A Day To Stand In Solidarity – April 4 Nationwide Actions
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. He had gone there to stand with AFSCME sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. Join us to make April 4, 2011 a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for. It’s a day to say, “We are one.” Check out our We Are One video and go to http://www.we-r-1.org for more details.
Standing Up For Public Service
Public service workers from coast to coast are facing attacks against their jobs, their salaries, their pensions and their basic rights as workers. View our Standing Up For Public Service website to find out how AFSCME members are fighting back.
Wisconsin: photos, videos, and recent news
Ohio: photos, videos, and recent news
Indiana: photos and news
Michigan, Florida, New York and across the nation: photos, videos, events, our blog, and news clips
Greenline, the AFSCME Blog
Iowa House Leadership Afraid to Talk to Citizens
In a show of solidarity with Iowa working families, former Speaker Pat Murphy (D-Dubuque) blasted Iowa’s Republican House Leadership Friday after they shut down the Capitol switchboard.
In Ohio, State of the Worker Address
Workers across Ohio delivered the State of the Worker Address, a rebuttal to Gov. John Kasich’s first State of the State Address.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire’s 100-Year Anniversary Reminds Us Why Unions Are Necessary
AFSCME reflects on another historic moment in labor history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City.
Thousands Turn Out For “We Are Indiana” Rally Supporting Unions
Legislation that could roll back private-sector union rights and limit collective bargaining rights for teachers sparked a massive rally at the state Capitol in Indianapolis.
Origins of the So-Called Pension Crisis
Noted economist Dean Baker has written what could be best described as the definitive explanation of the state of public-sector pension plans.
AFSCME Across the Nation
AFSCME Activists Nationwide Support Wisconsin Public Service Workers
OH: Workers Protest Plan to End Collective Bargaining
NY: In this New Video, AFSCME Members Speak Out for a “Better New York for All”
WI: AFSCME Members Lobby Lawmakers to Preserve Rights
McEntee: Governor Walker Is “Tearing Wisconsin Apart”
Statement of AFSCME President McEntee in response to Gov. Walker’s anti-union rights bill that was rammed through the state senate.
AFSCME Calls on Speaker Boehner to Stop Using Violent Metaphors and Demonizing Public Employees
Citing a recent interview given by House Speaker John Boehner, AFSCME Pres. McEntee called on the Speaker to stop using violent metaphors and demonizing public employees.