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New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>

by Olivia Sandbothe

Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.

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By Helen Cox

ATLANTA, Ga. – Snow began falling in Atlanta at noon on Tuesday, and as drivers took to the streets, chaos ensued. While most Atlantans were able to leave their workplaces yesterday afternoon, Atlanta Public School bus drivers who are members of AFSCME Local 1644 stayed on the job, transporting children safely home over ice-slicked roads.

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Every hour, every day, AFSCME members are making American happen. We’ve photographed public workers in action, from coast to coast, from morning ‘til night and all the way until dawn. Read more >>>

Last week, AFSCME celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of the “War on Poverty” that inspired the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, food stamps (SNAP), subsidized child care, Head Start, housing assistance, and many other programs that continue to help America’s seniors and low-income families. Read more >>>

The AFSCME Blog is your source for news and updates about legislative battles, success stories and struggles, upcoming conferences and conventions, and more from the national union and our members across the country. Read more at http://www.afscme.org/blog

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