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More Non-Represented Workers ‘Going Union:’ More Than 2,100 University Of Connecticut Graduate Employees Win Union Recognition With The United Auto Workers

Published on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Young Unionists
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) - University of Connecticut (UConn) Graduate Student Employees Have Won Union Recognition After the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) Verified a Super Majority of the Workers Signed Cards Authorizing the Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers (GEU-UAW) to Represent Them in Collective Bargaining, Union Officials more»

Speaking Up & Standing Up For Workers: Led By Its AFSCME-Represented Public Work Force, A Louisiana City Reverses Its Anti-Union Stand

Published on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Young Unionists
(MONROE, LOUISIANA) – When Monroe City Attorney Nancy Summersgill Earlier This Month Announced She Would Terminate American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)Local 2388’s Contract, it Was a Low Point for a Community Where Public Services Were Neglected for Far Too Long. In Recent Years, Reductions in City Personnel more»

From AFSCME: A Reminder – Union Families, Not ‘Just’ Union Members, Are Better Off

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Young Unionists
We All Know Union Members are Paid More and Receive Better Benefits Than Their Non-Union Counterparts. But That Doesn’t Mean Union Contracts Only Help Union Members. When it Comes to Retirement and Health Benefits, Unions are Good for the Whole Family. A New Study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Shows Workers With Union Contracts are more»

AFSCME President Saunders Encourages College Students To Be ‘Disrupters’

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Young Unionists
(STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders Encouraged Penn State University Students to be “Disrupters” and Join the Labor Movement If They Want to Make a Difference Today, Much Like the Sanitation Workers of AFSCME Local 1733 Did Back in 1968. Saunders more»

‘Don't Iron While The Strike Is Hot!’ – Organized Labor Invited To New Musical About Troy Labor Pioneer Kate Mullany That’s Set To Make Its Debut In Mid May

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Young Unionists
(LOUDONVILLE, NEW YORK) – So Many Across Organized Labor Continually Stress How Important it is to Educate Young People, Including School Children, to What the Union Movement is All About and What’s it’s Done for Working People – Both Represented and Not. With That said, the American Labor Studies Center (ALSC) Has Produced a New more»

AFSCME Reminds All That It's National Library Week!

Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Young Unionists
Despite an Overwhelming Majority of Americans Who Love and Use Their Public Libraries, Legislators Across Our Country are Slashing Library Budgets and Cutting Back on Library Services. According to a Recent Report, More Than Two Out of Three Americans “are Actively Engaged With Public Libraries.” And Even Those Who Aren’t Regular Users more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Young People Understand Unions Can Solve Problems

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Chicago Regional Director Has Issued a Notable Finding: Football Players at Northwestern University are Employees of the University for Purposes of Federal Labor Law. The Legal Finding, however, is the Result of Something Even More Striking. The Overwhelming Majority of the Talented Young Men Who’ve more»

United Steelworkers District 10 Director Recognizes The Importance Of Educating Next Generation/Young Union Members

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Young Unionists
(PITTSBURGH) – Earlier This Month, United Steelworkers (USW) District 10 Director Bob McAuliffe Welcomed a Group of 20 Rank-and-File Members at the USW’s International Headquarters in Pittsburgh for a Tour and Day of Solidarity Organized by District 10’s Next Generation of Young Union Members. Upon Welcoming the Group, Director Mcauliffe more»

American Labor Studies Center Executive Director Paul Cole Offers Up An Extremely Good Labor Perspective: The Truth About Right-To-Work

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Paul Cole (Pictured Above) Held the Second-Highest Office in the New York State Labor Movement - Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.3 million-Member New York State AFL-CIO - From 1984 through 2005. He Was Elected Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus in December 2005. Cole is Currently the Founder and Executive Director of the more»

New Movie Honors Cesar Chavez's Legacy As A Labor Pioneer, Feature-Length Film Will Reach Millions – Telling His Story Of Personal Sacrifice For Civil & Labor Rights

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Young Unionists
If There Was Ever a Hero for the Labor Movement, it was Cesar Chavez. The Legendary Activist's Relentless Commitment to Migrant Laborers, His Personal Sacrifice for Civil Rights and His Determination in Founding, With Dolores Huerta, the National Farm Workers Association (Which Later Became the Powerful United Farm Workers Union (UFW) is an Inspiring more»

Cab Drivers For Justice/AFSCME Local 234 Becomes ‘Political Force’ In New Orleans

Published on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW ORLEANS) – After Months of Hard Work, Cab Drivers For Justice/AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees) Local 234 Helped Elect Nadine Ramsey, A Pro-Labor Candidate, to the City of New Orleans Council - Paving the Way to Have Their Union Officially Recognized. In 2012, the New Orleans City Council Passed 32 more»

New National AFL-CIO Study Shows Boosting Minimum Wage To $10.10 Means A Raise For 6.8 Million Latinos

Published on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - Nearly 6.8 Million Latino Workers Would Benefit If Congress Raises the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour, That According to a New National AFL-CIO Study: Closing The Gap To The American Dream. While Latinos Comprise 16% of the Country’s Workforce, They Make Up Nearly One-Quarter of the Workers Who Would Be Positively Affected by Raising more»

Some Thought-Provoking Information Found On The Social Network Facebook

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: While Perusing the Social Network Facebook, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Ran Across the Following Thought-Provoking Information That We’d Like To Share With Our Many Viewers/Readers:

Get A Better Handle On What Organized Labor Is Up Against Via The Huffington Post: Planning The Demise Of Labor Unions At CPAC - 'They're Not Dead Yet'

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND) - Any Right-Wing Confab Probing the Power of Big Labor Suffers From an Inherent Contradiction: The Ranks of Unionized Workers in the U.S. Has Never Been So Thinned, With Less Than 7% of the Private Sector Workforce Now Belonging to a Labor Union. A Successful Anti-Union Discussion Therefore Needs to Strike a Delicate Balance, more»

Via 12 Powerful Images Of Women In The Labor Movement

Published on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Young Unionists
Women Have Played Key Roles In Workers’ Rights Movements Worldwide For More Than a Century. To See a Series of Images Like The One That Appears Above - From Strikes and Protests That Drive Home Women’s Long-Standing Commitment to Equal Pay, Fair Working Conditions and the Right to Form Unions - Go To: more»

Via The The Brainwashing Of My Dad By FOX News, Rush Limbaugh & Hate Media - The Truth Behind The Right-Wing Media Machine That Changed A Father And The Nation

Published on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Young Unionists
Many of Us Understand the Damage That’s Been Done by the Likes of Rush Limbaugh, FOX News and Hate Media. You Can Hear the Promotion of Blatant Racism, Homophobia, Misogyny and Bigotry Just by Turning On the TV, Radio or Computer. Malicious Lies are Perpetuated Until They’re Believed by Those Who’ve Been Sucked In and Who Now Use more»

The Growing Silence Of 'Union Radio'

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014 in Young Unionists
The Golden Age of Unions is Long Gone - and for the Radio Shows that Focus on Labor and Workers Rights, Every Day is a Struggle Just to Stay on the Airwaves. There are a Number of Talk Radio Shows Around the Country Covering - and Funded by - Organized Labor that are Still Up and Running, But Like the Labor Movement as a Whole, What Remains is a Far Cry more»

Via Rejecting Walmart’s Strategy, Trader Joe’s Pays Its Employees A Living Wage & Wins!

Published on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Young Unionists
We’ve Watched as Places Like Walmart, Papa John’s, Target, Applebee’s and Other Businesses Continue to Pay Sub-Par Wages While Claiming Their Only Option for Profit, Given the Economy and Their Being “Forced” to Provide Employees With Insurance, is to Either Cut Employees’ Hours and/or Their Wages. This Miserly Strategy more»

Via The Daily Kos: Remember The Republican’s ‘Joe The Plumber?’ Well It Seems Joe’s Done An ‘About Face’ And Taken A Union Job At Chrysler

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Young Unionists
The Wing Nut Welfare Must Have Run Out for the Man Who Became Famous as Joe The Plumber. Samuel Wurzelbacher, His Real Name, Has Had to Get a Job That Involves Something Other Than Performing the Role of the Regular Blue-Collar White Guy on the Republican Speaking and Media Circuits - and it's a Union Job at Chrysler. Wurzelbacher Took to the Social Network more»

Spotlight On Black History Month: Labor Activist Stewart Acuff Profiles Legendary Labor Leader Henry Nicholas

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Stewart Acuff is the National Organizing Director for the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees Local 1199 in Philadelphia. He Served as Organizing Director For the National AFL-CIO From 2001 to 2008. Acuff Also Worked as Chief of Staff of the Utility Workers Union of America Until May 2012. Acuff more»

A Modest Syracuse-Area Science Teacher Performs A Heroic Act

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Young Unionists
(JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK) - When an Indian River High School Student in Jefferson County Took the Blanket Off an Object He Said Was for an Experiment on Conductions, Science Teacher Robert Kuba Saw It Was a Gun Case. Kneeling Next to Kuba's Desk, the Student Opened It Up and Kuba Saw the Barrel of a Loaded .22 Caliber Rifle. "I Beat Him to It," Kuba more»

Labor Focus On Black History Month: IBEW Leader Breaks Down Voting Barriers For People Of Color In Mississippi

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 in Young Unionists
It Took Years of Hard Work, But International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2262 Member and Former Local President Charles Horhn Didn't Give Up on His Dream. Horhn, a Member of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Marched With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1966 March Against Fear in Mississippi and Worked with the Mississippi AFL-CIO, the more»

With The Likes Of The Koch Brothers & Others Working To Strip Away Your Union Wages & Benefits, UAW President Bob King Asks: “Are You Ready To Fight?”

Published on Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - It Used to Be That When Workers Wanted to Organize Their Workplace, the Opposition Came From Management Inside the Plant and Company Headquarters. But, as United Auto Workers (UAW) President Bob King Told Delegates This Week at the 2014 UAW National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in the Nation’s Capitol, Workers Now Have to more»

How Union Members Saved Harley-Davidson

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Young Unionists
(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) - What Do You Do When Your World-Famous Brand is So Smashed by the Recession That Your Stock Price Falls From $75 to $8? What Do You Do When Your Manufacturing Plant has a Culture that Leads to High Rates of Absenteeism on Mondays and Fridays? What Do You Do When Your Product Takes 18 Months to Get Into the Hands of the Customers Who more»

Via The Hollywood Reporter: Musicians Union Sues Fox & Universal Over 'Simpsons' Music

Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Young Unionists
(HOLLYWOOD) - Buckle Up For a Lawsuit Contending that Music Used at a Universal Theme Park Roller Coaster Is a Breach of a Labor Agreement. Fox's The Simpsons is in Its 24th Season - a Remarkable Achievement in Itself, but One that's Even More Incredible Because the Show Has Experienced its Run Until Now Without Major Litigation. As Homer Simpson and more»

Union Membership Increases In New York State In 2013 By 145,000

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK) - According to Numbers Released Last Week by the Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS), Union Membership in New York State Increased by an Estimated 145,000 Working Men and Women in 2013, the New York State AFL-CIO Announced. New York Retained Its Nation-Leading Status With the Largest Number of Union Members as a Percentage of the State’s more»

Via ESPN's ‘Outside The Lines’ Program: For The First Time In The History Of College Sports, Athletes Are Asking To Be Represented By A Labor Union

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Young Unionists
(CHICAGO) - For the First Time in the History of College Sports, Athletes are Asking to be Represented by a Labor Union, Taking Formal Steps Today (Tuesday, January 28th) to Begin the Process of Being Recognized as Employees, ESPN's Outside The Lines Has Learned. Ramogi Huma, Who Serves as President of the National College Players Association (NCPA), Filed more»

Who’s Leading The Charge Against American Federation Of Teachers' Union President Randi Weingarten?

Published on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK) - When Corporate Interests Want an Attack Dog, They Turn to Rick Berman, the Verbal Hitman For Hire to the Highest Bidder. Instead of Attacking Teachers' Unions, Someone On the Right Has Hired Paid Public Relations Bully to Go After American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Union President Randi Weingarten Personally. The Lastest Attacks on more» ‘Union Member Spotlight’ On Retired Laborers Local 210 Member Joe Biondo – Turning Limestone Into ‘Buffalo Memories’ Of The Old Aud

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: This Is the First of a Number of Union Member Spotlight Features That Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Will Periodically Publish in 2014, Telling the Stories of Individual Union Members From Across Western New York, New York State and the Nation. Has Had the Pleasure of Meeting So Many Union more»

Via The New York Post: Two CWA Union Members In New York Rescue 10-Year-Old Boy Who Fell Into An Open Brooklyn Manhole

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Young Unionists
(BROOKLYN) - Two Communications Workers of America (CWA)-Represented Verizon Workers Rescued a 10-Year-Old Boy Who Fell Into a Brooklyn Manhole Last Week - Injuring His Leg, Police Officers and Witnesses said. The Boy Fell 15 Feet Into the Uncovered Manhole on 13th Avenue Near 49th Street In Boro Park Around 8:50 a.m., Authorities and Witnesses said. Mike more»

Meet The Women Who Could ‘Save’ The Labor Movement

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Young Unionists
Women - Labor Leaders Like American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Emerita Arlene Holt Baker, National Taxi Workers Alliance (NTWA) Executive Director Bhairavi Desai and National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-Jen Poo - are Some of the more»

Via CNNMoney: Millennials Turn Up Heat Against Low Wages

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK) - Millennials (or the Millennial Generation, Also Known As Generation Y With Birth Years From the Early 80s to the early 2000s) are Starting to Get Restless for Change. Stuck in Low-Wage or Part-Time Jobs With Mountains of Student Loans To Pay Off, the Generation that Came of Age in the New Millennium Finds Itself In a Hopeless Situation. Despite more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: Economic Policy By, Of And For the 1% Has Failed New York State

Published on Monday, December 30, 2013 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: James Bertolone Serves as President of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, Whose 300 Affiliated Union Locals Combine to Represent 100,000 Union Members in the Rochester & Finger Lakes Regions of New York State. He Also Serves as President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 215 more»

Amazon May Get Its First Labor Union In The U.S.

Published on Monday, December 23, 2013 in Young Unionists’s Labor Problems Have Mostly Been Confined to the On-Line Retailer’s Warehouses in Countries such as Germany - Until Now. For the First Time, Employees in a U.S. Amazon Facility have Successfully Petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to Hold Union Elections. Earlier This Month, the International Association of more»

AP Survey: U.S. Income Gap Is Holding Back Economy

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Young Unionists
The Growing Gap Between the Richest Americans and Everyone Else Isn't Bad Just For Individuals. It's Hurting the U.S. economy. So Says a Majority of More Than Three Dozen Economists Surveyed Last Week by The Associated Press. Their Concerns Tap Into a Debate That's Intensified as Middle-Class Pay Has Stagnated While Wealthier Households Have Thrived. A more»

A Continuing Look At Some Thought-Provoking Information Found On The Social Network Facebook

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: While Perusing the Social Network Facebook, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Ran Across the Following Thought-Provoking Information that We’d Like to Share with our Many Viewers/Readers:

New Report Shows Being In A Union Is ‘As Good’ For A Woman’s Pay As A Year Of College

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Young Unionists
Unionization has a Big Impact on How Much Women Make, Whether They Have Health Insurance Coverage from Their Employers, and Whether They Have an Employer-Provided Retirement Plan, According to a New Report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. When it Comes to Wages, Being In a Union Will Raise a Woman’s Pay by 12.9% or About $2.50 An more»

United Students Against Sweatshops Students Across the U.S. Send A ‘Loud & Clear’ Message To T-Mobile

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Young Unionists
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) Students at Dozens of Campuses Across the Country are Launching a New Campaign to Demand Universities Cut Commercial Ties with T-Mobile Unless the Company Changes Its Ways. With T-Mobile Workers Fighting for a Voice On The Job and the Company Engaging in a Vicious, Anti-Worker Campaign, Students are Stepping Up to more»

Good News From The NLRB: Unionization Is Up In 2013, For One Very Big Reason

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Young Unionists
At First Glance, It Looks as if 2013 is Shaping Up To Be a Banner Year for Unions. The Newly-Released National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Election Statistics Mid-Year 2013 Report says 65,185 Workers were Organized in NLRB Elections in the First Half of This Year - More Than Were Organized Over the Entire Course of 2012. But There’s More to this more»

Recording Artist/Actor Justin Timberlake & SAG-AFTRA Reach Agreement On 20/20 Experience World Tour Dancers

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Young Unionists
(LOS ANGELES) – Recording Artist/Actor Justin Timberlake and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have Reached an Agreement for the Dancers on Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour to Be Covered By the SAG-AFTRA Touring Agreement, the Union has Announced. Under the Agreement, Performer more»

United University Professions Recognizes SUNY Geneseo Student With $3,000 Scholarship - One Of Four Union Scholarships Presented to State University Of New York System Students

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Young Unionists
(GENESEO) – State University of New York at Geneseo Junior Emily Mandel is One of Four Recipients Across the State University of New York (SUNY) System to be Given United University Professions (UUP) Scholarships, the Statewide Union has Announced. The UUP Represents 32,000 Academic and Professional Faculty on State-Operated SUNY Campuses. Along with more»

Two More Reasons Not To Shop At Walmart: NLRB To Prosecute Walmart For Violating Workers’ Rights & Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Underpaid Employees

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Federal Agency that Protects Workers’ Rights to Organize and Demand Better Conditions, will Prosecute Walmart for Violating Workers’ Rights by Firing, Disciplining and Threatening Workers Who Went On Strike or Attempted to Unionize, According to OUR Walmart - the Group That’s more»

CSEA Western Region President Flo Tripi Sounds The Alarm In The Danger Of Out-Sourcing Public Services In Snowy Western New York

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Young Unionists
CSEA Editor’s Note: From Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) President Danny Donohue: CSEA Western Region President Flo Tripi (Pictured Above/ New York Labor News… NOW! Photo), a Rochester Resident, Sounds the Alarm About the Danger of Out-Sourcing Public Services in Snowy Western New York, as the Rochester more»

What Millennials ‘Really Think’ About Unions (You'll Be Surprised)

Published on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Young Unionists
Last Month, Aaron Sankin Wrote ( About a Puzzling Paradox Affecting the Newest Generation to Join America’s Workforce. Millennials, Born Between the Early 1980s and the Early 2000s, Hold a Much More Favorable View of Labor more»

Via The Lehigh Valley Morning Call: Union Protesters Target Yuengling Beermaker In Pennsylvania After Owner Publicly Issues His Support For Right-To-Work Legislation

Published on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Young Unionists
(POTTSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA) - Labor Groups are Planning to Protest Today (Saturday, November 9th) in front of Pennsylvania Beermaker D.G. Yuengling and Son in Pottsville. At issue, according Protest Organizers, is Owner Dick Yuengling Jr.'s Support of So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws. "We Find It ‘Incredibly’ Ironic and more»

A Must Read For Both Union & Non-Union Workers: New Economic Policy Institute Report Highlights Attacks On Wages & Labor Standards

Published on Monday, November 4, 2013 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - A New Report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Documents an Unprecedented Series of Legislative Initiatives in 2011 and 2012 that Aimed to Undermine Worker Rights and Lower Labor Standards for Both Union and Non-Union Workers. The Author of the EPI Report - University of Oregon Associate Professor Gordon Lafer - Shows How Similar Bills more»

A Continuing Look At Some Thought-Provoking Information Found On The Social Network

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: While Perusing the Social Network Facebook, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Ran Across the Following Thought-Provoking Information that We’d Like to Share With Our Many Viewers/Readers:

Study Finds Unions Lower Poverty…

Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Young Unionists
(TEXAS) - When It Comes To Poverty in America, Unemployment is Often Named as the Biggest Cause, and Lowering Unemployment is the Conventional Remedy for Addressing Rising Poverty. While Increasing Employment is Good, this Solution Ignores the Problem of the Working Poor -People Who Have Jobs and Yet Still Live Below the Poverty Line. The Number of more»

If You Don't Think Union Members ‘Make A Difference’ In Our Communities - Think Again! Working People Donated More Than $2.2 Billion To The United Way In 2012

Published on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Young Unionists Editor’s Note: Former United Way of Greater Niagara/AFL-CIO Labor Liaison Earl Frampton Forwarded the Following Information to Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Regarding the Role that Organized Labor and Union Members Play in Raising Dollars for the Annual United Way Fundraising Campaign. In 2012 Alone, Labor Donated More Than more»

Young AFSCME-Represented State Employees In Washington State Advocate For A Fair Living Wage

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Young Unionists
(STATE OF WASHINGTON) - Still Inspired by an Energetic 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Next Wave Conference that was Held Late This Summer in Detroit, the Young Members of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) Next Wave Committee Headed into Their Own Convention Encouraged and Tasked to Do More As more»