January 22, 2018 Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME and the labor movement lost one of its giants last night, with the passing of Paul Booth at the age of 74. He was affiliated with AFSCME for more than four decades, serving in a number of different capacities.

January 21, 2018 Working People Need A Voice

Washington DC – Working people remain resilient and strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders said in response to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing that last year’s union-membership rate was unchanged from 2016.

January 21, 2018 Farm Workers Need Collective Bargaining Rights

Albany, NY – All workers have a right to organize and collectively bargain except farm workers in New York State. These workers performing a critical role are excluded from certain  rights other employees enjoy.

January 20, 2018 Chuck Schumer Jeered Outside REBNY Gala

New York, NY – High-powered New York State Senator Chuck Schumer [D-NY], on Thursday night, was lambasted as a real estate toady who is willfully ignoring the plight of workers, small business owners and the homeless.

January 19, 2018 Hunts Point Market Workers Ratify Contract

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx have voted to ratify a new three-year contract, Teamsters Local 202 announced Jan. 19.

January 19, 2018 Immigrants Rights Group Calls for a Meeting with Mayor de Blasio After Leaders are ‘ICEd’

New York, NY – The Immigrants rights group fighting the sudden deportation of two of its leaders is calling for a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio to clarify the City of New York’s status as a so-called “sanctuary city” opposed to the Trump administration’s wholesale attack on immigration. 

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