01/19/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Medicare works. It’s far more efficient, cost effective, and affordable than private sector health insurance.

Paul Ryan is Lying in Order to Destroy Medicare
01/19/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Postal worker activists just stopped the privatization scheme of merging the U.S. Postal Service with Staples in one of the most successful corporate campaigns by any labor union during the Obama era.

How the American Postal Workers Union Scored One of its Biggest Wins Ever - Working In These Times
01/19/2017 at 01:17. Facebook
Donald Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. The DeVos family actively opposes public pensions for teachers in Michigan.

Betsy DeVos and Public Pensions in Michigan
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yesterday at 19:00. Facebook
Is college in your immediate plans? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, awarded annually to union members and their families, including those in AFSCME. The deadline is Jan. 31, at noon (ET). The same deadline applies for the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline: January 31
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These companies prove that you don't need to pay workers a minimum wage to keep profits high. #RaiseTheWage

5 successful corporations show what can happen when employees are paid a living wage.
yesterday at 16:15. Facebook
Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, faces Senate confirmation hearings starting today. He needs to answer many questions about his record and philosophy, especially regarding his willingness to gut Medicare and throw millions off their health insurance by recklessly repealing the Affordable Care Act. Watch this video below and read more on our...
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yesterday at 15:10. Facebook
So much for draining the swamp. At Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, a billionaire who, along with her family, has donated $200 million to the GOP and anti-union causes, Bernie Sanders was blunt: “Do you think that if your family had not made hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions to the Republican Party that you would be sitting here today?”

Watch: Bernie Sanders asks Betsy DeVos the $200 million question
01/17/2017 at 22:26. Facebook
Rep. Tom Price is Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Why does he want to take away health care from millions of Americans?

Tom Price Is Coming for Your Health Care
01/17/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Local 2227 with AFSCME-Florida knew they had to think outside the box when it came to strengthening their voice at the bargaining table. Going into contract negotiations with Polk County School Board, they figured the best way to do that was to grow the local, easier said than done in a large district in a "Right-to-Work-For-Less" state. So members put together a mini-membership blitz the week...
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Growing Through Trial and Success
01/17/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
One year ago, Congress—urged on by parents and educators—reached a cease-fire in the education wars. After No Child Left Behind and the fixation on testi...

DeVos' Disqualifying Record
01/17/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
We’re excited to be part of the #WomensMarch because union women know the power of coming together for a common cause. Are you coming to the march and want to get together with fellow union sisters? RSVP here: [ Link ]
01/17/2017 at 01:17. Facebook
We honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by renewing our commitment to the fight for civil, human and women’s rights.

We will fight to make justice a reality for EVERYONE.
01/16/2017 at 22:55. Facebook
"Our needs are identical with labor's needs: decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children, and
respect in the community." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1961 AFL-CIO Convention

Today and every day we honor Dr. King's life and legacy.
01/16/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Dr. King: “All labor has dignity.” (via the AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference #1uMLK)
01/16/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Four years ago, on the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in Memphis, NBC's Ann Curry spoke with two of the original strikers from AFSCME Local 1733 and AFSCME President Lee Saunders about the 1968 sanitation workers' strike (which King died supporting) and the important role that labor unions continue to play in the struggle for economic and civil rights.

NBC Nightly News: Remembering Dr. King and the Memphis Sanitation Strike
01/16/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Illinois State AFL-CIO Convention, October 1965

Join AFSCME as we honor Dr. King’s legacy today. For more from Dr. King on unions and economic justice, visit [ Link ]
01/16/2017 at 13:47. Facebook
AFSCME President Lee Saunders: In his final campaign and throughout his life as an activist, Dr. King highlighted the struggle of all working people to get a fair shake.

Dr. King, Labor Leader
01/16/2017 at 01:17. Facebook