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Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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Re: AFSCME WI 2019-2021 Budget Priorities Talking Points, Joint Finance Committee Hearings

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

To Fix Wisconsin, Walker Must Go

Labor Day is a chance for us to reflect on the proud history of American labor unions. For more than 100 years, labor unions across the county have represented working people and won major victories against the predatory advances of big business.

August 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Walker Takes 301 Flights Near WI Prisons, But Makes Zero Visits

AFSCME is disgusted by Scott Walker’s unwillingness to visit state employees who work in our Correctional Facilities. In early August, Walker stated there was “No Value” in visiting state prisons.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: AFSCME Opens New Office In WEAC Building! 

Wisconsin AFSCME is excited to announce the opening of our new office space in the WEAC Building in Madison!

New AFSCME Headquarters:

33 Nob Hill Rd (2nd floor)

Madison, WI 53713

The move will put AFSCME closer to our members and elected officials at the Capitol as well as provide great facilities for our members.

Our phone number (608-826-1932) and website will remain the same.

Senate Hearing on Paid Family Leave          

 

July 11, 2018, 3:00PM ET 

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building  

 

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.