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No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin.

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

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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.

On April 26, we held the vote count for the ratification of our agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The agreement was ratified unanimously by a vote of 299-0, with more than half the membership participating. This is a great step forward for family child care providers. Now we need to make sure the legislature passes a budget that funds these improvements!

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Child care providers are pushing Pennsylvania General Assembly legislators to create more opportunities for children and are demanding dignity and respect for the work they do.

At a rally in the Harrisburg Capitol’s rotunda, child care providers from across the state said that when children are given the opportunity to receive high-quality care and education at a young age, they are more likely to become productive members of society.