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On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the fie

The new year brings good news for millions of working Americans. Nearly 7 mill

As a public librarian for the Philadelphia Free Library, Sheila O’Steen embodies what we think of when we imagine a public service worker. Every day, she interacts with members of her community.

Good evening AMEA members! Thank you everyone for your hard work attending meetings, talking with your coworkers, and exercising your right to vote.

70.34% of ballots cast were in approval of the proposed contract. 29.66% choose to reject the proposed contract. The contract stands approved and ratified by the AMEA membership, and will be forwarded for assembly approval. We will announce the dates of the assembly meetings regarding the contract as they are scheduled. 

The 1965 Voting Rights Act worked. In the years and decades that followed its implementation, the law helped minority voters make their voices heard, especially African Americans who had been discriminated against at the polls. As a result, our democracy became stronger.

But in 2013, despite bipartisan reauthorization of the law by Congress, the Supreme Court gutted it, ruling 5-4 that a key provision was no longer necessary because the Voting Rights Act had worked and the problem was fixed.

Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise many AFSCME members, who work in state, county and local governments and never quit on their communities.

AFSCME members who work in health care and social services jobs face workplace violence daily. Now they are closer to having it.

Thank you all for coming out to vote yesterday on the proposed tentative agreement regarding Article 6.1.4 of our 2019-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Of all votes cast, 98.67% voted to accept and ratify the agreement. The agreement will now begin the process of moving through PACE for Assembly approval. 

Stay tuned for communications regarding Assembly hearing dates, so you can show up to the Assembly meeting to show your support! 

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.