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AFT issues groundbreaking report on racial equity

09 October 2015

Leaders and members of the AFT have spent the past year having blunt, tough, uncomfortable, courageous conversations about how to address the lingering effects of racism and inequity in our nation—especially related to black males. As a result of those conversations, the AFT on Oct. 9 became the first public sector union in modern history to issue a substantive, action-oriented report on achieving racial equity in America.

"Ebola is not an African problem but a global issue"

Video: Ebola is not an African problem, but a global issue

08 October 2015

"Ebola is not an African problem but a global issue"

Climate change: Towards and Beyond COP21

08 October 2015

The solutions to the climate challenge require a substantive transformation of the current socio-economic development paradigm, including industrial change. This is not just about some technical changes to energy production or transport systems. What is required is a redefinition of the predominant model of production and consumption. We must give back to the state and public services their role in supporting our communities, and ensure that workers and trade unions are able to participate fully in all steps of this process.

Energy democracy and the climate agenda

03 July 2015

PSI and affiliates, along with a number of national union confederations and some industrial and private sector unions met in New York on 29 June 2015 to advance the programme on energy democracy and energy and the climate agenda.

US Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

26 June 2015

Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI) commended the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case that rejects the Republicans' attack on the Affordable Care Act and on the eligibility of Americans to purchase affordable health insurance.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 June 2015

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

World Day against Child Labour

12 June 2015

On the World Day against Child Labour, 12 June, American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, co-chair of the Child Labor Coalition makes a declaration on behalf of her fellow unionists.

Safe handling of patients

28 April 2015

In April 2014, the New York State legislature in the US enacted the “Safe Patient Handling Act” that is now in the process of implementation. It is the 9th US state to enact such a law

Obituary - Victor Gotbaum, 1921-2015

10 April 2015
Victor Gotbaum

Victor Gotbaum, PSI President from 1985 to 1989, died on 5 April in New York aged 93.

Emergencies and Disasters

03 April 2015

PSI represents first responders and frontline workers. These are the people who put their lives at risk in order to protect and save your families. First responders include firefighters and emergency medical technicians, police and other uniformed services. They are also the frontline workers in hospitals and health clinics, in schools, in energy and water utilities; in public transport; in civil administration and in a range of other areas. All of us depend on these people being able to do their jobs, having the right tools and training.