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The following statement was issued by Council 57 President Ruben Rodriguez and Executive Director Michael Seville in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that further rigs the rules against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution:

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in response to the Trump administration's inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border:

"Whereas, the act of removing children from their families and the criminlization of families seeking legal asylum protection from violence in their countries of origin is both inhumane and has been condemned by the United Nations, religous leaders, and all who have compassion and a sense of decency.

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Dignity was restored to an AFSCME Local 2620 member at the California State Prison in Lancaster after the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued three large fines for the prison for failing to uphold basic safety standards.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.