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Thursday, April 16, 2020

This Spring, AFSCME PEOPLE-endorsed candidates won big at the ballot box!

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Veto of SB 38

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Veto of SB 38

AFSCME Wisconsin applauds Governor Tony Evers’s veto of Senate Bill 38, requiring that the Governor submit to the legislature a uniform timeline for state employees to return to their physical places of employment.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 

As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing the American Rescue Plan on Saturday and urged the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible.

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

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AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Biennial Budget Proposal Respecting Essential Public Workers

AFSCME Wisconsin applauds Governor Tony Evers’s 2021-2023 biennial budget proposal promoting frontline essential workers’ freedom to bargain with their coworkers. As introduced, the budget proposal includes collective bargaining rights for all essential public workers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers are risking their lives and the health and safety of their families to serve our communities.

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington. There’s a renewed push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an idea that went nowhere when the Trump administration and anti-worker members of Congress were in power.