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Help With College Cost!!

Help With College Cost!!

We all know that tuition is barely affordable and places a hardship on most students and families that are supporting our young people who attend colleges and universities.  As we begin the new year, here are some sources of possible help.  Check out the AFL-CIO annual scholarship essay contest and, for Community College of Philadelphia …

DSP Crisis Continues

DSP Crisis Continues

Worse Than Usual: Providers Weigh In on the DSP Staffing Crisis And What They’re Doing To Solve It SETworks latest survey reveals how the conversation around the DSP staffing crisis is evolving more than a year into the pandemic. A while back, we wrote about the DSP staffing crisis and what organizations can do to become …

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month.  Throughout this Month we will bring you the stories of women who are moving the labor movement forward.  Meet Sanchioni Butler, a union organizer in Mississippi who is part of the effort to organize more southern women at Nissan. Her story is captured in the And Still I Rise project, …

Direct Support Worker Crisis

Direct Support Worker Crisis

The Arc, the nation’s largest community-based advocacy organization for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is calling on Congress to develop policies that enable IDD persons to live their fullest lives and to provide adequate funding for home-based programs that make it possible: A well-trained, fairly compensated, and respected direct support professional (DSP) workforce is …

A Salute to Bill Lucy

A Salute to Bill Lucy

Bill Lucy,  an AFSCME member since 1956 and founder of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU).   Lucy became president of the Public Services International Union in 1994, the first African American to hold the position.  A year later he was appointed to the AFL-CIO executive council.  Lucy was with Martin Luther King through the …