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When I heard about the death of Maria Fernandes, an exhausted worker who died while napping in her car between two of her four jobs, I felt an immense sadness that quickly turned to anger.
We will never forget.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining.
In case you missed it, we put together a very short video of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the secret audio of his remarks to a group of billionaire right-wing donors.
On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer.
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.
Congratulations to Sydne Huston as the recipient of the 2014 Bram Edward Jensen Memorial Scholarship!!
We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.
This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.
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.
AFSCME Endorses Dennis Small for Lewis & Clark County Commissioner!
AFSCME is proud to announce the endorsement of Dennis Small for Lewis and Clark County Commissioner. AFSCME Nurses, Deputies, Detention Officers, Public Defender Attorneys, Investigators and Staff, and City/County employees understand the importance of having a friend like Dennis Small. Dennis is not only a friend to labor but to the hard working families of Lewis and Clark County who need someone who will not only listen...but act.
For more information about Dennis, please visit www.dennis4lccc.com or his Facebook page.
EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.
PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>
New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>
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Montana AFSCME Local 2176 President Cathy Huston receives her award for "Investigator of the Year"!!!!!!
Montana AFSCME Local 2176 President Cathy Huston receives her award for "Investigator of the Year"!!!!!! If she is as good an investigator as she is a Local President.......Then a well deserved award......
AFSCME Scholarships available
Convention Pictures posted..... click on Photo Album or find on FaceBook
President Saunders - Montana Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner....first labor leader to speak at the annual event
Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study. www.afscme.org/family
The AFSCME Highway Policy Committee is pleased to show their support for Montana higher education and AFSCME Union DOT workers by announcing the recipients of this year’s Highway Maintenance Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. The winners are Jocelyn Marie Dockter, St. Regis, and Ty Albert, Hardin.
AFSCME Council 9's newest members
Congratulations to Council 9's newest Locals !
Ravalli County Detention Center, Hamilton
On June 14, Ravalli County Detention center employees voted for AFSCME representation. The Local will include Adult and Juvenile Detention Officers. AFSCME currently represents the Office of Public Defenders and Deptarmant of Transportation employees in Ravalli County.
2011 Council 9 Convention Photos
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