Council 3 Updates

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Will you settle for less?

THIS LEGISLATIVE SEASON, WE REFUSE TO SETTLE FOR LESS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WE SERVE ARE COUNTING ON US!
 

Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

Union Officials Call for Enhanced Safety Procedures in MD Prisons

September 8th, 2018

Contact:

Katie Moy-Santos, [email protected]

Communications Director, 410.350.9756

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.

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.

BALTIMORE, MD – As of today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that we will no longer be able collect fair share fees on the basis of free speech. This decision will hurt millions of working families nationwide. This decision is not about “free speech” it is about blocking attempts by working people to make their lives better. While we are still working to interpret the decision, our fight ahead does not change. AFSCME Maryland will continue to fight for a fair raise, quality public services and safe staffing levels.