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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.


 

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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