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Why Courts Matter

March 19, 2018

AFGE's Legislative Conference highlighted the importance of worker mobilization on not only legislative issues but the importance of who we elect in office, which in turn will influence who is nominated to serve as a federal judge for a lifetime appointment.

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Airport Authority Votes to Return Orlando Airport to Pre-9/11 Era

March 05, 2018

Orlando is the number 1 tourist destination in the country but its airport authority is putting the lives of kids and adults at risk. The Greater Orlando Airport Authority voted to return Orlando International Airport to the pre-9/11 era, where airport security was in the hands of low-paid private screeners with little training and high turnover.

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This Supreme Court Case Could Change Unions Forever

March 05, 2018

The richest 1 % of American households now own 40% of the country's wealth, and they’re fighting tooth and nail to keep it that way. An important case pending in the Supreme Court, Janus v. AFSCME, is an example of how the rich are trying to destroy the labor movement and our democracy. The Court on Feb. 26 heard arguments on the case, and the current makeup of the court could spell bad news for working people everywhere.

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Categories: Labor, The Insider

AFGE Participates in National “I AM” Moment of Silence

February 02, 2018

After two sanitation workers were crushed to death on the job on February 1, 1968, 1,300 members of AFSCME stood together and went on strike to demand dignity and respect. Fifty years later, on the anniversary of the accident, over 100 cities across the country came together to recognize this day and honor the courage of the sanitation workers.

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9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union

November 12, 2017

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important to each of us as an individual and all of us as a society. Not many people, however, know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations.

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