Fighting for Candidates Who Will Fight for Us On a National Level
Across the country, Americans are facing an out-of-balance economy that favors the wealthy while wages remain stagnant for everyone else. Working families are struggling to get ahead and public services are under attack. AFSCME PEOPLE, our union’s political action fund, provides us with an opportunity to stand together to protect the benefits and rights we’ve won in our workplaces and our communities.
We must take an active role to elect politicians who advocate for issues that are important to working families, like the need to
The Supreme Court has issued a 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, overturning 41 years of precedent. Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump and the Koch Brothers are already doing a victory lap. The best way to take the wind out of their sails is to show the world that despite their attacks, we’re sticking together. Take the pledge right now and let them know you’re sticking with the union.
For a decade, a federal program known as Public Service Loan Forgiveness has worked to ease that burden for Americans while also promoting service to our nation. In exchange for 10 years of working in our military, public schools, or civil service or nonprofit service organizations, qualified borrowers can have the balance of their debt forgiven after 10 years of making qualifying repayments. There are 32 million Americans currently eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and millions of Americans rely on it to help pay back the costs of their education.
Fighting for State Employees . . . One Election at a Time
We have the power to change things. Our collective bargaining rights, job security, working conditions and benefits, including KPERS, can be affected any time by anti-worker legislation. We must elect and support policy makers who value, who believe in, and will stand up for working Kansans.
We’re not big business or a corporation so how can we get our elected leaders to understand our issues and help protect our jobs and retirements? Our COPE fund, administered by the American Federation of Teachers - Kansas, allows us to support the
As the House was gutting the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2017. Write your members of Congress now and urge them to support safe staffing levels for nurses and health professionals.