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.
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- Jun 02 CSEA Retiree Finds Second Calling in Local Politics With the help of local labor groups, this AFSCME retiree is running for office. (Blog)
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- 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)
- Mar 07 Never Quit: Louise Lex, 86, Just Wants to Help People Louise Lex, 86, personifies the theme of National Women’s History Month: “Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” (Blog)
- Mar 03 Frances Perkins: Making History This Women’s History Month we remember former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, a trailblazer for women and for all working people. (Blog)
- Feb 22 Unions Give Hillary Boost in Nevada AFSCME active and retired members helped push Hillary Clinton to victory in the Nevada caucuses over the weekend. (Blog)
- Feb 11 Cab Drivers Host Health Care, Medicaid Fairs Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 in Chicago hosted fairs to help drivers get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. (Blog)