AFSCME
03/26/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
AFSCME has been selected to Partner with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to offer members a series of free, in-person financial education clinics called Your Money, Your Goals. We need your feedback to help us create a workshop to meet AFSCME members’ needs. Please complete this brief survey so we can help you get the most out of these sessions, and keep your family financially...
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Your Money, Your Goals Survey

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AFSCME
03/24/2017 at 22:10. Facebook
“Working families, medical professionals, seniors and child advocates, and voters of all political stripes made themselves heard loud and clear: anything that dismantles the progress made under the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable.” – President Lee Saunders

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Failure of AHCA in the House of Representatives

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AFSCME
03/24/2017 at 19:19. Facebook
Read the story of why one California member decided to become a volunteer member organizer (VMO) and help an out-of-town local with its organizing needs. Our union needs more VMOs like Betha Perez.

VMO Strengthens New California Local

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AFSCME
03/24/2017 at 17:46. Facebook
Congress delayed their vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act until today but made the bill even worse, stripping essential coverage like prescription drugs and maternity care. We can't stop now — our calls are working and we need to keep up the pressure to stop this bill. Call 877-363-6141 or to send a clear message: VOTE NO!

This is a photo of lawmakers discussing taking away maternity coverage

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 23:58. Facebook
Bailey Childers of the National Public Pension Coalition tells politicians to stay away from pensions. “Pensions might look like a pot of gold to politicians right now, but they should go follow another rainbow if they want extra funds to pay state bills. Public pension funds need to stay right where they are.”

Pensions are not pots of gold for irresponsible lawmakers

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 21:39. Facebook
“Reflexive scapegoating of public workers has now reached a fever pitch. Around the country, right-wing politicians, underwritten by corporate interests, are going after the rights and the economic security of those who work for the public good. They're not just trying to knock us down; they want to take us out.” – AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders

An Era of Scorn for Our Government Workforce

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 19:43. Facebook
AFSCME retiree Patricia Byrd traveled to Washington to make a passionate plea to Congress on behalf the working families whose lives depend on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. “Medicaid is a lifesaving program that lifts up countless families,” she said. “These are our parents, our children, and our family members, and one day it may even be you.”

Listen Up, Congress! This AFSCME Member Has a Message for You

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Workers at the South Dakota Developmental Center voted overwhelmingly to form a new local with AFSCME. Consequently, 156 employees are now covered by AFSCME Council 65. They plan to fight to improve safety and working conditions at the state-run facility.

AFSCME Council 65 Expands by 156 Workers in South Dakota

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 15:18. Facebook
“Judge Neil Gorsuch has failed to adequately address a troubling record of ruling against everyday working people, instead siding with employers, corporations and Wall Street despite often blatant and draconian violations of basic worker rights, safety and consumer protections.” – President Lee Saunders

AFSCME Opposes Neil Gorsuch for Appointment to Supreme Court

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AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 12:49. Facebook
AFSCME
03/23/2017 at 01:24. Facebook
VoteVets.org on news that the Donald Trump/Paul Ryan health care bill will strip tax credits from potentially millions of veterans: "What started as a bad bill has now turned into a grotesque Frankenstein monster, a crude and rushed patchwork of mini-bills that hurt people who can least afford it."
AFSCME
03/22/2017 at 22:50. Facebook
AFSCME’s International Executive Board elected Elissa McBride as its new secretary-treasurer today by acclamation. McBride has served as AFSCME’s director of Education and Leadership Training since 2001.

Elissa McBride Elected AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer

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03/22/2017 at 14:10. Facebook
AFSCME
03/22/2017 at 13:10. Facebook
The journey of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court could veer a bit off the road in the skid marks of the "Case of the Frozen Trucker." Is this hardhearted judge the kind of person who belongs on the Supreme Court?

Judge Gorsuch and the frozen truck driver

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03/22/2017 at 02:03. Facebook
AFSCME
03/21/2017. Facebook
Read the story of how AFSCME-Florida helped a state employee disprove the allegations against her and win her job back plus back pay. That’s just one example of how AFSCME fights for justice for public service employees throughout our country.

‘I Know I Was Right, AFSCME Helped Me Prove It’

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AFSCME
03/21/2017. Facebook
Presidents throughout America's history have taken us to the moon, defended our values, torn down walls, and taken care of our most vulnerable citizens. The Trump budget would roll back these decades of progress. We must stand up for our values, and stand against the Trump budget.
AFSCME
03/21/2017. Facebook
A record 600 Pennsylvania public service workers attended AFSCME Council 13's Women’s Conference in Harrisburg, Pa., this month, which is also Women’s History Month. This year’s focus was on building the union through education and raising awareness about the dangers of drug addiction.

Women in PA Take Never Quit Attitude to a New Level

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AFSCME
03/21/2017. Facebook
A recent study by researchers at the George Washington University shows that because the GOP health care law will create less overall spending on health care - a key driver of economic growth in our economy - there will be almost two million fewer jobs in our country.

American Health Care Act Could Cost 1.8 Million Jobs By 2022

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AFSCME
03/20/2017. Facebook
AFSCME President Lee Saunders: As a U.S. Supreme Court justice with a lifetime appointment, Neil Gorsuch must reassure working Americans that he’d be a voice for all people, not just the privileged and powerful. That is among a host of questions he must answer satisfactorily as he begins Senate confirmation hearings today.

Maybe eight is enough for the Supreme Court

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