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Friday, January 17, 2020

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Fair Contract for Milwaukee Public Museum Employees

Tentative Agreement between AFSCME Wisconsin Local 1281 and American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

AFSCME members sat down with congressional lawmakers last week to share stories about how the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would improve communities and empower workers.

If you followed every Democratic presidential primary debate and read the candidates’ positions on every topic and watched the AFSCME Public Service Forum held in August, you might think there is nothing left to know about the men and women vying to be the next president of the United States.

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Collective Bargaining Freedom Act

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Collective Bargaining Freedom Act

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Aurora Health Care Inc. Anti-Worker Tactics in Contract Bargaining

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Aurora Health Care Inc. Anti-Worker Tactics in Contract Bargaining

Here’s a big reason to join a union – a bigger paycheck.New numbers from U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just how much of a difference a union makes in terms of worker pay.

On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the field. It’s a job that Pacheco, who is president of her local, AFSCME Local 3889, Council 95 (Servidores Públicos Unidos de Puerto Rico), does with pride and dedication.

The new year brings good news for millions of working Americans. Nearly 7 million of them are in line to get pay raises this year thanks to state and local minimum-wage hikes.

As a public librarian for the Philadelphia Free Library, Sheila O’Steen embodies what we think of when we imagine a public service worker. Every day, she interacts with members of her community. Whether her patrons are young or old, affluent or impoverished, O’Steen shares knowledge and information with everyone she serves.