American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Gov. Paterson Looks to "Sinister" Union Heads for NY State Layoffs-by-the-Thousands Woes

    ​New York Governor David Paterson is now talking about laying off thousands of state workers as part of a plan to balance the state budget. And he just brought some state workers' union leaders into the fold, by talking some serious smack on them.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    State Union Big Does the Impossible: Makes You Feel Sorry for Paterson

    ​State civil service unions are in court trying to block the day-a-week unpaid furloughs that Governor Paterson maneuvered the legislature into approving this week. The unions face an uphill battle, both in and out of court and you'd think that, given their heavy lift, they'd be trying to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    GOP Congressman Apologizes for Obscene Anti-Union Video

    It's getting so you can't even make a bleeping joke in politics anymore. GOP House Whip Eric Cantor, angry about an ad from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that unfavorably mentions him as an opponent of the stimulus, forwarded to a reporter at the liberal Talking P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2005

    City's Biggest Union Backs Mayor

    Dems' ideas on subways and schools will take backseat to mayor's union coup District Council 37 is due to endorse Michael Bloomberg for reelection this afternoon—a blow to Democratic hopes of solid union support in the effort to oust the mayor. The largest municipal union, DC 37 last year str ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2004

    Voting in the Rain

    In one of the poorest corners of America, voters turned out in droves

  • News

    October 12, 2004

    Bush's Other War

    At the national labor relations board, the president's appointees change the rules

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    April 20, 2004

    Meals and Deals

    Hail to the county leader

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Dean Looks for New York Love

    Blacks and Latinos Speed-Date the Candidate

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Howard Dean Rises Again

    Polls Dip, But a Few Black Leaders Say He Was Right

  • News

    September 30, 2003

    A Labor House Divided

    After the Investigators, an Electoral Battle at City’s Biggest Union

  • News

    June 17, 2003

    U.S. Black Leaders Confront Mugabe

    Policemen's Feet on Demonstrators' Heads

  • News

    May 27, 2003

    Hospital Holiday

    Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars

  • News

    March 11, 2003

    Welfare Fund Waste

    Unions Spend Millions in City Dollars on Patronage Contracts and Expense Excesses

  • News

    March 4, 2003

    What the Unions Can Do

    Bloomberg Could Save Millions If City Seized Slush Funds

  • News

    December 11, 2001

    Getting Back Our Rights

    Don’t Brood and Despair. Organize!

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Rescuing Martin Luther King Jr.

    A Craving for Equal Justice

  • News

    March 13, 2001

    Pataki's Faulty Safety Patrol

    Shorting Public Employees on Workplace Protections

  • News

    May 30, 2000

    Ricky Rich

    Lazio Knows Where to Get the Big Bucks

  • News

    April 18, 2000

    Portrait of a Protest

    Taking globalization personally: Nine New Yorkers say what moved them to march on the IMF

  • News

    September 14, 1999

    The Big Fix

    Corruption In DC 37, Part Two: How the Union's Bosses Rule By Fraud and Intimidation

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    Union Jacked

    How DC 37 became America's most indicted municipal union

  • News

    December 1, 1998

    DC 37 Crashes

    While the union leadership sinks, one reformer tries to stay afloat.

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Money Talks

    Well-heeled incumbents heavily favored in city congressional races

  • News

    September 15, 1998

    The Storm at DC 37

    Rumblings of reform are finally breaking through at the city's powerful municipal union

  • News

    September 8, 1998

    Union for Sale

    DC 37, the city's powerful consortium of municipal unions, is rocked by corruption investigations—and challenges from rank-and-file reformers