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Thursday, April 16, 2020

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract.

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AFSCME Wisconsin Statement in Support of Dane County Recommendation Honoring Juneteenth

AFSCME Wisconsin heartily supports the Dane County Board of Supervisors Personnel and Finance Committee’s unanimous recommendation in support of recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for county employees beginning in 2021. Juneteenth celebrates the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and commemorates the ongoing struggle for freedom and equity.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

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COVID-19 has stolen 120,000 lives, putting nearly 40 million Americans out of work, and exposing mass injustices in the workplaces and our communities.

To beat COVID-19 and kick-start our economy, we're relying on vital federal funding. Without this funding, Wisconsin faces a budget shortfall and public service workers face layoffs. We can solve this pandemic, but only if we provide aid to states, cities, and towns to increase and sustain public safety and health, education, sanitation and other essential public services.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

Friday, June 19, 2020

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement of Solidarity Honoring Juneteenth

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement of Solidarity Honoring Juneteenth

AFSCME Wisconsin applauds Milwaukee County Executive Order #20-15 initiated by County Executive David Crowley and Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson. This Executive Order officially recognizes Juneteenth as a floating holiday for all county employees.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.