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June 5th : Vote YES on Your UMD Employee Contract

FAIR WAGES & PROPER RESPECT<p>After almost a year of negotiations, the bargaining team of the UMD local union reached an agreement with University of …


The Academy will include: <br>• Five 60-minute webinar sessions that will be conducted once per month from May - October 2018 <br>• Completion of a short …


IT'S TIME FOR MANAGEMENT TO FEEL THE HEAT<p>A delegation of 12-15 members from housekeeping and maintenance approached Residential Facilities Director, …

AAUW Work Smart in DC at the John A. Wilson Building - April 10

Women in Maryland continue to make 80 cents for every $1 a man makes. #EqualPayForEqualWork #equalpayday #EqualPayDay2018 #equalpay #umd #umdlabor #talkpay #wagegap

On #EqualPayDay we recognize that women make just $.80 for every $1 men make. It is a shame that this day has to exist and I call on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to allow women to challenge pay discrimination. We can end the #GenderWageGap for future generations.

Gender Equality | AFL-CIO

Women are breadwinners. In fact 40% of working women in the United States are the sole breadwinner for their families, so the pay gap not only …

The Economic Impact of Equal Pay by State | Institute for Women's Policy Research

Persistent earnings inequality for working women translates into lower lifetime pay for women, less income for families, and higher rates of poverty …

Income Inequality

Union Membership is Critical for Equal Pay

Union membership boosts wages for all workers—but women see especially large advantages from being in a union. The gender wage gap among union women …

How can we close the pay gap? Unionize! Union women earn $231 more than women without a union voice. #EqualPayDay #1uAAPI

Equal Pay Day 2018

<b>SOCIAL MEDIA STORM AT 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT/12:00 PM MT/11:00 AM PT</b><p><b>Equal Pay Day is the approximate day the typical woman must work into the new year</b> …

Support #EqualPayDay . Because the #paygap between genders and minorities is growing larger at #umd . #umdlabor #afscmemaryland

Equal Pay Day is a reminder that you can’t mansplain away the gender pay gap

April 10th is Equal Pay Day, a reminder that a significant pay gap still exists between men and women in our country. April 10th marks how far into …

Single workers aren’t there to pick up the slack for their married bosses and colleagues

There are a lot of misconceptions about single people in the modern-day workplace. A former employer once brushed me off when I raised the issue of salary, telling me that because I was a single person with no children, my concerns couldn’t really be about money—after all, I had no one else to …

The Workplace

This Union Cause: Animated History of the Labor Movement - by UAW

Labor Movement

Trump nominated a UMD finance professor for assistant secretary of the Treasury

University of Maryland finance professor Michael Faulkender was nominated for assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy on Tuesday …

Washington University in St. Louis

Teachers shouldn’t instill their biases in students

<i>Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own.</i><p>Dayanna Volitich, a middle school social studies teacher in Florida, was removed from her …


It’s about the money in your pocket. Let’s stand together and stop #umd administration from digging in our pockets. #umdlabor #afscmestrong

Saturday, March 10th, future activist attended a bootcamp session about current contract negotiations at University of Maryland College Park. AFSCME Local 1072 leaders and activists are working hard, even on Saturday, to win the best contract possible. #umd #umdlabor

Millions of jobs are still missing. Don’t blame immigrants or food stamps.

Where did all the jobs go? Well, we're finally starting to find some satisfactory answers to the granddaddy of all economic questions.<p>The share of Americans with jobs dropped 4.5 percentage points from 1999 to 2016 — amounting to about 11.4 million fewer workers in 2016.<p>At least half of that …

UMD says disciplinary action from peaceful protests won’t affect student admission

The University of Maryland, joining several other institutions nationwide, announced Monday that non-academic disciplinary action resulting from …

U.S. bill aims to hold college presidents accountable for sexual misconduct investigations

Three U.S. Senators introduced a bill last week that would hold federally funded college and university presidents accountable for campus sexual …

Are we thriving or surviving?

We have an opportunity to stop the compression of wages for full-time exempt and non-exempt staff at the University of Maryland. There have been …

We have to stand up to the same old, same old that would have is believe that trickle down economics works — @aprildesimone at DC Working People's Day of Action #UnrigtheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom

.@OregonGovBrown at DC Working People’s Day of Action #UnrigtheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom

When I look around, I see a powerful movement that is growing and winning for working families #ItsAboutFreedom #UnrigtheSystem

.@AFSCME members rallying for #ItsAboutFreedom and to #UnrigtheSystem as the #SCOTUS prepares to hear the Janus case Monday. Our voices will not be silenced! #1u

Our hard-fought civil rights are under attack by a handful of corporate elites who want to divide us. That’s why we’re taking action in Washington and across the country today. #ItsAboutFreedom #UnrigtheSystem