Issues

Union Speaks Up for Free Press

News Guild President Bernie Lunzer, upset by increasing attacks on press freedom in general and reporters in particular, is asking his members, and unionists nationwide, to pressure their lawmakers to stand up for freedom of the press. His decision was spurred, he told Press Associates Union News Service just after Election Day, by GOP President Donald Trump’s arbitrary eviction of […]

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Was it a Wave Election?

A substantial majority of Americans went to the polls and pulled the lever for candidates who opposed GOP President Donald Trump and his policies. Even in the elections for the U.S. Senate, where the GOP gained at least three seats, 10 million more people voted Democratic than voted Republican. The big news of the night, however, was the practical result […]

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Election 2018 Labor Recap

Workers won. Women won. Many, but not all, minorities won. Democrats won. Donald Trump didn’t. In so many words, that’s what happened in U.S. House races, and in five key governor-ships – Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota – on Election Day 2018. Those gubernatorial winners join Democrats Gavin Newsom (California) and Andrew Cuomo (New York) who swept to victory […]

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Unions on Frontline of Elections

AFL-CIO LEAFLET DROP IN KEY POLITICAL RACES PART OF RISING UNION ACTION The AFL-CIO has started distributing 1.3 million leaflets in key Senate and gubernatorial races in 15 battleground states, one of a burgeoning set of union political initiatives as the November election approaches. In some cases, the fed is backing the same hopefuls progressives supported. In others, it isn’t. […]

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Trump waging War on Workers and Consumers

“Donald Trump is waging a regulatory war the likes of which we’ve never seen,” against workers and consumers, a top pro-consumer legislator, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says. And Trump’s not the only one. Another speaker on a panel hosted by the National Consumers League, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a constitutional law professor, added the GOP-named Supreme Court majority to the […]

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March for Our Lives Resolution

WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators acknowledges that safety is a fundamental right of all students, families, staff and community members across the United States, especially at their schools; and WHEREAS, school shootings have become a far-too-common occurrence, jeopardizing the physical and emotional safety of all stakeholders at schools; and WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators, a group […]

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Support for High-Quality Public Education

WHEREAS, AFSA and its members are committed to the highest-quality public education for all students; and WHEREAS, public education is the foundation of our democracy, and where our students come to be educated in the fullest sense of the word, as citizens of this great country; and WHEREAS, AFSA members strive on a daily basis to make every public school […]

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I AM 2018

WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO is the labor center for American workers and fights tirelessly for economic justice and civil, labor and human rights for workers across the world; and WHEREAS, it is more important than ever in the current environment for labor to stand strong with all members of our community in the continuing fight for economic, social and racial justice; […]

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Empowering Membership Engagement

WHEREAS, when educators and all working people join together in a union, we all win better wages, health care, benefits and retirement protections; and WHEREAS, AFSA understands that attacks on unions, including the Janus v. AFSCMEU.S. Supreme Court case, as well as schemes to prohibit payroll deduction, require annual union recertification and the elimination of collective bargaining rights, are constant […]

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Empowering Greater School Safety

WHEREAS, the American Federation of School Administrators is both outraged and deeply saddened by the rash of school shootings that have devastated our nation for the past two decades; and  WHEREAS, AFSA asserts that the appropriate response to school gun violence is legislation that supports the provision of appropriate mental health services to help identify and treat students who are […]

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