“PEOPLE” is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality
As workers who provide important services to the public, we are faced with special problems. Politicians and others frequently use public employees as “scrapegoats” to justify layoffs, contracting out, closing facilities, etc. Those of us who are retired AFSCME members also face attacks on our hard-earned retirement benefits. Through the political process we can have a voice in setting important public policy. Through the political process public employees can elect politicians who are sensitive to maintaining vital public services and dealing with workers fairly.
What is PEOPLE?
PEOPLE is AFSCME’s legislative/political action program. PEOPLE is Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality.
PEOPLE is also the official name of AFSCME’s political action committee and is registered with the Federal Election Commission. Federal law and some state laws prohibit the use of union dues money to support political candidates. Campaign contributions by AFSCME to these candidates must come from a separate voluntary fund.
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