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Union veterans who served in the Iraq War criticize Tom Foley's association with $8 billion in wasteful spending under the Coalition Provisional Authority.
We've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4.
"We're still very much in the fight for a better tomorrow and now is not the time to give up. I want to be able to tell future generations that I did my best to protect their basic right to vote."
What do you do if you're injured on the job? Council 4's comprehensive workers' compensation training provided answers.
AFSCME training gives Council 4 members the tools to protect public services and taxpayers.
Senator Warren has a message for AFSCME members. While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall.
We will never forget.
It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.
We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.
Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.
Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.
Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.
Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.
In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.
We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.
Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.
Check out our new website to see how unions create an economy that works fairly for all of us.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.
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New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>
LOCAL 1303 IS MOVING FORWARD WITH 100% PAPER FREE QUARTERLY REPORTS.
IT'S SCHOLARSHIP TIME AGAIN!
ELECTIONS FOR DELEGATES TO BOTH THE COUNCIL 4 AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS WILL BE HELD AT COUNCIL 4 ON MONDAY, MARCH 24TH 2014.
Effective January 1, 2014-December 31 2014, there will be a $.65 (sixty five cent) Local 1303 DUES INCREASE for FULL TIME EMPLOYEES.
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