Memphis AFSCME Local 1733

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Memphis, TN - As financially strapped states look for ways to cut money, public employees have become the target of legislatures across the country. Now, it looks like the public employees may have found a powerful ally.

Speaking at the National Governor's Association meeting in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said he understood the state's financial challenges, but that stripping public employees of salaries, benefits and collective bargaining rights is not the right thing to do.

Message from Jessica Weinstein from the International Executive Office 

Today, our sisters and brothers in Wisconsin are fighting not just for our union, but for all workers who seek a voice in an economy that seems only to work for the rich and powerful. Our three councils (using Council 11, their joint political council) have created a Workers' Rights Emergency Response Fund to help pay for transportation and member support.

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