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ACS Sets Up Accountability Office
Features, Health and Safety, New York

ACS Sets Up Accountability Office

July 14, 2017 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Following several scandals and reports of chaos within the agency, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has set up an ACS Accountability Office. The Accountability Office is expected to oversee needed management improvements. Its hoped that the oversight and intensive monitoring will…

AT&T Workers Strike for Three Days
Features, National, Retail

AT&T Workers Strike for Three Days

May 24, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Chicago, IL – More than 40,000 AT&T workers went on strike May 19-21, demanding that the company commit to “bargaining that addresses affordable benefits, fair wages and job security” and stop its “pervasive offshoring of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminate good jobs and hurt customer…

AT&T Technicians’ Strike Ends After One Day
Features, National, Retail

AT&T Technicians’ Strike Ends After One Day

March 25, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – A strike by about 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada ended after one day Mar. 23, after the company reached a settlement with the Communications Workers of America. CWA District 9 officials said the strike was provoked by AT&T’s demand that…

TWU Local 234 On Strike At SEPTA
Features, Municipal Government

TWU Local 234 On Strike At SEPTA

November 3, 2016   By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Pennsylvania, PA – Thousands of TWU Local 234 members are on strike at SEPTA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The union says it’s on strike after SEPTA refused to move on key issues. TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown told reporters that “Despite months of constructive…

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential
Features, Municipal Government, National

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential

October 30, 2016   By Deirdre O’Neill Reprinted: afscme.org Ashtabula County, OH – Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential ODOT District 4 mechanics from Ashtabula County, Tim Wood (left) and Tim Rogers, are innovators who thought outside the box to develop a snow- and ice-free truck step that has virtually eliminated slips and falls for ODOT…

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