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AFSCME Celebrates Black History Month Through Song

Labor historian helps AFSCME celebrate Black History Month through song.

Pete Levine |

The House Unveils Sweeping Infrastructure Framework

A major plan to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, transit, and sewer and water systems is now on the table.

Trump Budget Disinvests in America’s Future

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the next fiscal year continues his attacks on programs that working families rely on, and shortchanges America’s future.

AFSCME Staff |

The PRO Act Empowers Workers

The PRO Act will empower workers in the private sector, including some AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |

Breathtaking Dishonesty at the State of the Union

Working people need to know just how dishonest the State of the Union speech was.

Lee Saunders |

We Support the Poor People’s March on Washington

AFSCME supports a march to be held in June in Washington to call attention to the problems facing 140 million poor and low-income people living in this country.

AFSCME Staff |

Banks Are No Longer Forgotten Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts. But Working People Are.

The Trump tax cuts of 2017 have made the top six U.S. banks and their shareholders wealthy. Not working people.

Pablo Ros |

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Labor Legacy

AFSCME President Lee Saunders explores Dr. Martin Luther King’s labor legacy.

AFSCME Staff |

Help Our Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico

Sandra Pacheco is one of many AFSCME members and retirees in Puerto Rico who have been affected by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks that began Dec. 28.

Pablo Ros |

Trump’s Alleged Tax Cut for the Middle Class Has Been Anything But

The Trump tax law that went into effect two years ago hasn’t helped working families. No surprise there.

AFSCME Staff |

2020 Minimum Wage Hikes to Benefit 7 Million Working People

Minimum wage increases in 21 states and 26 cities and counties this year will help 7 million working Americans.


Government Funding Package Will Strengthen Public Services

As the year drew to a close, Congress passed a spending package that will benefit working people and strengthen public services.

AFSCME Staff |

Latest Threat to ACA Strengthens Our Resolve to Protect Health Care

The latest threat to the Affordable Care Act comes from a ruling this week from a federal appellate court. We won’t let opponents take away health care from millions of people.

Pablo Ros |

Report: Employer Aggression Against Unionizing Workers is Strong

A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute highlights the breadth of employer wrongdoing in targeting workers who wish to unionize.

Pablo Ros |

LA Museum Does the Right Thing

Los Angeles museum takes the right approach – it voluntarily recognizes workers’ union.

AFSCME Staff |

SNAP Rule Change Will Leave Hundreds of Thousands Hungry

A change to SNAP imposed by the Trump administration will leave hundreds of thousands in hunger.

Pete Levine |

Workers at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art Seek to Build Power Through AFSCME

MOCA workers are joining their counterparts at another Los Angeles-based museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, in the fight for better wages and better working conditions.

Pete Levine |

State and Local Workers See High Value in Their Jobs Despite Stress, Survey Finds

A new survey shows public service workers value their pensions more than their pay.

Pablo Ros |

House Passes AFSCME-Backed Workplace Violence Prevention Act

The House has passed an AFSCME-backed bill to increase workplace safety for health care and social services workers.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Stands with Dreamers as Supreme Court Weighs their Future

AFSCME will continue to stand with Dreamers, whose future is being weighed by the Supreme Court in a case involving an Obama-era policy known as DACA.

Pablo Ros |
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