Keeping the Super Committee Honest on Jobs

Submitted by afscme1 on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 21:45.

As the congressional "Super Commmittee" prepares to reduce the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion by Thanksgiving, AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and AFL-CIO Pres.

AFSCME Councils 4 and 15 Earn Big Wins

Submitted by afscme1 on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 20:56.

AFSCME Public Safety Congress Opens

Submitted by afscme1 on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 16:41.

GOP Gives Corporations “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

Submitted by afscme1 on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 20:39.

Republicans in Congress have consistently opposed the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for protecting workers’ rights.

Rhode Island Public Workers Win Key Pension Ruling

Submitted by afscme1 on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 15:35.

Rhode Island public service employees worked diligently for years while counting on the state to live up to its promise to provide them with a secure retirement.

‘Americans Are Hurting’

Submitted by afscme1 on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 22:12.

The figures are grim: poverty is up while incomes are down. Nearly one in six Americans lives in poverty. Among the hardest hit are children, women and African Americans.

Privatization Doesn’t Pay, POGO Study Proves

Submitted by afscme1 on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 01:23.

Government contractors cost taxpayers more than federal public service workers to do the same work, according to a new report by the Project on Government Oversight (

We Remember

Submitted by afscme1 on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:24.

This entry by AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee is cross-posted from Firedoglake.

President Obama is Right: The Country Needs Jobs Now

Submitted by afscme1 on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:34.

Pres. Barack Obama is right to focus on jobs and jump-starting the economy.