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...
- May 03 Correctional Officers and Employees Never Quit; We Won’t Either This week let’s be extra thankful to our sisters and brothers who serve our communities as corrections officers and employees. (Blog)
- Apr 28 Workers Memorial Day: Fighting for the Living Workplace hazards are still causing thousands of deaths and injuries. (Blog)
- Apr 27 Splash Medics Continue Mission to Prevent Child Drownings AFSCME Local 4911 members in Riverside County, Calif., founded Splash Medics last year to provide life-saving water safety tips to children. They’ve taught more than 2,000 kids so far. (Blog)
- Apr 26 Prince Was a Champion for Working People Last week the world lost a musical icon. Prince was a musical genius, union member and champion for working people. (Blog)
- Apr 25 Would You Like Ribs or a Hot Dog with Your AFSCME Strong? Hot dogs, BBQ and discussions about their union and politics were just a few highlights of a picnic for AFSCME members across Miami-Dade County, Fla. (Blog)
- Apr 25 Hillary Calls for Automatic Voter Registration Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at Texas Southern University, called for automatic voter registration for those eligible when they turn 18. (Blog)
- Apr 22 Honoring the AFSCME Members Who Never Quit Helping Others We’re honoring the AFSCME members who Never Quit when it comes to serving their communities. (Blog)
- Apr 20 Illinois Direct Support Personnel Push for a Pay Raise The Illinois public service workers who provide care to thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities are fighting for a living wage. (Blog)
- Apr 20 “Bottled Water” in Flint Goes Viral Every day, AFSCME member Tyrone Wooten’s family deals with Flint’s poisoned water. He made a moving YouTube video to tell us about it. (Blog)
- Apr 19 Member Takes Workplace Violence Fight to DC AFSCME Minnesota member Eric Hesse, at a Capitol Hill press conference, called for reforms needed to prevent violence against health care workers. (Blog)
- Apr 18 Public Safety at Risk from Malloy ‘Austerity’ AFSCME members in Connecticut are fighting to prevent state employee layoffs and deep cuts to vital services during the next fiscal year. (Blog)
- Apr 12 Make Your Voices Heard on Equal Pay Day Tuesday, April 12, is Equal Pay Day, but fairness for women still falls short. Urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Blog)
- Apr 26 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Sec. Hillary Clinton’s Victories in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut
- Apr 06 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Applauds Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule
- 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)
- 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)
- Jun 03 Road to Ruin: A Cruise Down the Mythical Public-Private Partnership Handing what we used to call The Commons over to private enterprises -- especially private... (Esquire)