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Hundreds of thousands of Walmart workers struggle to afford basic necessities, even though they have a job. That’s why, on Black Friday, AFSCME members and thousands of others across the country will join Walmart workers like Martha and John Paul to protest Walmart’s treatment of its employees.


 

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.


 

Noting that action was necessary “because extremists in Congress have failed to do their jobs,” AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued a statement in support of President Obama’s executive order on immigration.


 

Vice President's Report Coming Soon.... Click the link above "Vice President's Corner" for more information and updates!

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

Senate Bill - 0250 - Veteran's Homes - This is the Bill introduced by the Senate with language to prepare a feasibility study on the fiscal impact of converting all resident care aide positons at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans to contractual positions.

On June 11, 2009, this Bill was passed by the Senate, and referred to the House.

The House amended Senate Bill 250 and removed language concerning the feasibility study of convering the resident care aide positions to contractual positons.

On June 25, 2009, the House voted on the amended Senate Bill 250 and it was passed . The new SB 250 has been sent back to the Senate and is awaiting a vote.

To view the actions taken on Senate Bill 250, please click on the Senate Bill 250 at the top of the page.

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