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AFSCME Gives Top Award To Longtime Leader Lillian Roberts

Citing her long and successful fights for public workers in New York City and Chicago, delegates to the AFSCME convention gave the union’s Lifetime Achievement Award to New York Executive Director Lillian Roberts.

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AFSCME Convention Lauds Organizing Wins, Strikes Defiant Note Vs. Right Wingers

Leaders and delegates to AFSCME’s convention in Chicago lauded the union’s organizing wins – which brought it more than 92,000 new members – while striking a defiant note against the Right Wingers who menace those gains, and the union overall.

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May Day Draws Mass March in Manhattan

            NEW YORK –Thousands of workers and community activists thronged lower Manhattan on May Day, the international workers holiday, in a mass march for raising the minimum wage, backing municipal workers, opposing private firms running public schools and for comprehensive immigration reform, among other causes. The march, organized by AFSCME District Council 37, the state […]

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Unions to Fight Federal Judge’s Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling

DETROIT —Unions representing Detroit’s city workers, who will lose pay and pensions under a federal judge’s Dec. 3 bankruptcy ruling, vowed to fight the issue in higher courts. And they made clear that one key point will be that financial czar Kevyn Orr, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., did not bargain in good faith with the unions, their pensioners […]

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AFSA Member’s School Awarded $5,000 Grant Through AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School Program

AFSA Member’s School Awarded $5,000 Grant Through AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School Program

On November 8, the American Federation of Teachers presented Gwendolyn Payton, principal of Anne Beers Elementary School and member of AFSA Local 4, the Council of School Officers in Washington, D.C., a $5000 award made possible by the AFL-CIO Adopt-A-School program. The program is designed to award 20 public schools across the nation a one-time grant of $5000 in commemoration […]

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Justice Take Another Labor Case, On Home Care Workers’ Payments

WASHINGTON —In the latest example of the U.S. Supreme Court’s responsiveness to the Radical Right agenda, the justices will hear a case from Chicago about whether union-represented home health care workers, whose employer is the state, but who object to unions, must pay for the union’s services. The case, which has been wending its way through lower courts for three […]

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AFL-CIO Adopt-a-School Program Awards Detroit School with a $5,000 Grant

AFL-CIO Adopt-a-School Program Awards Detroit School with a $5,000 Grant

Today AFSA President Diann Woodard attended a presentation at Western International High School in Detroit where she once served as an assistant principal. As part of the AFSA endorsed Adopt-a-School program, the high school received an award of $5,000.

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