AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Blog

  • AFSCME Retirees Active in Their Communities

    August 21st, 2017

    On Saturday, August 19, AFSCME Retiree Subchapter 102, representing Gallia and Jackson counties in the Athens Region, set up an informational booth in the Gallipolis City park at the annual community yard sale event. Members distributed information on senior issues, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the federal health care legislation. Mike French of the […]

    America’s Biggest Public Union Leader Is in The Fight of His Life

    July 30th, 2017

    Written by Hamilton Nolan from Splinter With more than 1.6 million members, AFSCME is the nation’s biggest union of public employees, and one of the most politically powerful—and now, one of the most threatened. We spoke to Lee Saunders, the president of the union, about trying to survive the “battle” of the vicious new Trump […]

    AFSCME President Lee Saunders Statement on Failure to Pass “Skinny” Repeal of ACA

    July 28th, 2017

    WASHINGTON — AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the Senate failing to pass the so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act: “When you write legislation that takes health coverage away from millions of people – and when you do it in secretive fashion, without transparency or public debate – it’s no wonder […]

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