Many stewards say their most difficult task is communicating with members who believe they have a legitimate grievance when a thorough investigation shows it is not grievable.
This will guide stewards, activists and members through the five steps of the grievance process. Knowing how to navigate a grievance and move it through these steps will help you...
If you lead union meetings or need to have a crucial conversation, you know that good preparation matters. Join us as we guide you through the use of a powerful...
The thousands of AFSCME Strong member-to-member conversations taking place around the country have identified workplace problems that are unlikely to be resolved through typical methods. Many local unions are getting...
- Feb 27 College Park Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job College Park, Ga., public workers held a rally demanding a voice on the job. Joining them were members of AFSCME Local 1644 and AFSCME International Pres. Lee Saunders. (Blog)
- Feb 24 In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth Florida AFSCME is looking for a few – make that many more – working people to reap the benefits of a strong contract and is working to build on membership growth it achieved last year. (Blog)
- Feb 10 CT Member Wins National Award for Organizing Work For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation. (Blog)
- Feb 09 Could IL Public Service Workers Go on Strike? Will Illinois public service employees go on strike? Thousands of workers have until February 19 to decide. (Blog)
- Jan 26 Despite Relentless Attacks, AFSCME Continues to Grow Despite a nationwide decline in labor union membership last year, AFSCME continues to grow. Last year, our union saw a net growth of nearly 12,000 members. (Blog)
- Jan 23 This Is Why You Need a Union Three reasons why working people need unions. (Blog)
- Jan 13 A Threat to Public Service Workers is Headed Our Way – We’re Ready The U.S. Supreme Court may soon consider a case that could make it more difficult for public service workers to improve their jobs, wages and benefits through their unions. (Blog)
- Jan 11 In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history. (Blog)
- Dec 31 A Simple Yet Powerful New Year’s Resolution Here’s a way to help AFSCME grow stronger so our union can help working people everywhere. (Blog)
- Dec 12 Victory for Patient Care – San Diego’s Sharp Nurses Ratify Contract Victory! The nurses at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego have ratified a new contract that will go far toward solving nurse shortages that are at the heart of the five-month dispute. (Blog)
- Oct 28 In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor. (Blog)
- Oct 20 Fighting for Better Patient Care and R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Connecticut More than 900 Connecticut hospital workers are new AFSCME members. (Blog)
AFSCME organizers are committed to helping workers gain power on the job. Do you have what it takes?
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