News From: AFSCME

by Brian Young | on May 29, 2019

Nurse Beaten Unconscious in Iowa

Iowa’s decision to weaken collective bargaining for state employees is putting state employees at risk. This claim was made by the AFSCME Council 61 after a nurse was beaten unconscious at a...

by Brian Young | on May 20, 2019

Nevada Unions Want the Right to Collectively Bargain

After the 2018 election, UCOMM pointed out that Nevada was the only Right to Work state with full Democratic control. With the rise in power of unions in the state and the growing union population,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2019

Mueller Gave us a Gift, Texas AFL-CIO fights 1099's

Calm down with Mueller's Report, forget Barr because justice has not been served just yet. We get the Texas AFL-CIO on the phone about how the Silicon Valley is trying to push around the Lone...

by Guest Post | on Mar 27, 2019

Janus Makes Big Dent in Public Employee Union Numbers

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) submitted its annual LM-2 filing with the Department of Labor, which requires all unions to report the number of members and...

by Press and Media | on Nov 26, 2018

Unions Sue Puerto Rico over Pension Mismanagement

More bad news for workers in Puerto Rico as the AFT and AFSCME are filing a lawsuit to alleging that the government has been mishandling public employees retirement accounts. Read more below from...

by Guest Post | on Jul 24, 2018

Janus Co-Worker: He Would Have Been Outsourced Years Ago

Yesterday, UCOMM Blog brought you the news that Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the Janus v AFSCME case had decided to leave his job working as a social worker for the state of Illinois to take a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 26, 2018

Protestors to Mark Janus: “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Public Enemy number 1 today is Mark Janus. If you Google Mark Janus, a lot of UCOMM's stuff pops up, as does many stories around one of the most important US Supreme Court cases in recent history...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 07, 2018

Unions Kick Off Campaign Against Janus Court Case

Janus v. AFSCME is set to be heard by the Supreme Court in 19 days and public employee unions are preparing for the case. Today those unions held a press conference in Washington D.C. to discuss the...

by Brian Young | on Feb 01, 2018

Remembering the "I AM" Sanitation Strike Campaign

Across the nation people are taking part in the I AM 2018 day of remembrance for Echol Cole and Robert Walker. Both men were killed on February 1st when they were crushed by their sanitation truck....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 18, 2018

Strengthen Our Unions Before Trump's Janus

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case on February 26th. A decision on the case is expected in June. Over the next six months, public sector unions from across...

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