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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LAURA KNIGHT OF WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS ELECTED TO SERVE AS NEW SECRETARY-TREASURER OF METRO DETROIT AFL-CIO

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

MINIMUM WAGE AND PAID SICK TIME UPDATE

 

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the last year, suggesting that billionaires and corporations are failing in their effort to “defund and defang” public service unions.

Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

In Missouri, two separate anti-worker measures, HB 1413 and SB 1007, were halted by state courts last week.

Southfield, MI-  

Hundreds of AFSCME members, community leaders, and allies gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“No other event compares to this very special evening which showcases what AFSCME and the civil rights movement mean to all workers and our families throughout the world” said President Lawrence Roehrig. The event highlighted the intricate link between the struggles of the labor movement and the civil rights movement.

 

March 5, 2019

AFSCME Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Proposed Budget, Pension Tax Repeal 

Lansing, MI- AFSCME Council 25 issued the following statement from President Lawrence A. Roehrig in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal earlier today.

BY RAJU CHEBIUM JANUARY 04, 2019 

When public service workers join together through their unions and speak in one voice, they can achieve big victories for working people – even under unfavorable circumstances.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.