Hundreds of AFSCME retirees gathered in Las Vegas for the convention of the labor-supported Alliance for Retired Americans. They came to fight for retirement security for current and future retirees,...
Dolores Bresette, Rhode Island Retiree Chapter 94, speaks as part of a battleground program during AFSCME's 40th International Convention held in Los Angeles.
AFSCME Retirees join with Next Wavers — members age 35 and younger — to visit affiliates across the country and experience AFSCME through its history, activism, lobbying and organizing efforts....
Phyllis Zamarripa (CO Chapter 76), Howard Van Kleef (OH Chapter 1184) and Elvyss Arguetta, Local 88 (OR Council 75) get down on the Convention floor.
- Mar 28 Friday the 13th Redefined for Union Plus American Dream Sweepstakes Winner Frank Valone’s $30,000 grand prize marked the end of the American Dream Sweepstakes sponsored by the Union Plus Credit Card Program. (Blog)
- Mar 23 Listen Up, Congress! This AFSCME Member Has a Message for You AFSCME retiree Patricia Byrd went to Capitol Hill with a clear message: Hands off our Medicaid. (Blog)
- Mar 17 Repealing Obamacare Would be a Disaster for Rural Communities Repealing the Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for rural communities. Just ask Pat Waller, a labor and delivery nurse in Athens, Ohio. (Blog)
- Mar 16 How Medicaid Cuts Would Hurt People with Disabilities Video by the Center for American Progress shows how slashing Medicaid would devastate Americans with disabilities, who rely on the program for their health care needs. (Blog)
- Mar 10 WA Retirees Fight to Restore Basic Cost-of-Living Increases In Washington state, retirees lobbied lawmakers this week to approve a cost-of-living increase this year. It would be the first since 2010. (Blog)
- Mar 03 The Secret Plan to Tax Your Health Benefits The Affordable Care Act pulled the country out of a health care crisis. How does the congressional majority show its appreciation? By trying to kill the law. (Blog)
- Feb 24 Texas Corrections Employees, Retirees Push Legislative Priorities AFSCME members in Texas pushed legislative priorities that working people and retirees in the Lone Star State care about during face-to-face meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff this week. (Blog)
- Feb 22 Obamacare Repeal Will Raise Your Taxes The House GOP’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act should worry everyone who has employer-provided health insurance because it calls for taxing your health benefits. (Blog)
- Feb 17 The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do. Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda. (Blog)
- Feb 15 We Must Be Vigilant on Health Care The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid are all at risk of being gutted. It’s up to us to protect them. (Blog)
- Feb 14 Paying the “Price” for New HHS Secretary AFSCME International president explains why older Americans are particularly vulnerable now that the Senate has confirmed Tom Price as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Blog)
- Feb 09 Tom Price Is Bad for Your Health The man President Trump chose to oversee our nation’s health care system, Tom Price, believes tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than health and retirement security for working families. (Blog)
- Jan 25 Where’s Palin When You Need Her? As part of his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is floating an idea long popular with many Republican lawmakers to convert Medicaid into a block-grant program. (Blog)
- Jan 24 Trump’s Wrong Choice for OMB Trump’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget wants to make huge, arbitrary cuts that will cost America jobs and could send our economy into a tailspin. (Blog)
- Jan 17 Tom Price Is Coming for Your Health Care Hearings start Wednesday for Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, and we have some questions for him. (Blog)
- Jan 13 Let’s Not Forget: Obamacare Saves Lives The Affordable Care Act barred insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and made it possible for 30 million people to get insured. (Blog)