The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees elected its No. 2 leader as president, signaling the biggest U.S. public-workers union will remain active in President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will select a new president today in an election that could lead to reduced political spending for President Barack Obama’s re-election.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned the nation’s largest union of government workers that Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has a “fundamentally different value set” and would gut spending for nurses, firefighters and other public-sector jobs
Leaders of the largest U.S. union of public-sector workers are vowing to fight efforts by state and local governments to balance their budgets with cuts to employee benefits even as voters have sided with that strategy.
Leaders of the largest U.S. union of government workers this week will choose a new president amid assaults on bargaining rights from statehouses and growing hostility from voters who view their benefits as an unsustainable expense.
Gerald McEntee, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, will retire after leading fights this year against state efforts to roll back worker benefits.
Gerald McEntee, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, will retire after leading the largest union of public employees for three decades, according to a state union leader.
Some leaders of U.S. labor unions, who decry the widening differences between the salaries of corporate chief executive officers and their workers, earn compensation that also places them in the top 1 percent.
A proposed constitutional amendment requiring the government to balance its budget was killed in the U.S. House yesterday, sparking an immediate effort to define the vote as a political plus or minus for Democrats.