On: Dec 04, 2012 (15:57:30)
AFSCMEs Saunders: Congress Should Follow the Will of the Voters
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement after Congressman Tim Walz filed a petition to bring the Senate-passed middle class tax cut legislation to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote:
On Election Day the American people were very clear. They want Congress to protect middle class programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, give middle class families a tax cut, and make the super-rich finally pay their fair share. Congress should follow the will of the voters.
AFSCME's 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
1625 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036-5687
Telephone: (202) 429-1145
Fax: (202) 429-1120
On: Nov 14, 2012 (10:08:05)
We told you the mega-millionaires wouldnt waste any time.
Last week, a coalition of millionaires and corporate CEOs announced theyre launching a $35 million campaign to strong-arm Congress into cutting Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits under the guise of fixing the debt.
We need you to call your members of Congress at 888-659-9401 and tell them to oppose benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%.
While the rich were holding their press conference last week in a posh Washington, D.C., office to announce their multimillion-dollar campaign, tens of thousands of working people like you were outside elected officials offices with a simple message: The middle class voted last Tuesday for Congress to create jobs, not to cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits or continue to pad the pockets of the richest 2% by lowering their tax rates.
Congress needs to hear this message now. Members are back in D.C. this week, ready to make high-stakes decisions on all of these issues.
If we dont hold our senators' and representatives' feet to the fire, some of them may not be with us on one of the most important legislative battles of our lifetime.
Call your members of Congress now at 888-659-9401.
On: Jul 10, 2012 (09:27:32)
On July 9th in Brickey's Arkansas the state legislature's joint committee on state agencies met at the East Arkansas Regional Unit. Members of Local 2899 were in attendance as the legislature investigated the events that led to the murder of one of our members while on duty. Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Corrections and the Arkansas Department of Human Services answered questions from several legislators. Following the meeting those in attendance were given a tour of the facility.