Law enforcement officers protect and serve. They help make our communities safe. And they swore an oath to oppose injustice — no matter who is behind it. These are their...
AFSCME members Stephen Mittons and Dovard Howard joined dozens of other public employees on the steps of the Supreme Court to reiterate the vital role their unions play in helping...
Stephanie Wiley is a child care attendant in Ohio. Every day, she wakes up before the sun rises to help children with special needs who ride the bus to school....
Now in its third year, the AFSCME Women's Leadership Academy is a six month program for women activists or officers at the local level. The academy prepares women for future...
- Jun 20 We're Winning the Fight for $15 Workers are rising up to fight for better pay and a union. They won't be stopped. (Blog)
- Jun 06 Moving Through the Storm Thriving communities are not accidental. Communities thrive because of you: the women and men who maintain roads, care for the sick and seniors, and keep our neighborhoods safe. (Blog)
- Jun 01 Don’t Let Wall Street Grab Your Retirement Savings Financial advisers are not required by law to put your best interests over theirs. President Obama’s trying to fix that but the right-wing lawmakers are blocking the way. (Blog)
- May 27 Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue Look for the union label when you plan your Memorial Day Weekend. (Blog)
- May 26 Over 10,000 Rally in Illinois, Demanding Governor Rauner Stop His Hostage-Taking Chanting “Stop hurting our state!” thousands rallied at the Illinois Capitol to protest Governor Rauner’s harmful inaction. (Blog)
- May 24 Let’s Take On Wall Street by Demanding Real Changes from Congress We’re demanding real change for working people everywhere. #TakeOnWallSt (Blog)
- May 23 May Is a Month to Keep Labor History Alive We can learn a lot from the struggles of the past. (Blog)
- May 20 Nursing Assistant Works to Improve Health Care in New Hampshire For 32 years, nursing assistant Brenda Howard has never quit serving the patients of her community. And now she’ll serve her state on the new commission for health care workforce. (Blog)
- May 20 Overtime Rule Will Give Millions an Overdue Raise The administration’s overtime rule more than doubles the existing overtime salary threshold, so white collar salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 annually will now be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. (Blog)
- May 19 AFSCME Members Help Twin Cities Renters Find Better, Safer Homes Members of AFSCME Local 668 (Minnesota Council 5) are helping low-income families find a decent place to live to raise their kids. (Blog)
- May 19 9,300 Phone Calls + 1,400 House Visits Proves CSEA Is AFSCME Strong Members of New York’s CSEA Local 1000 recently signed more than 1,800 Never Quit campaign cards, demonstrating their commitment to their union. (Blog)
- May 17 Q&A With Johanna Puno Hester Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with AFSCME’s Johanna Puno Hester. (Blog)
- Mar 16 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court
- Mar 16 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Hillary Clinton’s Victories in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina
- Mar 02 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Resounding Super Tuesday Victory
- Feb 22 Women Step Up to Make Change Happen for Hillary Clinton Women in our union are rising to enthusiastically support a candidate for president who is... (Huffington Post)
- Feb 20 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory in the Nevada Caucus
- Feb 02 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victory in the Iowa Caucus
- Oct 02 AFSCME Mourns Loss of Leader Marty Beil
- Jul 08 Supreme Court’s threat to gut unions is giving the labor movement new life Public sector unions haven’t been sitting passively by as the judicial juggernaut approaches. Rather, they’ve... (The Washington Post)
- Jun 03 Rikers Island Health Care Provider May Lose Deal With New York Corizon, a for-profit company with a three-year, $126 million contract to run the jails, has... (The New York Times)