented Delaware toll worker has her union to thank for getting paid – retroactively – what she was owed. This shows why being a union member is about rights as much as it is about negotiating for better wages and benefits.

Toll Worker Shortchanged, Wins Big Payout

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02/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Student loans are a sore subject among college students, especially with steady increases in tuition and other costs of higher education nationwide. Outstanding student loan balances amounted to a whopping $1.31 trillion as of Dec. 31, 2016, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Student loan debt now totals over $1.3 trillion

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
So much for "drain the swamp." It's business as usual in Washington and Speaker Ryan is pulling in the big bucks as he prepares to pull the rug out from average Americans.

Paul Ryan Is Fundraising Off Healthcare While Working to Kill It For Millions

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
A great victory for working families in D.C.: A bill that offers workers some of the most generous #PaidFamilyLeave benefits in the nation is set to become law.

Eight weeks of paid leave for new parents about to become law in D.C.

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AFSCME
02/22/2017 at 01:17. Facebook
Find an event near you taking place during this week’s #ResistanceRecess: [ Afsc.me Link ]

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

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02/22/2017 . Facebook
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders opposes the Trump administration’s new immigration push, saying it’s “nothing short of mass deportation.” He warned, “Instead of seriously addressing comprehensive immigration reform, this administration is throwing communities into chaos and fear.”

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

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AFSCME
02/21/2017 at 22:55. Facebook
Find an event near you taking place during this week’s #ResistanceRecess: [ Afsc.me Link ]

Congress members met with crowds and protests at town halls

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AFSCME
02/21/2017 at 21:45. Facebook
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders called the new law “a slap in the face to the hardworking women and men who provide professional public services that strengthen Iowa communities every day.” AFSCME Iowa Council 61 has filed a lawsuit over the new anti-collective bargaining law in Iowa.

AFSCME Stands by Public Workers in Iowa

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AFSCME
02/21/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Many of the veterans Jimmie Rook works with don’t have families, so whatever he can do to brighten their day – whether it’s chatting with them or cracking a joke – makes a difference. Which means for the past 30 years, the residents of the Iowa Veterans Home have had a pretty special person watching out for them.

AFSCME Member Brightens Vets Days Despite Hurdles

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02/21/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
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02/21/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
#Unions provide for a stronger economy, a stronger middle class and more stability for workers. #1u
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02/20/2017 at 22:55. Facebook
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02/20/2017 at 20:43. Facebook
Happy President's Day! “Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of their right to join the union of their choice. Only a handful of un-reconstructed reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions.” - President Eisenhower
AFSCME
02/20/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Happy President's Day! "Every advance in this half century - social security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, on after another - came with the support and leadership of American labor.” - President Carter
AFSCME
02/20/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Happy President's Day! “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could have never existed if labor had first not existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much higher consideration.” - President Lincoln