|Lancaster County Prison Local 1738|
States and local governments have been cutting vital public services for years because of shrinking revenue and bad policy decisions. The report, Tax Fairness: An Answer to State Budget Problems, describes a financial crisis that could have been avoided – and can be fixed – by making our tax codes fair.
The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.
Thousands Storm Capitol Against Paycheck Deception Efforts
1/28: A press conference turned into a rally today when busloads of angry workers showed up at the capitol to speak up against HB1507 and SB1034. Corrections Officer Bill Jones, L1738 Lancaster Co. Prison, spoke at the event. "I'm the guy that keeps violent offenders away from you and your kids," he said. "And I'm the guy this legislation is attacking." Backed by anti-worker 1% groups who hope to make PA a Right to Work for Less state, the bills would strip union rights by prohibiting negotiated voluntary payroll deductions. This legislation would only apply to nurses, teachers, corrections officers and other public service workers, but would NOT apply to insurance companies, big banks or financial companies. Workers also visited their representatives to ask them to vote NO on these bills. Hundreds of workers were left in the cold when capitol police blocked entrance due to a filled rotunda. Slideshow Exec. Dir. Fillman op-ed Press Release
Help Save LCB Jobs!!
2/20: Gov. Corbett's proposal to privatize the Wine and Spirit stores will have serious negative social consequences for all communities in Pennsylvania and cause the loss of 5,000 middle class, union jobs. Learn what you can do to oppose the Governor’s push for privatization. Member Engagement Toolkit
PA Lottery Privatization
12/13: In a letter to Dept. of Revenue Sec. Meuser, State Treas. Rob McCord asks for a "transparent and competitive process...built on solid legal ground." Press release on official launch of protectourlottery.org. Download lottery retailer flyers here.
Rising salaries and benefits for police and firefighters are wrecking city budgets in Pennsylvania, according to mayors.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the Correctional Facility
In a major victory AFSCME'S fight against privatization
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