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Employees shouldn’t have to risk their health to do their jobs. Four out of 10 private-sector workers come to work sick – or don’t get paid. The picture is noticeably different for state and local government workers, where union membership is stronger. Nine out of 10 workers in state and local government receive paid sick leave and, of those who belong to a union, it’s nearly everyone – 97 percent.


 

Pregnancy should not cost women their paychecks. But that's exactly what happened to UPS delivery driver Peggy Young when she became pregnant in 2006.


 

President Obama's willingness to act on immigration while Congress dithers and delays is admirable. Read President Saunders' Huffington Post article on it here.


 

We know that money can be a big obstacle when it comes to higher education. That’s why AFSCME provides scholarships to help members and their families reach their educational goals.


 

 The  Negotiating Team appointed by AFSCME Local 161's Executive Board and The City of Hialeah have reach a tenative agreement that will bring to a vote a proposed 3 year contract.  The proposed contract will be discussed in detail with AFSCME"s legal team on March 14, 2011,at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at 501 Palm ave. All bargaining unit members that wish to delve deeper into the the nuances of the agreement are welcome to attend.

On or about June 30, 2010 special Magistrate Thomas Terrill returned a recommendation in reference to the impasse hearing that favored the city of Hialeah.  On July 13, 2010, the City of Hialeah and it city council illegally imposed a contract on it's employees that totaled 20 - 30 % in pay reduction, contributions and benefits value.  On or about August 22, 2010, AFSCME Local 161 legal council Ben Patterson filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the City of Hialeah.  On or about September 1, 2010, PERC General Council Stephen Meck stated that " I have determined the charge is sufficient" a statement that references the vaildity of the ULP filed. 

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