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Diann Woodard Responds to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

On Monday, February 2, President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement in response: “AFSA applauds the President for offering in his FY16 budget request long overdue investments in k-12 education and proposing to end the ill-conceived and self-defeating  sequestration budget cuts. Sequestration decimates funding for the core services we all […]

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Obama To Crack Down On Federal Contractors Who Break Labor Laws

WASHINGTON–Democratic President Barack Obama will soon sign a wide-ranging executive order cracking down on all federal contractors who break labor laws, including collective bargaining rights, safety and health laws and wage and hour laws, the White House press office announced on July 31.

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Lawmakers Rewrite Nation’s Job Training Programs

In a rare show of congressional cooperation, lawmakers rewrote many of the nation’s job training programs, with a 415-6 House vote in early July sending the Workforce Investment Act bill to Democratic President Barack Obama for his signature.

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AFSA Board Members Attend White House Summit On Working Families

AFSA Board Members Attend White House Summit On Working Families

On June 23, Diann Woodard, AFSA President; Wendi Caporicci, AFSA Secretary (Local 83 in Oakland, CA); Sandra Inga (Local 22 in Hartford, CT) and Aona Jefferson (Local 4 in Washington, D.C.), both AFSA Executive Board members, enjoyed a powerful discussion of American work-life balance and work flexibility at The White House Summit on Working Families. There, our nations most powerful […]

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Trumka to Obama: Fast-Track is Dead; Construct Pro-Worker Trade Policy

WASHINGTON –Declaring presidential “fast-track” trade authority dead, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is challenging Democratic President Barack Obama to construct a new pro-worker U.S. trade policy, as part of larger pro-worker economic policy. In a major speech on fast-track and trade, and in Q&A afterwards, Trumka called the president’s trade plan “dead on arrival” in the U.S. Senate because then-Senate Finance […]

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Obama Fills Out NLRB Slate With GOP Nominees; House To Vote To Hamstring Board

WASHINGTON —Democratic President Barack Obama filled out his slate of nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by nominating boss-side lawyers Phillip Miscimarra of Chicago and Harry Johnson III of Los Angeles to the two seats reserved for the minority Republicans on the 5-member panel, and nominating board chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, a Democrat, for a new term. But […]

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Unions, Allies Gather 2 Million Electronic Signatures VS. Obama Social Security Budget Scheme

WASHINGTON —Unionists and their allies gathered 2 million electronic signatures against Democratic President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce future cost of living increases for Social Security, a reduction unveiled in Obama’s budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. At a rousing rally opposite the White House, on April 9, union leaders said members strongly oppose Obama’s plans to […]

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Union Leaders Hit Obama Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON—Union leaders found little to like in Democratic President Barack Obama’s $3.78 trillion federal budget and spending blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Their big criticism was of his proposal, offered as a so-called “olive branch” to congressional Republicans, to reduce future Social Security cost-of-living increases by tying them to the so-called “chained CPI.” That’s a measure of […]

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Statement by President Diann Woodard on President Obama’s Acceptance Speech

Last night, President Barack Obama made a powerful case for his reelection this November and as educators, we applaud the president’s focus and commitment to improving education. Throughout his four years in office, he has supported record investments in education. His jobs plan will save or create up to 400,000 education jobs, and also modernize our aging schools. In the president’s words, “teachers must inspire; principals must lead; parents must instill a thirst for learning, and students, you’ve got to do the work.” We could not agree more.

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Statement by AFSA President Diann Woodard in Support of the American Jobs Act

To begin to address the serious jobs crisis in this nation, the President took a bold first step in announcing the American Jobs Act. His plan will create quality jobs that will support families, provide public services to strengthen communities and support unemployed workers laid off through no fault of their own.

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