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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.


 

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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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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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