AFSCME Council 57

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in support of the September Days of Climate Action, which will take place on Sept.

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board announced on July 26 that Charles Allen has been named the new executive director of the council, effective immediately.

Women overall make 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, and the wage gap is even worse for women of color: African American women make 61 cents and Latinas make 53 cents for every dollar white, non-Hispanic men make. Asian American women make 85 cents to the dollar; they are more likely to have advanced degrees than white men but are still paid less.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would further close the legal loopholes standing in the way of wage equality for women and prohibit retaliation against workers asking about their employers’ wage practices.

Contact your U.S. senator and urge them to support H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The secretary of labor needs to be a true advocate for working people. Even when we disagree, we expect a fair arbiter who listens to workers and respects the deliberative process. The Labor Department’s work is essential to protecting America’s working people and should be subject to less influence from corporate lobbyists, not more. Scalia’s views are dangerously outside the mainstream.

Sign now and join us in rejecting Eugene Scalia's nomination for secretary of labor.

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