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The Ugly Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post
Jerry Wurf, the national president of the public workers union American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, considered the Memphis sanitation workers’ protest more than a strike; it became a social struggle, a battle for dignity. Wurf called the strike a “race conflict and a rights conflict.”

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GOP Law Fails to Break Iowa's Largest Public-Sector Unions

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One of the most transparent union-busting provisions of Iowa’s new collective bargaining law has failed to significantly reduce the number of workers covered by the state’s two largest public-sector unions: the Iowa State Education Association and AFSCME Council 61.

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Big, Brash and Bent on Change; Chief of Local Sees Corruption in City Workers' Union

Steven Greenhouse New York Times
Mark Rosenthal died July 15, 2017. He was a rank and file trade unionist who helped change the face of the New York City labor movement in the late 1990's and beyond. He was a founding member of the Committee for Real Change in DC 37, AFSCME and President of Local 983. Steven Greenhouse's article in The New York Times in 1998 is the best obituary Mark could have.

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Union Leader Calls Rauner a 'Jackass,' Vows to 'Take Him Out' in 2018

Kim Geiger Chicago Tribune
Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, along with other trade union leaders addressed the Illinois delegation to the Democratic Party Convention and pledged support to Council 31, AFSCME who has threatened to go out on strike.

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AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders On Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory InThe Iowa Caucus

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees President Lee Saunders said his members helped make the difference in Secretary Hillary Clinton's victory in Iowa. She won union households 52-43 percent over Senator and that 21 percent of caucus goers came from union households.
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