positions have been understaffed for over 2 years mainly in Metro Corrections and Youth Detention Services Departments.
pushes for higher wages or changes in work rules, it is putting itself on one side of a political issue.
The unidentified man seen protesting in the video is a member of AFSCME
3299, the largest union for University of California workers throughout the statewide education system.
But as Farr applauded the work of all county employees in his address, he thanked "the men and women of AFSCME
general (and) AFSCME
This year's donation from the AFSCME
Retirees breaks previous records and we have conducted this project for many years on a twice-a-year basis," said Larry Brown, chapter president.
Prior to returning to Portland and assuming his role with AFSCME
, Khanh served on the D.
Lance Lowry, who is still with AFSCME
and is a correctional officer, asked lawmakers to leave things as they are.
These cuts have been devastating for low-wage workers," said Lakesha Harrison, president of AFSCME
3299, "Layoffs and reduction in hours are only the tip of the iceberg.
As an AFSCME
official described it, the will of state policymakers to privatize W-2 in Milwaukee was "overwhelming" (AFSCME
District Council 48,2002).
Currently 15 AFSCME
organizers are reaching out to workers in Resurrection's eight hospitals and its more than 100 other health care facilities.
With this in mind, progressive blogger, veteran political activist, and one-man ball of energy David Sirota has launched a new group called the Progressive Legislative Action Network (PLAN), which just received a $200,000 grant from George Soros's Open Society Institute, as well as support from AFSCME
, SEIU, and other unions and progressive groups, including MoveOn.
On the heels of the CTW's breakaway, SEIU and AFSCME
are already engaged in raiding fights over each other's unionized public workers, drawing key resources away from organizing new members.