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by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 19, 2020

Podcast: The Systemic Issues within AFSCME

Local Union President Colin Maycock calls in to talk about some transparency issues his Local is having with their AFSCME Council amid constant threats from the Freedom Foundation. AFSCME did not...

by Guest Post | on Jun 12, 2020

Saunders: Police Contracts Don't Shield Brutality

This editorial was written by Lee Saunders and first appeared in USA Today. As an African American man who lived through the 1960s and now has two sons and three very young grandsons, the specter...

by Brian Young | on Jun 08, 2020

1.5 Million Government Employees Laid Off

One hundred days into the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, almost all states and local municipalities have begun to reopen. Even New York City, the hardest-hit area in the country, has entered Phase 1...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 28, 2020

McConnell Refusing to Pay Police Pensions

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the following:

by Guest Post | on Feb 14, 2020

AFSCME Sues Trump's DOL over Privatization

AFSCME filed a lawsuit today in federal court challenging a Department of Labor rule that allows states to skirt requirements to use a merit-based system when hiring Employment Service (ES) workers....

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2019

Unions: Override Governor's Janus Veto!

One year after the Janus decision, lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to pass a law that will help to even the playing field for public sector unions. Following the lead of states like New York,...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 06, 2019

When the Boss Bargains in the Press

When a union is going through bargaining many locals and the companies that they are negotiating with tend to be quiet about what is going on. They understand that bargaining in the press is often...

by Press and Media | on Aug 05, 2019

Jay Inslee Pitches Green, Union Jobs

Over the weekend, Democratic candidates gathered in Las Vegas for the AFSCME convention. While all of the candidates pitched their union plans to one of the largest unions in the Country, Washington...

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,...

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