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California state payroll increased by $1 billion in 2017, twice as fast as previous year

No wonder the state wants half of the businesses’ tax-cut savings. Someone’s gotta fund the bureaucrats.

From Sacrament Bee: California’s state payroll – excluding its universities – grew by more than $1 billion last year, twice the rate of growth as the previous year… 373 more words


Today! Details About Women's March to the Polls Takes Place in Chicago

With a government shutdown in temporarily in place, emotions are high in preparation of today’s Women’s March Chicago’s March to the Polls kicking off this morning with a video montage about the importance of Illinois women running for office, celebrating this year’s surge of women candidates and mobilizing women to get out the vote for the March primaries and November midterm elections. 457 more words


BREAKING: Our Revolution Endorses Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate

Our Revolution,  American progressive and social democratic political action organization that evolved from Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, has officially endorsed Cathy Glasson for Iowa Governor… 139 more words

Iowa Democratic Party

Appeals court sides with home care workers' union – again

Minnesota PCAs who worked Monday – on MLK Day – received holiday pay for the first time, thanks to a new provision in their union contract with the state. 421 more words

Union Events

Women's March Promotes March to the Polls

This weekend, more than 350 marches worldwide will highlight women’s issues and the importance of marching to the polls. In Chicago, marchers will walk on Saturday, January 20, reminding people to march to the polls for the primary elections on March 20. 380 more words


Anti-Union group Freedom Foundation spreading propaganda by mail to AFSCME members

Christian Pastterson
People’s Sickle
December 26, 2017

AFSCME council 75, representing Oregon, sent out an email to union members today, that over the holidays, a conservative think tank called Freedom Foundation has been distributing anti-Union propaganda to AFSCME members. 564 more words

City Of Oakland, Unions, Agree To Mediation But Strike Continues

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Negotiators for the city of Oakland and the larger of two striking unions have agreed to try to settle the strike in mediation starting Monday, the two sides said Saturday night. 451 more words