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The Pledge form for Stand Up for Democracy is available on the link below, in PDF format.  We need your support!

In far too many parts of the country, right-wing extremists are succeeding in their attempts to keep Americans away from the polls.

That’s why the members and retirees of AFSCME plan to knock on more doors, make more phone calls and turn out more votes than ever before in a mid-term election.


 

We've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4.


 

"We're still very much in the fight for a better tomorrow and now is not the time to give up. I want to be able to tell future generations that I did my best to protect their basic right to vote."


 

Senator Warren has a message for AFSCME members. While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall.


 

We will never forget.


 

It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.


 

We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


 

Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.


 

Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.


 

Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.


 

Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.


 

In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.


 

We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.


 

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.


 

Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.


 

EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.


 

PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>

New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>

Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>

by Olivia Sandbothe

Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.

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The information contained in this letter details the correct minimum dues rates for all AFSCME Local Unions in Michigan. Your 2014 Dues Rates are based on the information contained in the October 17, 2013 letter you received from International Union Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes.

Join us in calling for Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to resign.

Change of Contact Information for Kalamazoo Office

Effective immediately, all correspondence and communications such as but not limited to mail, telephone calls and faxes previously sent to the Kalamazoo Office should be sent to the Headquarters/Lansing Office or the Flint Office.

Please see "Contact Us" for details.

http://www.repealrtw.com/

This website has been launched by State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood.

The home page includes a form for signing a petition to repeal Right To Work For Less.

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October 2, 2012

Attention: Detroit Water/Sewer Department Members

From: MI Council 25 AFSCME

Re: Comply with Court Order – Let Common sense prevail in Court!

Walkout caused by frustrations felt by good people doing dirty, dangerous work without the most basic tools. Four million people in Michigan remain at risk due to bad management practices

Detroit – Michigan AFSCME Council 25 is asking all of the members in the City of Detroit Water and Sewage Department to comply with a federal judge’s restraining order issued today.

“We understand the frustration felt by the hard working men and women in the water department,” said Al Garrett, President, Michigan AFSCME Council 25. “Poor working conditions, lack of equipment and inadequate staffing levels have pushed people to the breaking point. The walkout is a manifestation of frustrations felt by good people doing dirty, dangerous work without the most basic tools needed to get the job done.”
 

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Michigan Council 25 AFSCME needs your help!  Please volunteer to help AFSCME

  • Repeal Public Act 4  - The Emergency Manager Law
  • Protect our Families (Collective Bargaining) Ballot Initiative
  • Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care

Daily Bill Notification

Database of pending legislation impacting labor.

Office of Retirement Services Announces Seminars on MPSERS Changes

The enactment of Senate Bill 1040 (signed into law as Public Act 300 of 2012) makes several changes to retirement options for members of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). In order to help MPSERS members understand these changes, the Office of Retirement Services is offering a series of seminars and webinars around the state to discuss the legislation.

CALL TO ACTION!!!!!

On December 1, 2010 Wayne County implemented a 20% base pay reduction on its AFSCME-represented employees. AFSCME challenged Mr. Ficano’s action in Wayne County Circuit Court and argued that under the Wayne County Charter and its applicable ordinances any measure fixing the wages and benefits of County Employees is subject to the approval of the Wayne County Commission prior to becoming effective. ...

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Dear Madam Prosecutor:

I write this letter to inform you of a crime which has been committed against the City of Detroit. You may have heard about this matter in the press recently. City of Detroit agents and agents of a private company orchestrated a scheme where more than $50,000 of cash - which belonged to the City of Detroit...

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E-Mail Blast issued by Michigan AFL-CIO on 07-12-2011:

You may have heard about the new study, "New Solutions for Michigan."  It has been in the news, and Lansing State Journal's lead editorial called on the governor and his henchmen to take heed of this study. . .

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E-Mail: michiganbattleground@afscme.org

Short Cut to "Stop the Lies!" Site

Please take time to view the video and place your signature on the letter as requested in the article on the "Stop the LIes!" campaign.  However, if you're short of time, here's the link: http://www.afscme.org/press/33847.cfm

Just click on that hotlink and you're on the way.

Council 25 now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account!

We have just received this bulletin from Michigan HRDI regarding financial help for Michigan homeowners.

Follow the link below for information from the United Community Housing Coalition in Detroit.  In addition, members facing foreclosure. . .

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