Lee Saunders

Lee A. Saunders is the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,  AFL-CIO, which represents 1.6 million workers

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"They come after us because we lift wages across the board — especially for women and people of color — and they want to keep that money for themselves." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 29, 2018
Five Justices Cannot Break the Solidarity of America’s Unions
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 is a ruthless and brazen attack on the freedom of working people. It caps off a shocking Supreme Court term, which saw the justices threaten the rights of women, LGBTQ people, Muslims, and now public service workers. The 1.6 million...
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Monday, January 16, 2017
Dr. King, Labor Leader
The photograph is iconic. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., only 39 years old but the nation’s most prominent civil rights leader, lay fatally wounded on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. His lieutenants stood over his body, pointing frantically across the parking lot in the direction of the shooter...
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Undermining the Right to Vote
There is no right more precious in our nation than the right of citizens to cast a ballot on Election Day. That is why generations of Americans have sacrificed and even died in efforts to expand the right to vote. Yet across the country, powerful corporate interests and the right-wing politicians who do their bidding are working hard to make it more difficult for citizens to vote. In more than two doze
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