- Jun 16 Walker Auditions as National Union-Killer Gov. Walker’s ambition, if he becomes president, is to do on a national scale what he did in the Badger State: destroy workers’ rights by undermining their unions. (Blog)
- Jun 09 AFSCME Board Meets with U.S. Presidential Candidates Beginning a Presidential endorsement process that will engage the voices and priorities of 1.6 million members, the AFSCME International Executive Board met over two days with three Democratic candidates. (Blog)
- Apr 16 Indianapolis Local Signs-Up Nearly 400 MVPs in One Week Thanks to a new city ordinance championed by AFSCME, union members in one Indianapolis AFSCME local has already signed up nearly 400 new PEOPLE MVPs. (Blog)
- Jan 30 Indiana’s ‘Pravda on the Plains’ Gets Shut Down After a public outrcry Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pulled the plug just days after word got out that he was planning to launch a state-run, taxpayer-funded news service that would offer pre-written news stories and breaking news about his administration. (Blog)
- Nov 21 AFSCME Retiree Wins City Council Seat Steve Barrows says his experiences with AFSCME Local 1574 gave him the skills needed to run for office. “My background as a union member gave me confidence over the years as I attended conventions and took on leadership roles in the local,” he says. (Blog)
- Nov 04 AFSCME Members Have Already Made a Difference on Election Day Thank you to everyone who participated in get-out-the-vote efforts. No matter what today’s outcome, know that you have already made a positive difference. (Blog)
- Nov 04 We Demand A Shot at the American Dream On Tuesday, Election Day, the American people have an answer for politicians who say we do not deserve better: You are utterly wrong. (Blog)
- Nov 03 Closing the Deal in the Home Stretch Katie Farber, a retired social worker and AFSCME Retiree Chapter 5 member, has been on a mission since May – to knock on 90 doors a week until Election Day. (Blog)
- Nov 03 In Iowa, Doing the Right Thing Iowa Council 61 volunteers are scattered across the state this year, trying to defeat anti-worker candidates and protect vulnerable supporters. (Blog)
- Oct 30 Truth Is No Obstacle for Wisconsin Governor Gov. Scott Walker has a problem with the truth. When the facts don’t benefit him, he has no problem twisting them out of all reality. PolitiFact Wisconsin rates his assertion of a $535 million budget surplus as a “false claim.” (Blog)
- Oct 30 Voting Early, Texans Push for Change Tomorrow – October 31 – is the last day of early voting in Texas. For more info on how to early vote in Texas go here: http://votetexas.gov/voting/when/#early-voting (Blog)
- Oct 24 Florida Retirees Make a Big Difference in Upcoming Election With so much on the line in this year’s midterm elections – from retirement security to voting rights -- AFSCME retirees in Miami-Dade County made more than 100,000 calls to Floridians in recent weeks, encouraging them to vote on or before Nov. 4. (Blog)
- Jun 10 Candidate Quotes from AFSCME Presidential Endorsement Meetings This week, members of our International Executive Board board met with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Martin O’Malley, and Senator Bernie Sanders. (Press Release)
- Apr 16 The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin Just like the band that kept playing as the Titanic went down, Walker pretends that... (The Huffington Post)
- Mar 20 Koch Brothers Should Return $157 Million in Government Subsidies Koch Industries and their parent companies receive a total of $157 million in state and... (PR Watch)
- Oct 01 AFSCME’s Saunders: “It’s Time for Governing to Take Precedence over Partisan Posturing” Misguided Vendetta-Fueled Agenda to Repeal Affordable Care Act Must Be Stopped (Press Release)
- Sep 13 Secretary-Treasurer Reyes: Violence Against Women Act Needs Protection, Not Cuts, on Its Anniversary Statement of AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes on the 19th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (Press Release)
- Sep 12 When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in... (Huffington Post)
- Jul 14 In the Fight for Justice – It Is Time to Stand Our Ground
- Jun 27 AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform
- Jun 26 We Celebrate Today’s Victory But We Know There Is More Work to Be Done Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Landmark DOMA & Proposition 8 Decisions (Press Release)
The fact is, this spending vs. taxes debate is largely meaningless. Watch our explainer video to learn about corporate tax breaks, the U.S. Government's secret subsidy program that some in...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968, after traveling to Memphis to support 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers who were on strike due to dangerous working conditions,...
In 1968 sanitation workers made history in Memphis, Tennessee. Over a thousand workers went on strike to protest unfair wages, discrimination, and unsafe working conditions that took the lives of...
Coverage from CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis about the commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work and the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.