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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.


 

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.

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