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North America

The Washington Office

Contact: Mark Langevin - Subregional Secretary

Address: 1200 18th Street NW #700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - USA

Telephone: 202-744-0072

Email: mark.langevin@world-psi.org

Power, people, communities: Building bridges for migrant, labour, & human rights

23 September 2013

Flyer on the rally and march taking place on Wednesday 2 October 2013 across the Brooklyn bridge.

European Groups applaud Bern for becoming first Blue Community in Europe

18 September 2013
Three people holding Blue Planet Project cerificates

Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons. Launched by the Blue Planet Project based in Canada, the Blue Communities certification requires municipal governments to pass legislation recognising water as a human right and pledging to promote and protect public water and sanitation services.

On 17 September 1,000 New Yorkers march to demand Robin Hood Tax

17 September 2013

On the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and a day when the United Nations General Assembly convenes to address issues of poverty, public health and climate change, New Yorkers from every sector of the city are joining together to demand a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street to solve America’s revenue crisis. They will march past the UN assembly meeting, stopping at JPMorgan Chase HQ, and to sites of extreme underfunding to call for a tax to fund the restoration and expansion of vital public services and to implement a real recovery for all the city’s neighborhoods. The Robin Hood Tax also seeks to fund international efforts for AIDS/HIV research and treatment and to address climate change.

PSI stands with Detroit and public workers

29 August 2013
Background image is part of a mural by Diego Rivera called Detroit Industry, North Wall at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Detroit is the largest city to file for bankruptcy in United States history. But it is not the only city in economic crisis, and what happens in Detroit matters—it matters to AFSCME members who have dedicated their working lives to providing quality public services to the city and community, it matters to workers and retirees across the United States and around the world, it matters to all public sector workers who we depend upon to provide quality public services to citizens around the world. Detroit matters to all of us and we stand in solidarity with the workers and retirees of the city.

CUPE pay equity victory

28 August 2013

After more than 12 years, the City of Montréal is bowing to the arguments of the City’s white-collar workers’ union and opting to settle the issue of pay equity for these workers once and for all.

‘American Dream’ Not Realized for Too Many

26 August 2013
AFSCME President - Lee Saunders (Photo by Khalid Naji-Allah)

Fifty years after the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, “the promise of democracy” is still unrealized for too many Americans, AFSCME President Lee Saunders told tens of thousands who came to the National Mall on Saturday 24 August 2013 for the ‘Realize the Dream March and Rally.’

Court rules in favour of AFSCME members, Detroit bankruptcy illegal

23 July 2013

Statement by AFSCME President Lee Saunders: Snyder and Orr are not above the law and cannot ignore the Michigan constitution.