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2014-04-02 16:32:00

Retired college and pro football player makes an announcement as college athletes fight for justice at American colleges and universities LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America's college football players are standing up for their rights, specifically the players at Northwestern University who have demanded - and won - the right to form a union. The driving force of this need to mobilize is the growing long-term physical disabilities that organized sports have had on...

2013-08-21 16:25:44

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Lewis to the California Medical Board. In addition to the many distinctions listed in the Governor's official announcement, Dr. Lewis is an active member of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), a California-based labor union affiliated with AFSCME and the AFL-CIO. He currently serves as the President of the State Employed Physicians...

2013-05-21 16:26:41

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --AFSCME Secretary Treasurer Laura Reyes, District Council 33 President Pete Matthews, District Council 47 President Cathy Scott, along with leaders of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades as well as religious and community supporters will kick off two days of protests at the National Conference of Mayors Innovation Summit being hosted by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in Philadelphia...

2013-03-14 12:24:28

NEW COLUMBIA, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new leader has been selected to head the North Central branch of the largest public employee union in Pennsylvania. At a board meeting on Tuesday, March 12, the executive board of District Council 86 of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, voted unanimously to appoint Corey Lockard to the position of Director effective immediately. "Corey's dedication and experience with AFSCME will help...

2013-03-08 16:20:57

DETROIT, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: "Michigan AFSCME Council 25, our affiliated local unions, and our supporters will conduct a rally on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 12:00 Noon, outside the DTE Energy Building at Michigan and Third in Detroit," stated Garrett. "We are protesting Governor Snyder's ill-considered...

2013-02-15 16:22:35

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3224912/Highlights-from-AFGEs-Legislative-and-Grassroots-Mobilization-Conference---February-15-2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a special presentation from the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 15, is now available on demand. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, detailed federal employees' value as...

2013-01-30 08:26:43

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Garrett, President of Michigan Council 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, issued the following statement: "AFSCME and other Labor Unions will join in a Day of Action on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Congressman John Conyers will address a Day of Action Rally to be held at 1:00 PM at the Dozier Community Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road, Inkster MI," stated Garrett. The Day of Action...

2012-12-20 08:25:17

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Grinch will be joined by members of AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47 and other City unions, religious, social justice and community groups to deliver nearly 2,000 postcards signed by city residents from across the city calling on Mayor 1% Nutter to put the needs of communities ahead of the interests of the few and to stand for a better Philadelphia for ALL. As part of the activity, the group will sing an original...

2012-10-30 15:24:13

State Supreme Court Rebuffs Union Foes' Last Request for Appeal; Sets Stage for Negotiation Over First Contract to Begin ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SEIU Healthcare Missouri and Kansas: In a climactic victory in their four-year struggle to improve their working conditions and strengthen the quality of care for the people they serve, 13,000 Missouri home care workers Tuesday cleared the last legal obstacle delaying negotiations...

2012-10-12 15:20:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, PennDOT announced that its Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs. Today, the department along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing its Driver Licensing center employees, announced that those centers will remain closed on...