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Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, 

With former Vice President Joe Biden confirming his participation on Tuesday, the AFSCME-sponsored presidential candidate forum on Aug. 3 will be the biggest event of its kind in our union’s history.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

DES MOINES PUBLIC SCHOOLS MANDATES WILDLY OFFENSIVE ‘DIVERSITY TRAINING’ FOR BUS DRIVERS, ASSOCIATES

Today, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act will unfold at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, where oral arguments in Texas v. Azar will be heard. The case threatens the future of the ACA, which provides health care to millions of Americans.

AFSCME is on a roll. We are notching victories coast to coast – at the bargaining table, in the organizing trenches and in state capitals.

Following a brutal workplace attack in October that left her unconscious and hospitalized, Tina Suckow is speaking out. She and her AFSCME sisters and brothers are raising their voices against her firing by Iowa state authorities and in favor of a federal bill that would help prevent such workplace attacks.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

FOUR STAFF ASSAULTS IN NINE DAYS AT INDEPENDENCE MHI 

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the span of nine days:

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law a historic bill granting 20,000 state workers the right to collectively bargain.

The bill, which he signed Wednesday, is the largest expansion of collective bargaining rights for state workers anywhere in the U.S. in 16 years, and it will position those workers to better fight a rigged economy that favors the wealthy.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

IMCC ASSAULT WAS PREVENTABLE, CAUSED BY DANGEROUSLY LOW STAFFING LEVELS