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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

 

AFSCME Wisconsin thanks Alderwoman Lewis and Council President Hamilton for their leadership on a proposed 3% raise for the majority of City of Milwaukee employees. After listening to AFSCME members, and the challenges they endure providing essential city services, Common Council took unanimous action and funded a pay raise. Additionally, they ensured the funding for this raise was not taken out of worker pensions, but came from more appropriate sources.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

Sisters and Brothers,

It is with a profound sense of loss that we share the news of Phil Neuenfeldt's passing. Phil was a dear friend of AFSCME and was a beacon of light in the darkest of times. 

Note from Stephanie Bloomingdale - AFL-CIO President: