“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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